Artificial intelligence: impact, opportunity, regulation

Artificial intelligence: impact, opportunity, regulation

May 18

CEDA welcomes Dr Alan Finkel AO, to deliver a keynote address on the use of artificial intelligence in the workplace examining its impact, opportunities and regulations.



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Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist of Australia
Richard Kimber, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Daisee
Deborah Walker, Head Automation, Australia and New Zealand, IBM

Event Overview

Machine learning, task automation, and robotics are widely used in business and the modern workplace. But with proliferation of connected devices and boom in data collection, artificial intelligence technologies are set to multiply and have a dramatic impact on society, business and the workforce.

What does artificial intelligence mean for your business?

This event will examine:
  • The growth in data collection and transformation of data into a strategic asset to drive better decision making;
  • How the artificial intelligence revolution will impact your workforce – what jobs will disappear? What jobs will evolve? And what jobs will be in demand in the future economy; and
  • Managing the growth in artificial intelligence in the interest of our citizenry, businesses, and government.


Meet the keynote speaker

Dr Alan Finkel AO
Chief Scientist of Australia

Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist in January 2016. He is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist. Dr Finkel has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator. Prior to becoming Chief Scientist, he was the Chancellor of Monash University and President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).  

Meet the speakers

Richard Kimber
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Daisee

Mr. Kimber is currently CEO and co-founder of daisee, an Australian AI software company that builds cutting edge AI applications for business. Prior to this role he was CEO of OFX Group, one of the world’s leading international payment and foreign exchange companies listed on the ASX. Earlier, Mr. Kimber was the first Regional Managing Director of Google in Southeast Asia (including Australia and NZ).

Deborah Walker
Head Automation, Australia and New Zealand, IBM

Deborah and her team help companies achieve end to end automation across the enterprise, optimizing business processes, applications and infrastructure with pre-trained, cognitive-enabled, industry aligned process models. These can be implemented rapidly, are self learning and continuously improving.
Deborah is passionate about the radically new approach to automation – enabled by the convergence of BPM, document capture, robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning, cognitive platforms and advanced analytics – and assisting companies transform to agile enterprises to improve customer, business and employee outcomes.

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