Speaker Profile

Mr. Adrian Turner

CEO, Minderoo Foundation Fire & Flood Resilience Initiative


Adrian is an influential Australian technology entrepreneur who spent 18 years in Silicon Valley building businesses before returning to Australia in 2015. Most recently, Adrian has been appointed Deputy Chair of Prezzee, a conditional payments company dubbed the newest 1billion tech ‘unicorn’ and is leading the Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative, a program changing the way we deal with systemic fire and flood risk, helping to shift our national focus from response and recovery to disaster preparedness and resilience.

Prior to this Adrian was founding CEO at CSIRO’s Data 61, the team that led the development of the national AI roadmap, AI ethics framework, standards advisory work for consumer data rights and open banking and the ICT stream for the national genomics mission. He was also founding co-Chair of Austcyber, the national program to create a new and vibrant cybersecurity industry in Australia. Author of eBook BlueSky Mining, Adrian is regarded as a thought leader on Australia’s industries of the future.


Mr Turner will present on Thursday 26 May 2022 in the session 'Communities and Collaboration'

Presentation title: Emergency and Disaster Response

Presentation summary to follow soon.

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