ATN Collaborates with Industry and Government on Financial Services Future

11 September 2015

The Australian Technology Network (ATN) will today gather industry experts, government representatives and researchers at a joint forum on enhancing collaborative research outcomes in the Financial Services sector.

The forum is part of a series of four events supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry and focusing on key sectors of national importance including Financial ServicesFood and AgribusinessAdvanced Manufacturing and Mining, Equipment and Technology Services.

“Today’s event is an important opportunity to demonstrate research innovations, create discussion and explore new ideas in the Financial Services industry. We want to explore what can be done right now to ensure future prosperity in this sector. Getting the right people in the room is key to shifting the debate,” ATN Executive Director Renee Hindmarsh says.

Held at the University of Technology Sydney, the forum will feature a keynote address by Craig Dunn, Chairman of Stone and Chalk, a financial technology hub, and will showcase innovative research discoveries by ATN researchers relevant to the sector. There will also be an interactive dialogue facilitated by Professor Göran Roos, a dynamic and engaging expert in the field of industrial and innovation policy.  

The forum will be a high-level discussion with senior representatives from the banking, consulting, superannuation and insurance sectors, as well as key researchers, and representatives from the Australian Government.

“With 70% of our research income coming from industry over the past five years, the ATN understands the importance of university and industry collaboration.

“We have always been proactive in promoting partnerships between industry and research. These forums will be used to generate industry-specific actions and policy recommendations to ensure Australia remains competitive in these sectors,” Ms Hindmarsh says.

Participants will also get to experience the newly opened UTS Data Arena, an interactive space which allows users to visually present and interact with complex data sets and 3D-spatial models in an immersive and interactive 3D visual experience.

More information on the ATN Industry and Collaboration forums can be found at

Media contact: Renee Hindmarsh Mobile: 0416 265 038