Hugh Bradlow

Hugh Bradlow

President - Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Hugh Bradlow is widely recognised as a global leader in telecommunications technology. Following a 22-year career at Telstra in which he served as Chief Technology Officer and Head of Innovation, Bradlow is now President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a body made up of some of Australia’s leading thinkers in technology, engineering and science.

Prior to joining Telstra in 1995, Bradlow was Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. Bradlow graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1973 and received the Doctor of Philosophy degree for research in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford.

Throughout his career Bradlow has been celebrated as an influential futurist, focused on how technology can play a role in creating a better society. During this time, Bradlow has given over 400 presentations and is in high demand as a speaker on topics such as technology and innovation.

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Dr. George K. Chang, P.E.

Dr. George K. Chang, P.E.

Director of Research - The Transtec Group

Dr. George Chang is recognized as the expert on pavement smoothness and intelligent compaction/construction technologies. Dr. Chang has founded the International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group (IICTG). His research, teaching, specification development and software tools (such as ProVAL and Veta) have helped made significant technology advancements in the above fields. Dr Chang has been the principal investigator for numerous projects that enhancing pavement materials/structures, pavement surface characteristics, etc. Recognized for his energetic, lively teaching style, Dr. Chang delivers smoothness and intelligent compaction/construction related workshops around world.

Dr. Chang has been the chairman for the International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group (IICTG), Road Profile Users’ Group (RPUG), TRB AFD90 Pavement Surface Properties and Vehicle Interaction committee, etc. Dr. Chang received many awards including a Kummer Lecture Award, Meyer-Horne Award, and ASTM Billiard-Stubstad Award from the ASTM; NOVA award from Construction Innovation Forum, Founders’ Award from RPUG; Certificate of Appreciation from TRB; and Emeritus Member of TRB AFD90 Committee. His research work has been featured in over 50 professional publications and 100+ reports.

Dr. David Timm

Dr. David Timm

TRB committee - Design & Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements

Dr. David Timm is the Brasfield & Gorrie Professor of Civil Engineering at Auburn University where he has been on faculty since 2001. Dave earned his BCE, MS and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota where he worked on full-scale pavement testing at MnROAD. At Auburn, he continues to work on full-scale pavement research at the National Center for Asphalt Technology Pavement Test Track focusing on pavement design methodologies, including perpetual pavements. Dave currently chairs the TRB committee on Design & Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements and serves on the NCAT and AAPT boards of directors. He is a registered professional engineer in Alabama.

Darren Hill

Darren Hill

Co-founder- Pragmatic Thinking

Darren Hill is a behavioural scientist, best-selling author and co-founder of Australia’s premier Behaviour and Motivation Strategy Company, Pragmatic Thinking. Named in the 2017 and 2018 Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100, Pragmatic Thinking is recognised as one of the fastest growing businesses in Australia.
Hill is an experienced speaker, having delivered keynote presentations to conferences of thousands of people. He has an intricate knowledge of human behaviour and culture and was recently awarded the 2019 Australian Educator of the Year by the Professional Speakers Association.

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