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Digitisation is the central theme to this series of presentations, join us to hear from some of Australia’s thought leaders first-hand and to network with them and fellow attendees.
Dr Hajkowicz will provide an update on CSIRO’s global megatrends, which are gradual yet powerful shifts in the environment and, he will share the drivers that are going to reshape the landscape and impact the engineering profession over the coming 20 years. Technology, climate change, emerging economies, digitisation will all be covered in his presentation. Professor Paul Salmon and Gemma Read will outline the consideration of human factors that need to be made when designing AI-based systems, whilst Sandra Diethelm will talk about effective governance frameworks that are critical in the delivery of any change or transformation project.
The event is proudly presented by Engineers Australia, Risk Engineering Society, Australian Cost Engineering Society, Systems Engineering Society of Australia, with the support the College of Leadership and Management and Asset Management Council.
04:00pm Our Future World: Megatrends Reshaping Livelihoods and Lifestyles over the coming decades - Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Senior Principal Scientist - Strategy, Foresight and Decision
04:45pm Houston, we have a Problem! The Critical need for Human Factors in the design of Artificial Intelligence - Gemma Reed, Associate Professor, University of Sunshine Coast
05:30pm Governance to deliver successful business re-engineering projects (Case Study, lessons learned) - Sandra Diethelm, Executive Consultant, IXL Pty
Interested in seeing more? IPEC offers a comprehensive technical program and more plenary sessions on Friday 28th May. https://ipecongress.com.au/program
Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIRO’s Data 61
Stefan is a senior principal scientist at CSIRO’s Data61 in the field of data-driven strategy and foresight. He is director of Data61 Insights; a team of researchers helping governments, companies and communities explore plausible futures and make wise choices. Stefan has over 100 publications generating 3800 citations in the international research literature in fields related to geography, economics, computer science, management strategy and decision theory. Over the past twenty years he has delivered hundreds of research consultancies for public and private sector customers across Australia and worldwide. His book “Global Megatrends” is one of CSIRO Publishing’s best-sellers in its category. Stefan has a doctorate in geography from the University of Queensland and postgraduate qualification in economics from the University of New England. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Foresight Community and is currently a member of the OECD Government Foresight Community. Stefan’s current work is focused on artificial intelligence strategy and policy-levers to catalyse the growth of digital industries.
Gemma Read, Associate Professor at the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Gemma has a PhD in human factors from Monash University and has worked in the human factors field since 2006 in both academic and government roles. Her main areas of expertise and interest include the application of methods and approaches with a basis in complexity and systems theory to enhance safety in transportation and work systems. Her current work focuses on the introduction of new technologies, including a multi-year fellowship funded by the Australian Research Council to investigate the potential safety risks arising from the introduction of advanced autonomous vehicles.
Sandra Diethelm, Project Consultant – Utilities, IXL Pty Ltd
Sandra Diethelm has led numerous business re-engineering and transformation projects, predominantly for electricity utilities and as an independent project consultant. She has delivered complex flagship projects such as Ergon Energy’s Smart Grid Technology Trial Program and the organisational alignment of Asset Management departments across two utilities before the merger. Sandra’s experience further includes the design and implementation of off-shore engineering services solutions for utilities in the role of Director of a data services company.
Sandra is a qualified electrical/electronics engineer and a certified International Company Director (GAICD). She holds international project management certifications and has professional experience in senior roles across the private and the public sector in Switzerland, Australia and India.
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