A good wrap up of the inaugural Australian Sports Tech Network (ASTN) conference by Keith Lyons ~

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The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) Annual Conference was held in The Captain’s Room, Simonds Stadium, Kardinia Park, Geelong on 2 November.

Senator Kate Lundy opened this inaugural ASTN Conference. Senator Lundy, the Minister for Sport and the Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation is a passionate advocate for sport and technology. I think Australian sport is served remarkably by her. She even found time to tweet (#ASTN2012 was the tag for the conference) about the event.

 

The Chair of the Board of the Australian Sports Commission, John Wiley added his welcome to Conference delegates. In his talk, John noted the creativity, and risk appetite in the United States of America. He commented on the rewarding experience of entrepreneurial spirit and discussed how this might be expressed as a national competitive advantage through the combination of sport, science and research. John saw a great opportunity to combine…

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About Julian Chua

Mechanical engineer. Found an interest in applying engineering and technology in sports. Worked for a bit in manufacturing & product development. Dabbled in some electronics and programming. Miraculously got into a PhD along the way. Finds research interesting but leans towards the application side of things. Generally enjoys developing solutions or trouble-shooting issues in technology for sports applications. Now also attempting to combine product design & development with sports/medical technology. Runs or kayaks in spare time. Tweets as @julrx.

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