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Look who’s appearing at The Research Society Virtual Conference next week.

Welcome to some of our new panelists PLUS a new session.

Joining Kristin Luck (US) our new international panelists will be discussing:

Future Proofing Research: The keys for profitability and innovation 

PANELISTS – Wednesday 5th Aug – 2:30-3:30

Eric Salama (UK) – Director of Morning Consult

Global business leader, Chair @ComicRelief, Senior Fellow @HKS_BizGov focused on data privacy issues, director of @morningconsult, advisor on insight data and marketing issues, former CEO @Kantar & board director @WPP.

Michelle Gansle (US) – Global Lead, Insights Transformation for MARS

Marketing Professional, specialising in Strategy and Insights, with over 20 years of experience in Marketing, Marketing Research and Innovation. Specialties: Consumer and Shopper Insights, New Product Development, Marketing Communications, Marketing Research, Brand Management, Innovation, Business Development, Corporate Social Responsibility Consulting, Organisational Change Leadership.

Mark Solonsch (AU) – Customer Research Lead (and Chair, Neurodiversity Network) at Medibank

Mark is an acknowledged expert in research and analysis with over 20 years experience advising some of Australia’s leading companies such as GE Capital, ANZ Bank, Myer, Bupa, Harvey Norman, Suncorp, RACV, Fairfax, REST Super, Tattersall’s, and many others.  He is highly regarded for his innovative use of research techniques, his outstanding analytical and strategic capabilities and his wisdom, curiosity and clarity of thought.  He has extensive experience in influencing and presenting to a range of stakeholders, making him a trusted advisor to the most senior executives.

NEW SESSION!  Wednesday 5th Aug – 4:00-5:00

Believe: NeuroDiversity

  • Mark Solonsch, President, Believe:NeuroDiversity
  • Emily Elsworth, Vice President
  • Jane Collopy, Executive Officer

Neurodiversity is common in market research.  So, what is it? How can you create a culture that supports neurodiversity? And how can you get the best from your neurodiverse employees?

In this workshop…

  • You will learn the basics of neurodiversity
  • We will challenge you to believe in the power of different thinking
  • We will show you how focusing on the strengths of neurodiveristy brings increased productivity
  • You’ll hear Mark’s story…from pissing everyone off to winning awards
  • and from Emily… You can’t tell, but I have ADHD – I can produce three times the quality of work, in a third of the time, if you would just tell me what you need!
  •  And “You can’t ask that!”… Yes, you can! Please ask us anything at all.

The skill we will need in the future, and how we get and develop them

PANELISTS – Tuesday 4th Aug – 2:30-3:30

The world is changing and the research world needs to change with it. The boundaries are becoming wider and less clear, the needs more diverse, and yet at the same time the skills required are becoming more specialised. The panel is drawn from different facets of the research industry and beyond and will discuss: the skills we will need in the future, how will we ensure we have them, and how do we develop them?

Join Ray Poynter ans his panel – Chris Mawn from McNair yellowSquares, Victoria Gamble from CBA, Frank Pietraroia from ORIMA, Lisa Salas from TEG Insights, Sue York from the University of Queensland, Dhruba Gupta from DBM Consultants, and Andrew Kinnear from Gartner – as they explore how best to skill yourself up for the future.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE – Or, if you have any Conference related queries, you can contact Leslea – leslea@researchsociety.com.au to discuss your Virtual Conference sponsorship and attendance options.

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