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What Google is doing to enhance healthcare delivery – insights from Head of Innovation Scott Thomson

Upon hearing the word ‘Google’ you could be forgiven for not immediately thinking of healthcare innovations like AI protein folding algorithms, contactless sleep sensors, or robotics assisted surgery. But according to Google’s Head of Innovation for Customer Engineering, Scott Thomson, the firm’s recent efforts in the healthcare space are so substantial that they can no…

8 Jun 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Technology

Why Financial Institutions should be focusing on Hydrogen – insights from Jeremy Hasnip of SMBC

When clean hydrogen technology first came onto Jeremy Hasnip’s radar, several years ago, there was little happening in the sector to warrant much excitement from financiers. Now, the Head of Power & Renewables at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) likens its presence to the early invention of the internet. “The ability for hydrogen to reshape…

13 May 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How to modernise rail safety assurance protocol in a world of tech disruption

In October 2017, four trains running on the Cambrian Coast line in North Wales, United Kingdom, did not receive temporary speed restriction (TSR) information, after an automated signalling system failed. Thankfully, no accident occurred, but one train approached a level crossing at 50 kilometres per hour above the TSR, endangering the lives of road users.…

26 Mar 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

A sustainable heavy haul sector – what to expect in the years ahead

Few industries are bracing for more innovation and disruption than Australia’s Heavy Haul rail sector. In recent years, advances in technology, manufacturing, and systems integration have helped the sector push new limits in terms of axle load and throughput efficiency. In years to come, surging demand and investment will continue to raise the expectations surrounding…

11 Mar 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Challenges and opportunities for telehealth – an interview with Dr. Rahul Gupta

They say adversity is often the catalyst for change and for the Australian healthcare sector, COVID-19 has been no exception. Faced with the awkward objective of treating more patients with fewer resources, the sector has embraced innovation quickly; upholding – even surpassing – usual rates of service provision. Telehealth has been pivotal in this response,…

2 Mar 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Real time prescription monitoring: an update

For decades, a paper based system has underpinned Australia's strict medicines and poisons regulations. Within this system, doctors have no way of knowing if patients seeking controlled medicines are living with an undiagnosed addiction and securing multiple doses of the same drug from different practices. Often, prescribing doctors say ‘yes’ and write a script because…

18 Feb 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

Data analytics: the next frontier in medication management

Right patient, right time, right method, right dose and – last but not least - the right medication. When it comes to administering pharmaceuticals in health care settings, there are many different avenues for clinical error - especially when visual checks are used to inspect product labels, eMARs, and NMICs. These errors occur in around…

1 Feb 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Technology

Using technology to create a thriving Build-to-Rent community

With its attractive risk profile, quick, large and steady returns, build-to-rent is fast gaining popularity in the investment and residential development communities. Unlike other types of income generating properties, such as commercial office investments, build-to-rent has a relatively low tenant risk, with a greater mix and spread of customers. This makes the asset class appealing…

26 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Getting ready for FRMCS – the next chapter in rail

The rail sector is moving towards an exciting future, marked by advances in automation, IoT, and predictive analytics. However, to unlock its full potential, the sector will need a strong communications framework, underpinned by mission-critical networks and, crucially, standardisation supported by the global vendor community, argues Rory Mcdonnell of Nokia. “The industry’s current communications vehicle,…

23 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Technology

A mission approach to lifting innovation performance – Adrian Turner

When former CSIRO's Data61 CEO, Adrian Turner, found himself hosing down bushfires during last year’s ‘Black Summer’, he didn’t know the experience would spark his interest in an initiative that could redefine national problem solving. Shortly after saving his family’s land from the blaze, Turner set his eyes on a loftier goal: helping Australia become…

17 Nov 2020, by Amy Sarcevic
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