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ACS Deep Tech Series: Drones and Robotics

Join us for a fireside chat with US Based CEO, Whitney Million and Chairman, Peter James of ASX listed Aquabotix. Whitney and Peter will share their insights and expertise in deep tech drones and robotics.

Registration End Date: Thu, 07 Feb, 03:00 PM

  • where

  • ACS Innovation Hub
    Level 27, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
    Sydney NSW 2000
  • when

  • Event Start: Thu, 07 Feb, 06:00 PM
    Event Finish: Thu, 07 Feb, 08:00 PM
  • event price

  • Member: $20.00
  • Member-Concessional: $20.00
  • Non-Member: $55.00

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

Hear from US Based CEO, Whitney Million and Chairman, Peter James of ASX listed Aquabotix. Whitney and Peter will share their insights and expertise in deep tech drones and robotics.  <p>Being the leader in smart technology for underwater vehicles, Aquabotix have revolutionized products for use in research, environmental monitoring, harbour management, plume tracking and defense and security.  Whitney and Peter will discuss the innovative and cutting edge, deep tech that Aquabotix brings to the market, shaping the future of underwater technology. This includes the journey of how they transformed technology to be able to be used in a fully submerged environment. </p> <p>Whitney will discuss how her extensive background in enterprise business, has helped to lead Aquabotix into military markets around the world. Peter will draw on his 30 years’ experience as a chair, non-executive director and CEO in a range of technology, telecommunications and media industries. The event will conclude with drinks and canapés to give you an opportunity to meet and network with these two innovative thought leaders. <br><br><b>Agenda:</b></p> <ul><li>5.30pm <span style="font-family: times new roman,serif;">–</span> Registration opens</li><li>6.00pm <span style="font-family: times new roman,serif;">–</span> Fireside chat between Andrew Johnson, Whitney Million and Peter James</li><li>7.00pm <span style="font-family: times new roman,serif;">–</span> Networking</li><li>8.00pm <span style="font-family: times new roman,serif;">–</span> Event concludes</li></ul>

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Whitney Million

Whitney Million

Ms. Million joined Aquabotix following a stellar nine-year career at BAE Systems, Inc. (“BAE”), a multinational subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, the London Stock Exchange-listed defense and security company with a market capitalization of approximately £19 billion. Ms. Million rose up through the ranks at BAE, eventually leading BAE’s Global Access Program, a program centered around the identification and development of export opportunities for small and medium-sized Australian enterprises. Prior to assuming this industrial strategy role, Ms. Million supported market development and new business capture for BAE by leading activities related to teaming, joint research, intellectual property licensing and transfer, and other industrial issues. Ms. Million holds a BBA (Corporate Finance and Investments) from East Tennessee State University and has completed professional programs at University of Virginia (Procurement and Contracts Management) and at Stanford University (Strategic Decision and Risk Management).

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Peter James

Peter James

Mr. James has over 30 years’ experience in the Technology, Telecommunications and Media Industries, and has extensive experience as Chair, Non-Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer across a range of publicly listed and private companies. He is currently Chair of ASX-listed companies Macquarie Telecom Ltd, nearmap Ltd, Dreamscape Networks Ltd and DroneShield Ltd.Mr. James has recently completed 12 years as a Non-Executive Director for ASX-listed iiNet, Australia’s second largest DSL Internet Services Provider, chairing iiNet’s Strategy and Innovation Committee. iiNet was recently acquired by TPG Telecom for A$1.56B.He is a successful investor in a number of technology businesses in Australia and the US. Mr. James is an experienced business leader with significant strategic and operational expertise. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Member of the Australian Computer Society and holds a BA Degree with Majors in Computer Science and Business.

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Level 27, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo,Sydney,NSW,Australia

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