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Keynote Speakers

Paul Davis



Paul Davis has been the Director of GrangeNet since August 2002. Prior to joining GrangeNet he was the CTO of ac3 (the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications) and responsible for the development of one of Australia’s foremost high performance computing centres. Paul spent 25 years in scientific based computation the last twelve years of which involved supercomputing. He has been Head of IT with the Biomolecular Research Institute where he built and managed several supercomputing facilities and IT Manager at CSIRO Division of Molecular Science. He was one of CSIRO’s most senior, divisional IT managers. Paul has an international reputation in high performance computing having presented invited papers at conferences in the UK, Europe, Japan and USA.

Hugh Bradlow

Chief Technology Officer


Hugh S. Bradlow is Chief Technology Officer for Telstra and is Managing Director of the Telstra Research Laboratories, an organization of approximately 300 research professionals, responsible for investigating the future technologies that will impact Telstra’s business.

Prior to joining Telstra in September 1995, Professor Bradlow was Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Australia.

Professor Bradlow is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1973 and received the D.Phil. degree for research in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong, a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne, a Member of IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors and a recipient of a Centenary Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia. He is a member of the Federal Government’s CRC Committee, and was previously a member of the Victorian Government’s ICT Advisory Group and the Advisory Group that assisted the Chief Scientist in developing the “Backing Australia’s Ability” plan.

Dr M.A.(Mike) Sargent


M.A.Sargent & Associates Pty Ltd

Dr Sargent is a Director of M.A.Sargent & Associates, providing strategic corporate consulting services to industry, with a particular focus on the information technology, energy, environment and utilities sectors. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of Transfield Energy Group, and before that was Chief Executive Officer of ACTEW Corporation from November 1991. Dr Sargent has 40 years experience in the electricity industry in Australia, USA and Canada.

Dr Sargent is Co-Chair of the Australian Government’s Electric Energy Industry Export Council, Chair of the Australian Research and Education Network Advisory Committee, and Member of the Australian Research Council. He is a member of the Board of Power & Water Corporation, and Deputy Chairman of epicorp Ltd, a high technology seed fund and incubator. He is Deputy Chancellor of the University of Canberra and Adjunct Professor of the University of Technology Sydney.

He has a degree in electrical engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Queensland.

He is active in professional and community matters. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Academician of the International Academy for Quality, and was President of The Institution of Engineers Australia in 1990. He is a director of a number of companies.

In recognition of his service to engineering he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993 and a Centenary Medal in 2003.

John Wroclawski

Research Scientist

Advanced Network Architecture Group, LCS

John Wroclawski is a Research Scientist with the Advanced Network Architecture Group at LCS. His interests include the architecture, technology and protocols of large, decentralized communication systems such as the Internet. A recent focus has been the Integrated Services Internet Project, a multi-institution collaborative effort extending the Internet's architecture to support Quality of Service control and interactive multimedia communciation. the project's results are reflected in new Internet Standards for IP QoS support, now being deployed commercially.

His current research, in the area of networked appliances and "smart spaces", includes projects to develop micropower radio devices and a hardware and software environment for next-generation, speech-based mobile information terminals. Mr. Wroclawski joined the MIT Lab for Computer Science in 1988 as a research associate with the Mercury project, a pioneering effort to merge networking and distributed operating system technology. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM and IETF, chairs the IETF's Integrated Services and ISSLL working groups, and is a member of the IETF's Transport Area directorate.