Industry expert advisors in AI and related technologies
ARM Hub Digital Advisors inform, connect and celebrate the digital transformation of industry in Australia.
Head of Analytics | Biarri
Dr Evan Shellshear
Dr Evan Shellshear is the Head of Analytics at Biarri, a world-leading mathematical and predictive modelling company, and an expert in artificial intelligence with a Ph.D. in Game Theory from the Nobel Prize winning University of Bielefeld in Germany. He has many years of international experience in the development and design of AI tools for a variety of industries having worked with Australia's top companies on all aspects of advanced analytical solutions and internationally on advanced robotics applications in manufacturing. He is also the author of a number of books including the best-selling book on Amazon, Innovation Tools.
Head of Product | Everledger
Rakalene has a wealth of experience in management, analysis, design, development, delivery and post-launch operational assessment and modification of new products and solutions. Rakalene is leading efforts across Everledger’s product team to unite customer requirements with technical solutions to deliver thoughtful and practical solutions, creating transformative, intuitive solutions that increase transparency and trust through supply chains.
Lead Data Services | Technology One
Dr Roozbeh Derakhshan
Roozbeh Derakhshan has worked at the forefront of industry in data science & analytics, software development and data management for more than a decade as a consultant, developer, and researcher for global IT companies and top-tier universities. He is an expert in real-time analytics. Over the years he has combined technical and scientific knowledge with management and leadership skills. Roozbeh has previously worked for Accenture, SAP and IBM and led large scale international projects managing technical and non-technical staff delivering software solutions.
Director | Strategic Engineering Australia
Shay owns and directs Strategic Engineering Australia, offering consulting expertise across a wide range of manufacturing applications, and holds various board and committee positions including Chair of the Queensland Reference Group for Manufacturing, Non-Executive Director for the Queensland Manufacturing Institute (QMI), Committee member for Queensland Manufacturing Ministerial Advisory Council, Engineering Course Advisory Board for QUT, Sector Expert Advisory Group (Advanced Manufacturing) for RMIT and is also a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network.
CEO | SSS Manufacturing & IR4 Pty Ltd
Chris is the CEO and co-owner of SSS Manufacturing and IR4 Pty Ltd, which was acknowledged by the Hon Michaelia Cash at the November 2017 Asia Pacific Conference as the leading company in Australia for the application of Artificially Intelligent Industry 4.0 technologies in steel fabrication. Chris is trade qualified with an honours degree in engineering (manufacturing) from RMIT. Chris has spent the last 15 years delivering globally significant automation technology and infrastructure to various markets and industries. Chris has a passion for Australian derived collaborations that both challenge and change the global market norms.
Executive Research Leader
Professor Bronwyn Harch
Professor Bronwyn Harch is an applied statistician with 22 years’ experience leading and undertaking research focused on the nexus of agricultural and environmental systems. As the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) and Vice-President (Research & Innovation), Professor Harch was responsible for enhancing the University’s performance and reputation in research and innovation, research training, and research and innovation collaboration with external stakeholders, nationally and internationally. Before joining UQ in July 2018, Professor Harch was Executive Director of the Institute for Future Environments at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She was also the establishment Research Director of the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre on ‘Food Agility’ – a transdisciplinary partnership with industry aimed at growing the agrifood sector’s comparative advantage through digital transformation. Prior to joining QUT in 2014, Professor Harch worked for 18 years as a researcher and research strategist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Her own research has focused on the statistical design of landscape-scale sampling protocols and monitoring programs, as well as the statistical modelling of complex systems, particularly agri-environmental systems. She has developed transdisciplinary research; engagement and commercialisation strategies; and partnerships with state and federal governments and their agencies, Australian and multinational companies, and other research organisations.
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