Melbourne Program – 23 June 2021

Preliminary Agenda – Melbourne (local time, AEST)

Time Session
9:30am – 9:35am Welcoming
Dr Marthie Grobler, CSIRO’s Data61
9:35am – 9:50am Opening Address
Dr George Feast, SME Collaboration Nation Lead, CSIRO Services
The importance of collaboration for SMEs

The CSIRO SME Collaboration Nation initiative aims to double the number of SMEs that engage with publicly-funded R&D by 2025 by (i) amplifying existing facilitation programs and providing better connections between them; (ii) simplifying and removing barriers to collaboration; and (iii) helping businesses and researchers understand the value of collaboration for positive impact. This presentation will take a tour through CSIRO’s current collaboration offerings (e.g. through SME Connect), showcase some examples of SME impact through collaboration and introduce some of the recommendations from our research project with RMIT that asked 800 SMEs what the real and perceived barriers they found are to collaboration.

9:50am – 10:30am Session chair: Marthie Grobler
AI and Cyber for Manufacturing

David Rawlinson, Lead data scientist, WSP
From POC to Production: Successful delivery of AI/ML projects

Dr Maggie Zhang, Deep Learning Engineer, NVIDIA
Accelerating AI applications using NVIDIA GPUs and AI software stack

10:30am – 10:50am Morning Break
10:50am – 11:30am Session chair: Mohan Baruwal Chhetri
AI and Cyber for Culture and Society

Prof John Grundy, Department of Software Systems & Cybersecurity, Monash Data Futures Institute
Impact of developer and end user human issues on AI and cybersecurity

Prof Svetha Venkatesh, Alfred Deakin Professor and co-Director of Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2) at Deakin University
SMEs: what are the AI opportunities?

11:30am – 12:10pm AI and Cyber for Defence

Dr Paul Beinat, Principal at Finity Consulting, Adjunct professor at UTS
Using an artificial immune system to detect malicious intrusions

AI and Cyber for Culture and Society

Dr Shiri Krebs, Associate Professor of Law, Deakin Law School
Co-Lead, Law and Policy Theme, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
Predictive Technologies: New Challenges in a Future-Focused World

12:10pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm – 1:40pm Session chair: Kristin Moore
Panel Session
Facilitator: Dr Marthie Grobler, CSIRO’s Data61
Topic: Building a strong AI presence for SMEs to make the best of what technology can offer… securely
Panel members:
Matt Sinclair, Microsoft Australia
Dr Megan Sebben, CSIRO’s SME Connect
Johan Locke, Director – Insights & Data, Capgemini
Cheng Soon Ong
1:40pm – 2:20pm AI and Cyber for Culture and Society

Dr Catherine Lopes, AI, Data & Analytics + Intelligent Automation Networks
AI and people analytics: Risks and rewards

Dr Omaru Maruatona, CEO at Aiculus
Innovating with Cyber-AI: Challenges and opportunities

2:20pm – 2:40pm Afternoon Break
2:40pm – 3:20pm Session chair: Roshan Dodanwela
Dr Ian Oppermann, Chief Data Scientist, Customer, Delivery and Transformation |  Department of Customer Service
Responsible and ethical use of AI in the public sector, challenges, and best practices
3:20pm – 4:00pm AI and Cyber for Digital Infrastructure and Digital Twins

Dr Sarah Erfani, University of Melbourne
Cyber Digital Twins, Frontiers and Future Directions

Dr Sue Keay, Chair: Robotics Roadmap for Australia, Chair: Robotics Australia Group
Transforming business operations with AI and Digital Twins

4:00pm Closing
Roshan Dodanwela, CSIRO’s B&IS