Innovation and competitive advantage - Lessons from agriculture | TOOWOOMBA

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm



Innovation and competitive advantage - Lessons from agriculture

You are invited to be our guest at our CFO thought leadership luncheon. Over a complimentary lunch, you will gain key insights, along with an opportunity to speak with other CFOs that are experiencing similar business challenges. 

Innovation and automation in the agricultural industry is a current hot topic. In this session, Professor Craig Baillie will provide examples of current innovation trends, to assist CFOs of all industries in understanding the important role of innovation for maintaining their competitive advantage.

Meet the presenters 

Professor Craig Baillie, USQ Innovation

Professor Craig Baillie is an agricultural engineer with 24 years’ experience in agricultural research, development, and extension (R, D & E). Craig is currently the director of the Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE) based at the University of Southern Queensland. Craig’s role within the Centre for Agricultural Engineering includes research management, business development (new projects) and the commercialisation / adoption of engineering technologies developed by the centre. Craig’s primary research interests include farming systems innovation and technology solutions to improve farm productivity and profitability. Previously, Craig has had a number of roles including farming systems research and technical support to large corporate farming operations which involved the development and implementation of new infrastructure, machinery, technologies and innovative farming strategies.

Jessica Olivier, RSM

Jess is a principal of the Tax Services division in Sydney, providing specialist R&D tax incentive compliance and consulting services. She specialises in R&D tax and other government tax incentives and assists a diverse range of industries to identify R&D opportunities and access the R&D tax benefits, including start-up innovators, SMEs, and large multi-national corporations.


To RSVP for this event, please contact Kirstie Lowe on (07) 4688 4000 or [email protected].

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