DSI Digital Transformation Colloquium

The Digital Sciences Initiative proudly hosted the inaugural Digital Transformation Colloquium on campus on the 29th of May 2024! We had an incredible lineup of speakers and showcased 25 of our young researchers through a poster presentation session and 1min lightning talks.
Keynote speeches, theme talks, and panel discussions presented a great range of perspectives on the potential of digital transformation in Agriculture, Health, Energy, Infrastructure, and Society. Our DSI academics presented some of the innovative projects they’re working on, and our industry partners delivered insightful presentations. We were privileged to have Frances Foster-Thorpe and Tim Fountaine as keynote speakers. The panel discussions were particularly engaging, featuring experts from academia and industry who explored the challenges and opportunities in digital transformation.

The message was clear – Digital transformation thrives with the collaboration of both innovative digital leaders and capable digital enablers.

The highlight of the event was two panel discussions Navigating Digital Transformation in Agriculture and Health and Digital Transformation for Sustainable Futures that was very intersting and engaging based on feedback received.

The colloquium provided ample opportunities for networking and also offered tours of our state-of-art labs where groundbreaking research and collaborative activities take place like the Sydney Imaging, Sydney Manufacturing Hub and the Australian Centre for Robotics.

Colloquium Speakers:

  • Prof. Emma Johnston – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research
  • Prof. Willy Zwaenepoel – Dean, Faculty of Engineering
  • Prof. Stefan Williams – Director, DSI
  • Dr. Frances Foster-Thorpe – Executive Director of Shaping Futures and Digital Insights, The Cabinet Office (NSW)
  • Dr. Tim Fountaine – Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Prof. Salah Sukkarieh – Lead of Digital Agriculture, DSI
  • Prof. Jinman Kim – Lead of Digital Health Imaging, DSI
  • Dr. Steven Farrugia – Chief Technology Officer, Nanosonics
  • Prof. Willem Vervoort – Director ARC Training Centre DARE
  • Prof. Benjamin Eggleton – Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Prof. Steve Blackburn – Google DeepMind
  • Mr. Tom Goerke – Managing Director, Trestle Digital
  • Prof. Kalervo Gulson – Co-lead of Digital Society, DSI
  • Prof Jennifer Whyte – Lead of Digital Transformation

To find out more about our speakers, Click here

The recordings of the colloquium are as below

DSI Digital Transformation Colloquium Session 1
DSI Digital Transformation Colloquium Session 2

The DSI Team extends a huge thank you to everyone who supported the event and made it a big success!

Please feel free to browse through some of the photos of the event