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Transport & Logistics

How Project i-Trace will transform rail operations

The Australian heavy haul rail sector is a major global competitor, having pioneered a number of world-firsts in technological innovation. However, there’s still more to do to maximise the industry’s capabilities and ward off hefty competition from road, which continues to dominate the domestic freight and logistics market. Inventory management, for example, remains a mostly…

10 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Delivering Australia’s largest road infrastructure project – WestConnex

Delivering a multi-billion-dollar, multi-record-breaking infrastructure project under immense public scrutiny is no easy feat - but it’s part of the challenge for James Holbrook, Director of Operations and Integration at Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC). James is part of the SMC management team which is leading the delivery of WestConnex – Australia’s most significant investment in…

9 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Snowy Region Construction and Development 2018 | An interview with John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier of NSW

Ahead of the Snowy Region Construction and Development Conference, we sat down with The Hon. John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier of NSW and Leader of the NSW Nationals, to discuss the potential impact of Snowy 2.0, and how the Government is supporting the development of the region. Snowy Hydro 2.0 is set to provide a…

8 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

From binary to bedside: bridging the implementation gap in medical AI

Another day, another academic paper highlighting the performance of a new machine learning tool for healthcare. But despite the cascades of literature, the vast majority of these AI innovations never make it into routine clinical practice. Why? Ahead of the AI, Machine Learning and Robotics in Health Summit, we spoke with Dr. Martin Seneviratne, Digital…

4 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Infrastructure

Smarter hospitals: building better healthcare for the future

“The hospital of the future may not be one we recognise today. It will be connected, integrated and patient-centred – some may not even have walls”, Deloitte Partner Luke Baxby said ahead of his speech at the National Hospital Infrastructure Summit. The change will largely be driven by advances in medical and information technology enabling…

2 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Prediction in fear: AI in healthcare

Disruptive technologies, AI and machine learning can be powerful tools to drive better health outcomes. But in a fear-based economy, the AI-enabled predictions need to be fully understood within the context of each individual person and their circumstances, MedicalDirector's CEO, Matthew Bardsley discusses ahead of the AI, Machine Learning & Robotics in Health Conference. “Universally,…

28 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

The six pillars of student wellbeing

Despite the many privileges of modern society, statistics suggest that Australia is in the midst of a wellbeing crisis, with rates of childhood depression and anxiety the highest they have ever been. Lindfield Learning Village, a revolutionary new state school located in Sydney’s North Shore, is seeking to address this through its innovative wellbeing model…

26 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Enhanced military training environments within a complex security landscape | an interview with Brigadier Mark Brewer

“We will need to train differently,” Brigadier Mark Brewer, said ahead of the ADM Northern Australia Defence Summit. “The continued diffusion of lethal capabilities to non-state-actors, rising state-on-state tensions, combined with ongoing threat of terrorism create a very complex security environment both now and into the future.” Against this is the accelerating pace of technological…

24 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Uncategorised

Overcoming gas turbine failure at Darling Downs Power Station – A case study

When you are Australia’s largest gas turbine combined cycle power station, with a nominal capacity of 630 MWs, station design errors don’t come cheap. In fact, research has shown that mean direct costs for design errors in construction projects amount to 6.85 percent of the contract value, with mean indirect costs sitting at 7.36 percent.…

24 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Business

Why whistleblowers are an organisation’s best friend and how to treat them as such

With the Royal Commission into banking misconduct now well underway, large corporates are increasingly being looked at through an ethical lens by the general public - and maintaining organisational integrity has never been more important. “At present, consumers and employees are acutely aware of their rights and of what constitutes appropriate practice”, says Professor A.…

19 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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