Australia's Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky will present The Warren Centre's Innovation Lecture this Monday, October 21 at The University of Western Australia.
WA's Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley, a Professor in Animal Biology at UWA, will introduce Dr Zelinsky whose lecture title is ‘Think big and make it happen'.
Dr Zelinsky's career spans innovation, science and technology, research and development, commercial start-ups and education. As the chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation he now leads Australia's efforts in the application of science and technology for safeguarding Australia.
The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering is an independent, industry-linked institute committed to fostering excellence and innovation in high level engineering throughout Australia.
The annual Innovation Lecture Series aim to put successful Australian innovators in the public spotlight and tours cities throughout Australia.
Dr Zelinsky has won many awards in Australia and overseas, including The Warren Centre's Innovation Heroes Award in 2012 and the Pearcey Foundation's 2013 Trevor Pearcey Medal for lifetime achievement and contribution to ICT in Australia.
The key message of his talk is that Australia can achieve extraordinary outcomes in innovation by daring to think big and then having the determination to follow through on the vision to make it happen.
Dr Zelinsky will discuss the lessons learned from success and failure in innovation programs, as well as about his work as Chief Defence Scientist, which includes technical risk assessment the research and development plan for the $36 billion next-generation submarines program.
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