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Dr Stefan Hajkowicz

Dr Stefan Hajkowicz

Senior Principal Scientist, CSIRO's Data 61
Stefan is a principal scientist at CSIRO, working in the field of strategic foresight and director of the Data61 Insight Team. He spends his time thinking about the future and about practical ways to help people make wiser choices. Read more

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Paul M.Salmon

Paul M.Salmon

Director of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast
Paul M. Salmon is a professor in Human Factors and is the director of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Paul has almost 20 years’ experience of applied Human Factors research in areas such as road and rail safety, aviation, defence, sport and outdoor recreation, healthcare, workplace safety, and cybersecurity. His research has focused on understanding and optimizing human, team, organisational and system performance through the application of Human Factors theory and methods. Read more

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John Blackburn AO

John Blackburn AO

Air Vice-Marshal (Retired) MDefStud, MStratStud
John Blackburn is a consultant in the field of Defence and National Security. In 2007 he was appointed an Officer in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (AO). John retired from the Royal Australian Air Force in 2008 as the Deputy Chief of the Air Force following a career as an F/A-18 fighter pilot, test pilot and strategic planner.   John’s senior posts included Commander of the Integrated Area Defence System (IADS) located in Malaysia, commanding a multi-national headquarters established to effect the Five Power Defence Arrangements, and Head of Strategic Policy in the Defence Headquarters.   Read more

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Sandra Diethelm

Sandra Diethelm

Project Consultant - Utilities, IXL Pty Ltd
Sandra Diethelm has led numerous business re-engineering and transformation projects, predominantly for electricity utilities and as an independent project consultant. She has delivered complex flagship projects such as Ergon Energy’s Smart Grid Technology Trial Program and the organisational alignment of Asset Management departments across two utilities before the merger. Sandra’s experience further includes the design and implementation of off-shore engineering services solutions for utilities in the role of Director of a data services company. Sandra is a qualified electrical/electronics engineer and a certified International Company Director (GAICD). She holds international project management certifications and has professional experience in senior roles across the private and the public sector in Switzerland, Australia and India. Read more

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Mark Betts

Mark Betts

Director Project Management & Continuous Improvement, Level Crossing Removal Authority
Mark has a had 40-year career in Major Project Infrastructure Project Management and is currently the Director of Project Management and Continuous Improvement for the Victorian Government's Level Crossing Removal Program. He has a strong interest in the role of the Engineer in delivery of major community infrastructure and how the profession needs to evolve to meet the challenges confronting it. Read more

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Kerry Lunney FIEAust CPEng EngExec

Thales Australia, Country Engineering Director & International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), President
Ms Kerry Lunney has extensive experience developing and delivering large system solutions, including design, software development, infrastructure implementation, hardware deployments, integration, sell-off, training and on-going support.  She has worked in various industries including Information Communication Technology (ICT), Gaming, Financial, Transport, Aerospace and Defence.  The systems delivered include combat systems, mission systems, communication systems, road and rail Intelligent Transport Systems (ITSs), flight simulators, security systems, vehicle electronic systems, and gaming systems.  Kerry's career has taken her throughout the Asia-Oceania region and beyond including engineering leadership roles in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA and NZ. Read more

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Gemma Read

Gemma Read

Associate Professor at the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems
Gemma Read is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has a PhD in human factors from Monash University and has worked in the human factors field since 2006 in both academic and government roles. Her main areas of expertise and interest include the application of methods and approaches with a basis in complexity and systems theory to enhance safety in transportation and work systems. Read more