Title: Closing Remarks
Presenter: Philip Hall
Biography: Philip specialises in the delivery and management of business-critical systems in complex technological and operational environments. His expertise is founded on over 30 years management experience in project/program delivery and technology operations across a wide range of industries, including Banking & Finance, Construction, Defence Aerospace, Emergency Management, Environment & Earth Sciences and Information Technology & Communications. A former Aeronautical Engineering Officer in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), he holds a Bachelor Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a Master of Engineering (Aeronautical) Degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), is a graduate of the Royal Navy Engineering College (UK) and the Australian Defence Command and Staff College, and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the RAN Active Reserve. His Defence experience includes aircraft operations at sea, major aircraft procurement and aviation infrastructure construction projects, and aircraft engineering policy development in Defence Headquarters. Philip is also a Principal Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne (Australia) where he participates in collaborative international research programs focused on the practical application of emerging technologies. Previously Philip held tenures as Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at The University of Western Australia (2011 to 2015), and in the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development at The University of the South Pacific (2008 to 2010). He is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM) and Engineers Australia (FIEAust), and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (SMIEEE). In IEEE he is a member of the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) and the Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). In AESS he is Vice Chair of the Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (UAV) Technical Panel, and in SSIT he is a Distinguished Lecturer and an elected member of the Board of Governors, where he is 2016 Vice President-elect and Chair of both the Distinguished Lecturer Program and the Conference and Events Program. He is also the SSIT member on the IEEE-USA Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy (CTAP), which advises the United States Administration and Congress, and authored the current CTAP Position Statement on Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Related Technologies. Philip is a regular guest editor of the IEEE-SSIT Technology and Society Magazine, and an associate editor of the international Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (JUVS).
Affiliation: Principal Fellow, The University of Melbourne and Vice President, IEEE SSIT.