D61+ LIVE is a forum to discuss the innovation challenges we face today and debate the opportunities for Australia to lead and define its place in the world in the digital age.

Over 600 attendees came together at our 2017 Melbourne event. The theme was Shift happens: How can Australian organisations adapt to disruption?

Attendees at D61+ LIVE 2017 at the Peninsula, Melbourne ©

CSIRO CEO Dr Larry Marshall delivering the opening address in 2017

The highlights of D61+ LIVE 2017 included:

  • Showcase of CSIRO and Data61 science and technology innovations profiled across 40 demonstration booths, including robotics, data prediction tools and virtual reality
  • 20 global and national keynote speakers and panellists debating the opportunities for Australia to lead and define its place in the context of digital transformation
  • Launch of Expert Connect in beta, connecting 45,000 Australian experts to facilitate opportunities for research and industry collaboration.

[Music plays and image appears of a green honeycomb outline on a black screen and Data 61 and CSIRO logos and text appears: Creating our Data Driven Future, www.data61.com.au]

[Image changes to show one honeycomb segment and the CSIRO logo and text appears D61 + Live]

[Images move through of a rear view of people entering a building, people being met at the D61 + Live event and people talking together]

Professor Bob Williamson:  Data 61 + Live is our annual event where we showcase all of the work that we’re doing.

[Image changes to show Professor Bob Williamson talking to the camera and text appears: Professor Bob Williamson, Chief Scientist, Data 61, CSIRO]

The headline of this is data you can trust and technology that works for you.

[Image changes to show Dr Genevieve Bell talking to the camera and text appears: Dr Genevieve Bell, Engineering & Computer Science, ANU]

Dr Genevieve Bell:  The last 200 years has all just been about technology.

[Image changes to show a robotic vehicle moving and then the image changes to show Dr Stephan Hajkowicz talking to the camera and text appears: Dr Stephan Hajkowicz, Principal Scientist in Stra]

Dr Stephan Hajkowicz:  So, we’re working in the space of trying to work out where this technology goes and what it might mean to us.

[Images move through of people talking together at the event and Professor Michelle Simmons talking to the camera and text appears: Professor Michelle Simmons, Director, Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology, School of Physics, University of NSW]

Professor Michelle Simmons:  We’re going to try and design a computer that works where the functional element is a single atom.

[Image changes to show Dr Iyad Rahwan talking to the camera and text appears: Dr Iyad Rahwan, Associate Professor, Media, Arts & Sciences, MIT Media Lab]

Dr Iyad Rahwan:  I’m interested in how computers are changing society.

[Images move through of people talking and looking at displays at the event and then the image changes to show Female 1 talking to the camera]

Female 1:  The heart of that is about integrity and security of that future.

[Image changes to show Professor Bob Williamson talking to the camera and text appears: Professor Bob Williamson, Chief Scientist, Data 61, CSIRO]

Professor Bob Williamson:  The whole premise of this event is to connect with all of the partners that we work with.

[Image changes to show Female 2 talking to the camera and text appears: Expert Connect]

Female 2: Connecting Australian research and the businesses is essential to Australia’s knowledge future.

[Image changes to show Male 1 talking to the camera and text appears: Ribit]

Male 1: Bridging the gap between industry and the university space is absolutely critical for innovation.

[Image changes to show Male 2 talking to the camera and text appears: PwC, PaidRight]

Male 2: PaidRight is the first project that we’re doing with Data 61.  It’s all about how do we make sure Australian workers are paid correctly.

[Image changes to show Female 3 talking to the camera while a male holds the microphone and listens and text appears: Determinant]

Female 3:  Determinant is a machine learning technology that allows you to find the most valuable pieces of missing data from a very large data set.

[Images move through of Larry Marshall talking to the camera, the audience listening to Larry Marshall and Larry Marshall talking to the camera and text appears: Larry Marshall, CEO, CSIRO]

Larry Marshall:  Data 61 has an amazing group of people with the ability to turn that raw material, that commodity of data, into insight that helps steer business, Government and society through challenges that we’re going to have to navigate over the next ten to 15 years. 

[Images move through of the audience, Larry Marshall talking, the diagnostic tool in use, the nurse operating the tool, a male’s eyes, a Specialist looking at a computer, the Specialist’s face and the diagnostic image of the retina]

Just last year, we invented a new diagnostic tool that enables health workers in rural Australia to take high definition pictures of people’s eyes and retinas, beam them to city Doctors and Specialists who can immediately diagnose a condition in a patient and thereby connect thousands of rural people to high quality medical care.

[Images move through of a robotically controlled vehicle spinning on the floor, a male operating it and Chris Kutarna talking to the camera and text appears: Chris Kutarna, Fellow, Oxford Martin School]

Chris Kutarna: Sometimes it’s hard to know what perspective to adopt especially in moments of rapid change. 

[Image changes to show Adrian Turner talking to the camera and text appears: Adrian Turner, CEO, Data 61, CSIRO]

Adrian Turner:  So, we need to think about the lateral opportunities for our existing industries and where competition is going to come from. 

[Images flash through of a CSIRO Data 61 sign, a male and female looking down, a male talking while and a female listening, Genevieve Bell on the stage, a female talking and Adrian Turner talking at the podium]

We think that the intersection of those science domains and the application of the technology is what’s going to drive the creation of the new industries over the next 15 to 20 years.

[Images move through of people eating and talking at the event and then the image changes to show Professor Bob Williamson talking to the camera]

Professor Bob Williamson: Data technology on its own can’t do much but in combination with the main problems from agriculture, to energy, to how you manage cities, it can change the world that we live in.

[Image changes to show Adrian Turner standing on a stage and talking to an audience and then the camera zooms in on Adrian Turner]

Adrian Turner:  Australia’s future really isn’t predetermined.  It’s the choices that we make today and I personally believe the choices we make in the next five years that will really determine where Australia sits through this next generation.

[Music plays and image changes to show one honeycomb segment and the CSIRO logo and text appears D61 + Live]

[Image appears of a green honeycomb outline on a black screen and Data 61 and CSIRO logos and text appears: Creating our Data Driven Future, www.data61.com.au]

D61+ LIVE 2017 | Adapting to Disruption

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