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Siemens announces Beyond 1% Summit: Accelerating digitalisation for sustainability and economic growth

Siemens has announced its Beyond 1% Summit as a national event with global and local thought leaders in Sydney on July 3rd and 4th, 2024.

The two-day summit will unite leading industry, government, and academia to discuss and map out how Australia can capitalise on opportunities with technology and digitalisation to grow business, strengthen the economy, and contribute more to decarbonising the world.

“Australia is responsible for about 1% of the global emissions. Our Net Zero 2050 commitment means that by 2050, the nation will have addressed those emissions. Embracing key technologies, including digitalisation, gives us the opportunity to really punch above our weight when it comes to the clean energy transition and the broader topic of decarbonising the world. We can do much more than just 1%, but that requires big-picture thinking and an ‘all-in’ attitude. Most of all, we need to accelerate the way we embrace technology and digitalisation,” said Peter Halliday, chief executive officer of Siemens Australia and New Zealand.

The two-day event follows the success of other recent state-based Siemens Beyond 1% themed events and will feature one of Siemens’ most prolific global voices on energy transition, Stephan May, chief executive officer of Siemens’ global Electrification & Automation division. It will explore technologies critical to sustainability, including Industrial AI, digital twins, additive manufacturing, digital decarbonisation platforms, smart grids, industrial metaverse and more.

A stellar line-up of global and local industry and government experts will engage through thought provoking keynotes, panel discussions, technology streams and workshops to showcase real examples of success from Australia and overseas. The Summit will also be a practical lighthouse for businesses by demystifying the targets and legislation, and highlighting avenues to access funding while providing opportunities for collaboration and networking.

Image: Siemens. Confirmed speaker, Stephan May, Global chief executive officer of Siemens’ Electrification and Automation business.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Stephan May, Global chief executive officer of Siemens’ Electrification and Automation business;
  • Bronwyn Fox, chief Scientist, CSIRO;
  • David Chuter, executive director, Industry Growth AusIndustry, department of Industry Science and Resources;
  • Jon Dee, Founder of Planet Ark, co-founder of National Tree Day;
  • Rajat Kulshrestha, chief executive & co-founder, Space Machines Company; and
  • Luke Menzel, chief executive, Energy Efficiency Council.

To learn more, visit: https://www.siemens.com/au/en/company/fairs-events/beyond-summit.html

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