President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (@ATSE_au). Former CTO and Chief Scientist of Telstra. Tweets are my own.

Melbourne, Australia
Joined March 2009
Hello @NBN_Australia my Internet at Sandy Point, Vic has been out for 3 full days. Instead of all the excuses on your website (and don't blame the power - it is working just fine) can you actually give a committed time to get it fixed?
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Do not buy devices on the @Google @GooglePlay Play store using a @NAB credit card. Even though the price is in Australian dollars, @nab charge a 3% 'international' credit card fee. I regard this as deceptive and misleading conduct but AFCA don't seem interested.
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Get an update on progress in autonomous vehicles at the National Roads & Traffic Expo on 1 December terrapinn.com/template/live/…. Registration is free
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My latest article: Tech Omens - Issue 48 - 4 November 2020: In this edition: Smartphone driver’s licences; Flat panel satellite antennas; Google use a quantum computer to do molecular simulation; Room temperature superconductors.linkedin.com/pulse/tech-omen… via @LinkedIn
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Interested in progress in self-driving vehicles? My view will be presented (by video) at the National Roads and Traffic Expo on 1 December. You can register for free at terrapinn.com/template/live/… # #mobility #transportation #autonomousvehicles
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My advice: avoid @simplyenergy. Phoning their call centre is a waste of time - nothing gets done. What is wrong with Australian service businesses that they can't even get simple (pun intended) things done without spending hours on the phone to them
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COVID-19 recovery: green jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects outnumber brown jobs in fossil fuel projects by factor of 2-5 according to @FrankRijsberman at #CAETS2020
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% of female students studying engineering: 14.6% in Australia, 15.1% in GB, 22% in USA, 25.1% in Korea. Why are we so far behind Korea? #CAETS2020
Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun describes engineers as "the heros of humanity" #CAETS2020
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The Koreans take engineering seriously. Their Prime Minister is opening the #CAETS2020 conference in person at the Four Seasons hotel in Seoul.
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I am looking forward to participating in my first virtual international conference - the Council of Academies of Engineering and Techological Sciences (CAETS) in Seoul, Korea #CAETS2020. In my presentation I shall be given a scorecard on the use of technology in the pandemic.
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Tech Omens - Issue 47 - 25 August 2020 - mailchi.mp/7f323ba136f2/tech… In this edition: Can dogs succeed where technology has failed? AI is not the answer to school exams; the infodemic that is worse than the pandemic; and more.
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Tech Omens - Issue 46 - 6 July 2020 - mailchi.mp/5c50a07b1392/tech… In this edition: Can Covid-19 be diagnosed from the way you speak? the future of 5G; giant machine learning model still does not understand speech; investors are putting money into carbon capture; and more.
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Tech Omens - Issue 45 - 31 May 2020 - mailchi.mp/8f1f603011c6/tech… In this edition: Nuclear fusion still is possible; a decade’s worth of e-commerce growth in just 8 weeks; virtual reality starts to take off in enterprise training and more.
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