At Mindfields, our vision is to empower colleagues, community, and clients to 'Grow for tomorrow.' We drive this mission through our premier annual Mindfields Automation Summit (MAS) event. As part of our thought-leadership series MindSpeaks, MAS brings together leading thought leaders to share insights on contemporary challenges and opportunities in the AI and Automation domain with the community. It is now in its fourth edition in the past five years.
MAS 2018 – Staying ahead with Intelligent Automation in the Digital Economy
MAS 2019 – Embedding Automation for Success
MAS 2022 – Responsible Automation and Digital Transformation
The theme of this year's summit is "How to Enhance Productivity in the Digital Era." Australia has seen a significant 3.5% drop in productivity in 2022, the fastest on record, despite a 7-fold increase in investment in AI and Automation. Increasing labour costs have further added to the challenge. Gartner predicts productivity be a top 5 CEO strategic business priority by 2025.
The summit will delve into the transformative potential of technology, particularly AI and Automation, to drive productivity gains and enhance competitiveness. It will offer insights into how the whole ecosystem, from Government to regulators to end-users, can address productivity challenges.
Speakers will include:
Unlocking the Potential of AI for Australian Industry - Keynote by Hon. Ed Husic MP, Federal Minister for Industry & Science
How Scaling Up AI Is Fueling Productivity in the Public Sector - Fireside chat with Marek Rucinski, Australian Tax Office
Scaling an Intelligent Automation Capability for Employee and Customer Good - Fireside chat with Abhi Kadian, Westpac
Where Technology Is in Enhancing Productivity - Panel discussion with Dr. Kim Oosthuizen, SAP and Andrew McMullan, CBA
Where the Smart Money Is Heading: Backing AI Start-Ups That Will Make a Difference - Panel discussion with Josh Sharp, Alezeia Brown, Andrea Gardiner, and Dan Coughlan
Doing Better with Less in the Digital Era: Unleashing the Power of Hyperautomation - Presentation by Eric Cheng, Komatsu
How Generative AI Technology Is Positioned to Fuel the World’s Next Phase of Productivity - Presentation by Phil Barlow, Microsoft
Restrategizing Productivity as World Evolves from Automation to GenAI - Presentation by Mohit Sharma, Mindfields