18 episodes

The AUSii Series is brought to you by the Australian American Chamber of Commerce in Houston and is designed to be a platform for sharing digital content which brings together innovators from the US and Australia across the medical, energy, government and technology sectors.

AUSii Series: Let's Talk‪!‬ AACC Texas

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The AUSii Series is brought to you by the Australian American Chamber of Commerce in Houston and is designed to be a platform for sharing digital content which brings together innovators from the US and Australia across the medical, energy, government and technology sectors.

    AUSii Series: Leading Sustainability in a Time of Energy Transition

    AUSii Series: Leading Sustainability in a Time of Energy Transition

    Come join guest speaker Lauren Riley, Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability at United Airlines, as she discusses her role at United and the challenges of leading change in a time of energy transition.


    What’s it like to be a leader at the intersection of a critical transportation industry and the energy transition?
    How does investing in CO2 mitigation technologies help to drive change?
    How do sustainable aviation fuels help support a lower carbon future?




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    • 45 min
    AUSii Series: Leading the Transformation of EPC in a time of Energy Transition

    AUSii Series: Leading the Transformation of EPC in a time of Energy Transition

    Join our guest speaker, Geeta Thakorlal, President Digital & Energy Transition from Worley, as we explore the challenges of leading the transformation of EPC in a time of energy transition.

    - What is it like to be a leader at the intersection of the EPC industry and the Energy Transition?

    - How is sustainability reshaping the EPC business?

    - How does an EPC company participate in the decarbonization of the energy system and a lower carbon future?


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    • 48 min
    AUSii Series: Let's Talk Houston Start-up Incubators

    AUSii Series: Let's Talk Houston Start-up Incubators

    Houston’s foremost institutions and entrepreneurs have built a vibrant incubator and accelerator network, attracting the brightest researchers and developers, together with cross sector thought leaders and motivated investors.
    This latest AUSii Series: Let's Talk webinar will increase awareness of the huge potential that this offers and will be invaluable for informing participants of the abundant opportunities that Houston’s Incubator environment provides.

    PROGRAM DETAILS:

    Ayse McCracken - President, eNNOVATE Health Ventures; Founder, Ignite Healthcare Network
    “Houston’s innovation sector, investment opportunities, key challenges and women in healthcare innovation.”

    Tom Luby - Director, TMC Innovation
    “TMC Innovation, Healthcare sector areas driving change and challenges.”

    Colin Denver - CEO, SpeeDx
    “The start-up journey and expansion throughout Texas.”

    Shawn Davis - VP and Chief Ventures Officer, BCM Ventures, Baylor College of Medicine (Moderator)
    "Introduction to Houston Incubators and Speakers.”


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    • 58 min
    AUSii Series: Let's Talk Climate Change

    AUSii Series: Let's Talk Climate Change

    SPEAKERS:


    Dr. Grose - Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Climate Science CentreDr. Grose reviews the key findings from the CSIRO 2020 State of the Climate report on how Australia’s climate is changing and how these changes are contributing to areas of particular concern to Australia – drought, bushfires, and a warming ocean.

    Mr. Jamie Isbister - Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment, First Assistant Secretary, Economic Growth and Sustainability Division
    Mr.Isbister discusses the Australian government’s climate policies, including Australia’s significant and growing investment in renewables and where we stand in reducing our national carbon footprint and meeting our international commitments.

    Waqar Qureshi: Energy Transition and Sustainability Consultant (Moderator)


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    • 43 min
    AUSii Series: Let's Talk - Will Hydrogen be the Rock Star of the Energy Transition?

    AUSii Series: Let's Talk - Will Hydrogen be the Rock Star of the Energy Transition?

    Hydrogen has re-emerged as the potential solution for the stated goals of many countries and energy industry players to achieve "net-zero" Carbon emissions by 2050.

    With both Blue and Green Hydrogen expected to have growing roles in energy storage, power generation and mobility solutions, this webinar will address the technical advantages & challenges, the political and commercial drivers and the pivotal role that Australia is expected to play in conjunction with many high energy demand countries in Asia and Europe.


    PROGRAM DETAILS:

    Frank Wouters (Abu Dhabi, UAE) - Worley, Global Lead Low Carbon Hydrogen
    "Hydrogen, the Rock Star of the Energy Transition"

    Gero Farruggio (Sydney, Australia) - Rystad Energy, Global Head of Renewables
    "Hydrogen Wars - Worldwide Race to Boost Green Hydrogen"

    Sam Bruce (Melbourne, Australia) - CSIRO Futures Associate Director
    "Progress on Australia's Hydrogen Roadmap(s)"

    Grayson Perry - Austrade Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner
    "Update on Austrade's Hydrogen-based Strategy & Initiatives"


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    • 57 min
    AUSii Women in Leadership Series with Stephanie Campbell (Houston Angel Network)

    AUSii Women in Leadership Series with Stephanie Campbell (Houston Angel Network)

    Join our guest speaker, Stephanie Campbell from the Houston Angel Network for a discussion as we explore the intersections of women and investing - women founders, women investors, and the potential impacts of technology on the lives of women.

    Questions covered include:


    What are the challenges and opportunities for women founders and investors?
    How can women participate in Houston’s startup ecosystem?
    How can more women founders and investors help drive positive change?
    How can technology benefit caregiving roles and women’s careers in the future?

    Speaker:
    Stephanie Campbell
    Managing Director, The Houston Angel Network (HAN)
    General Partner - The Artemis Fund
    Investment Committee Chair - Houston Exponential


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    • 40 min

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