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February 2022

The Riding the Digital Wave Summit: Celebrating the birth of Computer Science in Australia

Thursday 24 February 2022; 9:00am – 1:00pm (followed by lunch)
The Refectory, The University of Sydney
Join us to celebrate the dawn of Australia’s digital age! The Riding the Digital Wave Summit will take us back to the birth of computer science as a discipline and profession in its own right, looking at some of the early developments and where they have led us today. How has digital technology optimised our energy future? Forecast the weather? Delivered Government services? The full-day Summit program will explore past, present and future themes around human computer interaction; the impact of automation on jobs and industry and how Australia can ride the digital wave to ensure our future resilience.

Speakers include – Prof. Genevieve Bell, Director, School of Cybernetics and 3A Institute; Dr. Ian Oppermann, Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government; Jon Whittle, Director, CSIRO’s Data61

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