On Wednesday 12th October, ACS WA held its fifth Dennis Moore Distinguished Oration, where many ICT senior and aspiring professionals from industry, government and academia enjoyed a formal dinner at the University Club at UWA.
Dr Adrian Boeing, this year's Orator, delivered an outstanding presentation on Autonomous Mining: What’s next? – an informative and gripping description of autonomous vehicles, including haulpaks, underground and drilling equipment providing for safety, efficiency, environmental and social needs.
In 2014/15, mining represented 55% of all goods exported from Australia. Dr Boeing reported that despite reports of a slowdown, a healthy 3% growth year on year is expected for the mining industry for the next 20 years.
The winner of the prestigious 1962 Prize was also announced. There were four finalists from ECU and Murdoch. Prof Dennis Moore presented the winner’s certificate to Dalibor Borkovic from Murdoch University. Dr Bob Cross, Chairman of the 1962 Prize Committee, believes that Dalibor will move into IT at a Senior level.