26 - 27 March, 2019 | Sydney, Australia

Mike Ayling


General Manager Digital Technology & Innovation-Transport and Infrastructure
Downer


11:40 AM Leveraging Partnerships to Think Innovatively in the Rolling Stock Industry

In three short years Downers’ Innovation Department has grown from a one man band to a team of 18. Currently they’re looking into the applications of Machine Learning, Image Recognition technology, AI and Natural Language Processing to enhance efficiency and safety within their rolling stock. In this session Mike will discuss:

  • The process of convincing the organization to get on board with innovation in the beginning
  • How partnering with Universities and Research institutes has enhanced innovation 
  • Understanding the difference in structure between revenue driven and research driven organisations to be able to collaborate efficiently across these different structures
  • Why our ‘me now’ culture needs to be replaced with a long term commitment in order to sustain innovation and competitive edge 
  • How Machine Learning, Image Recognition technology, AI and Natural Language Processing may become part of the future of rolling stock


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Mike.

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