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Frontier 4.0 - A huge success!

May 29 and 30 saw some of the best technical innovators in digital engineering descend on Adelaide for a jam-packed event looking at industry 4.0 practices.

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The Attentis Display 

Held at the National Wine Centre, day one saw 250 innovative people from 80 different organisations from across the globe walk through the doors in anticipation of what they would discover. The event boasted the latest technology and talent available in our industry, with a key focus on digital engineering, reality capture techniques, as well as augmented and virtual reality.

Wayne Gerard welcomed the crowd, and immediately gave people a sense of what they could expect over the next two days. He instantly had everyone out of their chairs and chatting to each other about what they do, and the biggest challenges they face. The ice-breaker allowed attendees to feel confident and excited about meeting people with similar challenges and opened conversations about the best ways to solve them.

The Honourable Stephan Knoll, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, gave the opening address and encouraged attendees to “Build, share and collaborate to move forward and create Business 4.0”. He inspired people to hire talent to disrupt their businesses from within and foster change.

The day proceeded with several panel discussions that were interactive and kept the crowd engaged and asking questions of the panel to incite discussion. Along with guest speakers, there were interactive displays scattered throughout the event space, where attendees could experiment with upcoming technology, which aims to change the way we will work in the future.

The first day wrapped up with a free cocktail event, which allowed attendees to mingle over a glass of South Australian wine and debrief on what had been discussed throughout the day. After such an information filled day, it was fantastic to still see so much energy in the room.

Day two started with even more enthusiasm than day one, as people were excited to hear what the day would bring. Peter Bourke, Head of Group Information Systems at CKHH opened the event, discussing Global Innovation. He had some inspiring words, particularly for Enerven and SA Power Networks employees, reminding them of the scale of the CKHH company, and that the world is on their doorstep.

“Power is gained by sharing knowledge, not hoarding it” 


Day two concluded with our General Manager, Richard Amato, closing the event but encouraging people to keep the momentum going and utilise the connections they had made throughout the two days. He reminded attendees that Enerven is growing rapidly, and are seeking innovative, like-minded people, who are not scared to think outside the box.

Frontier 4.0 was a fantastic success, and it was clear how much effort had gone into planning the event, to ensure it all ran smoothly. It was important that people came away feeling empowered and inspired, and we believe that was achieved. Of course, the event could not have gone ahead without the sponsors, so a huge thank you goes out to:

Red Eye
A2K Technologies
Nova Systems
Mott MacDonald
Practon Group
Mitton ElectroNet
Digital Node

Thank you again to the sponsors and to everyone who attended for helping make the event successful.

If you have any enquiries or questions about the event, please contact

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L-R: Wayne Gerard - CEO Red Eye, Richard Amato - General Manager, Enerven, Stephan Knoll - Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, and Peter Bourke - Head of Group Information Systems at CKHH


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Dave Horsley showing off our drone technology