Our guest speaker will be Vernier member, Meredith Crittenden the Executive General Manager of Industrial Control Technologies based in Geelong.
The Society was given a fascinating insight at our July meeting into a recent study trip our member and guest speaker Meredith Crittenden, the Executive General Manager of ICT Geelong, made to Sweden as part of a learning tour from Australia organised by AIG and hosted by the international expert and past Society speaker Goran Roos.
Meredith treated the audience to a number of innovative insights into how Sweden, as a high cost manufacturing nation, are planning to transform their manufacturing industry in the face of global disruption. The presentation pointed to many things that have great similarities to the Australian manufacturing challenge.
While Meredith gave a good PowerPoint presentation to support her perceptions, she felt that it needed more work before it was worthy of being added to the Vernier website, which gives an indication of the standards of excellence that exist with Meredith and with ICT and we are pleased to post the now, excellent presentation on the Society website.
The work that Sweden is doing is exciting covering city infrastructure sustainability, robotics and state of the art communications. The presentation directly poses some questions for the Australian mindset and we would love to have your feedback and opinion on how the Swedish emphasis compares with Australia’s current strategy.
Vernier welcomes your opinion!