Day Two Conference

WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2019

GAINING A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE VIA AI, ML AND DL

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

Felipe Flores
General Manager - Data Science and Analytics
Liberty Financial

09:00
Disruption of AI in the industry, adoption models and trends
  • Hear a keynote from a leading veteran of Artificial Intelligence development from IBM and the filer more than 120 patents
  • Get foresight into the future from a leading innovator on the direction that AI is headed and how this should inform your thinking in the present with regard to implementation – what’s here and what’s on the horizon

 

Gandhi Sivakumar
Executive Architect (Data and AI Expert Labs) Vice President for AI, IBM AoT
IBM Australia

09:30
AI practitioners’ panel: Developing a fit-for-purpose AI corporate philosophy and strategy

Hear from a mixture of practitioners across sectors – what are the common issues they face and how have they gone about overcoming the organisational issues of resourcing, leadership buy-in, change management, data, security etc. Which gave them the greatest number of headaches and how did they overcome them.

Panel Moderator:

Felipe Flores
General Manager - Data Science and Analytics
Liberty Financial

Panellists:

Peter Bonney
General Manager Technology, Engineering and Data
Coles
 
David Black
Head of Data Science
Vicinity Centres
 
Kshira Saagar
Director of Data Science and Analytics
Global Fashion Group
10:15
Morning break
Case studies: How are different industries implementing AI and machine learning to gain a competitive advantage

In this next section of the agenda we get a range of insights from companies across sectors and contexts as to how they are using AI. Collectively, you will hear valuable stories of how to overcome the technical, organisational and resource hurdles for successful implementation of AI in your own organisation.

10:45
Rise of the edge – creating scalable and sustainable AI infrastructure in a distributed retail business
  • A glimpse of the store platform of the future
  • Understanding the success factors for AI at scale
  • Building and sustaining momentum in the turbulence of uncertainty

 

Peter Bonney
General Manager Technology, Engineering and Data
Coles

11:15
AI renaissance in a rapidly changing electricity industry – opportunities and challenges in execution
  • Get a background to advances in AI, ML over last 20 years
  • Discover how AI & ML are deployed by utilities for system estimation and forecasting
  • Understand the outlook for the next decade, the renaissance for AI in electricity – and how it can be done on behalf of consumers
  • Understand practical applications in simplifying energy experience, negotiating contracts, optimising resources

 

Phil Blythe
Founder & CEO
GreenSync

11:45
Transforming your whole company into one big data team
  • Overcoming the cultural bias of data work being a tech-heavy area
  • Getting the whole organisation on a data driven journey
  • Building the right ecosystem to support and sustain this cultural change

 

Kshira Saagar
Director of Data Science and Analytics
Global Fashion Group

12:15
Lunch
13:15
Building an IoT based AI system for monitoring rehabilitation at home

Hear how the application of AI can deliver greater business value through increasing the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes and how it can:

  • Improve productivity of physiotherapists by reducing their travel requirements
  • Improve patient’s compliance with rehabilitation program
  • Improve patient rehabilitation outcomes by optimisation of exercise program based on Machine Learning
  • Reduce the cost of rehabilitation to private health insurers and public system

 

Jacek Kowalski
Chief Data Scientist
Australian Unity

13:35
Building ethical use of AI in government
  • How do you ensure your use of AI doesn't drive inequity or biased outcomes?
  • Lessons from Canadian & New Zealand Governments – what can Australia do to identify risk and strengthen governance.
  • Using an Ethics Framework to ensure the use of AI has appropriate human, social and economic outcomes.
  • Shifting from the idea of "AI will save us money"

 

Pia Andrews
Executive Director Digital Government, Policy & Innovation

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

14:05
AI shaping the future of energy industry

The energy industry is a data rich sector with a huge potential for leveraging AI and advance technologies to mitigate risk, offer personalized customer service, reduce operational cost, empower communities with energy sharing models and a lot more. In this presentation, hear some of the best practices of AI in energy industry as well as learnings and insight from some of the projects at AusNet Services.

 

Mohadeseh Ganji
Data Science and AI Practice Lead
AusNet Services

14:35
Swimming with Crocodiles – A fishy tale of government and AI
  • Hear about the AI solution being used to help monitor and manage marine health
  • AI system analyses hours of video in minutes to monitor marine health, freeing up scientists for more valuable ecosystem sustainable management
  • Understand the potential for similar platforms to be deployed in different settings around the world to support important scientific endeavours

 

Rowan Dollar
Chief Information Officer, Department of Human Services
Government of South Australia

15:05
Managing organisational change and employee reskilling in the AI age
  • How will we prepare our workforce for the new world created by the emergence of AI?
  • How do we identify the staff that are potential leaders in this evolution?
  • How do we as leaders plan for this new workforce’s skill requirements?
  • How we skill, upskill and reskill our existing workforce?
  • What are opportunities for us as a society to embrace this new world of work?

 

Pauline Farrell
Director of Learning & Teaching (Global)
Navitas Professional and English Programs

15:35
Interactive panel: getting the resources and leadership buy-in you need to execute a meaningful AI strategy

In this closing session we look to discuss the event in review and highlight the most pertinent and salient points that emerged for you to take back to the office. We especially focus on the shared learnings in carving out the necessary support and resources need to create an impact programme that grows in influence and help your organisation achieve its overall goals, whether commercial or otherwise.

Panel Moderator:

Felipe Flores
General Manager - Data Science and Analytics
Liberty Financial

Panellists:

Mohadeseh Ganji
Data Science and AI Practice Lead
AusNet Services

Rimon Rony
Chief A.I. Engineer
Bluebeak AI

Lina Badethalav
Senior Finance Systems Operations Manager
AMP

16:15
CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS

Felipe Flores
General Manager - Data Science and Analytics
Liberty Financial

16:20
End of conference