Category Archives: Conference

New Executive Program: The art of influencing others

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Peter Thompson 

Soon after the Global Financial Crisis dealt a stunning blow to the Greek economy, I was wandering in the brilliant new Parthenon Museum in Athens.  There, I was accosted by a total stranger, who was adamant about getting her …

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Cutting edge Digital

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Peter Thompson and Anni Rowland-Campbell co-hosted an ANZSOG/Web Science Australia event in Canberra on 22 October – “Government as a Social Machine”.  Special guest was Dame Wendy Hall of the University of Southampton.  In 2006 Wendy became a founding director …

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Truth and “The Thick of It”

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Creator of the BBC's brilliantly satirical and true-to-life The Thick of Itin discussion with Peter Thompson at the IPAA conference 2012

Armando Iannucci’s keynote, “It’s funny because it is true” at the IPAA Convention in Melbourne, had 800 people rocking with laughter at the strange similarities between truth and fiction.  Iannucci is the genius who devised The Thick of It for …

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The Future of Gas

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I recently facilitated a forum on ‘the future of gas’ at the AtWork event held by GE.  The forum was addressed by the world chairman of GE, Jeff Immelt.  Incredibly, in an  era when CEO’s are lucky to survive a …

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