CFE HDR Colloquium 2021

The annual Centre for Future Enterprise Colloquium was a success, but don’t take it from us, hear from the students, Lauren Fell and Tendai Makasi and Prof Martin Obschonka, “It was a good event – congrats to the organisers and all those that joined the event here and online…it is a great HDR community that celebrates diversity and curiosity, despite all the challenges during the crisis! Well done!”


We would like to thank those who attended, contributed and supported. A very special thank you to our colloquium organisers, Ryan Payne, Samar Fatima and Leandro Jesus.


Highlights of the day,


  • Prof Vivienne Tippett reflections on Designing a research career for success, was an insightful and engaging way to start. BEATSON ET AL 2021 is one of the papers she mentioned discussing the future of academics.
  • The academic panels, Prof Julie-Anne Tarr, Prof Michael Milford, Prof Kevin Desouza and Prof Sagadevan Mundree provided practical tips and invaluable insights. With a conversation that moved from knowledge vs wisdom to doing something everyday to move you forward, take considered risks and participate in every opportunities for your PhD and the key formula of ambition, visibility and confidence.
  • The student presentations were a diverse mix representing the breadth of CFE’s community. A PhD enables you to contribute to a global body of knowledge. Presenting is a massive I.P catalyst. Congratulations to all the students who took to the stage.
  • Our international keynote speaker Dr.Peter Baloh, Prof Kevin Desouza’s first PhD student shared insights on Optimising your PhD in the real world and took to LinkedIn where he continued the conversation.
  • The industry panel closed the CFE colloquium with Dr Clair Naughtin, Dr Kara Burns and Danielle Duell. These wonderful women explored industry partnerships and how to close the gap between academia and real world.

10am Registration & Morning Tea


10:30am Ryan & Leandro – HDR MCs
Welcome to Country (video), Housekeeping & intro Prof Michael Rosemann
Official welcome from Prof Michael Rosemann & introduce keynote
10:40am Opening Keynote – Designing a research career for success

Prof Vivienne Tippett OAM





Academic Panel: Disciplined Curiosity & Ambition – Rigor & Mindset

Moderator: Ryan Payne & Samar Fatima

Professor Kevin Desouza, Prof Sagadevan Mundree, Prof Michael Milford, Prof Julie Anne Tarr






Room P-506


6 student presentations

Panel of QUT academics from across faculties


Room P-505


6 presentations

Panel of QUT academics from across faculties


P Block, Level 5 Foyer



Samar Fatima introduces
“Optimising your PhD in the real world”
Dr. Peter Baloh, e2grow


INDUSTY PANEL … Research in Partnership

Data 61 Lead Researcher-Dr Clair Naughtin

Metro North-Dr Kara Burns

People with Purpose-Danielle Duell


Prof Michael Rosemann (moderator)


OTTO Ristorante, SouthBank

The CFE Team looks forward to your support and participation as we prepare to host our next colloquium.