Emerging Technology - planning for our future
Low cost sensors, smart controls, new IoT communications networks and increasingly sophisticated data analytics are changing how our members deliver public works and engineering services to the communities that they serve across Australia and New Zealand. The pace of technological change is only set to accelerate as fields such as transport, waste and water embrace the use of these digital technologies in the outdoor space.
Recently we announced our new Emerging Technology Program to help our members deliver better services into the future. IPWEA will be progressively launching a series of initiatives under this Program. Our areas of focus have been chosen based on their strong fit with members’ interests, that they involve high levels of spending or revenue in the organisations that they work for and based on evidence that these emerging technologies having commercially matured to the point that the business case is strong and deployments are steadily picking up.
The Emerging Technology Program can add value for our members by delivering authoritative and commercially impartial guidance documents and the training that they need to successfully deliver these new technologies.
Our first two Emerging Technology initiatives are: