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Siemens announces Digitalize 2019

Siemens has announced the speakers and experts who will present at its annual conference Digitalize.

To be held in Brisbane on July 23, the conference focusses on the process of digitalisation across industry sectors.

The two visiting speakers are Martin Powell, head of urban development, and Gerhard Kress, vice president of data services.

Kress has led Siemens’ global data science team for the past few years and has pushed for machine learning and artificial intelligence concepts to be applied in rail and industrial sectors. An expert in applying data services to business models, Kress is in demand at Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 events, according to Siemens.

Powell comes from a background in city administration, working as deputy mayor of London for Energy and Environment, and now advises over 100 mayors on how cities can remain competitive.

The conference is structured around the theme, “Unlock the Potential” and provides a platform for Australian businesses to understand how to use digitalisation for their advantage. The conference includes four sub-themes, Industry 4.0, Intelligent Infrastructure, Australia’s Energy Transition and Workforce of the Future.

A number of Australian speakers will also be present. Including Michelle Price, who in leading AustCyber will highlight how cyber security is an opportunity, instead of a threat. Will Shrapnel will represent local aerospace company Helimods and professor Bronwyn Fox from Swinburne University will share how a new network of Industry 4.0 test laboratories can assist Australian businesses, particularly SMEs.

Further speakers are to be announced in the coming days. Local and international businesses will also be exhibiting during the conference, and include companies in the automation, fluid control and engineered solutions fields.

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