This presents a brilliant opportunity of availing of his valuable insights without the expense of an airfare from Australia.

Dr.Nicholas Gruen  is a widely published policy economist, entrepreneur and thought leader. He is currently CEO of Lateral Economics and Chair of Open Knowledge Foundation (Australia). He is also Visiting Professor at King’s College London Policy Institute and Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School.

He is Patron of the Australian Digital Alliance, which comprises Australia’s libraries, universities, and major providers of digital infrastructure such as Google and Yahoo, and founder and Chair of Peach Home Loans, Australia’s first discount mortgage broker.

Between 2010 and 2016, he chaired The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (Adelaide). He was on the Council of the National Library of Australia until 2016. He also chaired Australia’s internationally acclaimed Government 2.0 Taskforce for the Federal Government. Nicholas was founding Chairman of data analytics crowdsourcing platform, Kaggle, which has recently been purchased by Google.