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    Webinar - Deep Learning For Machine Vision Synopsis: Deep learning is the new frontier for artificial intelligence. The technology simulates brain activities by using billions of training examples similar to the way neurons operate. Deep neural networks are trained with GPU cluster with tens of thousands of processor. Applications of the technology include machine vision, physics, biology, transport, IoT. This talk will mainly introduce deep learning for machine vision. The technology could be used in smart manufacturing, health care, MedTech or in sport. For example, defect detection or automatic disease diagnosis could be possible by examining machine-generated images. About the speaker: Dr Wanli Ouyang is a senior lecturer in software engineering at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney. His work on computer vision is highly cited (H-Index ranking as 65th in Australia on Computer Science, According to www.aminer.org, he ranks as the 79th on computer vision in the world, one of the two researchers ranking top-100 in Australia). He received the best reviewer award of ICCV. He serves as the guest editor for IJCV, demo chair for ICCV 2019, Area Chair of ICVPR, PRCV. He has been the reviewer of many top journals and conferences such as IEEE TPAMI, TIP, IJCV, SIGGRAPH, CVPR, and ICCV. He is a senior member of the IEEE. Presentation slides - Machine vision for deep learning.pdf
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    Webinar - Do You Own Your Data? Description Whether data originated with a consumer using a product, with sensors on a machine at a factory or on crates of crops picked in a field, the question remains: Whose data is it? There is no standard, agreed-upon, IoT data ownership model in place to clarify. If you don’t own your data, what constraints are placed on your use of that data? Do you have the right to use it any way you want? Who owns the insights gained from data that you don’t own? Who else has the right to use your data? In the web of company ownership, the answer may be your competitor. In this presentation we will look at some of the pitfalls around IoT devices, data ownership and how to avoid them. About the presenter Norman Ballard, electronics engineer, self-proclaimed Technocrat, Innovator, and problem solver has worked as an Electronics Engineer for the last 23 years. After completing a Master’s Degree in Electronics Engineering at the University of Cape Town, Norman worked as an design engineer at General Electric where he learned good design practice and the importance of rigorous systems; he then moved into the world of sales, working for Avnet Electronics as a Product manager and then as Director of the Semiconductor Division. A later move to Motorola, a global semiconductor manufacturer, exposed Norman to best and worst practices in thousands of small and medium sized manufacturing businesses. After a move to Australia, Norman used his experience in design, sales and business to establish Hummingbird Electronics. Hummingbird electronics enjoyed significant growth, becoming well known for delivering innovative electronics solutions in the automotive sector. Hummingbird Electronics was the recipient of the 2014 Business of the Year award in the Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards and was acquired by Adelaide-based advanced manufacturer REDARC Electronics in May 2015. In 2019, Norman decided it was time to gain new skills and start new adventures. Subsequently, Norman has joined BlueZone Group, a supplier of subsea equipment, as General Manager Engineering and is involved with the Newcastle start-up community as Brand Ambassador for Senquip, a manufacturer of sensor gateways for industrial markets.
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    Webinar - Practical Industrial IoT Presenters - Glen Fry and Arlen Nipper Description - With the growth of analytics and the benefits of harnessing data from OT, a common question we hear is how best to implement an IIoT solution. Companies are struggling on how to start this process given their current industrial environment in a cost-effective and scalable manner to begin their Digital Transformation journey. Presenter and President of Cirrus Link Solutions, Arlen Nipper (co-inventor of MQTT), discusses the origins of MQTT, and follows with a demonstration of the benefits and best practices around MQTT, and in particular the power of the Sparkplug B payload for IIoT Solutions. He steps through the enablement for OT edge connectivity, Data Standardization and integration of Cloud data stores and analytic services using the Cirrus Link MQTT Modules and the Ignition 8 Platform.
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    Machine Learning in (I)IoT Description The past few years has seen a significant resurgence in interest and application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This has been primarily driven by the ready availability of relatively high and scalable compute power, cloud systems and virtualisation. It has also occurred coincident with emerging interest in Big Data and (Industrial) Internet of Things. Machine Learning application at this time is dominated by statistical techniques such as Bayesian Inference. This, and other similar statistical approaches are well suited to the large datasets as are often seen within the (I)IoT domain. However, they are not the only Machine Learning techniques that are currently available which are also applicable to (I)IoT. This presentation covers a number of semi- and non-statistical Machine Learning techniques that may be applied in various (I)IoT contexts. The presentation is tutorial in nature, focuses primarily on the Machine Learning techniques themselves, as well as typical ways that they can be applied to (I)IoT. The overall aim is to give (I)IoT practitioners a (non-mathematical) overview and appreciation of a number of additional Machine Learning techniques that can complement statistical methods, and may find application in their day-to-day work. About the speaker John Ypsilantis holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Pure Mathematics from the University of Sydney. His doctoral studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney concerned the application of machine learning to SCADA Systems for power, and were conducted during the third wave of interest in artificial intelligence. He has over 30 years experience in the field of engineering-oriented AI and Machine Learning. He is the Principal of Heuristics Australia Pty Ltd, an electrical engineering and ICT consultancy based in Sydney, which works with large public and private utilities in Australia and overseas. John’s other specialisations include automatic control, data and voice communications systems, SCADA for gas, water and electricity utilities, Industrial Internet of Things, network security for utilities and the application of machine learning and intelligent systems to utility operations. John is a Member of Engineers Australia, Chartered Professional Engineer and registered on the NER and RPEQ. Presentation slides John Ypsilantis slidepack download.pdf
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    IoT webinar - Overcoming IIoT Data Interoperability Challenges with OPC UA Presenter - Darek Kominek - Marketing Director at Matrikon (Honeywell) With the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie4.0, the need for secure enterprise wide data visibility has fast become a key requirement for companies to remain competitive. While many of the new IIoT technologies coming from the IT sector (machine learning, big data analytics, and direct-to-cloud communications) promise great benefits to the discrete, process, and hybrid industries – the reality is that facilitating IIoT era access to OT data systems requires solutions that: Adhere to IT cyber security best practices since security threads continue to grow Comply with OT best practices to maximize up-time, quality, efficiency, and safety Enable new technologies to be phased in while maximizing and modernizing existing infrastructure Simplify architectures to reduce cost and training needed to maintain them Express data context in a common format across 3rd party systems And more... This presentation introduces the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) standard from the OPC Foundation, discusses how the standard meets the above requirements, and touches on how OPC UA has come to play a central role in virtually every IIoT/I4.0 standard globally. About the presenter - As the Marketing Director at Matrikon (Honeywell), Darek helps vendors, system integrators, and end-users best leverage Matrikon OPC UA technology as the data connectivity foundation for their products, projects, and infrastructures respectively. He also leads the Matirkon Solutions Consulting team that develops OPC based solution architectures and to assists with Proof of Concept (PoC) projects. Darek is a member of the OPC Foundation Marketing Control Board (MCB) where he works with leadership to help strategize and drive OPC UA adoption, presents globally on behalf of the OPC Foundation, fosters collaboration with other standards organizations, and publishes articles about the advantages of using OPC UA in the IIoT/Industrie4.0/M2M space. Earlier in his career, Darek worked as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard, GE, and owned and operated a software consulting firm. Darek got his bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Alberta. Presentation slides Overcoming IIoT Interoperability Challenges with OPC UA.pdf
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    Description Sensahub by Sensavation is an Australian developed IoT software platform focused on making it easier to build IoT business solutions. This webinar shares experiences from the Sensavation team and partners with designing, customising and deploying IoT solutions in the industrial, agricultural and local government sectors. We will cover topics like the difficulties with developing IoT solutions, maximising the business value from an investment in IoT and some of the considerations needed to be successful with IoT. Key takeaways Sharing a couple of Australian IoT case studies as well as best practices for IoT implementations. About the speaker Dean Dobson (B. Eng. Elec) has over 30 years’ experience as a technologist working in the Banking, Oil & Gas and IT industries, with almost 25 years at Microsoft in technology and business roles including IT Strategy consulting, Services Practice Management, Sales Management and finally was responsible for risk, governance and business transformation for Microsoft’s Services Division in Asia Pacific. Dean is currently a founder of two Australian IoT Startups; Sensavation that markets an application enablement software IoT platform (Sensahub) and Buildvation that develops leading-edge sensor and display solutions for the construction and resources sectors. Dean also is active in the Startup community as an Angel investor and provides Startup business mentoring including board roles as Non-Executive Director.
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    View the recording: This webinar has passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording free on MyPortal. Simply logon and navigate to Technologies > Sensor & Embedded Electronics ______________________________________ Join Nube iO & Honeywell for a review of how IoT was implemented at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) to achieve specific space utilization insights and goals. This webinar details: • The benefits of implementing an IoT solution for retrofit building applications • A review of IoT technologies used • An examination of the recommendations and ROI provided to the client post data analysis • Next steps for the project Key takeaways 3-4 bullet points with key messages (why and who should attend) • This webinar is aimed at Engineers working in the built environment who are interested in considering alternate technology offerings for common client solutions • Receive a combination of perspectives from tech giant Honeywell and Tech scaleup Nube iO • Interest in wireless technologies • Interest in building automation About the speakers Sabrina is the Sales Marketing Manager for Nube iO, a company that has developed a scalable IoT solution for portfolios of distributed retrofit buildings. Sabrina works directly with clients to develop IoT offerings specific for their business case. Jerald Skuta is a Digital Service Engineer working for Honeywell’s Building Solutions in Sydney. He is the regional subject matter expert in IoT solutions, cloud technologies, data analytics and utilizing them to create intelligent digital solutions for complex problems.
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    Building a business case for IoT View the recording: This webinar has passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording free on MyPortal. Simply logon and navigate to Industry Applications > Other Description/Synopsis Dramatic increase of Operational Risks has a profound impact on economic viability of projects, company reputation and its balance sheet. This presentation elaborates how these exposures can be better managed via non-traditional measures, using Resilience Data, IoT and AI. Furthermore, it explains how senior management (an Executive and Board level) can act pre-emptively by obtaining a better insights about potential Operational Risks and utilising a Resilience discipline as a modern tool to hedge those risks. Key takeaways Managing Operational Resilience in a new era of Cyber Risks, Pandemics, Natural Hazards and Behavioural changes presents management with some interesting challenges, but it provides great opportunities too. About the speaker Aleksandar Kovacevic is a banking professional with over 25 years’ experience gained in Australia and internationally. He worked with several large banks and blue-chip organisations and has managed operations across various geographies. Aleksandar is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Business Continuity Institute in the United Kingdom. Besides his corporate career, he also served as Adviser to the Australian Federal Government on competitiveness matters and as an adviser to IFC/World Bank. He is also passionate HAM Radio enthusiast and holds unrestricted license.
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    Implementation of Edge Sensor for Online Flotation Interface Detection View the recording: This webinar has passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording free on MyPortal. Simply logon and navigate to Technologies > Data Analytics Presenter: Trevor Hadley (Co-founder/Managing Director of Clarity Advanced Control) Host: Geoff Sizer Description The value of timely decision making, system optimisation and continuous improvement is well understood from productivity achievements gained in industries more broadly. Mining operations are increasingly becoming data rich but remain relatively information poor. Getting information to key people who can drive improvements and translate that to value is the critical step in the industry’s digital transformation. Clarity is developing capability to facilitate digital transformation, by harnessing the significant miniaturisation of computing power to allow complex computation inside sensors and transmission of timely intelligent information. This can be integrated with traditional control interfaces or via Internet of Things (IoT) dashboards. An example is shown of how edge sensing has been implemented on a flotation cell to detect the interface level., and how this has enabled insights and real-time process improvement. Key Takeaways Information systems can now be implemented that allow fit-for-purpose visibility of high value operational issues using one-directional passive information flow to Internet of Things (IoT) dashboards This becomes a viable alternative to the trending and historian software solutions typically offered by higher-end Distributed Control Systems The IoT devices are sensor agnostic and can easily be integrated with legacy equipment commonly found in long life-of-mine operations. This adjunct solution allows improvements to be driven at the supervisor or shift level. Presenter Bio Trevor co-founded Clarity Advanced Control in 2018 to translate science outcomes into industry-implementable products – in particular, to develop and commercialise the next generation of mineral processing instrumentation. He completed an MSc in Chemical Engineering at The University of Cape Town, South Africa. At the CSIR in Pretoria he developed a grounding in fluidisation for energy and mineral processing applications, with key deliverables including scoping, trial work, plant design and commissioning. He joined CSIRO, Clayton, in 2008 where he further developed skills in process engineering, flowsheet development, computational- and physical- modelling in the energy and mineral processing sectors. In this role, he gained a wealth of knowledge in process evaluation, costing, integration and scale-up.
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    View the recording: This webinar has passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording free on MyPortal. Simply logon and navigate to Technologies > Sensors & Embedded Electronics Synopsis Location has become a critical component across a wide variety of organizations as part of their ever-expanding IoT implementations. As companies get more sophisticated in their knowledge of what IoT can do for their business, they’re moving beyond basic applications to use IoT to better manage key business processes. While accurate location capabilities are on every company’s wish list, each has a different idea of what the technology is capable of and what they can do with it. What is needed accuracy, will it be real-time, what can you track, what can you use the data for, how is it going to help us in our business, is the infrastructure just for tracking or can it be used for other applications? This presentation will answer these questions, amongst others, and will give examples of the different verticals and applications where it is already being used. Key take-aways gain the understanding of the RTLS (Real Time Location Systems) and how applying it can drive the value for all the players in the value chain be able to spot the opportunities and pain points that are common in many vertical industries and how to solve these using RTLS understand how the wide partner network that has already build extensive solutions in this area can be utilized in order to shorten the development cycle and time to market About the speaker Jukka is Country Manager of Quuppa Australia. Quuppa is a technology company that has its roots in Finland. Its Quuppa Locating System (QLS) provides real-time and accurate positioning for location-based solutions. Quuppa’s technology opens a gateway to the wider Internet of Things integrations, serves all business verticals, and has been applied across various industries from security, hospitals, industrial internet, retail, hospitality and restaurants to smart buildings and sports and so on. Jukka is a seasoned business and technology professional having worked with big multinational companies, successfully built own products and companies, and has played major role in internationalising others. LinkedIn profile
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    View the recording: This webinar has passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording free on MyPortal. Simply logon and navigate to Industry Applications > Manufacturing Description We'll start by talking a little about the history and the inspiration behind Industry 4.0 as it's known, then break it down into the key elements and practical ways they can be executed using current technologies. We'll touch on the role IIoT has to play, and where it fits in todays manufacturing scene, and where it "might" be headed. Key takeaways Industry 4.0 is an evolving concept It's looks different across different size enterprises, industries, countries, and cultures Connectivity is key, especially the adoption of open standards All of the technology, and the raw skills we need to deploy already exist The ROI's can be significant, financially, and in human terms About the speaker Glen founded ESM Australia in 1996 after working in electronics and process control industries as an employee for more than 10 years. Over the last 24 years he’s led the team at ESM in delivering automation and motion control systems in a wide range of industries, often taming new and emerging technologies. Glen was at Hannover Messe for the initial introduction of Industry 4.0 (which was actually around 2008) then again in 2011 and continues to visit regularly. In 2019 Glen founded iControls, one of three companies globally selected for the initial rollout of a distribution channel to represent Ignition SCADA platform outside the USA. He runs two companies and travels widely to technology events and manufacturing facilities around the world, learning and bringing best practice back to Australia. Glen brings a pragmatic approach to helping Australian manufacturers understand and implement digital systems that optimize and sustain performance.
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    View the recording: This webinar has passed. If you are a member of Engineers Australia, you can view the recording free on MyPortal. Just logon and navigate to Industry Practices > Manufacturing _______________________________________________________________________________________________ About the speaker Steve Barker is the Owner and Director of Prospect Control Systems Pty Ltd. An accomplished and highly experienced industrial control systems engineer, Steve has taken forward Industrial IoT technology for a number of clients and sees IIoT as a natural extension and enhancement of traditional control system engineering. Steve is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Member of Engineers Australia. Webinar synopsis This webinar will focus on 2 case studies of the implementation of LPWan technology in an industrial context. The 2 projects that are the subject of the case studies used different LPWan technology - 1 LoraWAN and 1 SigFox, and the experiences in the delivery of these projects will be examined and discussed. The challenges faced and the longer term outcomes and benefits from the projects will be presented to give listeners a real world and practical perspective on these technologies in an industrial setting. Key Takeaways Listeners will gain an understanding of the implementation of LPWan in 2 industrial projects and take away knowledge as to how it may be applied in their industries or services. This webinar will be of interest to end users of the technology and also system engineers, suppliers and integrators.
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    View the recording: This webinar has passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording free on MyPortal. Simply logon and navigate to Technologies > Security Synopsis Matt Tett, chair IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) (www.iot.org.au) WSe3 - Cyber Security and Network Resilience will be presenting on the strategy that IoTAA has taken to address stakeholder concerns when it comes to ensuring IoT ecosystems can uphold security, safety and privacy. Key Takeaways: If your role involves IoT from a manufacture, development, supply or procurement perspective receive value in learning key, 1. Details of the IoT “TrustMark” Certification program, 2. Information about the IoT reference framework (architecture), 3. Resources for the IoT Security Awareness Guides, both supply side and demand side, 4. Current status of Industry and government working relationships. Slides - IoT Security in Australia.pdf
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    View the recording: This webinar has passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording free on MyPortal. Simply logon and navigate to Overview > Introduction to IoT ____________________________________________________________________________________ Adopters of Internet of Things technologies in Australia often have to make compromises when selecting commercial-off-the-shelf technologies to meet their needs. Australia has environmental, geographic and commercial realities that are different from those in Europe, the USA and Asia. These differences create opportunities for innovators to find niche opportunities to manufacture IoT devices that are optimised for use in Australia. This presentation provides a step-by-step guide for engineers in all industries on how to develop their own IoT device, covering business requirements, design for manufacture and building the case for manufacturing in Australia. A number of case studies are presented including the Senquip ORB-X1, a general-purpose IoT sensor gateway developed in Australia. About the presenter: Norman Ballard is the General manager of Engineering at BZG, a systems integrator focusing on marine systems, and CEO of Senquip, a manufacturer of IoT gateways for connecting sensors. Norman has extensive experience in electronics design. He founded Hummingbird Electronics in 1997 after emigrating from South Africa. Prior to this, he was a Project Engineer at General Electric, Director of the Semiconductor Division within Avnet and Market Development Manager for semiconductor products in Southern Africa for Motorola. Presentation slides IOT an Opportunity for Manufacturers in Australia.pdf
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