Inaugural I4AMF Conference Wednesday 7 August 2019

I4AMF is the successor to the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce and is a collaborative forum of industry leaders from: Ai Group, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, AustCyber, AMWU, Engineers Australia, Innovative Manufacturing CRC, Siemens Ltd, Standards Australia, Swinburne University, and SAP, supported by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Industry 4.0 Foresight

The inaugural I4AMF conference aims to enhance collective understanding of future developments in industry transformation and what Australian manufacturers need to be doing now to operationalise Industry 4.0. The conference will facilitate discussion and cooperation between business, policy makers, the research sector, and stakeholders on key strategic priorities for Australia.

Why Attend

  • Influence development of Industry 4.0 policy priorities for Australia
  • Stay informed of strategic developments in Industry 4.0
  • Position your business to operationalise Industry 4.0 into your processes
  • Gain insights into opportunities for your business
  • Identify sources of advice of support for business
  • Network with business leaders, policy makers, and key stakeholder organisations from industry and the research and education sector.

Join the discussion

The interactive program will enable you to hear from and engage with an outstanding line up of presenters and participate in strategic discussions at breakout sessions facilitated by I4AMF workstream leaders. The outcomes of discussions will be captured in a report to be disseminated to governments and key stakeholders.

Attendance at this important event is by invitation only. For further information contact events@aigroup.com.au

Program

 

Time Speaker
8.30 am Registration and networking
9.00 am Opening presentation Innes Willox
Convenor I4AMF
Chief Executive Ai Group
9.15 am Panel Session 1 – Industry 4.0 foresight Chair: Jeff Connolly, Chairman & CEO Siemens Ltd

Panel members
Hon Trish White, President of Engineers Australia
David Chuter, CEO & Managing Director, Innovative Manufacturing CRC
Kate Louis, Head Defence & Industry Policy, Ai Group
David Hart, CEO Dematec Automation

10.20 am Morning tea
10.50 am Panel Session 2 – Operationalising Industry 4.0 Chair: Jens Goennemann, Managing Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

Panel members
Trevor Power, Head of Division – Industry Growth, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Ian Ryan, Head of the Institute of Digital Government, SAP
Chris Bridges-Taylor, Director & General Manager, B&R Enclosures
Sharon Wilson, Australian Capability Director, Hunter Class Frigate Program, BAE Systems

11.55 am Lunch and networking
Concurrent breakout sessions on I4AMF Workstreams Session Leads
1.00 pm Industry 4.0 Standards

  • Understanding the Industry 4.0 standards landscape – Areas of opportunity for Australia
  • Strategic priorities for Australia’s international standards participation, adoption and development
Daniel Chidgey, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Standards Australia
1.00 pm Technology Applications and Digital Business Models

  • Identifying industry needs and pain points
  • Defining strategic priorities for Australian policies and initiatives
  • Supporting transformation of Australian manufacturing businesses
David Chuter, CEO & Managing Director, Innovative Manufacturing CRC
1.00 pm Cyber Security

  • Understand the application of cyber security in the advanced manufacturing sector – panel discussion
  • Engage with the Cyber Security Industry Roadmap and priorities for the advanced manufacturing sector – workshop and discussion
Michelle Price, Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber
(in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre)
1.00 pm Test Laboratories, Future of Work, Education and Training

  • Panel discussion of the findings and implications of the Transforming Australian Manufacturing report
  • National Testlab Network – progress and opportunities for industry engagement
Andrew Dettmer, National President, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
Professor Aleksandar Subic, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Development), Swinburne University
2.30 pm Afternoon tea
3.00 pm Plenary session:

Session leads report back on discussions and key strategic actions

Chair: Hon Trish White, President of Engineers Australia

Daniel Chidgey, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Standards Australia
David Chuter, CEO & Managing Director, Innovative Manufacturing CRC
Michelle Price, Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber
Andrew Dettmer, National President, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
Professor Aleksandar Subic, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Development), Swinburne University
Leanne Barnes, Senior Advisor to DVC (Research & Development)
Megan Lilly, Head of Workforce Development, Ai Group

4.00 pm Key note address Hon Karen Andrews MP
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
4.20 pm Closing comments Innes Willox
4.30 pm Conclusion
Event details
Date:
August 7, 2019
Time:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location:
MCG, Brunton Avenue, Richmond
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Key note speaker

Karen

Hon Karen Andrews
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

Speakers

Innes Willox
Ai Group CEO (Convenor)

David Chuter
CEO and Managing Director at the Innovative Manufacturing CRC

Hon Trish White
President of Engineers Australia

Jeff Connolly
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Siemens Ltd

Kate Louis
Head of Defence and Industry Policy – Australian Industry Group

David Hart
CEO Dematec Automation Ltd

Dr Jens Goennemann
Managing Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

Ian Ryan
Head of the Institute of Digital Government, SAP

Chris Bridges-Taylor
Director and General Manager, B&R Group Chairman QMI Solutions Ltd

Sharon Wilson
Australian Capability Director – Hunter Class Frigate Program
BAE Systems Australia

Daniel Chidgey
Head of Stakeholder Engagement Standards Australia

Michelle Price
Chief Executive Officer, AustCyber – the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network

Andrew Dettmer
National President – Australian Manufacturing Workers Union

Professor Aleksandar Subic
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development) at Swinburne University

Leanne Barnes
Senior Advisor to DVC (Research & Development) at Swinburne University

Trevor Power
Head of Division – Industry Growth, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Megan Lilly
Head of Workforce Development, Ai Group

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