Director Factory of the Future, Associate Professor at Swinburne University of Technology
Startupbootcamp Energy Australia Mentor
As a programme lead for Industry 4.0 in the Innovative Manufacturing CRC and senior research scientist in CSIRO’s Data61 business unit, Nico works to assist Australian (manufacturing) companies to leverage modern information technology, the industrial internet and Industry 4.0 technologies. The goal of this work is to make businesses more productive and to assist them with business model innovation through the use of digital technology.
He does this through developing an understanding of how manufacturing companies think about the role of ICT in their businesses, through paper studies and deep industry consultations. The results of this work have been published as discussion papers and extensively reported on by both tech news sites as well as mainstream national media such as the Guardian.
Based on insights gained through this process and work from across CSIRO and engagements with external stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem, he develops products and services designed to lift the digital and innovation capabilities of companies.
Nico holds degrees from the Universities of York and Oxford.