September 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

In the 1960s, manufacturing equated to 30% of the Australian economy. In 2020, it’s 5.5%. Now with international border closures and disruptions to supply chains, manufacturers have an opportunity to revive Australia’s manufacturing industry. As the old saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.”

To help us look into the future state of Australia’s manufacturing industry, David Chuter, CEO and Manager of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC), joins our webinar panel to share key findings from the futuremap® workshops. Full of practical advice, David will reveal how manufacturers enabled by digital technologies and an uptake of Industry 4.0 are innovating and securing future success.

David will also be joined by Eloise Roberts, Director of Advisory, Change, and Training at Simplus, and Imran Khan, Manufacturing Industry Go-To-Market Director at Salesforce. Together they will share their insights from working with Australian manufacturers adopting digital technology.

Our experts will also unpack how the current pandemic has impacted the Fourth Industrial Revolution—otherwise known as Industry 4.0—and what this means for manufacturers and their uptake of digital manufacturing technologies and servitization to remain competitive.

Key webinar outcomes:

  • Insights from nationally-run futuremap® workshops
  • Benefits of adding servitization to your business structure
  • Shaping new business models to become more customer-centric
  • Enhancing the quality of data to drive growth in revenue and profit
  • How to begin your digitalisation journey.

About the Presenters

Eloise Roberts

Director of Advisory, Change & Training
Simplus Australia

Eloise has a long history working in the change, training, and strategic space, utilising multiple technologies and platforms across the globe. Eloise has long held a passion for finding innovative solutions to allow organisations to integrate technology into their processes and systems.

At Simplus, Eloise works with organisations to leverage the automation, transparency, and cost savings that Salesforce provides in its OOTB products to provide insight into margin control, economies of scale, and ROI. She continues to bring together new ways of thinking and mentor businesses on the tools and levers that drive success and user adoption, translating what successful digital transformation means for them.

David Chuter

CEO and Managing Director

David Chuter joined IMCRC as Chief Executive Officer in June 2016. He is passionate about the local industry and creating a stronger platform for Australian manufacturing through catalysing investment in innovation, collaboration, and competitiveness.

Before joining IMCRC, David was CEO of MHG Asia Pacific from 2014 and was a member of Futuris Automotive’s executive leadership team from 2001. He holds a first-class honours degree in manufacturing engineering and management from the University of Bath and is a chartered engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology. David is a member of Australia’s Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum, leading the “Research and Innovation / Applied technologies and digital business models” workstream.

Imran Khan

Director Industry Strategy for Consumer Goods/FMCG, Salesforce

With more than 20 years of global experience in corporate (Carlton United Breweries (ABInBev), ANZ Bank), as a consultant (Druid Management Consulting, Extraprise Consulting, Deloitte Australia), and as a technologist (Siebel, Oracle, and Salesforce), Imran understands the challenges that consumer goods/FMCG companies are facing across both their B2B and B2C channels and the strategies to meet their needs by sharing insights, experiences, best practices, and stories.

In Imran’s roles, he has helped large and small companies transform into customer-centric organisations across FMCG, manufacturing, utilities, finance, and other industries.