DIN Virtual Industry Forum: Decision Support


Friday 15 October 2021 | 11.30-13.30
Online event


Please register via Eventbrite link.

Pitch registrations close 1-Oct.
Attendee registrations close 13-Oct.

Defence Innovation Network invite the defence and science community to the Virtual Industry Forum focused on Decision Support.

This event will showcase NSW’s outstanding innovations presented by universities and industry in specific areas of interest. Participants will also have a chance to interact with a number of representatives from the DST Group and the Australian Defence Force.


  • Autonomous decision support / Artificial intelligence to assist autonomous decision-making
  • Real-time battle simulation / AI, ML for real-time analysis
  • Integrated AI for decision-support to the war fighter


Final program will be made available closer to the date. 

11.30 – 13.15 Panelist presentations and Q&A

  • COL. Robin Smith, Director of the Army’s Robotic & Autonomous Systems Implementation & Coordination Office (RICO)
  • Dr Paul Gaertner, Agile Command and Control STaR Shot Leader
  • Prof Aditya Ghose, Deputy Director, IFCYBER Institute, UOW
  • Dr Yu-Kai Wang, Senior Engineering & IT Lecturer, UTS
  • Dr Tomas Trescak, Senior Computer Science Lecture, WSU
  • Dr Gilad Francis, Senior Research Fellow, USYD
  • Dr Amin Beheshti, Director of AI-enabled Processes (AIP) Research Centre MQU
  • Prof Jie Lu, Director of Australian AI Institute, UTS
  • Prof Joseph Davis, Director, Knowledge Discovery and Management Research Group, USYD
  • Prof Stephan Chalup, Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics, UON

13.15 – 14.00 Breakout Rooms & networking


Interested to pitch?

If you are an industry representative or  researcher from one of the DIN member universities and would like to give a short 7-minute pitch, please register your interest by COB, 1 October 2021.

Interested to attend?
If you would like to join the event and just listen in, please register your interest to attend by COB, 13 October 2021.

Teleconference details will be sent by COB 14 October to registrants who meet conditions of entry. Please use your full name and professional email to register for this event.


This event is catered to academics, DST Group, Defence, and Defence-related industry only. DIN reserves the right to cancel tickets or refuse access at any time without prior notice.

DIN Virtual Industry Forum is a series of events focused on defence relevant topics that bring together industry, defence and academics.


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