Speakers


Confirmed invited speakers for ASEW 2019.

Alex McGrath

Alex McGrath is Group Manager, Signals Track and Power, in the Project Delivery Group at VicTrack. She comes from a signalling and rail systems background, with a focus on project delivery. Some time back she

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Anthony Sutton

Anthony is a systems and safety assurance engineer with a distinguished 25-year career in the UK and Australian rail sectors. Specialising in the pragmatic application of systems engineering and assurance, Anthony has successfully supported several

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Charles Homes CEng, ESEP

Charles is the Deputy Chair of the Certification Advisory Group (CAG) of INCOSE, Immediate Past Technical Director of SESA, Committee Member of Software & Systems Engineering Committee (IT-015) at Standards Australia, and Member of the

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Emma-Rose Tildesley

Emma-Rose is a chartered electrical engineer with a focus on control systems and systems engineering. She began her journey in the transport industry on the Regional Rail Project in 2011 and has since gained experience

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Graham Town

Graham Town is an electrical engineer with 8 years experience in the Australian electronics industry, and 30 years experience in engineering education and research.

He received a BE (Hons 1) from NSWIT (now UTS) in

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Grant Garraway

Grant Garraway is the Systems Engineering Discipline Lead & Systems Engineering Manager for Raytheon Australia.

Grant’s roles and responsibilities include providing leadership and direction for systems engineering staff and activities, managing the systems staff

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Prof John Mo

John Mo is Professor of Manufacturing Engineering in RMIT University, Australia since 2006. He was also Discipline Head of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering until 2014. Prior to this educational appointment, John was Project Manager in

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Dr Julie Jupp

Dr Julie Jupp is Associate Professor of Digital Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. Julie’s research, teaching and professional interests lie in the creation of a

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Kerry Lunney

Ms Kerry Lunney has extensive experience developing and delivering large system solutions. She has worked in various industries including ICT, Gaming, Financial, Transport, Aerospace and Defence, in Australia, Asia and USA. The systems delivered include

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Dr Kevin Doherty

Dr. Kevin Doherty is a leading public-sector infrastructure executive having over 25 years experience in both project procurement and delivery and in the development and leadership of high performing infrastructure organisations in Australia and New

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Mirela Derrin

Mirela M. Derrin is a company director, Chair of the Victorian branch of the Australian Society for Defence Engineering and a board member of Mechanical College Engineers Australia.

Mirela gained her Bachelor degree in Mechanical

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Ray Hentzschel

Ray is the Immediate Past President of the SESA. He has 39 years of software and systems engineering governance, management, design, code and test experience in real time military applications.
In this capacity Ray

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Wayne Biden

Wayne Biden is the Underwater Systems (UWS) Engineering Manager for Thales Australia who oversees delivery of engineering solutions and services for major defence projects, manages resource recruitment, skills and development needs, and implements strategic business

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Len Neist

Len is an experienced and capable executive leader and senior systems engineer with experience locally and internationally for both private and public enterprises.  His career, spanning some 38 years, has prepared him to identify, understand

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Rick Dove

Rick Dove is a leading researcher, practitioner, and educator of fundamental principles for agile enterprise, agile systems, and agile development processes. In 1991 he initiated the global interest in agility as co-PI on the seminal

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Dr Richard Hodge

As a system thinking expert Richard obsesses over leadership and stewardship of the future. His quest is to restore this fundamental tenet of leadership that too often is lost in managing the pressure for short-term

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Eduardo Bellon

Eduardo Bellon currently works for the Department of Transport (DoT) in Victoria as the Systems Engineering Lead.
Passionate about transport and in particular railways, Eduardo’s 10+ years’ career spans across countries (Spain, UK and

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Vernon Ireland

Vernon Ireland has spent a little more than half of his working as an academic and the remainder in industry. In academia he was Dean of the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at UTS

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David Peterson

David is an electrical engineer and computer scientist with significant expertise in software and systems safety. He is a Principal Airworthiness Standards Officer in the Airworthiness & Engineering Branch (AEB) of CASA, where he is

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Greg Williams

Greg Williams is a risk and asset management professional with 35 years experience in the engineering and management of physical assets.  He has a track record of achievement and leadership of technical functions, having worked

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Mark Edwards

Mark is a highly motivated and passionate HF practitioner with 10 years’ experience applying HF techniques to deliver successful project outcomes in both practical and theoretical settings. He has demonstrated the ability to work well

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