The Riding the Digital Wave Summit: Program
The Refectory, The University of Sydney (see Map and Directions)
Thursday 24 February 2022; 9:00am – 1:00pm AEDT (followed by lunch)
- Victor Dominello – Minister for Customer Service, and Minister for Digital, NSW Government
Setting the Scene
Australia’s role in the birth and development of Computer Science
- Wayne Fitzsimmons – Chair, The Pearcey Foundation
The new cybernetics: systems thinking for the 21st century
In this talk, Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell weaves together stories from post-war America through to an engineering project 40,000 years in the making to better understand the technologies that we collectively create and help recenter these technologies around people.
Through this, Bell unravels the purpose of both cybernetics and the Australian National University (ANU) during this post-war period through the minds of their creators and explores the importance of a cybernetics approach to both understanding, directing, and creating past, present, and future technologies as they emerge. These ideas come together to lay the foundations on which the mission for the inaugural ANU School of Cybernetics is built on.
- Prof. Genevieve Bell – Director, School of Cybernetics and 3A Institute, ANU
The dawn of the digital age has seen a transformation of supply chains; new ways of working; and new business models. Panellists will discuss the influence of Automation 4.0 and Automation 5.0.
- Roger Allen AM – Co-founder, Director and Chairman, Allen & Buckeridge
- Fang Chen – Distinguished Professor; Executive Director UTS Data Science & UTS Data Science Institute, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
- Heba Khamis – Co-founder & CEO, Contactile (Moderator)
- Prof. Flora Salim – Professor, Data Science, RMIT University; Incoming Professor and CISCO Chair of Digital Transport, Centre for Critical Digital Infrastructure, UNSW Sydney
- Dr. Jon Whittle – Director, CSIRO’s Data61
Our Future Resilience
Taking a Leap!
When Data met the Algorithm
How has and will the delivery of Government Services be impacted by the digital revolution?
- Dr. Ian Oppermann – Chief Data Scientist, NSW Government
Close and Lunch
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