If you think the world has changed dramatically in the past ten years, Daniel Petre has a simple message for you: You ain’t seen nothing yet.
“We will see four times what is happening now over the next 10 years,” he tells a room packed with everyone from high school students to business movers and shakers on the Sunshine Coast. Read the full article in the Sunshine Coast Daily.
RDA Sunshine Coast CEO Russell Mason said Mr Petre’s presentation was extremely insightful.
“It was an amazing insight into a future of machine learning and robotic change. While many of today’s jobs will disappear, these technological changes will create new jobs and provide businesses with new opportunities.”
Daniel Petre AO is one of Australia’s leading internet thinkers and business people. He recently shared his insights into the future that the internet, digitisation, automation and robotics was driving, and what it meant for the Sunshine Coast.
As the only Australian ever headhunted by Bill Gates, Mr Petre has been a lead player in the technology industry for more than 25 years. He has worked as a senior Microsoft executive in the United States, including Director of Advanced Technology (for the entire global Microsoft business) and founding chairman of ecorp, a technology focused investment company backed by Kerry Packer’s PBL (he was instrumental in the establishment of nineMSN and eBay Australia and New Zealand).
Mr Petre’s visit to the Sunshine Coast was organised by Member for Fisher Mal Brough after hearing a similar presentation in Canberra.