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Day One - Tuesday, 28 May 2024


Aventedge Introduction  


Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Associate Professor Tam Nguyen, Deputy Director of Research, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne



Government Keynote: Future-proofing aged care: keys for successful digital transformation 

  • Establishing strong data governance foundations to thrive within a changing policy space

  • Weaving compliance, security, regulatory and ethical considerations into the DNA of your digital strategy

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Janine Bennett, Assistant Secretary (Acting), Digital Business and Sector Engagement Branch, Australian Government, Department of Health and Aged Care (Virtual) 


Enhancing Care and Compliance with Technology 

  • Understanding the changing landscape of Aged Care 

  • Challenges & Opportunities 

  • Practical application of Technology in Aged Care 

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Nicole Chen, Principal Consultant, Ideagen 


Panel: Unpacking the ethical conundrum of technology usage - how far is too far?

  • Establishing where and how to draw the line on what can be done

  • Balancing potential without endangering users I.e. camera usage, facial recognition etc...

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Fiona Caldwell, Chief Information Officer, Estia Health

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Professor Stacy Carter, Director, Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values, University of Wollongong 

Nathan Betteridge, Co-Founder & Director, Five Good Friends


Networking Bingo


Morning Tea



Digital mess or digital success – evidence-based insights through the lens of advisor & software provider that all service providers need to know

  • What are the combination of factors that makes this sector so digitally challenging? 

  • How do you find the right solutions and partners? 

  • Why are most digital investments not meeting the high hopes expected? 

  • The challenge of sustainability for all software vendors in our sector and the risk this presents to Service Providers

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Pete Boyd, General Manager, KPMG Community Care, KPMG 


Harnessing the power of business intelligence to solve practical problems in aged care

  • Addressing current and future challenges through BI in an aged care setting

  • Translating the information gathered to leverage actionable insights

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Paul Basso, Head, Data and Business Intelligence Corporate Services, Uniting Age Well  


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Combining clinical and technical safety with productivity in medication management 

Alexander Wong, Head of National Clinical Systems (Aged Care), StrongRoom AI





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Empowering better care through innovation – how you can leverage automation to free up time for what matters 

  • Stop paying professionals to perform low value manual tasks. 

  • Establish visibility over corporate spend. 

Ben Woolley, CEO, Redmap


Case study: Charting an example of innovation being utilised to overcome resource limitations  

  • Identifying and enacting the area in which this can be achieved

  • Incorporating effective co-design to ensure successful implementation 

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Nathan Betteridge, Co-Founder & Director, Five Good Friends


Round tables x 4 

Roundtable 1: Balancing frontline empowerment with data protection 


Padrick Goodwin, Google Practice Engineering Lead, Datacom 

Roundtable 2: Results-based vs evidence-based approaches to aged care digital transformation 

Tim Watts, CEO, Adamas 


Roundtable 3: The Digitisation of Medication Management - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly 

Alexander Wong, Head of National Clinical Systems (Aged Care), StrongRoom AI


Afternoon Tea



Discover how McLean Care's workforce solution is revolutionizing aged care in regional, rural and remote Australia

  • Addressing nurse and allied health shortages through a bespoke virtual workforce model, connecting skilled clinicians remotely for timely assessments and interventions. 

  • Integrating IoT devices and AI analytics, to ensure in-depth, tailored care, preventing unnecessary hospitalisations and delivering improved health outcomes in both Residential and Community Care settings

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Paul Maher, Director of Finance, McLean Care 


Chairperson’s Closing Address and Networking Drinks


Networking Drinks

Day 2

Day Two - Wednesday, 29 May 2024


Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Associate Professor Tam Nguyen, Deputy Director of Research, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne



The evolving role of risk management in cybersecurity

  • Understanding what tools are available (and you might already be using) to help kickstart your Cyber Security roadmap

  • Integrating cyber security practices and responses effectively into your risk management strategies/practice

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Joshua Baker, Senior Project Manager, Management Governance Australia and Workforce Plus


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Datacom: Building a digital foundation for the future of Healthcare  

  • Datacom’s digital enablement in healthcare is game-changing, if not life-saving 

  • Our view on how Generative AI has the potential to revolutionise Aged Care 

Jeff Wagner, Head of Advisory, Datacom



Digital is the easy bit, transformation is the hard bit 

  • A journey of organisational readiness in preparation for digital transformation. 

  • How big is the ambition for digital transformation, is it really transformation or “Big Change”

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Anne McCormack, CEO, Mecwacare



Novata Solutions Presenting Digital Transformation within the Aged Care Sector 

Tracy De Paolis, MAICD – Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Novata Solutions 


Morning Tea


Aligning a strong data governance framework with technology

  • Exploring the components of a lightweight but effective data governance framework  

  • How such a framework can be applied to meeting regulatory requirements and development opportunities.


Marcello Sequeira, Head of Information Architecture and Governance, The Benevolent Society 


Panel: Utilising innovation to enhance both backroom operation and connection with the clinicians on the frontline

  • Entwining systems across your organisation to enable usage by multiple teams

  • Aligning strategy to enable control and agency from a single source

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Chris Balogi, Executive – ICT, Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & VIC)

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Annette Hili, General Manager ANZ, AlayaCare

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Julie Reeves, Strategic Lead-Aged Care, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Foundation

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Jo Chopamba, Head of IT Application Services, Catholic Healthcare 


Leveraging emerging technology to bring transformation at the point of care 

  • Use case on how we bring innovation from concept to scale 

  • Bringing the board and organisation on the innovation journey 

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Ramesh Raghavan, Digital, Innovation & Experience Lead, Uniting




Going beyond dashboards and exploring how to prepare for a future where they’re obsolete

  • Discussing how data will be and can be utilised to enable actionable insights and value creation

  • Driving efficacy in action to execution, the development of learning mechanisms and effective processes

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Neha Jain, Head of Data Analytics, Estia Health 


Leading digital transformation in the workforce 

  • Encouraging strategic thinking and innovation in workforce development

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Chris Balogi, Executive – ICT, Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & VIC)


Afternoon Tea


Empowering decision making through the utilisation of business intelligence

  • Fueling technological advancements through the usage of BI

  • Anticipating the upcoming trends to pivot your organisation in the right direction

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David Silvestre, Director, Data & Digital, Bupa Villages and Aged Care


Preparing your organisation and consumers for the introduction of AI and machine learning 

  • Utilising AI and machine learning to facilitate consumer-led care 

  • Ensuring the adoption of AI only happens if staff and consumers can simply and effectively use the technology 

  • Analysing examples of where AI has made a positive difference within aged care 

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David Cox, Managing Director, Curtin Heritage Living 


Closing Remarks and Close of Forum

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