Program

The congress program will offer two days of content featuring six streams, each developed with key topics to coincide with the congress theme - "Creating the Future Together".  The congress will bring together representatives from within the fields of Risk, Systems Engineering, Cost Engineering, Project Controls and Asset Management to name a few.

Speakers within their fields will cover the following themes:

  • Capital Projects and Lifecycle
  • Sustainability and Resilience
  • Technology and Data
  • Human Systems and Culture 
  • Governance and Assurance 

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We are pleased to announce two networking opportunities available to hear from our plenary speakers and to network with fellow attendees. 

Thursday 27th May
In-person: Brisbane Engineers Australia Office; Level 9/ 340 Adelaide Street Brisbane
Webinar Available
$150 per person online or in-person
In-person includes drinks and canapes

Our future world: megatrends, the interaction of AI with humans and the importance of governance in transformation

Digitisation is the central theme to this series of presentations. Dr Hajkowicz will provide an update on CSIRO’s global megatrends, which are gradual yet powerful shifts in the environment and, he will share the drivers that are going to reshape the landscape and impact the engineering profession over the coming 20 years. Technology, climate change, emerging economies, digitisation will all be covered in his presentation. Professor Paul Salmon and Gemma Read will outline the consideration of human factors  that need to be made when designing AI-based systems, whilst Sandra Diethelm will talk about effective governance frameworks that are critical in the delivery of any change or transformation project.

Event Program
03:30pm: Arrival 
04:00pm: Our Future World: Reshaping Livelihoods and Lifestyles over the coming decades - Stefan Hajkowicz, Senior Principal Scientist - Strategy, Foresight and Decision (In-Person)
4:45pm: Houston, we have a Problem! The Critical need for Human Factors in the design of Artificial Intelligence - Professor Paul Salmon, Professor of Human Factors and Gemma Reed, Associate Professor, University of Sunshine Coast (In-Person)
05:30pm: Governance to deliver successful business re-engineering projects (Case Study, lessons learned) - Sandra Diethelm, Executive Consultant, IXL, Pty (Virtual)
06:15pm: Networking Event: Drinks and Canapes provided.  Meet Kerry Lunney and network with fellow attendees

Friday 28th May
In-person: Sydney Engineers Australia Office; 44 Market Street, Sydney
Webinar Available
$150 per person online or in-person
In-person includes drinks and canapes

Complex systems, situations and projects: finding pathways for success
Complexity, systems and projects are the central themes to this series of presentations.

Large capital projects which have lasting impacts on local and wider communities tend to be planned, managed and implemented by engineers.  Similarly, solutions to complex systems challenges faced by our world have to be designed by people, engineers in particular.  Hear from Mark Betts who will share some of his experiences of his 40 years delivering projects in both the private and government sector and John Blackburn AO will share insights into the future and the importance of creating a resilient and sustainable world for future generations. Finally, Kerry Lunney FIEAust will draw on her systems engineering experience to look at complex systems solutions that arise with the introduction of new technologies such as AI and autonomy to establish pathways that adapt and apply to a systems approach.

Event Program
03:30pm: Arrival 
04:00pm: Managing Capital Projects for Profit, Performance and the Planet - Mark Betts, Director Project Management & Continuous Improvement, Level Crossing Removal Authority (Virtual)
4:45pm: Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future - John Blackburn AO (Virtual)
05:30pm: Pathways Through Complex Systems Solutions - Kerry Lunney FIEAust CPEng NER, Chief Engineer, Thales Australia (In-Person)
06:15pm: Networking Event: Drinks and Canapes provided.  Meet Kerry Lunney and network with fellow attendees

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Click 'View Presentation Details' to see the list of topics and presenters that are in each session. The program below contains all oral presentations and is subject to change