Program Agenda

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Day 1 – 30 November 

TIMESESSION
9:00am

9:10am
Welcome

Professor Hind Benbya, Director of the Centre for AI and the Future of Business, Deakin University
Professor Mike Ewing, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University
9:15am

9:20am
Opening
Councillor Davydd Griffiths, City of Melbourne
9:25am

10:00am
Session 1 - AI and the Future of Finance

Ada Guan, CEO and Co-founder of Rich Data Co (RDC)
John Studley, Chief Analytics Officer and Head of Data Science at PwC Australia
10:05am

10:25am
Networking Break
10:25am

11:15am
Session 2 - Trust and inclusive AI

Elea Wurth, Partner Risk Advisory Deloitte
Buddhi Jayatilleke, Chief Data Scientist Sapia
David Goad, CTO for IBM Consulting Services in Australia and New Zealand
11:20am

12:00pm
Fireside-Chat - AI in Australia: Maturity and Strategy

Stela Solar, Director National Artificial Intelligence Centre CSIRO
Hind Benbya, Director of the Centre for AI and the Future of Business, Deakin University
12:05pm

12:50pm
Lunch and Networking Break
12:50pm

1:25 pm
Session 3 - Strategically leveraging AI across Industry and Government

Michelle Gallaher, Chief Executive Officer Opyl Ltd
Ian Ryan, SAP Institute for Digital Government
1:30pm

2:05pm
Session 4 - AI for Creativity and Innovation

Mike McHugh, Senior Manager for Digital Media Adobe
Raj Mathiravedu, Vice President Digital Solutions Orica
2:10pm

2:45pm
Session 5 - AI for Automation and Transformation

Jonathan Parsons, Co-Founder and CEO of Cognitive Automation Labs
Willem Paling, Head of Analytics & AI IAG
2:50pm

3:10pm
Networking Break


3:10pm

3:55pm
Industry Panel - Scaling AI for Business and Social Impact

Cheryl Vize, CCO Red Marble AI
Grant Case, Regional Vice President, Head of Sales Engineering Dataiku
Tatiana Bokareva, Principal Data Scientist Teradata
Sandra Hogan, Co-founder & Data Analyst Lead Amperfii

Moderator: Jonas Christensen, Head of Data Science Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
4:00pmClosing

Franz Strich, DISBA Deakin University
4:05pm

4:45pm
Social Networking Event
Drinks and Canapes @Deakin Downtown

 

Day 2 – 1 December

TIMESESSION
9:00am

9:10am
Welcome

Franz Strich, DISBA, Deakin University
Kristijan Mirkovski, DISBA, Deakin University
9:15am

9:40am
Academic Session 1

Victor Dibia, Principal Research Software Engineer, Microsoft
Code Generation Models and Developer Productivity
9:40am

10:05am
Industry Session 1

Dean Kocevski, Nabriva Therapeutics plc
Abstraction Methodologies using AI for Improved Businesses Efficiency
10:05am

10:30am
Academic Session 2

Associate Professor Lemai Nguyen, DISBA, Deakin University
Who is in Charge - the Complex Duality of Autonomy
10:30am

10:50am
Networking Break
10:50am

11:15am
Industry Session 2

Gayan Benedict, Industry Fellow, UTS
How Innovative AI-enabled DAOs present Significant Risks to Societal Governance Regimes
11:15am

11:40am
Industry Session 3

Leo Kozhushnik, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
Responsible AI
11:40am

12:15pm
Industry Session 4

Marek Rucinski, Deputy Commissioner of Smarter Data, ATO
Ying Yang, Assistant Commissioner of Data Science, ATO
Ethical AI in the ATO
12:15pmClosing remarks & thanks
Franz Strich, DISBA, Deakin University

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