The Data Journey – a strategy to accelerate your AI outcomes

Sidong Liu1, Ben Wu1, Greg Phillips1, Joel Lopez1

1Fujitsu Australia Limited

In 2021, AI adoption is at an all-time high. Businesses and individuals alike are seeing the positive effects of artificial intelligence and machine learning in action, as it solves day-to-day problems within the workplace and the wider world. With massive potential for future growth in the scale and complexity of problems it can handle, there’s no question that AI can be a great tool for the good of humanity.

But to provide those solutions, your AI system is going to need data. A lot of it, too. So how can you funnel data effectively without disrupting your day-to-day operations?

The good news is that solutions are at the ready, in the form of data fabric architecture — a combination of computing power and business philosophy that enables you to adopt a data-centric approach to business problems. You’ll be able to manage the full research data lifecycle from ingestion, manipulation, deep learning and deployment. And even more importantly, you’ll have end-to-end visibility, traceability, and security for all research data workloads, helping ensure better transparency and avoiding the pitfalls of black box algorithms.

To date, hundreds of organisations worldwide have adopted a data fabric architecture to accelerate their results — and the results are in. With superior accuracy along with optimised predictability, agility, safety, and cost efficiency for their data, the benefits are obvious. So how will your business adapt?

In this session with Fujitsu and special guests, we’ll take a deep dive into how a data fabric solution can directly benefit your business. With speakers and specific solutions spanning a host of industries, you’ll gain key insights into the future of AI problem-solving. Register today to find out more!


Sidong Liu is National Health and Medicine Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellow at Macquarie University. In 2019, he established the Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging research stream at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), and has been leading this research stream since then. His expertise, in medical imaging, computer vision, and machine learning, entails developing novel artificial intelligence methods for medical image analysis and identifying high-value use cases for precision healthcare in clinical settings.​

Ben Wu is an Executive Architect in information systems and technology with over 30 years of experience working with global and large-scale commercial, government, and non-profit organisations. Ben specialises in digital business transformation and data strategy and is responsible for educating clients, partners, and communities on how to use data to change the world and deliver sustainable benefits. His work at the forefront of data fabric services and platforms development includes gathering and sharing expertise to realise maximum efficiency, security, and agility from a broad range of data capabilities on offer across the heterogeneous hybrid multi-cloud landscape. Ben is an influential advisor in the workplace and uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work smartly with integrity to achieve genuine success. He is inspired daily by his faith, his wife, and six children. In his free time, Ben likes to support community development, debunk misinformation and slap the bass guitar.​

Greg Phillips is the Head of Presales for the Fujitsu Infrastructure Solutions team in Oceania.​ Greg has over 20 years of experience in the IT Industry across a range of Consulting, Architecture, Sales, and Management roles with a strong focus on large enterprise and multi-national customers. He has a strong background delivering customer business outcomes by combining multiple technology layers (such as Network, Security, Cloud, Unified Communications, IoT, Managed Services, Data Centre, Software Defined solutions, “as a Service” solutions,  and Professional Services). He has worked with many customers in the Resources, Construction, Financial Services, and Government sectors and has presented at a number of related industry forums.

Joel Lopez is the AI Platforms Solutions Consultant for Fujitsu Australia Limited. Joel has over 22 years of experience in the IT Industry across Consulting, Architecture, Presales, and Product Management roles with a strong focus on large enterprise and multi-national projects. He has a strong background in delivering customer business outcomes by combining multiple technology layers such as General Purpose and End-point Computing, Software Defined Solutions, High-Performance Computing, and Machine/Deep Learning Platforms. He has developed the first AI Test Drive facilities in OCEANIA for providing access to Researchers, Data Scientists, Domain Experts, and customers wanting to validate and benchmark their data and codes using the latest purpose-built AI Infrastructure.​


Oct 14 2021


2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 13 2021
  • Time: 11:00 pm - 11:20 pm