The Industrial stream explores how technology is developing manufacturing, transport and utilities and refinement of resources. Explore how industrial practices are evolving with the advent of additive manufacturing, industrial manufacturing, intelligent transport and efficient freight techniques.



Chief Futurist, Volvo Car Group



Innovation Centre Director - Lab 22, CSIRO



CDirector, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University


Andrew Scott

Director of Technology, Telstra



Who should attend:

    C-suite Executives, Directors and General Managers involved with:
  • Manufacturing & Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • IT
  • Production & Design
  • R&D + Innovation
  • Engineering
  • Operational Excellence

  • From:
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Chemicals, Materials & Food
  • Energy & Power
  • Environmental & Building Technologies
  • Industrial Automation & Electronic

Why Attend:

  1. Learn how Australia's leading heavy industry organisations are enhancing their operations
  2. Compare your practices against the industries best to identify inefficiencies
  3. Uncover emerging techniques and technologies that could save you time and money
  4. Learn how to leverage additive manufacturing to develop superior products
  5. Maximise the benefit of intelligent transport and smart freight to your business


Thursday, 30 March 2017

4:10 | Fire-side Chat with Volvo's Chief Futurist

  • The forth industrial revolution - what does it mean? And how should organisations respond?
  • What does the future hold for the industrial robot industry?
  • What are some of the emerging trends?
  • How will big data influence the future of organisations?
  • How does digitalisation create value and how can that value be shared?

Aric Dromi, Futurologist, Digital Philosopher and Professional Troublemaker, Volvo Car Group

4:50 | World First Surgery Saves Cancer Patient's Legs

  • Learn how 4G and future 5G networks will play a key role in accelerating the cost-efficient rollout of intelligent transport systems and V2I applications
  • What this means for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology in the creation of intelligent transport systems for efficient road use, traffic management and the future of safe autonomous vehicle operation

Alex Kingsbury, Innovation Centre Director-Lab 22, CSIRO

5:10 | How the automotive industry will be using Virtual Prototyping to Design Cars

  • Unveiling Deakin University’s novel Universal Motion Simulator (UMS)
  • Developing ground-breaking capabilities and services while creating jobs in manufacturing
  • Using the UMS system for virtual prototyping and evaluation of current and future vehicles

Prof. Saeid Nahavandi, Director of Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University