Data61 is bringing its network and capabilities to life at the first inaugural D61+ LIVE showcase event on March 30 at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney, demonstrating its innovations, research and partnerships.

The event will have five zones to explore including breakthrough technology around Security and Safety, Future Cities, Health and Communities, Emerging Platforms, as well as an area dedicated to demonstrating our current collaborations with industry. 

In addition, D61+ LIVE is featuring three lively and diverse panel discussions about Australia’s role in promoting STEAM education, Cybersecurity and Industry 4.0.

The showcase will feature a number of notable keynotes delivered by leaders in the industry including:

  • The Hon Wyatt Roy MP Assistant Minister for Innovation 
  • Prof Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Media Lab Research Director at MIT
  • Sangeet Paul Choudary, Founder and CEO at Platform Thinking Labs
  • Michael Edwards, GM of Boeing - Research and Technology
  • Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive CSIRO.

Where: Australian Technology Park, Sydney

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016


12.30-12.45pm: Registration open

12.45-1.30pm: Panel 1 - A global dilemma: Why are our kids dropping out of STEM?


  • Welcome message from Adrian Turner, Chief Executive Data61
  • Wyatt Roy, Federal Member for Longman  and Assistant Minister for Innovation

1.45-2pm: Professor Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Connection Science and Internet Trust

2-2.45pm: Panel 2 - Cybersecurity unplugged

2.45-3pm: Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive CSIRO

3.15-4pm: Panel 3 - Is Australia missing out on Industry 4.0?

4.15-4.30pm: Hilary Cinis, Principal User Experience Designer and Design Team Lead, Data61: Keeping people at the centre of tech and innovation development

4.30-5pm: Prof Bob Williamson, Chief Scientist, Data61: Australia's future in a data-driven world report

5-5.15pm: Sangeet Paul Choudary, Founder and CEO, Platform Thinking Labs

5.15-5.30pm: Michael Edwards, GM of Boeing - Research and Technology

6-6.05pm: Thank you and final words

6.05-7.30pm: Cocktails

About Data61

Data61 is Australia’s leading digital research powerhouse, offering the research capabilities, IP and collaboration programs to unleash the country’s digital and data-driven potential, with a global context. By driving collaboration across industry, academia, government and the startup space, Data61 is able to help existing industries transform, and act as a catalyst in the creation of new technology-based industries. 

Data61 provides accelerated commercialisation paths for data-centric R&D for economic and societal benefit for Australia with global context. Data61 was formed through the merger of CSIRO Digital Productivity Group and National ICT Australia.

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