AWISE 2020

Reflect, Adapt, Thrive

AWISE 2020 Program Launch and Optimism Session

Mr. Victor Perton - The Centre for Optimism

What a pleasure it was to be joined on Thurday 3rd September by Victor Perton“The Optimism Man” himself, who provided a healthy dose of Optimism with his talk on the “Why and How of Optimism”.

As part of a launch for the AWISE 2020 Innovation Summit, Victor lead the panel and broader community on a stimulating and uplifting look at how we can all spring into the new season, embrace optimism, and start innovating for a better future.

Now for us to seek through Optimism and Innovation we can Reflect, Adapt, and Thrive post COVID-19.

Joining Victor on the panel were the following:

Anna Speedie - Mayor of Wodonga
Guy Rowson - Founder of myCloud Services
Prashil Singh
Prashil Singh - Partnership & Stakeholder Relations for VetAssess


AWISE (Albury-Wodonga Innovation Summit & EXPO) is an annual event hosted from Wodonga in North East Victoria to explore, celebrate, and learn about
advancements in Innovation locally, nationally, and globally. In previous years we have run a full day event bringing together industry, business, and education institutions; however, due to the present lock downs and social distancing, we are planning to run the program over a series of webinars and workshops with a hybrid delivery model allowing where practical for face to face attendance but encouraging online attendance.

In 2020, through the series of webinars and workshops we plan to explore Innovation:

  • What should you be thinking about? (Strategic Innovation),
  • How could you be changing? (Technical Innovation), and
  • How would you actually do it? (Operational Innovation)

We’ll be running one session each week from mid-October through to mid-December. The program will include the following:

  • Connecting with your future customers
  • Why digital matters more than ever for business
  • Microlearning and the Modern Workplace
  • Emerging Uses of AI in Business
  • Cyber Security for Business
  • The future of Robots in the Workplace
  • Introduction to 5G Technology for Business
  • Emerging opportunities in IoT
  • Running a Business in the Cloud
  • Leveraging Automation in your Business

AWISE 2020 Sponsors

The line up of AWISE 2020 events, speakers, and workshops has been made possible thanks to the support of the following sponsors.

If you have any queries the AWISE event please contact Regional Business Hubs or drop in to TheHUB Wodonga.

Would you like to participate in AWISE or other similar events as a speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor? If so, please get in touch and we’ll be pleased to keep you in the loop regarding upcoming opportunities to engage in the region.

AWISE is run annually to coincide with the Victorian Government’s Digital Innovation Festival (DIF). This year DIF will run from Friday 21st August to Saturday 5th September.

For more information about DIF and the other events running during the festival please visit the DIF Website