Dairy Leaders Luncheon to question role of technology

February 27 2017

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation will bring together Australia’s key industry players for its annual Dairy Leaders Luncheon this Thursday, 2 March to explore the theme “Riding the exponential wave of change”

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The Gardiner Dairy Foundation will bring together Australia’s key industry players for its annual Dairy Leaders Luncheon this Thursday, 2 March to explore the theme “Riding the exponential wave of change”.

Committed to fostering thought leadership, the Gardiner Dairy Foundation has secured exponential technology expert, Kaila Colbin as the keynote speaker to challenge guests to question how technology can revolutionise Australia’s dairy industry. 

Guests will enjoy Kaila’s insights from her extensive involvement at Singularity University, providing predictions on how artificial intelligence, robotics, and nanotechnology can be adopted to solve some of the dairy industry’s biggest challenges. 

Singularity University is an inclusive global community, based in NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, that strives to solve the world’s biggest challenges with technology.

Chief Executive Officer of the Gardiner Dairy Foundation, Mary Harney said that the increased availability of technology for the Australian agriculture industry is a thrilling prospect. 

“Technology advancements will substantially impact the Australian dairy landscape. Emerging and new technologies will provide expansive benefits to the industry, its dedicated farmers, manufacturers and supply chain partners, with positive flow-on effects to local communities.

“At the Gardiner Dairy Foundation, we are committed to hosting thought leadership events that provide dairy leaders the experience and knowledge that will allow us to build a vibrant dairy future,” said Ms Harney.

Kaila Colbin has impressed crowds with her in-depth and engaging presentations around the world. Current and previous roles include introducing the SingularityU Summit to Christchurch in New Zealand; Chief Organiser of TEDx Christchurch; and a Certified Consultant of ExO, a technology adoption consultancy.

The Dairy Leaders Luncheon will take place on Thursday, 2 March 2017 at Queens Hall, Parliament House and will host Australia’s emerging and established dairy industry leaders.


About the Gardiner Dairy Foundation

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation is an independent investor in projects that have significant impact for the Victorian dairy industry supply chain and wider community.

Since 2000, the Gardiner Dairy Foundation has made more than $60 million in cash contributions to over 730 projects for the dairy industry. With partner co-funding, this represents a $165 million contribution across the dairy value chain. For more information about the Gardiner Dairy Foundation, visit www.gardinerfoundation.com.au

About Kaila Colbin

Kaila Colbin captivates audiences around the world with a wealth of experience in exponential technology.

She currently holds a number of positions including New Zealand Ambassador for Singularity University, Certified Consultant for ExO Works, Deputy Chair for CORE Education, Board Chairman for the Natural Gourmet Institute, Christchurch Chief Organiser for TEDx, a contributor for MediaPost, Director of Missing Link and Founder of Ministry of Awesome.

Kaila made the move from New York to call Christchurch in New Zealand home and as an ambitious and positive individual, she has cemented a firm place in the thought leadership space.

Kaila recently commented on Australian agriculture in regard to the economic impact LED technology and synthetic meats will play in the industry. The ABC article can be viewed here.

About Singularity University

Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. SU provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies and how to utilise these technologies to positively impact billions of people.

For media enquiries, please contact Wrights PR on behalf of Gardiner Dairy Foundation: Kate Dwight, Account Executive on 0405 270 910 or at kdwight@wrights.com.au