June 1

Bios

Marcus Bowles
Director: Dr Marcus Bowles

My interest centres on the impact of transformational human and technology capabilities on creating viable futures for individuals and the industries, regions, professions and organisations where they work. I have 25 years’ national and international consultancy, academic teaching and applied research work.

While I still hold adjunct or visiting professorial-level appointments at leading Australian universities, my passion is working on wicked problems with the people in the workforce that are prepared to look around the blind corner and design innovative, system-level solutions.

Experience

  • 30 year successful consulting track record
  • 25 years at Director-level experience
  • 25+ years as researcher
  • Senior academic teaching, industry relationships, and director appointments
  • Expert in agility by design and enabling competency and capability systems
  • Commitment to regional development and future employment initiatives

Principal: Paul T. Wilson

Paul is an expert in designing and running surveys, data collection and digital knowledge exchanges that have been designed to capture, share and transfer digital knowledge using leading edge paradigms and systems tools.

Knowledge is the logic people and organisations apply to achieve results. Paul is a knowledge professional, and works with clients to research, consult, systematically design and apply the knowledge needed to achieve effective results and improvement. This work requires multi-disciplinary approaches, though it typically involves information and communication technologies (ICT), learning, knowledge, organisational and systems design.

Certifications – B.Com, GDip Sc (IT), B.Comp (Hons)
Paul has also been involved in Working Futures™ projects over the past 8 years. This work has involved:

  • research,
  • structured knowledge
  • collation, analysis, and information design;
  • identifying labour market and training strategies and opportunities; and
    mapping the broad nature and dynamics Australia’s national ICT training systems.

Susan Bell

Susan Bell is a passionate writer and teacher in the digital media space. In 2008, she created midlifexpress.com, one of the first blogs to feature information, resources and publishing opportunities for women of a certain age. Since then she has authored two Amazon Kindle bestsellers —become an Adobe Education Leader, produced pioneering content for universities and further-education providers. Susan is the Founder and Director of the Launceston Freelance Festival, bringing together world-class presenters and a vibrant community of freelance artists, writers, journalists, designers and tech-based freelancers. Sue also produces inventive online content as the founder of Pink Parrot Publishing, including her new online course Cybermedia for media entrepreneurs.

Experience:

  • online course creation
  • design and layout
  • copywriting
  • teaching
  • video production