Can intelligent manufacturing help you address sustainability compliance, global competition, skyrocketing costs and skills shortages? What’s the sweet spot for automation, AI and Machine Learning in your business? And how do you take the next step?

In just half a day, our intelligent manufacturing forum will bring you right up to speed on the possibilities and pathways for industrial automation. 

The forum is designed for business leaders and decision-makers in the manufacturing industry who are looking to address these challenges and leverage the power of intelligent manufacturing technologies to improve efficiency, productivity, and sustainability. Plus, stay on for a delicious lunch and to network with your peers.
What we will cover:
Industry update, opportunities and future predictions

We open and close with two keynote speakers – an analyst and a futurist – who between them will cover where Australian manufacturing stands now and where we are headed. How can Australian manufacturers compete in our region? Will we see dark factories in the near future? Be informed and inspired by their opportunities and predictions.
The pathway to intelligent manufacturing

Our expert panel will provide an overview of the essential steps to industrial automation –from IT/OT integration and IoT connectivity to predictive analytics. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss technologies and platforms and see where you stand on the industrial automation maturity model.
Guided Innovation Experiences

Get hands-on in our innovation sessions – from exploring how manufacturers leverage the data unlocked by IT/OT convergence to diving into a best practice approach to keeping your critical operations safe, secure and resilient.

8:30AM – 9:00AM
Arrival and registration
9:00AM – 9:15AM
Manufacturing Industry Analyst update
Hear the latest research and insights into the trends shaping the landscape of the Australian Manufacturing sector.

9:15AM – 10:00AM
Expert Panel with Q&A: The pathway to intelligent manufacturing
This panel session steps through the stages on industrial automation and how to take the next step. You’ll discover what it takes to automate machinery, processes and tasks, and how to extract data and use AI and Machine Learning to obtain the actionable insights that help you optimise yields, predict demand, maximise productivity and simplify safety and ESG management. Our panel will discuss best practices and step you through the Industrial Automation Maturity Model, so you can see where you stand with plenty of time for Q&A at the end.
10:00AM – 11:45AM
Guided Innovation Experiences and morning tea
Upon registration select two innovation sessions you'd like to attend and deepen your knowledge while enjoying morning tea.

Empowering your front-line workers in manufacturing and supply chain
Join Apple and Telstra experts to explore the importance of human-centred design and how you can use it to drive innovation, productivity, and data-driven insights in your company.

How to ensure your critical operations are safe, secure and resilient
Telstra security experts lead an exploration of best practice cybersecurity strategies in a converged IT/OT world and discuss holistic, pragmatic approaches to implementing them.

How manufacturers are achieving data-driven productivity growth
Driving greater productivity from assets, people and processes has never been more critical. Telstra and industry specialists lead an exploration of how manufacturers leverage the data unlocked by IT/OT convergence to drive transformational productivity improvement.

Learn how advanced wireless technologies create resilience and agility in intelligent operations
Data density, driven by increasing use of sensors, connected workers, greater mobility and increased use of automation requires a step-change to how devices, equipment and machines are connected, and how information is collected. Join Telstra and Ericsson specialists together with your peers to discuss operational challenges and how to build agility and resilience through next gen wireless technologies such as Private 5G.

Navigating infrastructure modernisation in intelligent operations
This panel session steps into the transformative power of infrastructure modernisation. In this insightful discussion, we demystify the path to cloud adoption and show you how agility, efficiency, and intelligent operations can revolutionise the way you approach challenges. Gain a fresh perspective on how modernising your infrastructure can propel your business forward.
11:45AM – 12:30PM
Keynote Close: The Bespoke Future - Intelligence and Manufacturing
Glimpse into the future of intelligent manufacturing, where humans, intelligent machines and cobots communicate and collaborate in a seamless production process – from primary producer to consumer. Mark will look at how Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is already using sophisticated AI to support unprecedented awareness and management across their massive value chain and how this level of AI-driven production is ushering in a new era of bespoke manufacturing. He’ll also delve into what it takes to prepare for the future with empowered front-line workers, organisational best practices, and connected, converged manufacturers.

First 30 attendees through the door receive a signed copy of Mark Pesce’s latest book: Getting Started with ChatGPT and AI Chatbots: an introduction to generative AI tools*.

12:30PM – 2:00PM
Networking Lunch 
Spend time face-to-face with your industry peers at our networking lunch to wrap up the forum.

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Meet the speakers:

All Systems Go

Telstra helps solve the complexity of industrial automation across sensors, high-speed, high-density 5G networks, IT/OT integration, control platforms, cyber security, AI, and data analytics.