A Better Work Start Initiative - Digitalisation Stream Workshop

Join us for another workshop which is part of the A Better Work Start initiative within the ECP Post COVID- Restart Strategy. The session will bring together Industry representatives and RMIT researchers to discuss COVID-19 and the rapid digital transformation: opportunities, challenges and next steps.

The workshop is being convened by a team of RMIT researchers with a track record of partnering with business to support digital transformation using I4.0 technology solutions.

Our multi-disciplinary team draws together Engineering, IT and Business experts. The RMIT Digitalisation team comprises Dr Ben Cheng, Dr Naomi Whiteside, Dr Konrad Peszynski, Dr Mladenko Kajtaz, Dr Jeffrey Chan, Associate Professor Victor Gekara, Prof Ivan Cole, Prof Anne-Laure Mention and Prof Rachel Caruso.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Ben Cheng - Senior Lecturer, RMIT Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics
  • Dr Steve Dowey - Sutton Tools and RMIT Senior Industry Fellow
  • Dr Amirali Khodadadian Gostar - Lecturer, RMIT Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics
  • Allan Thompson and Paul O'Shaughnessy - LEAP Australia

We will share the findings from our pre COVID-19 research into the benefits and challenges of industry 4.0 technology adoption in the manufacturing sector. The workshop will also feature presentations from academic and industry colleagues around how technology is helping businesses to meet the challenge of COVID-19 and plan their post COVID future.

We hope these presentations will stimulate discussion, initiate cross-disciplinary analysis of critical issues and identify opportunities for continued collaboration.


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