Symposium Speakers

Louise Talbot

General Manager Technology, Engagement and Investment, DIIS

Dr Bruce Warrington

Bruce Warrington is Chief Metrologist and CEO of the National Measurement Institute, which maintains peak measurement standards for Australia and works with research, industry and the community to provide accurate measurement. A graduate of the University of Otago in New Zealand, he completed a DPhil in Oxford on atomic physics research and worked with CSIRO in Sydney on the development of atomic clocks. He has been with NMI since it was formed in 2004, taking on the role of Chief Metrologist in September 2017 and acting CEO in May this year. Last month he led Australia’s delegation to the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures in Paris, which voted to redefine the kilogram and the other base units of the international measurement system.  

Ms Narelle Luchetti

Narelle Luchetti is Head of Division General Manager of the Digital Economy and Technology Division.

As Head of Division, she leads teams responsible for the digital economy, regulation of emerging technologies, digital adoption and international digital policy. The division supports the growth and productivity of globally competitive businesses by developing and promoting cohesive national digital economy policies and programs.

Over the last 10 years Narelle has worked in digital policy and IT implementation across various agencies, including the Digital Transformation Agency, The Treasury and in the private sector.

Dr Toshiyuki Takatsuji

Dr. Toshiyuki TAKATSUJI graduated in 1988 and received his master degree in 1990 from Kobe University on speckle interferometry and nonlinear optics research. After joining the National Research Laboratory of Metrology (NRLM) he studied on statistics. From 1994 to 1996 he was a visiting scientist of National Measurement Laboratory (NML), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) of Australia. In 1999 he obtained his doctor degree from Kobe University on multidimensional measurement research of dimensional quantities. In 2001 NRLM was restructured to National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

Currently his is the director of Research Institute for Engineering Measurement, NMIJ, AIST and responsible for research, development and services of metrological standards and legal metrology. He wrote numerical scientific papers, books and reviews and awarded Best paper award by Japan Society of Precision Engineering in 2006 and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Prizes for Science and Technology, Research Category in 2009. He is members of many external and international committee including the Chair of Asia Pacific Metrology Program (APMP) and ISO/TC 213 (Geometrical Products Specifications)/WG 10 (Coordinate Measuring Machines).

Dr Martin Milton

Dr Martin Milton received a BA in Physics from Oxford University in 1981 and a PhD in Laser Physics from Southampton University in 1990 followed by an MBA from the London Business School in 1991.

Dr Milton joined the BIPM in October 2012 as Director Designate and became Director on 1 January 2013. Before his move to the BIPM, Dr Milton spent 31 years at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom where he was a Fellow in the Analytical Science Division.

As Director of the BIPM he manages 72 staff and oversees the impact of the programme of work and relations with stakeholders, including principally the 61 Member States and 41 Associates States and Economies.

Dr Milton has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has received several awards including the Finkelstein Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control for notable contributions to measurement internationally.

Mr Anthony Donnellan

Anthony is the Director of the International Bureau of Legal Metrology and is based in Paris, France. The Bureau contributes to the work of the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) and its 122 member countries.

The OIML creates international standards. These standards are a documentary realisation of measurement technology and practices related to instruments, verification and best-practice across the legal metrology value-chain. The OIML directly contributes to the realisation of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through developing and harmonising international standards to reduce technical barriers to trade on a multilateral basis.

To achieve this, Anthony works collaboratively with many International Intergovernmental Organisations and other international standard-setting organisations to realise the OIML’s objectives.

Previously, Anthony led work on reforming Australia’s measurement laws and was previously Australia’s representative to the International Committee of Legal Metrology (CIML) and to the Asia Pacific Legal Metrology Forum (APLMF).

Anthony has many years of experience in metrology, standardisation, policy analysis and development as well as trade policy and facilitation. His international experience also includes a posting to the Australian Consulate-General in the United Arab Emirates.
He has a Masters of Public Policy and International Business and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

A/Professor Tomasz Bednarz

A/Professor Tomasz Bednarz is a Director of the Expanded Perception & Interaction Centre (EPICentre), UNSW Art & Design. He is also a Team Leader in Visual Analytics, at the CSIRO Data61.  He holds Partner/Associate Investigator positions at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) and holds Adjunct Associate Professor positions at the QUT (School of Mathematical Sciences) and University of South Australia (School of IT and Math Sciences).

His current roles reflect his conviction to a holistic approach to the wicked problems facing the collation, analytics and display of big data.  His approach is expansive and encompasses the use of novel technologies (AR, VR, CAVE, Dome, AVIE), often in combination.  Over the last couple of years, he has been involved in wide range of projects in area of immersive visualisation, human-computer interaction, computational imaging, image analysis and processing, visualisation, simulations, computer graphics, computer games, computational fluid dynamics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and multi-sensors assimilation.  He has MS in Technical Physics, and PhD in Computational Science solving magnetohydrodynamics problems using interdisciplinary approach.

He is Chair of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2019.  SIGGRAPH conferences are the world’s largest, most influential annual meetings and exhibitions in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Dr Jens Goennemann

Jens has been Managing Director of AMGC since 2016. He brings extensive experience from overseeing large manufacturing operations in Australia and Europe. Jens served as Managing Director of Airbus Group Australia Pacific and Airbus Helicopters. Before his eight-year appointment to Australia, Jens spent six years in Germany with the former European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), today known as Airbus Group. He was Head of the CEO’s office in Germany, and before that in charge of Soldier and Parafoil Systems within the Defence Division. Previously, Jens spent two years in Athens where he established and managed the Eurofighter Office of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace, one of the three founding partner companies of EADS. He began his career with Daimler-Benz AG in January 1996.

Other directorships and offices
• Vice chair of the German Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
• Senior Member of the Executive Committee for Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum
• Board Member of the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre
• Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Dr Bronwyn Evans

Dr Bronwyn Evans is the CEO Engineers Australia, the Chair-Elect for the Building4.0 CRC, a Director of the Australia-Japan Foundation and was recently the CEO of Standards Australia and a Vice President (Finance) of the International Standards Organisation (ISO). Dr Evans has previously held positions in innovation initiatives, including as Chair of MTPConnect (the Industry Growth Centre for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals) and was a member of the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum Leadership group.

Dr Evans has over 35 years’ experience in various engineering roles. She is an Honorary Fellow of University of Wollongong, an Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2014 and 2015 she was recognised as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers, in 2019 was recognised in Australia’s 10 Influential Women in Engineering and in 2016 was recognised as an AFR/ Westpac 100 Women of Influence.

Ms Ajchara Charoensook

Ajchara Charoensook is the Director of the National Institute of Metrology, Thailand (NIMT). She received her master’s degree in Nuclear Physics from Chiengmai University in 1984.
Her professional career started in 1985 at the Department of Science Services, as a scientist in the Electrical Laboratory. Since NIMT establishment in 1998, She joined NIMT as head of electrical metrology department. Her working experiences and expertise allows NIMT to achieve the international recognitions after 4 years of signing CIPM MRA in 1999.From 2005 to 2010 She served APMP activities as the chairperson of TCQS. She was awarded the “APMP prize winner” of APMP award in 2010 and the APMP award for Developing Economies in 2014. From 2013 to2017, she was the Deputy Director of NIMT. Her contribution has distinctively pushed forward developing the metrological system in Thailand. From 2018, she was the Director of NIMT. She is also the member of APMP Executive Committee.

Mrs Gao Wei

Director of the Department of International Cooperation,
National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China

Gao Wei is the Director of the Department of International Cooperation with the National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China. Gao Wei Coordinates NIM’s participation in international and regional metrology organisations, and leads NIM’s cooperative activities with other sister NMIs worldwide. She has worked extensively to promote NIM’s technical assistance to developing economies and, since 2009, has made significant contributions towards the establishment and successful running of NIM’s International Advisory Board. In 2016 Gao Wei was elected as a member of the APMP Executive Committee and has also been APMP Treasurer since that time.

Mr Fang Xiang

Mr. Fang Xiang took office as Director of the National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China in 2014. Prior to this position, he had served as Chief Engineer and then Vice Administrator of the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) from 2007 to 2014. He has provided an effective and productive leadership to the metrological and standardization management during his term, successfully leading, in particular, strategic planning for these fields, and the launch of the National Quality Infrastructure Program, a grand state-level research grant for metrology and other QI fields.

He is also a Senior Researcher of NIM, with more than 20 years of research experience in mass spectrometry and analytical instrument. He has over 30 scientific publications, and is the winner of a 2017 National Science and Technology Progress Award of China.

Mr. Fang was elected in 2018 as APMP Chairperson for a three years’ term from 2019 to 2022. 

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