Author(s): James Bradfield Moody
Five waves of innovation, beginning with the Industrial Revolution, have each transformed society, economies and industry. The fifth wave was dominated by information and communications technology but its peak is beginning to fade. The sixth wave of innovation will be about resources - natural resources, human resources and information.
James Bradfield Moody is a general manager of International Development at the CSIRO and a judge on ABC TV's The New Inventors. James sits on a number of company, association and advisory councils and boards, including the Brisbane Institute and the National Australia Day Council, the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Bureau of Statistics. In the early part of the decade, James Moody was involved with the United Nations, and from 2000 to 2002 was co-facilitator and Australian representative of the youth advisory council to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). In 2000 James was also awarded Young Queenslander of the Year and in 2001 was a finalist in the Young Australian of the Year awards, in the Science and Technology category and is a member of the Federal Government's National Environmental Education Council. Bianca Nogrady is a science communicator and journalist.