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Changing the Game :: Industry 4.0

March 21, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Changing the Game :: Industry 4.0

Manufacturers and suppliers from all industries are now, more than ever, required to continually innovate across their products and supply chains, delivering what consumers want, when, where and how they want it.

Leading manufacturers are already rethinking their business models in order to do things differently and take advantage of high-speed internet, advanced materials, data driven automation, new manufacturing techniques and global supply chains that are configured for speed, agility and scale. This trend, known as Industry 4.0, presents tremendous opportunity for innovative manufacturers with the right mindset, skillset and toolset.

Join us for “Changing the Game :: Industry 4.0”  where you’ll hear industry experts share their insights into this changing landscape and find out how you can engage in this opportunity.

Two sessions at Tonsley Innovation District Wed 21 March, 7.30am and Wed 28 March, 3.30pm. Book now, limited places.


Hear from industry experts, Lance Worrall, Director Industrial Transformation, for the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, Mark Fusco, Managing Director of Advanced Focus and Adrian Fahey, CEO of SAGE Automation.

Led by the New Venture Institute’s Bert Verhoeven, the session will introduce the Innovative Manufacturing Accelerator, a program designed to help SMEs solve productivity challenges and take advantage of Industry 4.0 capabilities. Joining this session will be Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub Manager Colin Thomas.

Event schedule
7.30am – Registration, networking & light breakfast
8.00am – Presentations
9.00am – Event concludes

Guest Speakers:

Lance Worrall
Director, Industrial Transformation, Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre

Lance Worrall is Director, Industrial Transformation, for the national Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), supporting the uptake of new technologies, new business models and global niche opportunities. Lance has for decades worked in industry and economic development, having led on major economic projects (manufacturing, resources, defence etc.) as Principal Policy Adviser to SA Premier Mike Rann from 2002 – 2008, and later as Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Executive of the state’s industry development agencies.

Mark Fusco
Managing Director and Principal, Advanced Focus

Mark has more than 25 years of manufacturing industry experience and extensive knowledge of complex manufacturing processes, technologies and scales of production in a career that spans Australia, Japan, Europe, Africa and the US. Mark’s experience ranges across industries such as advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, mining and service. Since founding Advanced Focused in 2005, Mark has helped companies as diverse as Anglo Gold Ashanti, ASC, REDARC, TAFE, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Matrix Composite Engineering to realise long-term process improvements.

Adrian Fahey

CEO, SAGE Automation

Adrian Fahey is the CEO of the SAGE Group of brands and a Director of the SAGE Automation and SAGE Group boards. Adrian joined the business in 1998, four years after it founded and went onto wear the many hats required to support the growing business before being asked to take the role of CEO in 2008, at 36 years of age. Adrian is responsible for developing and executing the strategic plan for the business and demonstrates strong leadership qualities and a consultative inclusive style of managing his team to drive a high performance culture. As CEO, and with the support of his executive team, Adrian has led the growth of SAGE, from one to 10 offices across Australia as well as 3 in India, employing a highly skilled team of more than 290 people.  During his tenure as CEO, Adrian has led SAGE from an annual turnover of $44 Million to $80 Million, acquired 5 businesses and remains passionate about delivering the very best thinking to every single client solution.


March 21, 2018
7:30 am - 9:00 am


New Venture Institute
08 8201 7928


Tonsley Innovation District
1284 South Rd
Clovelly Park, SA 5042 Australia
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