|Day Presenting:||Monday 29 October|
|Session||Focus Dinner 1|
|Presentation Title||The Heart and Head of Scarcity: How not having enough impacts organisations, services and you|
|Position Title||Principal Advisor Innovation|
|Company||Leading Age Services Australia|
Merlin Kong has an eclectic background, including: Executive Director at Community Services #1, Executive Director at the ACT Property Council, and Policy Strategy Director and Senior Adviser to various MLAs in the ACT Legislative Assembly. Merlin also held innovation advisory roles with both start-ups and institutions, and actively volunteers his time mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is pursuing innovation studies at Stanford University, and has taught innovation and entrepreneurship, and business development strategy at the Australian National University. At LASA, Merlin will be progressing our plans to establish a national innovation network for age services in Australia, whilst also contributing to policy and advocacy team activities.