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Automation and Artificial Intelligence - WA - Events & Education

Automation and Artificial Intelligence - WA

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | The Innovation Centre WA
Suite 1, Enterprise Unit 3, 9 De Laeter Way
Technology Park, Bentley

Automation and artificial intelligence are the new frontiers for innovation, an opportunity to relieve humans from repetitive, hazardous, and unpleasant labour. Automation technologies are changing our social and economic environment with the aim of creating more productive, efficient and safer ways of doing things.

But will automation technology ultimately subjugate rather than serve humankind? Will workers become slaves to automated machines, our privacy invaded by vast computer data networks? Highly skilled jobs and crafts are disappearing and relationships are now conducted in the cloud. Will automation endanger civilization as we know it or lead to a safer and more prosperous life?

Come and listen to our eminent panel, moderated by award winning broadcaster, Tom Murrell, examine the upsides and downsides of the inevitable march to automate.

Speakers Panel:

Nick Lim, Management Consultant Accenture and Non-Executive Director

Nick Lim has a background in Organisational Psychology and interested in ethical leadership, organisational change and transforming culture.. He has worked on a variety of projects which include Strategic Planning, Culture Change, Team Alignment, Organisation Restructure, and HR systems design. Nick has also worked across multiple industries which include Finance, Mining, Local Government, NFP, and SME for consulting businesses that range from independent, small, medium and large companies.

Nick enjoys giving back to the community and currently serves on a number of NFP boards/committees inccluding ROPE and Halls Head Community College Education Support Centre.

Mark Pivac, Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer, Fastbrick Robotics

Mark Pivac is the primary inventor of Fastbrick’s automated bricklaying technology. He is an aeronautical and mechanical engineer with over 25 years’ experience working on the development of high technology equipment ranging from lightweight aircraft to heavy off road equipment. Mark has 20 years’ experience with 3D CAD systems and high level mathematical experience including matrix mathematics, robot transformations and vector mathematics for machine motion. In addition, he has extensive design, commissioning and fault finding experience on servo controlled motion systems achieving very high dynamic performance

Glenn Taylor, Partner, Genesis Business Advisers

Glenn Taylor has extensive consulting experience mentoring and coaching Managing Directors and business owners in business process improvement, human resource management, quality management and change management. Projects have ranged from organisation specific up to an industry and nation-wide project (involving over 800 organisations). Glenn is a presenter and senior mentor of the Curtin University Centre for Entrepreneurship's Growth program, through which he has coached over 100 business owners to develop and grow their business.

Glenn has qualifications in engineering and management and held numerous management positions in the RAAF.


Thomas Murrell, 8M Media and Communications

Thomas Murrell MBA CSP has been working behind a microphone for more than 30 years as an international business speaker, broadcaster, author and advisor. His company, 8M Media and Communications provides counsel to an elite group of companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange ranging from top 500 companies through to start-up biotechnology, medical and exploration companies.

He is also a Director of emerging graphite developer Walkabout Resources (ASX:WKT) and Chairman of Hong Boa Media, a Singapore-based financial news service.

His latest book, Insider Secrets of International Speaking, is published by McGraw-Hill International.

He has been recognised by his peers as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest possible international qualification and accreditation for professional speakers and is a graduate of three Australian Universities, gaining his MBA from the University of Western Australia with distinction.

This unique combination of media savvy, corporate communications and business educator makes him one of Perth’s busiest corporate moderators.

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Time: 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Venue: The Innovation Centre WA
Suite 1, Enterprise Unit 3, 9 De Laeter Way
Technology Park, Bentley
Cost: LESANZ Members $30
Non Members rate $60 pp
Student rate $30 pp *incl GST
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