La Trobe University Government and Parliamentary Alumni Network Launch in Canberra

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Join us to celebrate our 50th anniversary year and launch the La Trobe University Government and Parliamentary Alumni Network in Canberra

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Wednesday 29 November 2017 07:00 am until Wednesday 29 November 2017 09:00 am (Add to calendar)
Zoe Hodgson; 03 9479 2011; 1300 737 133
Presented by:
La Trobe University Alumni Relations Team
Type of Event:
Alumni; Launch
Free but registrations are essential

Join Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor La Trobe University for an informal breakfast at the Parliament House, Canberra to celebrate La Trobe’s 50th anniversary year and launch the Government and Parliamentary Alumni Network.

The network is open to La Trobe alumni working across all tiers of government in politics and the public service, and will provide the opportunity to participate in social, networking and professional activities.

Professor John Dewar will give a brief address, as will distinguished alumnus Hon Andrew Robb AO, Australia’s former Minister for Trade and Investment, and currently Chair of Asialink, and a Board Member for the Kidman cattle enterprise and Network Ten.

Leading La Trobe researchers Dr Aniruddha Desai, Director of the Centre for Technology Infusion, and Professor Amanda Kenny of the La Trobe Rural Health School, will discuss pioneering research into autonomous vehicle technology; and the growth of the La Trobe Rural Health School and innovative rural health service design respectively.

We hope you will join us to celebrate La Trobe’s 50th anniversary, reconnect with fellow alumni in Canberra and hear about La Trobe’s extraordinary work and ambitious plans for the future.

More about our special guest speakers:

  • Professor John Dewar, La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor
  • Hon Andrew Robb AO
  • Professor Amanda Kenny, La Trobe Rural Health School
  • Dr Aniruddha (Ani) Desai, Director, Centre for Technology Infusion, La Trobe University
    Dr Aniruddha (Ani) Desai holds a Master’s degree in Micro-electronics and PhD in Computer Architecture. He is currently Director of La Trobe University's Centre for Technology Infusion, a Tier 1 Research and Innovation Centre specialising in delivering technology-based commercial innovations to industry and government clients. Dr Desai has led many large R&D programs in socially relevant high impact application areas such as intelligent transportation systems, energy management, logistics/supply chain and precision agriculture. His work has resulted in many innovative designs and patent applications receiving several awards for excellence in R&D innovation at State, National and International levels. Dr Desai has served on technical and advisory groups for a number of government departments and is currently also the Chief Technology Officer of SensaData — an innovative technology company commercialising next-generation RFID technology for logistics and supply-chain applications.


Private Dining Rooms, Australian Parliament House

Parliament Dr, Canberra ACT 2600

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