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    Information to be confirmed. PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT TIME IS 12.00PM TO 1.00PM AEDT - MEMBERS OUTSIDE OF ACT, NSW, VIC & TAS NEED TO ADJUST TIMES ACCORDINGLY Description: About the presenter:
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    Webinar Recording: IoT Digital Utilities - Innovation from Seed to Solution, Presented by Dr Mike Dixon, CEO and Founder of Synauta Inc. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT TIME IS 12.00PM TO 1.00PM AEDT - MEMBERS OUTSIDE OF ACT, NSW, VIC & TAS NEED TO ADJUST TIMES ACCORDINGLY Description: Australian water utilities have long been global leaders in water management. We have invested heavily in technology and infrastructure, helping solve our water hardships. Is now the perfect time for Australia to leverage it’s expertise in water and harness the digital revolution to build our economy? This webinar will outline a map of digital possibilities for the Australian water utility. Digital transformation consists of the adoption of technologies for remote sensing, asset management, customer engagement, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and cybersecurity. We will highlight excellent examples from Australia and share others from across the globe. About the Presenter: Dr Mike Dixon is the CEO and Founder of Synauta Inc, an IoT company leveraging opex savings for water and power utilities by providing cyber security, sensor networks and software. He is an advisor to multiple start-ups including Sandymount Technologies, which spun out of MIT. Mike is a global expert in desalination and water treatment technology working with membrane and thermal technologies in Australia, North America, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia. He has worked across the entire value chain with technology manufacturers, water utilities, oil and gas companies, pharmaceutical companies and research hubs. Prior to Synauta, Mike was Applications Development Manager for NanoH2O, a global provider of reverse osmosis membranes that leveraged UCLA developed nanotechnology to lower the cost of desalination with over 300 installations in 40+ countries in the three years from market launch. LG Chem acquired NanoH2O in 2014. Mike was National President of the Young Water Professionals for the Australian Water Association in 2012 and is currently Secretary of the International Desalination Association (IDA) Board of Directors.
  3. This webinar has now passed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Title: The Role of Fog Computing in IoT Presenter: Dr. Rajkumar Buyya Description: In the next two decades, Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm will play an important role in transforming the industry, environment, and society. The requirement of supporting both latency sensitive and computing intensive Internet of Things (IoT) applications is consistently boosting the necessity for integrating Edge, Fog and Cloud infrastructure. Fog computing environments harness the edge network resources to support applications and deliver services for making decisions in real-time. These intelligent IoT applications are estimated to have an economic impact of $11 trillion per year by 2025 (equivalent of 11% of the world economy). This keynote talk presents: (a) architectural principles for Fog computing to harness edge resources, (b) algorithms for QoS-based provisioning of resources and scheduling of applications along with techniques for management of failures, and (c) a novel FogBus software framework with Blockchain-based data-integrity management for facilitating end-to-end IoT-Fog(Edge)-Cloud integration for execution of sensitive IoT applications, (d) a health-care application casestudy integrating finger pulse oximeter as IoT devices with Smartphone-based gateway and Raspberry Pi-based Fog nodes for Sleep Apnea analysis, and (e) future directions in Fog and Edge computing. About the Presenter: Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He served as a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council during 2012-2016. He has authored over 625 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=120, g-index=255, 76,800+ citations). Dr. Buyya is recognized as a "Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher" in both 2016 and 2017 by Thomson Reuters, a Fellow of IEEE, and Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier for his outstanding contributions to Cloud computing. Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr. Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Dr. Buyya has led the establishment and development of key community activities, including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences. These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of "2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society TCSC. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "2010 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". Recently, He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Practice and Experience, which was established over 45 years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome: www.buyya.com
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    Recording: This webinar has now passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording for free on MyPortal. Logon and navigate to Overview > Introduction. You can also view a list of all recordings. To be notified of upcoming webinars, register on this website and tick the newsletter box. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EVENT OF INTEREST TO IOT COMMUNITY LIVE CANBERRA EVENT TOMORROW – WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 12PM TO 1.30PM (join via Webinar for Non-Canberra members) Tomorrow, 14 November, the Risk Engineering Society will be hosting a live discussion panel and Q&A session on the risks associated with and future of driverless or AV (Autonomous Vehicles). The event will be held at the Seeing Machines Office in Fyshwick from 12pm to 1.30pm, details of the event are outlined below. The cost of attending is free to members and seats are limited so please register promptly to avoid missing out. To register please go to the Engineers Australia website: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/Event/software-wheels-driver-awareness-and-can-drive-trial Live Event & National Webinar Entrusting the driving task to a computer will eventually become a reality, but the journey to then will be gradual, complex and potentially dangerous. Synopsis As we grapple with the reality of dealing with a range of Autonomous Vehicles (AV) on our roads, there is general agreement these vehicles will make driving easier, more comfortable, and eventually, safer. Entrusting the driving task to a computer will eventually become a reality, but the journey to then will be gradual, complex, and potentially dangerous. As the technology improves the risk profile changes and the number of unexpected and potentially dangerous events the car will not be able to reliably respond to will reduce. However, this raises new issues around driver awareness where the driver could become complacent in an environment where increasing speed and other, unforeseen obstacles could result in potentially dire consequences. This raises new challenges for many organisations involved with AV safety including regulators, manufacturers, law enforcement, and associated organisations such as Engineers Australia and the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The ACT Government, together with Seeing Machines, has established an AV study - initiated the CAN drive - trial which will, through observing driver behaviour in an automated vehicle setting, help us better understand when and why, from both a safety and a regulatory perspective, a driver should be in control rather than the automated vehicle, and help to manage the transition from one to the other with reduced risk. The CAN Drive trial CAN drive supports a growing appetite internationally to understand issues such as when and how drivers will use automated driving functions and how it might impact their awareness of the environment around them, as well as their ability to take control of steering and speed functions from the vehicle when required, and at short notice. A panel discussion will be held at Seeing Machines offices, Fyshwick, and broadcast live via a National Webinar. Speaker 1: Mr Andrew McCredie, ACT Government AV Trial Governance Committee: Why CAN drive trial is being conducted. Speaker 2: Mr Ken Kroeger, Chairman, Seeing Machines Ltd: What Seeing Machines are doing, and what have found so far. Ken joined Seeing Machines in 2011 as CEO. Under Ken’s leadership the company has been strategically transformed into a recognized industry leader in computer vision, eye-tracking and intervention safety products and services with leading customers such as Caterpillar. Ken’s understanding of computer technology was honed at the North Alberta Institute of Technology. His experience as a technology entrepreneur came to the fore when he moved to Australia in the mid-1990s and co-founded 3D simulation and training provider Catalyst Interactive. Ken’s exposure to a wide range of industries, governments and defence/security agencies at an international level, has allowed him to develop a solid understanding of how technology can be applied to help people and organizations perform at a higher or safer level. Speaker 3: Mr James Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, Australasian New Car Assessment Program: How this work impacts ANCAP's safety rating system. James Goodwin is a former journalist and news presenter with a professional career in corporate affairs and government relations. He has a particular interest in consumer advocacy and education, particularly in the areas of transport and safety as well as improving corporate governance in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining ANCAP, Mr Goodwin held the position of Director - Government Relations & Communications at the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). James also held a senior corporate affairs position with the industry body representing the interests of new car and motorcycle brands in Australia, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). Q&A Session Facilitator: Mr Geoff Hurst, FIEAust, National President of the Risk Engineering Society.
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    Recording: This webinar has now passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording for free on MyPortal. Logon and navigate to Overview > Introduction. You can also view a list of all recordings. To be notified of upcoming webinars, register on this website and tick the newsletter box. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Title: IoT in Defence Part 2: Case Studies from Thales Presenter: Kerry Lunney, Country Engineering Director / Chief Engineer, Thales Australia International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) President-Elect Organisation: Thales in Australia is part of a leading international electronics and systems group serving the defence, aerospace and space, security, and transport markets in Australia and throughout the world. Thales’s technology and products help airlines, air traffic control, urban transportation systems, and the energy and defence industries improve their real-time decision making. Thales as a leader in advanced systems takes advantage of the full range of IoT technologies, as appropriate to meet the needs of the customer and the ever increasing speed of technology change, in delivering its solutions. Description: The ability to capture and analyse data from distributed connected devices offers the potential to optimize processes, create new revenue streams, and improve customer service. However, the IoT also exposes organizations to new security vulnerabilities introduced by increased network connectivity and devices that are not secured by design. Likewise the ability to fully utilise an IoT product within the constraints of defence industry acquisition frameworks is not without its challenges. This presentation will cover these aspects, including technical governance regimes, to operate IoT “stuff” in the defence world. About the Presenter: As the Country Engineering Director and Chief Engineer in Thales Australia, Kerry provides technical leadership and governance on bids and projects, delivers technical training programs, and participates on a number of Technical Boards and Communities of Thales. Recent roles include Chief Systems Engineer, Solutions Architect and Design Authority. Prior to joining Thales, Kerry has worked overseas and locally for GTECH, Boeing and Rockwell. Augmenting her career in Systems and Systems Engineering, Kerry holds the position in the International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) of President Elect for 2018-2019, and will be the President for 2020-2021. In addition, Kerry is a member of IEEE, a Fellow Member of Engineers Australia with the status of Engineering Executive and Chartered Professional Engineer, and holds the Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) qualification from INCOSE. This is the second in a series of webinar on the application of IoT engineering in the defence industry. The first of the presentation can be found under the Defence tab of the IoT Engineering webinar portal at https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/portal/IoT
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    Recording: This webinar has now passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording for free on MyPortal. Logon and navigate to Overview > Introduction. You can also view a list of all recordings. To be notified of upcoming webinars, register on this website and tick the newsletter box. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Title: IoT for Critical Applications – Making Regulatory Standards Work For You Presenter: Geoff Sizer, IoT Community Leader Description: IoT is increasingly finding its way into applications where safety, reliability, security and functional effectiveness are paramount. This includes use in medical, transportation, industrial, defence and even aerospace applications. The design, development and manufacture of electronics devices and software for use in these environments needs to comply with the requirements of international regulatory standards which go beyond the electromagnetic compatibility and radiocommunications standards which apply to all electronic devices. Such standards apply not only to the characteristics of the finished design, but to the processes used to develop it, including risk management. Rather than being seen as a burden, compliance with regulatory standards should be seen positively, as a way of enhancing product quality, which indeed their purpose. The aim should not be “to comply with the standard”, but to “develop a safe, reliable, high quality product”. The presentation will draw on experience gained in taking an electronics and software development team through the process of certification of its Quality Management System to ISO 13485 for medical devices – essentially ISO 9001 “on steroids”. Lessons learned can be usefully extrapolated to product development for other critical applications, and to enhance the quality of less critical commercial and consumer product designs for minimal development overhead. About the Presenter: Genesys founder and CEO Geoff Sizer has a lifelong passion for electronics and technology, and an ongoing commitment to the electronics engineering profession. He has more than 35 years experience in electronic product development ranging from complex systems to simple consumer goods for a diverse range of industries and applications. Geoff is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Chartered Professional. As a former President of the IREE, Geoff was instrumental in the formation of the ITEE College in Engineers Australia and is its immediate past chair. He has championed the formation of the Applied IOT Community of practice. During his career Geoff has acted as a Director or Chief Technical Officer for several leading technology firms including Advanced Systems Research Pty Ltd, Advanced Spectrum Technologies Pty Ltd, EMC Assessors Pty Ltd, Telezygology Inc and Embertec Pty Ltd .