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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 17
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Showcase SA has partnered with Amazon Web Services to deliver you a full day seminar to help you realise how you can leverage AI & ML to elevate your business

There’s no doubt that you have heard about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI & ML), but are you leveraging it in your business?

Whether you know it or not, you rely on AI & ML every day. From the way you open your phone with face ID, to finding you the most direct route to work and filtering spam from your emails, it’s everywhere.

AI & ML make life easier, it saves us time and money by automating and optimising routine processes and tasks. It increases productivity and operational efficiencies, helps to avoid human error and make faster business decisions based on outputs from technologies, so the question is…if you don’t already, why aren’t you using it in your business?

Showcase SA has partnered with AWS to deliver you a full day seminar to help you realise how you can leverage AI & ML to elevate your business.

It’s important to note that you don’t need to be from the IT department or have big data or technical experience to benefit from this event, it is for anyone looking to learn from real business examples.

Your ticket includes entry to the full day seminar at the stunning Events at SkyCity and a 2-course lunch.

SPEAKERS


ANTON VAN DEN HENGEL

DIRECTOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE AT AMAZON

Presenting on the practical application and cutting edge capability of AI and Machine Learning.

Despite the hype and doomsday predictions about the future of these technologies, they are making incredible progress, for both advanced and practical use.

 

 

Anton van den Hengel was the founding Director of The Australian Institute for Machine Learning, Australia’s largest machine learning research group, and on many measures its most successful.

Anton is now the Director of Applied Science at Amazon and Director of the Centre for Augmented Reasoning at the University of Adelaide. At Amazon, Anton is leading a Machine Learning research group, working on Visual Question Answering, Conversational Agents, and general Computer Vision.


KAREN NELSON-FIELD

CEO & FOUNDER AT AMPLIFIED INTELLIGENCE

Presenting on using machine learning to advance human measurement in advertising

Using the human gaze, ML models and media science methodology to gauge effectiveness questions by looking at human response to advertising. We are on the precipice of change with attention metrics changing the way media is traded globally.

 

Professor Nelson-Field is a globally acclaimed researcher in media science. She is a regular speaker on the major circuits, including Cannes and SXSW, and has secured research funding from some of the world’s largest advertisers. Her first book, Viral Marketing: the science of sharing, set the record straight on hunting for ‘viral success’.

Karen’s commercial work combines tech and innovative methodological design to build attention measurement and insight products to guide the industry through a disrupting digital economy.


JAMES BALZARY

CEO & CO-FOUNDER AT TILLIT

Presenting on increasing Resilience in Manufacturing Operations through the use of Digital Platforms and AI

 

James’ background couples strategic management and technical expertise in global software technology environments with a strong entrepreneurial background. 

James has driven regional and global expansion in 3 of the world’s largest Industry technology companies including Schneider Electric, Dassult Systèmes and his AI tech company Ailytic was acquired by SAGE Group to help accelerate TilliTs global expansion.


SARAH BASSETT

HEAD OF WA & SA AT AMAZON WEB SERVICES

 

As part of the ANZ executive team at AWS, Sarah leads the Western Australia and South Australia region as well as the Resources vertical nationally. Her team works with customers across all industries to help them realise the value of cloud technology for both economic and business transformation. 

Sarah is passionate about innovation and education to enable customers to create a culture of change and modernise their organisations.  Prior to joining Amazon, Sarah was in the energy industry holding various roles within software development, M&A, strategic alliances, marketing and business development.  She is an advocate for developing an inclusive culture and authentic leadership.


TOM HAJDU

DIRECTOR AT SIA FULER INSTITUTE, CHAIR OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AT UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE ART INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

Tom is Professor and Chair of Creative Technologies at the University of Adelaide where he is Director of the Sia Furler Institute advocating innovation and entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Arts. Recently Tom launched a new initiative intersecting Art and Artificial Intelligence launching AI artistic research initiatives including Laurie Anderson as the first AI artist-in-residence called the Art Intelligence Agency.

The work with Laurie Anderson has been featured as part of her Norton Lectures at Harvard University and at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.


DR. TERRY SWEENEY

CEO AT DIGITAL HEALTH CRC

Presenting on the challenges faced in healthcare, and the real-world application of AI&ML to solve them.

Welcome to the Era of Cognitive Health: A new partnership between humanity and technology

 

 

With over 22 years global industry experience, Terry is recognised as a thought leader in digital health, healthcare innovation through technology and commercialisation. Terry’s industry insights are in regular demand from international governments, healthcare organisations, public forums and media outlets, and is a strategic advisor to a number of global organisations, including the G20.

In Terry’s current role, he strives to establish a digital health innovation strategy for Australia. 


SETH THURAISINGHAM

CEO AT CONSILIUM TECHNOLOGY 

Presenting on the mindset for Successful AI. All the characteristics required to successfully execute AI in your organisation

 

Seth Thuraisingham has more than 16 years of Computer Engineering and Management experience with a focus on AI for the past 6 years. In 2010, he founded and serves as CEO of Consilium Technology Pty Ltd, a company focused on building and delivering innovative AI solutions and products in Defence and medium to large enterprises. 

In 2019, through Consilium Technology, Seth founded a spin-out company, an Ag Analytics Platform for identifying, measuring and monitoring the world’s high-value crops for food and resource security.


DR. BRENTON COOPER

CEO & CO-FOUNDER AT FIVECAST

 

As leader of Fivecast, Brenton is responsible for driving innovation in security industry through the application of world leading data science techniques. Brenton was formerly CTO of the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), a $100 million collaborative research initiative to address data analysis challenges facing Australia’s national security agencies.

Brenton has a PhD in neural networks and his 20+ years career spans technology and management roles for companies including BAE Systems, Tenix Defence and Motorola.


MATT MICHALEWICZ

CEO AT COMPLEXICA

Presenting on how AI is used to increase revenue and margin outcomes in today’s complex business landscape.

 

Matt Michalewicz has more than 20 years of experience in starting and running high-growth tech companies, especially in the areas of machine learning, predictive analytics, and decision optimisation.

He is currently the CEO of Complexica, a provider of Artificial Intelligence software for optimising sales & marketing decisions, and a director of several ASX-listed companies, including Prophecy International (ASX: PRO) and ComOps (ASX: COM).

Simon Lucey (Ph.D.) is the Director of the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) at the University of Adelaide, Australia’s largest machine learning research group. His previous appointments were at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute (RI) in Pittsburgh USA, autonomous vehicle company Argo AI and CSIRO (2009-2014). He has received various career awards including an ARC Future Fellowship (2009-2013).

He has published over 300 articles, has over 11,000 citations with an h-index of 52. He has also registered 11 patents in computer vision. Simon’s research interests span computer vision, machine learning, and robotics.  


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BREAKOUT ROOM

Our valued sponsors will have experts available to answer your questions. Our sponsors are a diverse group of businesses with experts in AI&ML, recruitment and events all who will aid you to solutions. Drop in sessions will be available throughout the entire day. 1-on-1 consultations will be available from the businesses below.

You can book your free consult at the start of the event, upon registration.

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