Spotlight on Industrial Spotlight on Industrial

At a time when advances in computing and technology are reshaping both the society and the global economy we live in, it’s never been more important to keep track of the developments and trends that influence the future.

And while phenomena like the fourth industrial revolution, the rise of artificial intelligence and mass automation are all upon us, innovation is still really down to the people that strive for improvements in what they do – irrespective of the difficulty of the challenge.

Each year, the iTnews Benchmark Awards celebrate and showcase excellence in technology leadership across Australian business and government, and nowhere are advances more dynamic than in the industrial sector.

As a comparatively small nation now in the throes of transformations across manufacturing, energy, transport and agribusiness, those who propel progress in the industrial sector through technology will carry the nation’s prosperity on their wave. This year saw the calibre of nominations in the iTnews Benchmark Awards raise the bar to a new high, with a particularly strong showing from smaller and mid-sized enterprise.

The winners will be revealed at the Benchmark Awards ceremony in KPMG’s new Sydney office in on March 7th. Who will the finalists be?

Aurecon taps Orange Business Services as IT services provider

Aurecon taps Orange Business Services as IT services provider

Signs five-year, US$25 million contract.
Mar 12 2019 11:59AM
RMIT proposes digital twins for defence aircraft

RMIT proposes digital twins for defence aircraft

AI to manage maintenance and procurement.
Feb 27 2019 7:10AM
Aussie shipbuilder Austal trials IoT to cut fuel consumption

Aussie shipbuilder Austal trials IoT to cut fuel consumption

And improve passenger ride comfort.
Feb 22 2019 7:14AM
Bendigo turns to IoT to get clever about weather

Bendigo turns to IoT to get clever about weather

Heatwave underscores temp sensor network launch.
Feb 21 2019 6:51AM
Rio Tinto warns of slowdown in Australia’s robotics and automation sector

Rio Tinto warns of slowdown in Australia’s robotics and automation sector

Not yet automatic for the people.
Jan 29 2019 12:14PM
Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalists: Queensland Airports video analytics project onboards 28 partners

Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalists: Queensland Airports video analytics project onboards 28 partners

Low-cost value add to existing CCTV network.
Jan 25 2019 7:00AM
Benchmark Awards 2019  Finalists: Aurecon Jacobs automates digital tunnel drawings

Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalists: Aurecon Jacobs automates digital tunnel drawings

Speedier, more accurate plans for West Gate Tunnel project.
Jan 24 2019 11:21AM
Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalists: Melbourne Water taps AI for asset and knowledge management systems

Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalists: Melbourne Water taps AI for asset and knowledge management systems

As part of broader automation push.
Jan 24 2019 7:05AM
Coopers Brewery taps frothy data to perfect flagship pale ale

Coopers Brewery taps frothy data to perfect flagship pale ale

Algorithms give consistently good head.
Jan 18 2019 12:00PM
General Electric’s CDO tapped to lead Lendlease digital branch

General Electric’s CDO tapped to lead Lendlease digital branch

Bill Ruh to lead data, automation push at the construction giant.
Dec 18 2018 2:02PM
KPMG exec to lead heavy industry data science innovation hub

KPMG exec to lead heavy industry data science innovation hub

Commercialisation director leaves for Curtin Uni.
Dec 10 2018 1:58PM
Orica takes second swing at SAP re-platforming

Orica takes second swing at SAP re-platforming

After earlier Project Caymus cancelled.
Nov 20 2018 7:00AM
St. George backs digital push to revive local manufacturing

St. George backs digital push to revive local manufacturing

Strikes up industrial partnership to boost growth.
Oct 22 2018 11:07AM
Rail operator Aurizon’s IoT push helps save $380m in 3 years

Rail operator Aurizon’s IoT push helps save $380m in 3 years

Monitoring everything from doors to drivers.
Oct 11 2018 6:09PM
Jetstar spins up new data lake and analytics in AWS

Jetstar spins up new data lake and analytics in AWS

Targets customer personalisation in first instance.
Oct 4 2018 12:00PM
Toll swaps stagnant Siebel for Salesforce

Toll swaps stagnant Siebel for Salesforce

CRM couldn't scale to handle Christmas.
Sep 28 2018 9:12AM
Fisher & Paykel trades SAP for Salesforce

Fisher & Paykel trades SAP for Salesforce

Creates single view of customer to keep in touch across long buying cycles.
Sep 27 2018 1:54AM
Australia to lead BP, Castrol shared services transformation

Australia to lead BP, Castrol shared services transformation

End-to-end process rework.
Sep 13 2018 7:00AM
Qantas hits scale in massive digital transformation

Qantas hits scale in massive digital transformation

Overhauls its operating model in the first year.
Sep 10 2018 6:55AM
Veolia to be 'data centre-less' within two years

Veolia to be 'data centre-less' within two years

Switches to cloud for worldwide IT ops.
Sep 4 2018 12:35PM

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