Engineering in the Pub: September 2019 – Disruptive Innovation, the future of technology and engineering
September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Disruptive Innovation will explore the changes coming to the profession and to the practice of
engineering as a whole, presented by Professor Andrew T Harris (PhD, BEng, BSc, CEng, FIChemE, CPEng, FIEAust, NER, RPEQ, MAICD). He will provide a unique insight into how leading firms such as Laing O’Rourke are utilising technological advancements to deliver innovative best practice solutions in the building and construction industry.
Andrew Harris is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Sydney, and the Australian director of Laing O’Rourke’s future engineering and innovation consultancy, the Engineering Excellence Group.
Throughout his career he has worked at the interface between industry and academia. He is an expert in disruptive innovation, with deep experience of most of the technologies likely to impact all industry sectors in the future, including IoT, robotics and automation, big data, digital, augmented and virtual reality, biomimetics, smart cities and AI.
Andrew is a non executive Director of Hazer Group (ASX:HZR), a listed clean tech and serves on the board of the Australian Research Council Centre for Robotic Vision. He was recognised as one of Australia’s 50 most innovative engineers by peak body Engineers Australia in 2016.