We're honoured to have another awesome lineup of speakers for our third meetup. Nathaniel Mason & Ania Karzek both have vast experience in local gov/public service & first-hand knowledge of how emerging tech is being employed. Nathaniel will discuss how City of Tea Tree Gully have used AI for mail automation & also connecting AI skills & tech with real-world problems. Ania will continue this theme by talking about policy decisions & challenges faced by companies wanting to use AI systems. Andrew Niemiec brings his experience working in R&D & managing a team of DL researchers at AIML. He'll talk about Signostics & how they're using AI to improve the performance of their Uscan bladder scanner.
We continue to express our huge gratitude to the Uni of Adelaide: Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) as a sponsor for this event – thank you!
AiLab is proud to organise & sponsor the AAI Meetup. Our goal is to help support & build a diverse, inclusive & informed AI community in a friendly & fun format. Whether you’re a professional, a developer, an enthusiast, or just plain interested, please come along & support our brilliant presenters. Drinks & nibbles are provided.
5:45pm: Drinks, nibbles & networking
6:00pm: Welcome – Dr. John Flackett: Head of AiLab
6:10pm: Nathaniel Mason: Business Solutions Team Leader (CTTG)
6:30pm: Ania Karzek: Manager Digital Transformation (DHS)
6:50pm: Andrew Niemiec: Senior R&D Engineer (Signostics & AIML)
7:45pm: Drinks, nibbles & networking
NATHANIEL MASON: @Mason_Digital
Business Solutions Team Leader: City of Tea Tree Gully – teatreegully.sa.gov.au
A self-proclaimed 'Digital Native', Nathaniel joined Local Government from an IT career foundation in systems integration & IT consulting. By day, Nathaniel works In IT Solutions at CTTG, where the Business Solutions team are responsible for IT projects, strategy & information management. Their aim is to orchestrate the chaos of technology & business into effective strategies, projects & collaborative outcomes for Local Government professionals & communities. By night, Nathaniel is secretary of LGITSA, Civic Innovation Task Force team member with the Smart Cities Council of Australia & NZ & management team member with TEDxAdelaide.
Manager Digital Transformation: Department of Human Services SA – dhs.sa.gov.au
Passionate about finding integrated & elegant solutions to policy & human challenges, Ania has 20+ years of public policy experience in Australia as well as private, University & NFP sector experience. Ania has established & managed strategy, policy, infrastructure, governance & innovation projects & programs across a range of disciplines in government, private sector & NFP organisations. From water to aged care, University governance to government reform, & now all things digital, Ania loves learning new things & coming in to organisations as the odd one out. Her favourite questions are 'why?', 'how might we?' & 'what can we do to delight?'
Senior R&D Engineer: Signostics – signostics.eu
Andrew has a BSc/BE in Physiology & Electrical Eng, & is currently a Senior R&D Engineer at Adelaide-based medical ultrasound company Signostics. With a keen interest in applying Deep Learning (DL) to medical devices, a large part of Andrew's current role involves managing a team of researchers at AIML developing DL algorithms to improve the detection of bladders & other anatomical features in ultrasound images.
AIML: @TheAIML – adelaide.edu.au/aiml
In early 2018, the AIML was officially established. Their world-class research strengths lie in ML & the methods that support this; AI, Computer Vision & DL.
AILAB: @_AiLab, @drpuffa – ailab.com.au
AiLab assists individuals, academia, industry, government & community across the globe with navigating the AI landscape & learning about the complex field of AI via workshops, research, resources & more!