AustCyber Allstars: Brian David Johnson

AustCyber AllStars
Monday 7 October
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meeting Room 218, Level 2 Foyer 2.7, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC, 3006

Please RSVP by 17:00 Wednesday 2 October (AEDT) through Eventbrite.


AustCyber, the Menzies Foundation and Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) invite you to join Michelle Price and futurist Brian David Johnson as they explore the role of strategy, futurist thinking and threatcasting in the evolution of the Australian cyber security sector.

Michelle and Brian will traverse a range of topics – with plenty of time for questions and audience engagement. Areas of discussion will include:

- What is futurist thinking?;

- What is the threatcasting methodology?;

- How can threatcasting support the operational tactics of cyber? and

- A focus on international examples, including in the ASEAN region.

What is the AustCyber AllStars program?

The AustCyber AllStars program features experts from a range of disciplines in Australia and the rest of the world, to share their knowledge and advice to help grow Australia’s cyber security sector. 

AustCyber AllStars events aren’t just for cyber security professionals – our AllStars have words of inspiration, practical advice and market insights that are applicable to entrepreneurs, business managers, policy makers and more.

About Brian Johnson 

Brian David Johnson is a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and a Futurist and Fellow at Frost & Sullivan, a visionary innovation company that’s focused on growth. He also works with governments, militaries, trade organizations, and startups to help them envision their future. He has over 30 patents and is the author of a number of books of fiction and nonfiction, including Science Fiction Prototyping; Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment, Computing and the Devices We Love; Humanity and the Machine: What Comes After Greed?; and Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey through Steampunk into the Future of Technology. His writing has appeared in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal and Slate to IEEE Computer and Successful Farming, and he appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, PBS, Fox News, and the Discovery Channel. He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.

Afternoon tea and coffee will be provided. 

If you have any questions in relation to the event, please email [email protected].