- Wed, Mar 28, 2018 08:30 AM
Latitude: -35.009, Longitude: 138.573
Changing the Game :: Industry 4.0 Manufacturers and suppliers from all industries are now, more than ever, required to continually innovate across their products and supply chains, delivering what consumers want, when, where and how they want it. Leading manufacturers are already rethinking their business models in order to do things differently and take advantage of high-speed internet, advanced materials, data driven automation, new manufacturing techniques and global supply chains that are configured for speed, agility and scale. This trend, known as Industry 4.0, presents tremendous opportunity for innovative manufacturers with the right mindset, skillset and toolset. Join us for “Changing the Game :: Industry 4.0” where you’ll hear industry experts share their insights into this changing landscape and find out how you can engage in this opportunity. Two sessions at Tonsley Innovation District Wed 21 March, 7.30am and Wed 28 March, 3.30pm. Book now, limited places. MARCH 21 - AT SAGE AUTOMATION Hear from industry experts, Lance Worrall, Director Industrial Transformation, for the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, Mark Fusco, Managing Director of Advanced Focus and Adrian Fahey, CEO of SAGE Automation. Led by the New Venture Institute's Bert Verhoeven, the session will introduce the Innovative Manufacturing Accelerator, a program designed to help SMEs solve productivity challenges and take advantage of Industry 4.0 capabilities. Joining this session will be Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub Manager Colin Thomas. Event schedule7.30am - Registration, networking & light breakfast8.00am - Presentations9.00am - Event concludes Guest Speakers: Lance WorrallDirector, Industrial Transformation, Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre Lance Worrall is Director, Industrial Transformation, for the national Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), supporting the uptake of new technologies, new business models and global niche opportunities. Lance has for decades worked in industry and economic development, having led on major economic projects (manufacturing, resources, defence etc.) as Principal Policy Adviser to SA Premier Mike Rann from 2002 - 2008, and later as Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Executive of the state’s industry development agencies. Mark FuscoManaging Director and Principal, Advanced Focus Mark has more than 25 years of manufacturing industry experience and extensive knowledge of complex manufacturing processes, technologies and scales of production in a career that spans Australia, Japan, Europe, Africa and the US. Mark's experience ranges across industries such as advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, mining and service. Since founding Advanced Focused in 2005, Mark has helped companies as diverse as Anglo Gold Ashanti, ASC, REDARC, TAFE, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Matrix Composite Engineering to realise long-term process improvements. Adrian Fahey CEO, SAGE Automation Adrian Fahey is the CEO of the SAGE Group of brands and a Director of the SAGE Automation and SAGE Group boards. Adrian joined the business in 1998, four years after it founded and went onto wear the many hats required to support the growing business before being asked to take the role of CEO in 2008, at 36 years of age. Adrian is responsible for developing and executing the strategic plan for the business and demonstrates strong leadership qualities and a consultative inclusive style of managing his team to drive a high performance culture. As CEO, and with the support of his executive team, Adrian has led the growth of SAGE, from one to 10 offices across Australia as well as 3 in India, employing a highly skilled team of more than 290 people. During his tenure as CEO, Adrian has led SAGE from an annual turnover of $44 Million to $80 Million, acquired 5 businesses and remains passionate about delivering the very best thinking to every single client solution. MARCH 28 - AT MICRO X Hear from industry experts, Professor John Spoehr, Director of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute at Flinders University, Len Piro of Piro Advisory and Anthony Skeats, Engineering Manager at Micro-X. Led by the New Venture Institute's Bert Verhoeven, the session will introduce the Innovative Manufacturing Accelerator, a program designed to help SMEs solve productivity challenges and take advantage of Industry 4.0 capabilities. Joining this session will be Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub Manager Colin Thomas. Event schedule3.30pm - Registration3.40pm - Presentations4.40pm - Networking and refreshments5.00pm - Event concludes Guest Speakers: Professor John SpoehrDirector of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute at Flinders University John Spoehr leads a multi-discplinary team focusing on industry and workplace transformation in the context of technological change and innovation. John has over 25 years experience as a social and economic researcher. John has written extensively on economic and industry development, employment, unemployment and the socio-economic impact of change. He co-founded the Stretton Centre in partnership with the City of Playford, the Government of South Australia and the Australian Government. John is playing a leading role in the establishment of the South Australian node of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC. Len PiroPiro Advisory Len is one of Australia's most experienced economic development practitioners with an extensive career in manufacturing advice and service delivery. A conceptual thinker and a practical doer who has a passion for manufacturing and an extensive contact network in industry, government and Universities as well as a practical understanding of strategies adopted in Germany, Europe and the US to support manufacturing transition to higher value. Over an extensive career, he has led many major economic development projects in South Australia. Anthony SkeatsEngineering Manager, Micro X Anthony has over 19 years’ experience in product development. He specialises in fast track delivery of high risk programs in heavily regulated biomedical, telecoms, consumer and food sectors. As a mechanical engineer in the UK he worked for Lucent Technologies, BlueArc and BOC Edwards. Relocating to Australia in 2006 he led teams at engineering design consulting firms Invetech and Hydrix. Prior to joining Micro-X, he established and ran Hydrix SA whilst managing the Nano program from idea to market. Anthony believes strongly in customer centric design and has delivered several commercially successful products, including the award winning Coca-Cola FreestyleTM, Philips VisaPure™ and VisaCare™ devices, and more recently the Micro-X DRX Revolution Nano™.