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“ IP Australia – creating customer value through digital transformation ”
Boardroom Briefing

10th Oct
Brisbane CBD TBA upon registration
AICC Member : $165
Non-Member : $185
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The AICC is delighted to invite you to attend a boardroom lunch with

Michael Schwager
Director General
IP Australia

Thursday 10th October 2019


“ IP Australia – creating customer value through digital transformation ”

We are in a globalised and knowledge-based economy, and intellectual property (IP) is the backbone of the majority of high value enterprises. 

Along with this globalised landscape we are witnessing huge technological change. The cloud, robotics, artificial intelligence and data analytics are causing large-scale and sweeping transformation across all aspects of business. 

IP Australia is already working towards a future where customers will receive integrated, seamless and easy to use government services. To get there, we need to be nimble and innovative, and embrace opportunities and risks to drive value creation.

Join Michael Schwager, IP Australia’s Director General, to learn more about IP Australia’s roadmap to building a world leading IP system that supports innovators across our economy.


Michael Schwager

Michael commenced with IP Australia on 20 September 2018 as Director General.

Prior to his appointment  Michael spent three years as Chief Operating Officer at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.  He also spent time as acting Chief Operating Officer at CSIRO from June to Sept 2018.

Michael has had a varied career across innovation, science and education policy and has  been responsible for:

  • implementing innovation programs, including the $3B R&D tax incentive

  • developing med-tech, pharma-bio, small business and industry policy

  • attracting foreign investment into Australian high-tech industries

  • leading trade and multilateral negotiations in food, agriculture and energy.

From 2012 to 2015 Michael was based in the Washington DC Embassy as Minister Counsellor (Industry, Science and Education).  He has worked in the private sector as an auditor for a large multinational accounting firm on clients from the technology, manufacturing, services and financial sectors.

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