Dr. Lucy Cameron

Lucy’s expertise lies in innovation, digital transformation and telecommunications policy. Prior to taking up her role with Data61 Lucy was Principal Policy Officer and Manager in Digital Economy and Productivity, ICT Industry Development, and Innovation in the Queensland Government (2006-2016). In 2015 she was a Queensland Government Smithsonian Fellow – and spent 3 months in Washington studying the role of government in the development of innovation hot-spots. Lucy has also undertaken research and gained funding for universities and regional development organisations, and was an Australian Civil Society representative at the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva in 2005. She has authored book chapters, journal articles and conference papers on broadband, regional development, higher education and entrepreneurial activity. She joined the Data61 Insight team in 2016 and is currently leading a large foresight study into Vietnam’s Future Digital Economy in collaboration with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology.

Dr. Lucy Cameron
Data61, CSIRO, Australia

Topic: Trends creating challenges and opportunities for Vietnam
Vietnam is being faced with a number of key challenges and opportunities developing from megatrends that are affecting the entire country, region and the world. These include challenges such as: lifting labour productivity while maintaining employment levels, tackling the impacts of climate change, and meeting energy and infrastructure needs. Opportunities include: taking advantage of the country’s strategic location close to the global centre of economic growth, nurturing growing industries, especially in the technology and creative fields, and taking advantage of the booming South East Asian tourist markets. From initial work in the Vietnam’s Future Digital Economy project, Dr Lucy Cameron will highlight some of the key drivers of change in Vietnam, and what they might mean for Vietnam, for the Vietnamese people, over the next 20 years.