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Event Program

Register below for each event that you would like to participate in

​​In addition to registering to attend UNITE2019 (the networking component) attendees are invited to attend the technical program. However, space is limited and attendees are required to register for each of the sessions. This is compulsory in order for the organising committee to allocate space accordingly. Note registration is on a first come, first served basis. 

Networking 6:30 - 8:30pm

Student Posters 6:30 - 7:30pm

Participants must show their 2019 IEEE Membership card at the registration desk

Prof Development

Building a LinkedIn profile to capture attention

A critical component of career success is having a stand out LinkedIn profile. The other part of the equation is knowing the right people. In this practical session LinkedIn trainer & career coach Jane Jackson will share her top tips on making your LinkedIn profile capture attention in an increasingly noisy marketplace, as well as showing you how to reverse-engineer your success by growing a strong network.

Time:

5:45 - 6:30

Student Focused

A birds eye view of the technological landscape: Seven of the latest

Topics and speakers (changes may occur if necessary):

5G - TBD

Video & audio analytics - Ollencio D'Souza - Director, TechnologyCare

AR/VR - Ken Kencevski - Founder and Managing Director, Devika

Medical Robotics - Michael Do - Scientia Fellow UNSW

Cybersecurity - Ruby Li - Associate Partner, IBM Security Service

Deep learning/AI - Geoff Pidcock - Senior Data Analyst, Atlassian

Cube Sat - Prof Karu Esselle - IEEE Fellow

Time:

5:00 - 5:40

Young Professional

Innovation and Collaboration in the Start-up world

Robert Karimagako is Co-Founder and CEO of GreenGrid Energy, a clean tech start-up specialising in smart microgrid development.  Robert will be discussing the importance of ‘Innovation and Collaboration’ in the Start-up world based on his experiences in building GreenGrid Energy. Learn about the journey of following an entrepreneurial pathway.

Time:

4:10 - 4:55

Technical

Australia’s Past, Present and Future in Space Technology

IEEE Fellow Prof Karu & Bill Barret (APAC) will provide a brief overview of Austalia’s past involvement of space technology including Australia’s role with the Parkes radiotelescope to assist in the reception of the first communication to Earth from a human walking on the moon in 1969. He will then discuss his latest advances working on the twin-array antenna system aboard the world's first entirely Ka-band CubeSat satellite – Audacy Zero. He will conclude discussing future opportunities.

Time:

5:45 - 6:30

Technical

Industry Focused Power Quality Research

Prof Perera Director of the Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre (APQRC) has been closely working for many years with a diverse range of stakeholders in Australia on power quality issues of significant relevance.  These stakeholders include electricity transmission and distribution sectors, standardising bodies and industries in general.  This talk will present a brief overview of several projects, some of which have led to high level research and some have led to significant industry impacts at national level.  The presentation will conclude with an overview of the vision for future activities.

Time:

5:00 - 5:40

Prof Development

Process and tips to become an IEEE Fellow

IEEE Fellow Subhas Mukhopadhyay will relive his war stories on the process of becoming an IEEE Fellow. He will outline a range of tips based on his experience. This session is suitable for any IEEE member that would like to aspire to receive Fellow recognition

Time:

4:25 - 4:55

Technical

AI In Practice - Common Use Cases, Successes, and Blockers within Industry

AI is so hyped at present, it's painful. Behind the jargon though are some awesome teams quietly achieving amazing things both at home and abroad. Geoff Pidcock Snr Data Analyst at Atlassian  will provide 1. a broad overview of how companies are putting AI to work, 2. learn of common issues and blockers in AI project 3. Take away some deep dive case studies from Salesforce, Stitch Fix, and Atlassian.

Time:

5:45 - 6:30

WIE Panel Session

Professional Development for WIE

Talks will be followed by a discussion forum

 

Speaker 1: Anne Gardner - Associate Professor, Head of School of Professional Practice and Leadership, University of Technology Sydney.

Speaker 2: Varsha Chowdhury - National Manager, Career and Professional development Services, Professionals Australia.

Speaker 3: Shujuan Huang -  Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Macquarie University

Time:

4:00 - 5:40

Prof Development

Becoming an IEEE Senior Member

Membership Development Chair Bruce Poon will briefly outline the reasons IEEE members should aspire to reach Senior Member status. He will explain the process and the support the NSW Section can provide

Time:

4:00 - 4:20