Innovation Symposium: Disruption

Innovation Symposium: Disruption
November 25, 2016 Lauren Attana
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This year we ran our inaugural Innovation Symposium with the theme ‘Disruption’, as a part of our partnership with Open State. This Symposium tackled concepts like big data, data analytics, digital disruption, and platform strategies with presenters from Dell, Amazon, Data to Decision CRC and eRSA.

This Symposium brought together thought leaders in innovation and data analytics.

Hon Kyam Maher ML, Minister for Employment, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation, Minister for Science and Information Economy launched the South Australian Research and Innovation Platform, which will enable new IT services for South Australia’s innovation precincts.

eRSA is well positioned to provide this platform as it has both a local and national profile in research solutions, and experience working with research establishments and Universities across Australia and internationally. This experience will translate to other government services, commercial services and partnerships on a local, national and international basis.

The Platform model allows for collaborative projects between commercial partners and research and science to flourish into commercial derivatives that will drive economic opportunities and job creation.

In additon to Minister Kyam Maher ML, our Speakers included our CEO Mary Hobson, who specifically spoke about her time at the MIT CIO Symposium in Boston, sharing her insights from the event on big data, platform technologies, and digital disruption.

We had speaker Dave Blockow, Software Architect for the Data to Decisions CRC speak on the work of the CRC, how big data is transforming innovation and provided case studies on the type of intelligence they have been able to gather from big data analytics.

Adrian White, Amazon Web Services Scientific Computing, Head of Research and Technical Computing, Asia Pacific and Japan, spoke about the innovations cloud computing have enabled across a range of research projects, including marine biology, astronomy and genomics.

From DELL EMC, Director – HPC, Cloud & Big Data David Siroky spoke on IT transformation, machine and deep learning.

To close the Symposium, the Growing Data Foundation Ltd. launched the Internet of Things data network in Adelaide – a network that can talk to the internet without 3G or WiFi and has low battery usage, long range and low bandwidth, extending opportunities for makers, inventors and creatives.

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