Day One

TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

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08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Sri Annaswamy
Founder and Director 
Swamy and Associates

AI – BEYOND THE HYPE
09:00
Bridging the gap between science and the enterprise
  • Develop insights to bridge the gap between the scientific and the enterprise worlds
  • How can cutting edge research be applied within a business?
  • How can data scientists provide solutions for maximum organisational benefit?

Hosein Alizadeh
Data Science Team Leader
Wesfarmers

09:30
International Keynote: Driving business value with AI
  • How is AI redefining business paradigms and transforming the enterprise day-to-day
  • How can artificial intelligence deliver real value to companies?
  • How do you develop an AI investment plan

Rohit Adlakha
VP & Global Head, Wipro HOLMES and Automation Ecosystem
Wipro Limited

10:00
The future of AI in the intelligent edge and the intelligent cloud

Digital transformation is rapidly becoming a commodity, with oceans of data now available for practical AI applications. In this session, we'll explore how strategic investments in AI and Machine Learning platforms, tooling and practical AI solutions are evolving to meet demand across industries. Looking to the future, we'll explore how the AI-infused Cloud and Edge will enable entirely new experiences.

Sean Alexander
Principal Director of Engineering
Microsoft AI

10:30
Networking break and showcase viewing
11:00
Panel Discussion: Making tomorrow’s most powerful technologies beneficial
  • How to prepare for the impact of AI on business and society
  • Developing ethical and open AI - building frameworks that are safe for the future

Panel Moderator: 

Sri Annaswamy
Founder and Director
Swamy and Associates

Panellists:

Rohit Adlakha
VP & Global Head, Wipro HOLMES and Automation Ecosystem
Wipro Limited

Shayne Harris
Head of Technical Sales
Lenovo

Sean Alexander
Principal Director of Engineering
Microsoft AI

 

11:30
PREPARING YOUR WORKFORCE FOR THE AI-AGE
  • Hear what technologies are on the horizon that have the potential to cause disruption in the traditional workplace
  • Understand the likely impact of emerging technologies and how you can adapt affected workers to jobs that have long-term resilience to AI introduction
  • Balance social responsibility and business opportunity - learn what technologies to invest in to lower operating costs

Richard George
Director of Data Science
Faethm

11:55
Building a future of human-AI collaboration
  • What are most widely adopted AI capabilities today? How effective are they and what are their limitations?
  • What does the concept of Human-AI Collaboration mean? What are the latest research advancements in this space?
  • How should we look at Human-AI Collaboration as the future approach to AI for business applications?

Si Chen
Senior Manager, Strategy & Partnerships
Tencent AI Lab & Robotics X

12:20
Using AI to measure, predict and shape the right behaviour
  • How can AI be used to dynamically measure conduct and behaviour
  • Innovative real-time monitoring and reporting of risk culture driven by AI
  • Insights into the methods used to calibrate and apply AI to different environments

Tim Boyle
Group Managing Partner
Blackhall & Pearl

12:45
Exploring the frontiers of machine learning and AI
  • A look at the fundamental concepts and recent advances in artificial intelligence
  • Research on the frontiers of deep learning and AI for data science
  • What are the societal implications of this work?

Mohadeseh Ganji
Data Science Research Fellow | Lead Data Scientist
University of Melbourne

13:10
Lunch and showcase viewing
14:10
AFTERNOON ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

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

Roundtable 1: Getting customers to accept, understand and trust AI

Fang Chen
Group Leader & Senior Principal Researcher Enterprise Analytics
Data61

Roundtable 2: Practical steps on using errors to improving your chatbots

Mark Chatterton
Co-Founder
Ingenious AI

Roundtable 3: Using machine learning and AI to enhance the customer experience

David Dean
Machine Learning Specialist
TAFE NSW

Roundtable 4: AI in marketing - personalising and improving customer experience

Jon Stubley
Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand
GumGum Visual Intelligence

Roundtable 5: Executive leadership challenges in an AI-driven world

Katharine McLennan
Founder
What is Leadership

Roundtable 6: AI & Machine Learning: Keys to your Digital Transformation

Shayne Harris
Head of Technical Sales
Lenovo

Roundtable 7: Getting out of the lab and into production - success factors for enterprise AI

Felipe Motta
Growth Manager
C3IoT

Roundtable 8Developing Ethical Guidelines in AI Implementations for Data Privacy, Transparency, and Accountability

Neil Carter
Data & Artificial Intelligence Lead
Microsoft Australia

Tom Daemen
Director, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs
Microsoft Australia

15:30
Networking break and showcase viewing
16:00
Panel discussion: Making the right decisions on what to automate
  • Should you automate the whole business?
  • What should be left for humans to manage?
  • Considerations for making the decision to adopt AI for automation

Panel Moderator:

Sri Annaswamy
Founder and Director 
Swamy and Associates

Pannelists:

Adrian Letchford
Senior Data Scientist
Airtasker

David Dean
Machine Learning Specialist
TAFE NSW

Fang Chen
Group Leader & Senior Principal Researcher Enterprise Analytics
Data61

16:35
How to embed AI & Machine Learning deep into your organisation
  • Why machine learning?
  • How does Airtasker use machine learning?
  • How we have built our machine learning pipeline

Adrian Letchford
Senior Data Scientist
Airtasker

17:00
Monitoring the health of structures with AI
  • Applying AI and machine learning to infrastructure and transport
  • Using sensing, continuous monitoring and advanced data analysis techniques to help civil and industrial asset managers to make informed maintenance decisions
  • Discovering patterns from discriminated data and building predictive capability from the derived patterns
  • How to create innovative AI/ML solutions with huge versatility and international impact

Fang Chen
Group Leader & Senior Principal Researcher Enterprise Analytics
Data61

17:25
Creating your first chatbot - what not to do!
  • 3 Steps to creating your first chatbot
  • Fail fast with chatbots

Mark Chatterton
Co-Founder
Ingenious AI

17:45
Closing remarks and networking drinks