Professor Julian Thomas

Julian ThomasFAHA Julian Thomas is Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, and a Professor in the School of Media and Communications at RMIT University. He leads the team producing the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (Telstra, 2016-) and publishes widely on the social aspects of new communications technologies. Thomas’s books include Internet on the Outstation: The…

Dr Jathan Sadowski

Jathan Sadowski Jathan Sadowski is a research fellow in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. His work focuses on the political economy of technology by asking critical questions that seek to analyse the interests, imperatives, and ideologies that influence the design and use of technical systems. He has done…

Professor Dacheng Tao

Professor Dacheng TaoFAA Professor Dacheng Tao is an Australian Laureate Fellow, Professor of Computer Science and the Inaugural Director of the UBTECH Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre at The University of Sydney. His research results in AI have expounded in one monograph and 300+ publications at leading journals and conferences, such as T-PAMI, T-IP, T-NNLS, AIJ,…

Professor A. Ian Smith

Professor A. Ian Smith Ian Smith is Vice-Provost (Research & Research Infrastructure) at Monash University, playing a university-wide leadership role, responsibility for research strategy, infrastructure and alliances. A major focus being building linkages to industry and encouraging large companies and SMEs to use the university’s globally-recognised research capabilities and tools to innovate, capture new opportunities…

Amanda Caples

Dr Amanda CaplesBSc Hons PhD GAICD Dr Amanda Caples BSc Hons PhD GAICD is Victoria’s Lead Scientist, a ‘catalyst’ responsible for working across the Victorian Government to identify opportunities for economic outcomes by building relationships between business, the research sector and government. Amanda brings to the role broad experience in technology commercialisation, public policy development…

Professor Bronwyn Fox

Professor Bronwyn FoxFTSE Professor Bronwyn Fox has been instrumental in positioning Swinburne at the forefront of manufacturing, building extensively on Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 initiatives and capabilities. She has led a number of significant initiatives and research partnerships through her role as the founding Director of Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, including: establishing the world’s first Industry 4.0…

Professor Ian Harper

Professor Ian HarperAO FASSA Ian Harper is Dean and Director of the Melbourne Business School and Co-Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. He is also a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Ian is a professional economist best known for his work in public…

Professor Ian Chubb

Professor Ian chubbAC FAA FTSE Professor Ian Chubb was Chief Scientist for Australia from May 2011 to January 2016.  Prior to that, Professor Chubb was Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University; Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University of South Australia and the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) of Monash University for two years.  He served as Dean of…

Dr Susan Pond

Dr Susan PondAM FTSE FAHMS Dr Susan Pond AM, FRSN FTSE FAHMS is an experienced leader in business & academia, recognised for her national & international contributions in science, technology and medicine. Currently, Susan serves as Chair of the New South Wales Smart Sensing Network, President of the Royal Society of NSW, Governor in Council…

Catherine Luckin

Catherine Luckin Catherine Luckin has been Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences since May 2018. She has more than a decade of experience supporting research and innovation, particularly in the health and medical sciences – through roles in policy, public affairs, strategy and international relations. She has worked across…