Realising Australia’s digital potential through the Internet of Things

VIC Division

Event details

Monday 30 November 2020

12.00pm-1.00pm AEDT

Recording of the the ATSE VIC Division event

Webinar via Zoom presented by the ATSE VIC Division

The Internet of Things (IoT) – devices with sensors enabled by connectivity and enhanced by artificial intelligence and data analytics – will create significant opportunities to improve businesses and our quality of life.

The IoT is globally recognised as one of the emerging technologies that will cause disruptive change in our cities and regions over the next decade. IoT presents a critical economic opportunity for Australia.

The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has released a new report highlighting the significant benefits and explores key considerations to maximise the IoT opportunity: including improving the liveability and sustainability of our cities and regions, strengthening our healthcare systems, and growing Australia’s advanced manufacturing sector. The ACOLA study provides critical evidence and an interdisciplinary perspective of the IoT landscape for governments, the research community and industry. It recommends that a balanced and collaborative approach is taken to build community understanding, safeguard the rights of citizens, develop our workforce and ensure the appropriate.

Bronwyn Fox
Professor Bronwyn Fox

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Bronwyn Fox has been instrumental in positioning Swinburne at the forefront of manufacturing, building extensively on Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 initiatives and capabilities. She has led a number of significant initiatives and research partnerships through her role as the founding Director of Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, including:

  • establishing the world’s first Industry 4.0 Testlab for additive manufacturing of carbon fibre composites in partnership with the CSIRO
  • collaborating with ARENA 2036, a flexible factory of the future on the University of Stuttgart’s Baden-Wuerttemberg campus
  • leading the development, innovation and commercialisation of graphene applications, as part of the Graphene Supply Chain CRC-P.

She has demonstrated a sustained commitment to support the growth of the carbon fibre and composite industry in Australia through targeted research and was previously a co-founder of the Carbon Nexus facility at Deakin University, a core part of a $100 million dollar precinct in Geelong. Professor Fox is the Chair of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) Victorian Division. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2018 Professor Fox was awarded the GCMM Research Leadership Award at the 14th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management.

Professor Deborah Lupton

SHARP Professor in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney

Professor Deborah Lupton is SHARP Professor in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney, working in the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre and leading the Vitalities Lab. She is Leader of the UNSW Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making + Society. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and holds an Honorary Doctor of Social Science degree awarded by the University of Copenhagen.

Joint event between ACOLA, ASSA and ATSE