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MFAA Prosper : Mortgage and Finance Brief 09
Friday 10.30am-11.30am Caspar Berry, Risk-Taking and Decision Making in Poker, Business and Life Caspar Ber r y, a Cambridge- educated for mer professional poker player and screenw riter, w ill be speaking about 'Risk-Taking and Decision Making in Poker, Business and Life'. 11.30am-12.30pm Professor Sohail Inayatullah, Bernard Salt and Peter Overton, What Will Tomorrow Look Like? The future panel is proudly sponsored by Genworth Financial In what promises to be one of the more thought- provoking sessions, leading futurists Professor Sohail Inayatullah, a political scientist/futu rist with Tamkang University, Taiwan and the University of the Sunshine Coast, and Ber nard Salt, Partner with KPMG, go head-to-head on the big issues in a debate sponsored by Genworth and facilitated by Peter Overton of Channel Nine's Sixty Minutes. The futu re was once a hazy half-glimpsed place but, as the pace of innovation quickens, we find ourselves in a world where the imagined becomes real all too quickly. Just how much w ill env iron mental issues affect us in the coming decades? Where are the opportunities for sav vy professionals? Do men and women see a different future? What will become of the grey nomads? It should be a lively debate on the big issues facing Australia's next generation. Friday sessions at a glance 9am Andrew Horabin, Tomorrow's Broker 9.30am Phil Naylor, MFAA Update 10.30am Caspar Berry, Risk-Taking and Decision Making in Poker, Business and Life 11.30am Professor Sohail Inayatullah, Bernard Salt and Peter Overton, Panel Session -- What Will Tomorrow Look Like? What is your role at the MFAA 2011 Convention? To MC and facilitate -- keep it light and tight, run to time, throw in some spontaneous humour and ir reverence, help to con nect the speakers' content to each other and to the conference themes. What's your pre-work routine? That depends on what I'm doing. If I'm MCing, I'll look over the program several times and try to get a feel for the whole thing and how it fits together. And I generally like to get a good coffee some where! What is the most enjoyable aspect of your job? It's very difficult to pick one thing. I love the laughter. I love working with so many different industries and seeing how they all operate, and I love the moments where you can see people are learning or challenging themselves and committing to a better way of operating. What is the least enjoyable? The time away from my family and friends. Because there's no such thing as a regular week it's difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle with things like regular sport or exercise. Have you always worked in the entertainment sector? I've been a professional speaker for 18 years. I started at 18 working with school students, moved into corporate training and conferences when I was 20 and started stand-up comedy when I was about 25. How do you relax outside of work? I play with my daughter (she's 18 months old and gorgeous!). I talk with my wife. I have a couple of beers and listen to records -- I love music and particularly enjoy the more visual and physical experience of records. I meet with friends who make me laugh. Go for a casual ride, play soccer with people equally athletically inept, watch the Richmond Tigers play (sometimes almost as inept), read the paper, get to natu re and breathe, that kind of thing. The whole event will be MCd by Andrew Horabin. We caught up with him to discuss his role at the Convention, and his life outside work. The man Mortgage & Finance brief | 35 National Convention 2011
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