ITAC 2018



10:00am - 4.30pm
(for participants using the transfer from Adelaide CBD buses will be departing from the Adelaide Convention Centre at 9.30am)

Site visit – Tonsley Innovation Precinct

The 2018 Tonsley Innovation Precinct site visit will expose participants to a range of different activities including:

  • Medical Devices Research Institute - developing new technologies
  • Global Centre for Modern Ageing - LifeLab @ Tonsley user experience and testing site
  • CotaSA Plug in Project
  • Flinders Digital Health Research Centre
  • Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation
  • Autonomous vehicle demonstration

Participation in the site visit will be limited. Places will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. Transport will be available from Adelaide CBD or participants can catch the train to the Precinct Station or you can make your own way to the Precinct.

Please note this is a pre conference site visit. There is an additional cost of $80 per person to attend. You will be able to select your attendance toward the end of the registration process.

Click here to view the full Tonsley Site Visit program details

3:00pm Delegate Registration opens

6:00pm - 7.30pm  Welcome drinks and networking for delegates and exhibitors in Exhibition area - Halls M & N, Adelaide Convention Centre


8:00am -  Delegate Registration opens

8:45am -  Introduction by MC – Arron Wood

Welcome by Sean Rooney, CEO, Leading Age Services Australia

9:00am -  Plenary Session 1 - Cutting Edge Technology Leaders Who Will Inspire Delegates With Their Life Altering Technology Experiences

Innovating with Technology - from Social Media to Emerging Technology  
Learn how to achieve success with Technology Innovation through out-thinking and out-executing rather than outspending.  
Peter Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Centre for the Edge

From Napkin to Exit 
Stevan’s inspiring story is a raw & honest insight into the life of a start-up, how a small team can achieve remarkable things, how to crystallise your purpose, how to take on the big boys and win, how to embrace innovation & disruption and how an inspired culture can make anything possible.
Stevan Premutico, Founder, me&u                                                                                                                 Sponsored by:  


11:00am -  Plenary Session 2 - Big Data Is Changing The World. Will It Impact Ageing and Disabilities?

Data, Automation & Interoperability Techniques that Deliver Actual Business Benefits 
Ash will explain how Aged Care Providers can implement data, automation & interoperability solutions that deliver actual business benefits. 
Ash Priest, Managing Partner, Novigi

Data - Connecting the Data to Monitor, Evaluate and Improve Care  
The Registry of Older South Australians’ (ROSA) aim is to improve the quality of ageing in Australia. This presentation introduces the ROSA framework, its capabilities, and its current projects. 
A/Prof Maria Inacio, PHD, Director, Healthy Ageing Research Consortium, Registry of Older South Australians (ROSA)

Big Data, meet Homecare: How artificial intelligence can help your clinicians prevent readmissions 
An exploration of how AI and machine learning can turn your homecare data into a rich source of insight for achieving better health outcomes. 
Adrian Schauer, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, AlayaCare

Q & A Session


1:40pm -  Plenary Session 3 - Thinking Outside The Square - The Challenge

Rapid Ideation & Exploration Workshop  
In this interactive workshop, participants will collectively explore ideas for new transformative technologies for the sector.  Modelled on the principles of the Medical Device Partnering Program, the session will rapidly harness the collective wisdom of participants and facilitate a process to consider the idea from multiple perspectives and identify a path forward.  Not only will participants get an insight into the methods used in early stage innovation, but they will also be inspired about the solutions they co-create.


  • Learn about the ideation process: testing an idea and its relevance in the market, understanding the impact of intellectual property rights, collaborating and brainstorming possible solutions, defining a focused path forward
  • Hear about the success of the Medical Device Partnering Program, an ideas incubator that brings together a range of collaborators
  • Explore technology ideas: it may be a new way of monitoring an individual's health status in the home, a new means of communicating with family or carers, an efficient system for service delivery, or even a device that empowers independence.

Expectations of Participants

  • You can contribute your idea or problem: prior to the session you have the opportunity to submit an idea. We’ll select the best ideas and explore a different idea at each table.
  • Bring your thoughts and your enthusiasm: you will be collaborating with other participants at your table.
  • Be open-minded: diversity of opinions and expertise are valued. 

Professor Karen Reynolds, Director, Medical Device Research Institute and Medical Device Partnering Program 


3:30pm -  Plenary Session 4 - Technological Innovation Is Driving Innovation In Services Delivery

5G Enhanced Capabilities for Health and Aged Care
New 5th Generation mobile networks - or 5G - will bring enhanced capabilities to the health and aged care sectors
Andrew Scott, Head of Technology, Chief Technology Office & Innovation | Technology Innovation and Strategy | Telstra Corporation    

Collaboration now Trumps Innovation. How a service provider and a start-up brought to market technology that people actually wanted to use.      
Adam’s presentation will draw on learnings from Umps Health’s partnership with Mercy Health to outline how service providers and start-ups can innovate without compromising client outcomes.  
Adam Jahnke, Co-Founder & CEO, Umps Health

Integrating My Health Record into care delivery   
Andrea O'Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Ameroo Aged Care, Berrigan  

ITAC 2016 Major Award Winner BaptistCare - Reflections on the Journey 
BaptistCare was awarded the best consumer-friendly product award and the overall winner award at the 2016 ITAC Awards for their online innovation in response to CDC changes in the home care industry. Two years on, reflections, achievements, benefits and insights will be shared. 
Benjamin Galea, Group Marketing Manager and Daniel Pettman, Chief Information Officer, BaptistCare

Q & A Session 

5:15pm -  Close Day 1 – Arron Wood, MC

7:00pm - pre dinner drinks

Aged Care Industry IT Awards Gala Dinner                                           Sponsored by:   
Adelaide Convention Centre


8:25am -  Introduction by MC – Arron Wood

8:30am -  Plenary Session 5 - Changing The World Through Technological Innovation

Turning a company around through the deployment of smart technology. A real world example of what can be achieved.
Learn about our fundamental period of change that transformed the company and positioned us for future growth.
Richard Vaughn, General Manager, Zipform  

Living Labs accelerating innovations with users  
Learn how societies and people will benefit from the emerging new technologies, such as big data, blockchain and self-driving vehicles in a Living Lab
Veera Mustonen, Executive Director, Global Centre for Modern Ageing – LifeLab @ Tonsley

Plenary Session 6 - Blockchain - What Is It And Is There A Role For Blockchain In The Care Service Environment?

Introduction to Blockchain  
A primer on blockchain.  What is it?  Why are people interested in it? What can it be used for? What do I need to know?  
Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant, CSIRO's Data 61    

What is the potential for blockchain in the care system
Paul Sidhu, 
Associate Partner - Blockchain Practice Lead, IBM Global Business Services  

Q & A Session


11.00am - Concurrent Sessions


Back to the Future, How Voice Assistant and chatbots are impacting frontline care  
Marc Niemes, Executive Producer, Kontent Labs

Cloud Transformation Driving the Modern Workplace  
Find out how integratedliving has harnessed the modern workplace to undertake a cloud transformation and enable true enterprise mobility across their nationwide workforce of over 1,200 staff. 
Neven Karac, General Manager - Client Relationships, CSA and Georgina Chalker, Chief People and Customer Engagement Officer, integratedliving

The key to winning the workforce competition  
The biggest workforce issue for the aged care industry is achieving a sustainable and appropriately skilled workforce. This session will overview this issue and look at the digital solution.  
Michael Maher, CEO, Aged Care Development Network 


Changing Landscapes – Standards – what do providers say about technology and its role in all this?  
There are less differences than we think between countries and technological advances used to support health and aged care, where professional and quality standards are similar - but what are these innovations?

Caroline Lee, Director & Chief Executive Officer, Leecare

The API standard you'll ask for in 2020  
Rethinking Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for a modern software environment means rethinking long-held best-practice. Cracks are starting to appear in the gold-standard; REST API architecture. We look at what's next.  
Sean Williams, Founder, Inerva

Co- Designing our Technology Enhanced Smart Home Future - The Reality Show 
Anne Livingstone, Community Resourcing and Dr Eleanor Horton, Senior Lecturer, Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, University of the Sunshine Coast  

Using $20 sensors to guide better care decisions
Rob Deeming, Billy Care


Flinders Assistants for Memory Enhancement 
Professor Anthony Maeder, Professor of Digital Health Systems & Co-Director, Flinders Digital Health Research Centre, Flinders University 

FOCUS revisited: How has an ITAC 2016 award winner evolved and is it delivering for consumers 
Paul Ostrowski, Chief Executive Office, Care Connect

Making Virtual Reality a Reality 
Steve Pretzel, CEO, TADWA

The pesky TLAs (three letter acronyms) that will define your Aged Care future 
Andrew Findlay, Executive Director, Vertel


Invite your customers into Business Transformation 
David Norton, Executive Manager Finance and Corporate Services, Resthaven

Supporting In Home Aged Care: How innovative technology can lead to significant gains in lone aged care worker safety and risk mitigation 
Travis Holland, Managing Director, Halland Thomas

Design led innovation - creating safe environments for electronic sharing of prescriptions and medication charts in aged care homes 
This presentation aims to give insight to the safety elements of electronic systems and the design-led innovation approach which offers solutions to the problems which challenge healthcare professionals in RACFs. 
Gerard Stevens, Managing Director, Webstercare


1.30pm -  Plenary Session 7 - As The World Aged Can Other Systems Inform Our Future?

International Comparisons of Technology Deployment in various jurisdictions, including Singapore, United Kingdom, China and New Zealand  
Caroline Lee, Director, LeeCare 

2.00pm - Plenary Session 8 - Transforming Independence In The Disability Space 

Human Services and he Digital Age - a future yet to be realised   
Bringing together the changing face of human services and the reality of a digital world to realise optimal customer experience and business sustainability 
Lorna Worthington, Managing Director, Baker Worthington Pty Ltd 

The Australian National Equipment Database - supporting Assistive Technology (AT) choices
Francine Snadden, Strategic Projects Manager, Independent Living Centre WA

A Day in the Life of David Woodbridge. How Main Stream and Assistive Technology helps throughout the Day  
In this presentation, I will bring together all the various types of technology that I use from a whole range of different brand names, from the obvious such as Apple or Google, to the not so well known such as Sensibo. As a person who is blind, having access to a range of technology solutions to “get things done” is essential. I try and take the best from various brand names to hopefully in the end give me the daily experience of being fully independent that I require.
David Woodbridge, Access Technology Technical Lead, Vision Australia 

Q & A Session 

Exhibitor Prize Draws

Closing by Pat Sparrow, CEO, Aged & Community Services Australia

MC - Conference Close