Insights and Innovations to Inspire Thinking during National Road Safety Week

Start time: 2:00pm AEST. This is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partnering road safety organisations and Government. The week highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it. We have invited three speakers to share with us the latest thinking and innovations that have the potential to shape the future of road safety.
Insights and Innovations to Inspire Thinking during National Road Safety Week

National Road Safety Week 2021 runs from 16 to 23 May. This is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partnering road safety organisations and Government. The week highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it.

 

We have invited three speakers to share with us the latest thinking and innovations that have the potential to shape the future of road safety.

 

Our first speaker Pat Walker will share with us why “Road safety needn’t cost the earth”.

 

Adriana Botto will address the question “Could Artificial Intelligence improve road safety?”. Disruptive technological advances are providing a platform for innovation in inspection technology, autonomous inspection vehicles and data management. In her presentation, Adriana will review best practice adopted by the energy sector, discuss its benefits that minimises human error and safety risks, ultimately enhancing asset integrity in support of a sustainable and low-carbon energy future. She will also discuss how artificial intelligence could improve road safety and transform how infrastructure is managed.

 

Michelle Prior will outline the social model which has been presented as a key innovation in the draft national road safety strategy. She will suggest how it could be applied to road safety, and reference progress being made in Western Australia using this type of approach.

 

Speakers:

Patrick Walker | Group Executive, Social and Community Impact, Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia

Pat commenced his current position as Executive General Manager, Advocacy and Members at the RAC in July 2011.  Immediately prior to this, he was the Director General, Department of Indigenous Affairs from 2008.

Patrick was a Commissioner at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Commissioner for Consumer Protection and Prices Commissioner in Western Australia for 10 years and during this period he was also a member of the Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia, the Medical Board of Western Australia, a Trustee of the national Travel Compensation Fund and Chairman of Workpower Incorporated, which provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

 

Adriana Botto | Innovation Director - Asset Performance Optimisation, Wood for Wood’s Asset Performance Optimisation business

Adriana provides leadership on all aspects of innovation, including being a champion for fostering the development of novel approaches, emerging technologies, identification of future trends and opportunities. Adriana work with top executives across Wood to ensure that innovation pursuits will contribute to business challenges and will generate financial return on investment for Wood. Adriana is also an independent director of the board of the Subsea Cluster Innovation Australia (SICA), where she provides strategic advice for positioning the organisation to strengthens collaboration, development of innovation products and services to realise sustainable growth and value creation in the Australian subsea sector, both regionally and globally.

 

Michelle Prior | Director Active Transport and Safety, Department of Transport, Western Australia

Michelle leads a team of 25 people with transport planning, engineering, sociology, research, sustainability, behaviour change and health promotion expertise. Using a multidisciplinary approach, she oversees the development of strategic active transport policy and projects and travel behaviour change programs in WA. She represents the Department of Transport on the Road Safety Council, and owns three bicycles, which by her own admission, don’t get ridden enough.

 

Date:
18 / 05 / 2021 - 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Registration Closes
18 / 05 / 2021 12:10 pm
Webinar available
Venue
Engineers Australia WA Auditorium
712 Murray Street
West Perth
,
Western Australia
,
6005
Cost
Webinar
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Face to Face Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1