Ignite MNC 2019 – Featured Speaker – Peter Auhl
In our sixth interview of speakers and presenters that will be attending Ignite Mid North Coast Symposium 2019 we are featuring Peter Auhl.
On November 6, Peter will be speaking at the Slim Dusty Centre, located in the beautiful Macleay Valley and location for this year’s event. Ignite MNC Symposium 2019 will bring together creative thinkers and inspired innovators from within the region and beyond to talk about “Your World 2030”.
If you live in the Mid North Coast or have ever considered relocating to the region be sure to come along, tickets are available HERE
Peter is the 2019 Digital Innovator of the Year, 2017 Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year and currently sits at number 6 on the CIO50 list.
He led the Ten Gigabit Adelaide project at the City of Adelaide from concept to implementation. The successful delivery of the project is of global significance and has had an immediate and palpable impact on the Adelaide economy.
In 2016, Peter finished in the top 5 CIO’s in AsiaPAC and received personal feedback for his disruptive innovation from Steve Wozniak and Sir Richard Branson.
We were lucky enough to connect with Peter for a brief but insightful Q&A interview.
Where did you grow up?
On a 10,000 acre property in the South East of SA
Given the choice between living in the city or country which would you choose and why?
Country, I still own a small acreage in the Adelaide Hills and love pottering around a property fixing things or solving problems
Describe your area of expertise?
Digital Strategy, problem solver and economic reform.
Your world 2030, what will it look like and what do you hope will have changed?
People are more focused on their local community than their social media
What is the greatest hurdle you have had to overcome in your career and how did you do it?
Leading a “world first” significant project. With determination, facts and an outcome focus.
If you could solve one problem or issue what would it be?
The political system, lots has changed since the Westminster System was conceived, we need something that is more relevant and empowers “the people”.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Buy shares in APPLE, no seriously – understand that dyslexia is a gift that allows you to see things in ways that many can’t
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?
Jacinda Ardern – massive fan of her leadership style, high EQ and authentic nature.
Best advice you have being given?
Don’t ever give up
What are you looking forward to most about attending Ignite MNC 2019?
Being back in regional areas, listening to others and sharing ideas