Michael Edwards is the General Manager of Boeing Research & Technology – Australia and carries executive responsibility for the delivery of Boeing’s research portfolio in the region. He oversees a highly collaborative research program focussed on the growth and prosperity of the Boeing Australia business units. Prior to joining Boeing in 2011 Michael worked with the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation for 11 years, including an overseas posting as Senior Technical Advisor to Boeing based in Seattle from 2005 – 2008. Prior to CSIRO he worked for some 15 years in the plastics, chemicals and petrochemicals industries in Australia. Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering (ATSE).