Cham­ber to stream tech pre­sen­ta­tion

South Western Times - - Business - Kristin Mac­far­lane

BUN­BURY busi­ness lead­ers are work­ing to make sure re­gional busi­nesses can ben­e­fit from a Perth­based pre­sen­ta­tion through live stream­ing the event to smaller cen­tres.

Tel­stra Cor­po­ra­tion chief sci­en­tist Aus­tralian ICT Pro­fes­sor Hugh Brad­low will be talk­ing about how busi­nesses can pre­pare for tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances, in­clud­ing what those ad­vances are, at a Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try of Western Aus­tralia event in Perth next month.

Bun­bury Geographe Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ray Philp said the cham­ber had ini­tially tried to bring Prof. Brad­low to Bun­bury but due to a tight sched­ule it was not pos­si­ble this time around.

How­ever, he said the cham­ber did not want Bun­bury busi­nesses to miss out on hear­ing from Prof Brad­low, who is a glob­ally recog­nised telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions ex­pert.

Mr Philp said the cham­ber ap­proached or­gan­is­ers with an idea to pro­vide a live stream of the break­fast event in re­gional ar­eas, util­is­ing tech­nol­ogy at the cen­tre of the pre­sen­ta­tion. He said the idea was well re­ceived.

“We tried to get him down here,” Mr Philp said.

Prof. Brad­low’s pre­sen­ta­tion will cover in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity be­yond com­put­ers and mo­bile phones, big data, pro­grams and the im­pacts of each.

“He’ll be talk­ing about the in­ter­net and big data and how that’s go­ing to turn every­thing up­side down from the point of view that a lot of the de­ci­sions, now and in the fu­ture, will be based on the col­lec­tion of all sorts of data,” Mr Philp said.

He said it would be an in­ter­est­ing pre­sen­ta­tion which would look at what busi­nesses could ex­pect from the in­ter­net.

Bun­bury-based pro­duc­ers Lo­max Me­dia have the job of stream­ing the Break­fast with Prof. Hugh Brad­low event to re­gional cham­ber groups.

Prof. Brad­low has an im­pres­sive ca­reer back­ground, with an ex­ten­sive knowl­edge in elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing and ex­per­i­men­tal nu­clear physics.

He joined Tel­stra in Septem­ber 1995 and has held roles in­clud­ing the chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer and head of in­no­va­tion at Tel­stra, be­fore be­com­ing chief sci­en­tist. Prior to Tel­stra, Prof. Brad­low was Pro­fes­sor of Com­puter Engi­neer­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Wol­lon­gong and Pro­fes­sor of Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Cape Town in South Africa.

He’ll be talk­ing about the in­ter­net and big data. Ray Philp

Bun­bury Geographe Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ray Philp.

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