Day One

TUESDAY 15 AUGUST 2017

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08:00
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Sri Annaswamy
Financial Services Advanced Analytics, Founder and Director 
Swamy and Associates

WELCOME TO THE AGE OF AI
09:00
Keynote Presentation: Democratising artificial intelligence

Microsoft is dedicated to democratising AI for every person and organisation, making it more accessible and valuable to everyone, and ultimately enabling new ways to solve some of society's toughest challenges.

In this session, we'll discuss:

  • Our approach to AI and analytics
  • How this will affect humans, work and society
  • The importance of analytical workloads for the enterprise to take advantage to change and enable services in their organisation
  • How AI and ML may solve some of the world's largest challenges

 

Michael O'Keefe
IoT & Advanced Analytics Lead
Microsoft Australia

09:30
International Keynote: Ethics, regulation and the new AI
  • What are the social, ethical and public policy implications of AI?
  • Which decisions should and which should not be delegated to machines?
  • What do organisations need to consider?

 

Ugo Pagallo
Professor
University of Turin Law School (Italy)

09:55
Panel: How AI is redefining the future of work?

The future of increased productivity and business success isn’t either human or machine. It’s both. AI can help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing machines as a threat, we should see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. 

How do we prepare for the consequences as AI becomes part of almost every aspect of our global economy over the next decade?

  • What advances in AI, robotics and automation are expected in the next 10 years?
  • What will be the impact of these advances on job creation, job destruction and wages?
  • What skills are required for the job market of the future?
  • Can education prepare workers for that job market?
  • What educational changes are needed?
  • What economic and social policies are required to manage this change?

Panel Moderator: 

Sri Annaswamy
Financial Services Advanced Analytics, Founder and Director
Swamy and Associates

Panellists: 

Ian Reid
Professor of Computer Science
University of Adelaide

Holly Cardew
Founder
PixC

Dana Schulenburg
Thinking about the possibilities of HR
Bupa ANZ

Ugo Pagallo
Professor
University of Turin Law School (Italy)

10:40
Networking break and showcase viewing
ORGANISATIONAL READINESS – PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS TO BENEFIT FROM AI
11:10
How ready and capable are Australian organisations when it comes to using data and analytics – insights from the AIIA survey on the businesses challenges of implementing AI

To understand the implications for your business, this session will cut through the hype and examine how well organisations are using analytics today, where they’re struggling and how this can be overcome.

 

Roger Kermode
Chair
Australian Information Industry Association’s Data and Analytics Special Interest Group

11:35
Extracting and creating value through big data

Reasoning with and about big data is a great challenge especially when trying to harness and create knowledge from that data. In this session, Georg will look at the implications and challenges to creating structured data, how it works and how it can drive value in your organisation.
 

Georg Gottlob
Professor in Informatics 
Oxford University

12:00
Humans and computers - how to best use the strengths of each

Humans are strongest at communication and understanding business context
Computers are strongest at repetitive tasks, number crunching, and parallel processing
To take advantage of these strengths, your strategy should be to:

  • get your computers to automate the construction of machine learning models
  • insist on human-interpretability of all machine learning models
  • free up your data scientists to talk to your business managers, evangelise intelligent models across your business, and ensure that the models actually make sense

Colin Priest
Director, Customer Success, APAC
Datarobot

12:25
Panel: Bringing AI & ML to every corner of your business
  • How will AI influence business strategy?
  • How will the adoption of AI alter your business operations?
  • What are the major management risks presented by AI?
  • How AI & ML will eat the world?

Panel moderator:

Sri Annaswamy
Financial Services Advanced Analytics, Founder and Director
Swamy and Associates

Panellists:
Siamak Tafavogh

Lead Data Scientist
Coca Cola Amatil

Syed Ahmed
Head of Digital Products and Operations
Bupa ANZ

Mary-Anne Williams
Director, Disruptive Innovation
University of Technology Sydney

Michael O'Keefe
IoT & Advanced Analytics Lead
Microsoft Australia

Colin Priest
Director, Customer Success, APAC
Datarobot

13:10
Lunch and showcase viewing
14:10
Afternoon Roundtable Sessions

Attendees will have the option of attending 3 of 5 concurrent sessions (25 min per session).
Roundtables are interactively moderated group discussions where delegates get the chance to debate and discover common issues, challenges and solutions. Delegates can select to participate in 3 of the 5 roundtable sessions.


Roundtable 1: Getting started with AI
What organisations can do to strategically prepare for AI and gain a competitive advantage?

Richard Xu
Director of Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab 
University of Technology Sydney


Roundtable 2: Understand how to integrate AI solutions into your existing infrastructure
Developing strong foundations to enable the integration of AI

Siamak Tafavogh
Lead Data Scientist
Coca Cola Amatil


Roundtable 3: The hybrid workforce - combining humans and machines to drive economic growth
Understanding the benefits of utilising AI to improve efficiency in the workplace

Syed Ahmed
Head of Digital Products & Operations
Bupa ANZ

Dana Schulenburg
Thinking about the possibilities of HR
Bupa ANZ


Roundtable 4: Getting your data in order to maximise the ROI of AI
Harnessing real time analytics through the effective use of organised data

John Young
Chief Analyst and Data Scientist
Central Coast Mariners

 

15:30
Networking break and showcase viewing
ROBOTS, AI AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
16:00
Intelligent automation – are you ready?

Intelligent automation—the combination of AI and automation— is already helping companies transcend conventional performance trade-offs to achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency and quality. Applications range from the routine to the revolutionary: from collecting, analysing, and making decisions about textual information to guiding autonomous vehicles and advanced robots.

  • Using intelligent automation to improve operations, innovate and grow
  • Technology selection and integration- choosing and integrating appropriate artificial intelligence technologies
  • Information management- acquiring and readying information assets for machine learning applications
  • Human capital - developing talent strategies and staffing and training plans
  • Risk management: assessing and mitigating risks - from cyber threats and privacy breaches to product liability

 

Stuart Waite
Founder & Chief Executive Officer 
Timpani

16:25
Industrial Analytics – how the convergence of machines, data and the internet is enabling a global transformation

The technology industry has long been enamoured with the idea of AI, but until recently the fruits of that labour have been more science fiction than fact. With social media platforms, cloud providers, and “big data” software companies ingesting massive amounts of data, there has been an uptick in the practical applications of AI.

In this session, we’ll discuss the definitions and differences between, Machine Intelligence (MI), and Machine Learning (ML) and how they accelerate Industrial IoT data projects.

 

Mark Sheppard
Chief Commercial Officer
GE Digital Asia Pacific

16:50
Blockchain - how AI and the Blockchain can build trust

The promise of inter-operable blockchains will massively increase both the amount and nature of data that can fuel new AI models as well as provide audit and governance for model development including shared control of AI learning. Understand the possible applications that could come from the joining of these two technologies. Could an AI distributed autonomous organisation become reality?

 

Nicholas Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Australian Digital Currency and Commerce Association

17:15
Panel - Why IoT won’t work without AI

The future realisation of IoT’s promise is dependent on AI to find the patterns, correlations and anomalies that have the potential of enabling improvements in almost every facet of work and life.

  • Data + Action = benefit: Why IoT needs intelligence to be truly useful
  • What hurdles need to be overcome in order to bring true AI to the IoT sphere?
  • Where do the greatest possibilities exist for IoT and AI to work together to bring about game-changing transformation?

 

 Panel moderator:

Sri Annaswamy
Financial Services Advanced Analytics, Founder & Director 
Swamy and Associates

Panellists:
Stuart Waite

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Timpani

Mark Chatterton
Co-founder
Ingenious AI

Fang Chen
Group Leader & Senior Principal Researcher, Enterprise Analytics
CSIRO’s Data61

Mark Sheppard
Chief Commercial Officer
GE Digital Asia Pacific

17:50
Closing remarks from the Chair
18:00
End of day one and networking drinks