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Global Expert on Digital Innovation


Every company needs to become a technology company to remain competitive.


Adrian Turner is an experienced Non-Executive Director and technology leader with a track record of scaling organisations at the intersection of technology and societal impact.

His experience spans technology, telecommunications, healthcare, agriculture, government and consumer markets. As Co-Founder and CEO of ExoFlare, he spearheads the development of a new class of global biosecurity infrastructure, safeguarding the global food system. After 18 years in Silicon Valley, Adrian returned to Australia to lead the establishment of Data61, Australia's national applied data science and AI research and technology organisation and co-founded Mocana, a leading cybersecurity firm protecting critical infrastructure worldwide.

His commitment to giving back includes his previous roles leading the Minderoo disaster resilience program, building a collaborative alliance of approximately 100 organisations, as well as being Chair of Australia's expat network Advance, while in the US.

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What's Coming Next

The intersection of emerging technologies (AI, Quantum, Synthetic Biology, and Cyber) with business growth opportunities.

Leadership In Uncertain Times

Creative leadership at all levels, to build high performance teams, in the context of huge technology based market disruptions.

Innovation At The Edge

The different types of innovation and how to build teams that can effectively innovate with lived examples, including deep tech and research translation.


Personal and business resilience and how to build it, drawing on lived experiences.

Geopolitics and the Changing World Order

Lived experiences in cyber security, disaster resilience and biosecurity; emerging threats and opportunities.
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