Minister Wyatt Roy joins Australian Innovation celebration

The Hon Wyatt Roy, Assistant Minister for Innovation will open the Warren Centre’s Innovation Lecture at the Westin Hotel on Tuesday 17 November. Fresh from an investigative tour of Israel, the Minister is a new leading advocate for Australia’s innovation opportunity.

“We are delighted to have Minister Roy joining us in our 20th year of celebrating Australia’s innovation leaders”, said Ashley Brinson, Warren Centre Executive Director.

Professor Salah Sukkarieh, an international expert in the research, development and commercialisation of field robotic systems, will present The Warren Centre’s Innovation Lecture this year.

“Salah Sukkarieh is a visionary in the application of automated systems.  The work of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics has yielded billions of dollars of value and improved efficiency for organisations like Qantas and Rio Tinto. These are shining examples of what is possible with effective industry-research collaboration,” said Ashley Brinson.

Salah has led a number of robotics and intelligent systems R&D projects in logistics, commercial aviation, aerospace, education, environment monitoring, agriculture and mining, and has consulted to major industry players including Rio Tinto, BHP, Patrick Stevedores, Qantas, BAE Systems, Qld Biosecurity, Meat and Livestock Australia, and the NSW DPI amongst others. In 2014 Salah was awarded the NSW Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies.

Salah’s presentation will focus on intelligent operations – how robotics and intelligent systems are coming together to transform industry.

“I’m passionate about developing high-end technology and supporting its adoption, because it has significant and immediate improvement for industry and the wider community.  Technology truly has the power to transform our economy,” said Salah.

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