The Monash MBA Alumni Thought Leadership Series: Digital Transformation

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Event Details

29 October 2019 at 5:30 pm – 29 October 2019 at 8:30 pm
The Pavilion, Level 8, Building H, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, VIC 3145


A critical driver of contemporary business strategy, digital transformation is reshaping competition and organisations in every sector. Involving Industry 4.0, big data and AI, business leaders must move beyond popular and shallow generalisations. Digital strategy transcends technology; it requires executive leadership to drive cultural, structural and behavioural change.

The Thought Leadership Series will highlight next generation knowledge gained by our Monash Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) participants through their applied projects and international modules in Europe, Asia and America. Featuring expert panel discussions and presentations by senior practitioners and GEMBA program participants, the 2019 series will deliver critical new knowledge and global best practices to the Monash MBA alumni community.


Gavin Smith

President, Bosch Australia
Gavin Smith joined Bosch Australia in 1990 following 10 years in various Information Technology roles at a number of well-known Multinationals in Australia and New Zealand. After a successful two years in Frankfurt as part of Bosch’s Automotive Original Equipment Sales team, Gavin held a number of senior leadership positions in the company’s Australian business including Regional President of the Powertrain Division from 2003 and Regional President of the Vehicle Safety Systems Division from 2008.

In 2011 Gavin was promoted to the position of President and Chairman of the local subsidiary Robert Bosch Australia.

In 2016 Gavin was appointed as the Chair of the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA), the peak body for organisations involved in realising the potential of IoT for Australia. He is a Director of The Yield, an IoT agriculture technology company partnered with Bosch, a Director of the Bosch and Honeywell joint venture FMP, a friction products manufacturer and a Director of Alkane Resources (ALK), a listed gold and rare earths company.

Gavin completed an MBA from Monash University. Gavin is a passionate advocate of reducing homelessness and improving road safety in Australia, dedicating time to both causes.

*Remaining panellists to be confirmed 

Order of Proceedings

5:30pm Registration and Refreshments
6:00pm Welcome and Introduction 
6:15pm Expert Presentations
6:45pm Expert Panel Discussion 
7:15pm Reflections 
7:30pm Networking Reception 
8:30pm Close


Friday 25 October 2019

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