Day Two

WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

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08:20
Welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Sri Annaswamy
Founder and Director
Swamy and Associates

INNOVATION, TRANSFORMATION & AUTOMATION
09:00
International keynote presentation: Deploying AI, Machine Learning and other disruptive technologies at scale – the Procter & Gamble experience
  • How to define a structured approach to digital transformation
  • How to de-risk your digital transformation
  • How AI, outcome-based work-process design and open ecosystems can make a big difference
  • How to bridge the gap between successful pilot testing and deployment at scale

Tony Saldanha
Former Vice President, Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble & President
Transformant

09:30
Leveraging data and emerging tech to ‘step change’ TAL’s business
  • Overcoming the challenges faced when developing and implementing AI tools and automating systems
  • Changing the perception of AI from being misunderstood and mistrusted to a valuable business tool
  • Overview of ‘WunderWriter’: an industry-first AI driven tool to improve quality assurance in the underwriting process
  • Overview of ‘Cora’: an AI powered messaging tool to help customers return to health

Dan Taylor
General Manager of Innovation
TAL

10:00
AI at Enterprise Scale

Ed Abbo will share his perspective on the Digital Transformation of the Enterprise: the convergence of new and disruptive technologies – AI/machine learning, elastic cloud computing, big data, and IoT – driving a new technology paradigm that is reshaping business and social processes.

Ed Abbo
President & CTO
C3loT

 
10:40
Networking break & showcase viewing
11:10
The Future of Social Robotics and Embodied AI

William Judge
Head of Social Robotics
Commonwealth Bank Australia

11:40
Panel discussion: Innovating by unlocking the power of AI: right here, right now

- How is the industry entering a new era of automation and AI-powered decision making?
- Can Artificial Intelligence radically transform the way we do business?
- How do we collaborate and adapt with machines?

Panel Moderator:

Sri Annaswamy
Founder and Director
Swamy and Associates

Panellists:

Tony Saldanha
Former Vice President, Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble & President
Transformant

Kshira Saagar
Head of Analytics & Data Science
The Iconic

Colin Timm
Country Director
Google Cloud, Australia and New Zealand

12:10
AGL and Eliiza: Machine Vision on Mobile Devices

James Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Eliiza

Hamish McMichael
Head of Digital Transformation
AGL

12:30
Transforming Healthcare with AI
  • How can AI be used to transform healthcare in Australia?
  • What challenges do B2C startups in AI face?
  • How can blockchain be used to protect personal data?

Sammi Bhatia
Co-Founder & COO
Medius Health AI

12:50
Natural Language Processing and the future of retail
  • Discover how Shop You uses AI to cut down on browsing time
  • How can AI and ML be used to understand customers better and improve the UX?
  • Understand the key elements of a successful chatbot

Kelly Slessor
Chief Executive Officer
Shop You

13:10
Lunch and networking
14:10
The next step after digital transformation: Setting Airtasker up for success with Machine Learning
  • The challenge: what data was missing, why this is common
  • Foundation: gathering the missing data, putting demographic and behavioural analytics in the one spot
  • Pitfalls discovered and avoided: differences between software developers and data analysts
  • Value: keeping ahead of the curve, enabling machine learning and new ideas

Tim Garnsey
Co-Founder and Director
Verge Labs

14:30
Applying AI and Machine Learning to media and entertainment
  • How is AI engineered for businesses while taking into consideration the human mindset?
  • What are the core algorithms that can be used to deliver a result?
  • How can we design a solution that will create a competitive advantage?

Alex Luscombe
Product Manager
Sajari

Janine Marttila
Head of Digital
Foxtel

14:50
Advanced-analytics, AI and Machine Learning in health insurance – the Australian Unity experience
  • Building the Data Science/Machine Learning Centre of Excellence at Australian Unity
  • Brief overview of projects that have been delivered for different areas of the business
  • Machine Learning and Survival Analysis vs traditional approaches to predicting customer churn

Jacek Kowalski
Chief Data Scientist
Australian Unity

15:10
Current state of AI and impact on society
  • What influence does AI have on society today and what opportunities does it bring for our industries?
  • How do we address issues with employment, ethics and what it means to be human?
  • How will the choices we make impact on Australia’s future?

Natalie Rens
Artificial Intelligence Specialist
Office of the QLD Chief Entrepreneur

15:40
Networking break and showcase viewing
16:00
Putting the Blackbox in Black and White: Truth, Lies and Interpretation
  • Challenges in explaining Blackbox techniques
  • How can we improve algorithm's interpretability without losing performance?
  • Lessons learned from a technical perspective

Rimon Rony
Chief AI Data Scientist
Local Government Association of QLD

16:30
Data, Security and AI
  • How will artificial intelligence and machine learning impact Cybersecurity?
  • What steps do businesses need to take to keep their data safe?
  • What are the privacy issues for artificial intelligence and machine learning?

Jacqui McNamara
Head of Security Services
Telstra

17:00
Panel discussion: THE FUTURE OF AI - Exploring the unknown
  • What’s the future of the workplace in a post-AI world
  • How can companies prepare their workforce and their leadership for this new world?
  • What are some of the mind blowing future applications of AI?

Moderator:

Darwin Schweitzer
Worldwide Intelligent Cloud  - Big Data/AI Advanced Workload Lead
Microsoft

Panellists: 

Siamak Tafavogh
Honorary Adjunct Academic
University of Technology

Rimon Rony
Chief AI Data Scientist
Local Government Association of QLD

Natalie Rens
Artificial Intelligence Specialist
Office of the QLD Chief Entrepreneur

Emil Bolongaita
Professor of Public Policy and Management
Carnegie Mellon University

 

17:35
End of conference