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ACS NSW Technical Presents: Defence Tech

Hear how the defence industry is evolving with new technologies and overcoming emerging security challenges

Event Start: Tue 23 Jul 05:30 PM AEST
Event Finish: Tue 23 Jul 07:30 PM AEST


Registration End Date: Mon 22 Jul 10:00 AM

Technology shapes how modern wars are fought and borders are protected. <br><br>With the rise in accessibility of unmanned aerial systems, devices such as drones pose a high risk to endangering Australia’s public sector and defence security. With their mobility and low visibility, drones can be used for spying and gathering intelligence, invasion and harassment and, causing physical harm to people and property. <br><br>Join ACS NSW as we take a look behind the scenes of Australia’s security solutions with our leading expert speakers who are at the forefront of protecting people and infrastructure from invasions through research, science and latest technology. <br><br>Learn how the rapid technological growth in military technology, missile command, technology against terrorism and all things affecting modern combat is not only safeguarding Australia’s defence, but also creating an innovative edge for new industries and job opportunities in the tech space.<br><br><br><i>Join the conversation on <a href="" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>,  <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a> using @ACSNSW and #ACSNSW </i><br><br><b>Getting here</b><br>If arriving by train from Wynyard, take exit 4 towards Barangaroo from the west end of the station. Make your way through the tunnel and follow the signs to Barangaroo.<br>ACS is located in Tower One which is the red building.<br><br><b>Accessing Level 27</b><br>An ACS staff member will be in the lobby of the Tower at 5:30pm - 6:00pm to facilitate access to level 27. <u><b>Access will not be available</b></u> after 6:00pm. If you arrive early please wait in the lobby until registration commences.

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Keirin Joyce

Keirin Joyce

LTCOL Joyce is an Australian Defence Force Academy graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering. LTCOL Joyce has spent the last 13 years in support of the Army Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) capability including deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. LTCOL Joyce is a Chartered Professional Engineer, holds a Masters in Aviation Management (specialising in Human Factors), a Masters of Aerospace Engineering, a Masters in Military and Defence Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education (Mathematics) and he is currently researching part time as a Doctorate of Philosophy student through ADFA. LTCOL Joyce is the Australian Army UAS Sub-Program Manager responsible for all Australian Army UAS activities, is married to Rachael and they have four children.

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Tim Bussell

Tim Bussell

Tim commenced with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) in 1982 and has worked as a research scientist on a range of projects to advance Defence capabilities.  These include programs in the Land and Aerospace domains involving electromagnetic launcher research, warhead design, explosive ordnance disposal techniques, personnel survivability systems, fast-jet structural fatigue testing and hypersonic flight phenomena.

Tim was the Scientific Advisor to Army from November 2008 to November 2011 where he led a number of initiatives to integrate DST research programs with Army modernisation requirements.  In November 2011 he took up a position in Special Operations Command (SOCOMD) as Director, Special Operations Science and Technology where he established a network of science and technology advisors embedded throughout SOCOMD.  In 2014, Tim was awarded a commendation from Army in recognition of his work in leading S&T research in support of Army capabilities.

In August 2014, Tim returned to Land Division in DST as the Group Head, Integrated Personnel Protection.  In this role, Tim leads several research programs aimed at developing emerging technologies that can be integrated into the future dismounted soldier combat system.  These technologies provide enhanced situational awareness, protection and effectiveness to assist Australian soldiers to complete their mission and return home safely.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Physics) from RMIT, conferred with distinction, a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Deakin University and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University.  He also holds a commission in the Australian Army (Reserve) and served for 12 years as a Combat Engineer Officer in a range of command appointments specialising in demolitions and high risk engineer search operations.

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Oleg Vornik

Oleg Vornik

Mr. Vornik is an experienced senior executive with investment banking and treasury experience at the Royal Bank of Canada, Leighton Contractors, Brookfield, Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO.
Prior to becoming the CEO of DroneShield, Mr. Vornik was its Chief Financial Officer. His previous experience includes energy and industrials investment banking with the Sydney office of the Royal Bank of Canada as well as investment banking roles with Brookfield Asset Management, Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO in Australia and New Zealand and the position of a Treasurer at Leighton Contractors. Mr. Vornik holds a BSc (Mathematics) and BCom (Hons) from University of Canterbury, New Zealand and has completed a business program with Columbia University in New York.
After co-leading the Company in the role of the Chief Financial Officer for over a year, Mr. Vornik was appointed as the CEO and Managing Director of DroneShield on 24 January 2017.

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Level 27, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue,Sydney,NSW,Australia

  • where

  • The ACS Innovation Hub
    Level 27, Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
    Sydney NSW 2000
  • when

  • Event Start:
    Tue 23 Jul 05:30 PM AEST

    Event Finish:
    Tue 23 Jul 07:30 PM AEST
  • event price

  • Member: $20.00
  • Member-Concessional: $20.00
  • Non-Member: $25.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

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