16.jun Launchpad, Western Sydney University
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The must-attend Industrial IoT event in Western Sydney

Hear from world leading experts in digital transformation to understand how you can build your manufacturing business for future competitiveness and sustainability through Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) technology and Industry 4.0. Gain insights into how connecting your products through IIoT can generate new services and revenue streams. Understand how you can leverage the collection, analysis and integration of different data sources with automation to create a smart factory that can lift productivity, efficiency and quality.

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Speakers

Meet our professionals



David-Chuter

DAVID CHUTER

CEO, Innovative Manufacturing Coop Research Centre

David has more than twenty-five years of international manufacturing and supply chain experience, with much gained in the automotive industry. He has successfully developed and led businesses in Australia, Thailand, China and the UK.

BELINDA-VASSALLO

BELINDA VASSALLO

GE Digital A&NZ, Country Leader

Belinda is the Digital Commercial Leader for A&NZ and recently joined GE from Cisco where she was Head of Business Development for IoT APJ. Belinda specialises in product development, executing go-to-market strategies and delivering large-scale software projects.

Paul-Francis

PAUL FRANCIS

Director, IoT KPMG Australia

Paul is a Director in KPMG’s Internet of Things practice, and the Lead for Smart Cities including transport and infrastructure, and the Smart Campus. Paul works with clients to tap into the forecast $120 billion uplift in annual economic impact from IoT by 2025.

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Professor André van Schaik

Research Professor, MARCS Institute

Andre has authored more than 100 papers and is an inventor of more than 30 patents. He is a founder of three start-up companies and identified by IEEE Spectrum as a world leader in neuromorphic engineering research.

Tim-Gibson

Tim Gibson

Director, Partnership Strategy & Members, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

Tim heads up Partnership Strategy at AMGC where he plays a key role in AMGC’s program to unlock new commercial opportunities and drive innovation in Australian manufacturing.

Venkat

Venkat Sarma

Head of IoT & MES Practice, L&T Infotech

A 20yrs veteran in the Industrial Sector, Venkat has experience in varied industries. He has successfully led sales, marketing, business development, IT & project management in industrial automation and control industry.

Nico

Nico Adams DPhil(Oxon)

Product Manager IIOT, DATA61 | CSIRO

As a senior research scientist in CSIRO’s Data61 business unit, works to assist Australian (manufacturing) businesses to leverage modern information technology, the industrial internet and and Industry 4.0 technologies.

Michael

Michael O’Keefe

IOT & Advanced Analytics Lead, MICROSOFT

As an evangelist of the Azure platform, Michael is the lead for the Internet of Things & Advanced Analytics business within the Cloud and Enterprise marketing organisation.

Mark

Mark Goodsell

Mfg Director & NSW Head, Aus Industry Group

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the Australian manufacturing industry, seeing first-hand how the sector has adapted to policy changes, and shifts in the operating environment.

Schedule

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7:45 AM
Registration & breakfast

A light buffet breakfast and coffee will be served during this time.

Dr Andy Marks will provide a welcoming address.

Dr Andy Marks, Asst. Vice Chancellor Western Sydney University

The Internet of Things represents a vision of a deeply connected world, where sensing, computation, and communication are seamlessly integrated throughout the world around us. This talk will survey the past, present, and future of IoT, and the incredible opportunities that are already beginning to unfold.

David Chuter, CEO Innovative Manufacturing CRC

David Fox, L&A Pressure Welding & Paul van Bergen

A chance to network with indsutry peers. Light refreshments served.

- Belinda Vassallo, GE Digital A&NZ

- Paul Francis, KPMG

- Belinda Vassallo, GE Digital A&NZ

- Paul Francis, KPMG

A chance to network with indsutry peers. Lunch will be served.

Tim Gibson - AMGC Director Partnerships

Concluding Discussion

7:45 AM
Registration & breakfast

A light buffet breakfast and coffee will be served during this time.

Dr Andy Marks will provide a welcoming address.

Dr Andy Marks, Asst. Vice Chancellor Western Sydney University

The Internet of Things represents a vision of a deeply connected world, where sensing, computation, and communication are seamlessly integrated throughout the world around us. This talk will survey the past, present, and future of IoT, and the incredible opportunities that are already beginning to unfold.

David Chuter, CEO Innovative Manufacturing CRC

David Fox, L&A Pressure Welding & Paul van Bergen

A chance to network with indsutry peers. Light refreshments served.

– Venkat Sarma, L&T Infotech

– Nico Adams, DATA 61 | CSIRO

– Venkat Sarma, L&T Infotech

– Nico Adams, DATA 61 | CSIRO

A chance to network with indsutry peers. Lunch will be served.

Tim Gibson, AMGC Director Partnerships

Concluding discussion

7:45 AM
Registration & breakfast

A light buffet breakfast and coffee will be served during this time.

Dr Andy Marks will provide a welcoming address.

Dr Andy Marks, Asst. Vice Chancellor Western Sydney University

The Internet of Things represents a vision of a deeply connected world, where sensing, computation, and communication are seamlessly integrated throughout the world around us. This talk will survey the past, present, and future of IoT, and the incredible opportunities that are already beginning to unfold.

David Chuter, CEO Innovative Manufacturing CRC

David Fox, L&A Pressure Welding & Paul van Bergen

A chance to network with indsutry peers. Light refreshments served.

– Michael O'Keefe, Microsoft

– Prof Andre Van Schaik, MARCS Institute | WSU

– James Bligh, NAB

– Michael O'Keefe, Microsoft

– Prof Andre Van Schaik, MARCS Institute | WSU

– James Bligh, NAB

A chance to network with indsutry peers. Lunch will be served.

Tim Gibson, AMGC Director Partnerships

Concluding discussion

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Location

  • 14 Great Western Hwy, Werrington
  • launchpad@westernsydney.edu.au
  • (02)9678 7200
  • 7:30AM - 3:00PM