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Dr Catriona Wallace

An entrepreneur in the artificial intelligence field, an adjunct professor and an expert in digital transformation, the future of work, responsible technology and women in leadership.

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Dr Catriona Wallace has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as the Most Influential Woman in Business & Entrepreneurship.

Catriona is an expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence and is an Adjunct Professor, keynote speaker, Chair of an AI VC fund and the Director of the Gradient Institute, a Responsible AI consultancy.

As the founder of one of the first Artificial Intelligence companies to list on the Australian Securities Exchange, Catriona has truly lived the life of an entrepreneur and CEO in the emerging technologies field. Indeed, Flamingo AI was the second only woman-led (CEO & Chair) business ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Based on her extensive experience in AI, and working between the US and Australia, Catriona delivers keynote speeches globally on topics including Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation, Responsible Technology, the Future of Work and Diversity and Inclusion.

Catriona’s rare experience as one of the first women leaders in advanced technology means that she is ideally suited to present on these important and highly topical subjects and does so in a way that is highly accessible and informative, non-technical, engaging and inclusive.

This unique skill set has also seen Catriona invited to Co-Chair Sir Richard Branson's B Team's AI Coalition, to sit on the Federal Government’s AI Action Initiative team as well as achieve significant industry awards. She has been achieved Advance Australia’s highest award in Technology & Innovation for Australians working abroad, she has been named among the Top 9 Female Entrepreneurs by the Sydney Morning Herald and Top 30 Women redefining business by Womens’ Agenda and as one of the top AI speakers, globally, by Onalytica. Catriona was also inducted into the Royal Institution of Australia acknowledging her as one of Australia’s most pre-eminent scientists.

With a burning passion for and deep knowledge of Artificial Intelligence Catriona believes that sharing knowledge about the responsible use of technology and is her true path and purpose.

Catriona is also a philanthropist, human rights activist and mother of five.

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Dr Catriona Wallace calls for greater focus on AI ethics
Dr Catriona Wallace - Dare Showcase Sydney 2019
Dr Catriona Wallace - Flamingo November 2017 Portfolio Event
Dr Catriona Wallace - Courageous Decisions Keynote

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During the Summer of 2019 Australia was hit by a crisis – the wildfires destroyed 46 million acres of land, 34 people were killed, 1 billion wildlife perished and 6,000 properties were incinerated. In March 2020, just as Australia entered the ‘recovery’ phase of the fires crisis, it was hit by a second crisis, this time a global crisis – enter COVID-19. As Australians we now know what a crisis looks like, what it smells like, what it feels like. It’s like a war zone. So, we are in a crisis of the most extreme kind and the question on many minds is - who are the Crisis Leaders and what should they be doing?

Ethics, diversity key as AI takes hold

Ethics, diversity key as AI takes hold

Westpac’s Emma Ringland interviews Flamingo AI’s Catriona Wallace on trends in AI. Catriona has a blunt message for organisations: don’t wait for governments to dictate ethics frameworks to govern artificial intelligence and tackle diversity challenges that flow from its increasing use.  

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Artificial intelligence isn't scary

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