Chamber breakfast explores the challenges and opportunities of AI - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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The Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce (MHVCOC) is a not-for-profit incorporated entity operated by a committee of local business and property owners interested in developing the precinct and providing opportunities for businesses to collaborate and grow. The Chamber promotes the precinct as a Queensland leisure destination.

On 7 June, we hosted our Business Breakfast, exploring the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation. Our Master of Ceremonies, Kym Kristofer, Treasurer of MHV Chamber, gave a special welcome to Joan Pease MP (Member for Lytton), Councillor Alexandra Givney (Wynnum Manly Ward), Jeanette Mitchell (President, Bayside Women in Business), Brenda Ryan (President, Wynnum Commerce), Chamber member Karen Baldwin (CEO, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron) along with members and visitors.

Our guest presenter was Tanya Titman, Chief Digital and Innovation Partner at BDO Australia. Tanya drives BDO’s digital transformation and innovation agenda by creating business opportunities that deliver continual improvement, diversification and new value propositions. Tanya related to the audience by sharing that she was an SME before joining BDO Australia. This session was informative and interactive, with many ‘aha’ moments in the room.

Key takeaways were:

  • Understanding AI’s impact: Attendees learned how AI is reshaping industries and the potential implications for businesses. This includes opportunities (automation, efficiency gains) and challenges (workforce changes, ethical considerations).
  • Preparing for the future: We need to prepare for a future where AI plays a significant role. Businesses should explore how to adapt their processes, workforce, and strategies to thrive in this evolving landscape. Tanya mentioned a variety of tools that can assist. Did you know that a voice clone tool can help you streamline training programs and website functionality?
  • Business Resilience: Tanya discussed strategies for building business resilience. This involves staying agile, embracing innovation, and proactively addressing disruptions caused by technology shifts.

Want to join us at the next event or find out more about membership? Please reach out to [email protected].


The Jan Powers Farmers Markets are held on the first and third Saturdays of the month, and on the first Saturday of the month, there are free Movies in the Park, starting at sunset. The Manly Creative Markets are held every Sunday. All three events are held in Little Bayside Park, Manly.

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