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Artificial Intelligence speaker across the globe
Our Co-founder and Technical Director, Dr. John Flackett, is an Artificial Intelligence speaker, educator, advisor and founder. Artificial Intelligence is John's passion and has been an integral part of his career via teaching, research, business and education. A leader and expert in his field, John has achieved a PhD in Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing) and has 25+ years' experience working in AI. John’s worked in a wide range of industries and sectors and previously was a Senior Academic for 10 years teaching masters and undergraduate Artificial Intelligence and undergraduate Computer Studies and Software Engineering at a UK University.
A noted international speaker, John runs education programs and presents at events across the world, speaking about Artificial Intelligence, emerging technologies and future work to government, industry, schools/education providers and community. As an AI advisor, John is among an elite group of experts regularly called upon to share his perspectives contributes to media interviews, radio discussions and roundtables. John's academic and business career was featured in the Million Plus 'Think Modern' campaign that launched in the UK at the Palace of Westminster in 2019. Download the report PDF.
Dr. John Flackett is also Co-founder and Head of koolth's AiLab (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) that assists industry, academia, government and community with learning and navigating AI through workshops, research, resources, policy development, and events. John is also the organiser and co-founder of the popular Adelaide Artificial Intelligence Meetup series – the largest AI networking community in South Australia.
As a Software Engineer, John has also designed and developed commercial grade software for use in major corporations throughout Australia and around the world. John's received various awards throughout his career and was nominated as Emerging Tech Inspiration for 2017 by Dev Diner readers. In his spare time, John assists with technology events and social good initiatives, as well mentoring individuals in the tech community. He is passionate about AI and his craft, and is dedicated to educating, collaborating, building AI awareness, and helping everyone navigate the field of Artificial Intelligence.
If you would like John to talk at your next business event, convention or conference, please call us on +61 (0)8 8464 0787 or email us to make a booking enquiry via the AiLab website. Below is a brief summary of some of John's talk's – which are featured in the scrolling bar below.
"Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience around Artificial Intelligence & Future Jobs with our Science, Technology and Maths teachers. Your presentation was not only informative but reassuring. It left us with many questions to consider – which is a good thing– including how we need to help prepare our young people for the unknown world of work in the future. We're looking forward to hearing more from you in the future to help inform and shape the delivery of the STEM curriculum."
Sally Stewart – Senior Leader Career Development/VET/Senior School – Para Hills, South Australia
"I write on behalf of nbn co with a simple message of thanks for your keynote speaker role at the recent Unley Business Association and City of Unley Business Breakfast. The theme of “Artificial Intelligence and internet of the future” was overwhelming received with interest; though a shock to some when assessing the disruption and transitional impacts. nbn co, Council and the business community very much appreciated you volunteering your time, insights and passion. Your preparation, delivery tailored to the business audience, and your easy and engaging approach took us all on a journey that, for an early morning breakfast forum, was both entertaining and insightful. The value-added from a comprehensive understanding of digital marketing, website development and big data management was of particular value too. I’d not hesitate in seeking your services again, and would recommend you to anyone who asks – or doesn’t. I look forward working with you and koolth again in the future."
Chris Gregory – Senior Community Affairs Manager VIC/TAS/SA at nbn co – Adelaide, South Australia
“John shared his knowledge with our Polaris Centre clients when he keynoted our event Digital Horizons: the Future of Retail Online. His eloquent and thought provoking talk was very well received by the large audience and his slides were simple, effective and beautiful. I would absolutely recommend John to keynote your event, particularly if talking about Artificial Intelligence, Data (Big or Small) or anything web and IT related. Thanks John.”
Rhys Moult – Digital Business Advisor at Polaris Business & Innovation Centre – Salisbury, South Australia
Dr. John Flackett: Artificial Intelligence keynotes, talks, interviews & contributions
See list below for information on a selection of John's keynotes, talks, interviews and contributions.
Simulated Business Fair: TAFE SA, Adelaide, South Australia
"The Future of Retail Online"
Digital Horizons Event: Polaris Innovation Centre, Technology Park, Mawson Lakes, South Australia
"Future of e-Commerce & Online Shopping Platforms"
Digital Avenues Hangout: Online in Adelaide, South Australia
"Recursive Structures & Learning Machines"
Computer Science Seminar: The University of Adelaide, South Australia
"Scaling Compositional Connectionism"
Natural Language Processing Group: University of Sheffield, UK
"Scaling Connectionist Compositional Representations"
AAAI Conference: Washington DC, USA
"Connectionist/Symbolic Engine for Cognitive Tasks"
ECOOP Workshop: Lisbon, Portugal
"Process miniatures as a teaching aid"
Java in the Computing Curriculum: London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Rd, London, UK
"The Essence of Neural Networks"
by Rob Callan: Prentice Hall, UK
"Artificial Super Intelligence"
Interview with Caitlin Gardner. Published on DevDiner.com
Invited Speaker & Workshop
"Choosing the right direction for your business website"
Business Technology Mini Conference: Polaris Innovation Centre, South Australia
"Artificial Intelligence & The Future of the Internet"
City of Unley Business Breakfast: 181 Unley Road, Unley, South Australia
"Adelaide is the smart city to watch"
Interview with Jill Bottrall for NBN Australia. Published on nbnco.com.au/blog
"The Future of Work in Smart Cities"
Adelaide Smart City Studio Breakfast: The Science Exchange, Adelaide, South Australia
"GovHack Connections Adelaide"
Bradley Forum, UniSA City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide
"Artificial intelligence potential, SA business launch part of Open State"
Interview with The Advertiser. Published https://goo.gl/52kHts
"Artificial Intelligence & Future Jobs"
Southampton Solent University & The British Computer Society (BCS): Southampton, UK
"Artificial Intelligence Update"
Adelaide Smart City Studio: SA Water House Learning Centre, Level 1, 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia
"Dr John Flackett: Artificial Intelligence"
Interview with Southampton Solent University. Published https://www.solent.ac.uk/news
"The Future of Artificial Intelligence"
Brisbane.AI: The Precinct, Startup Stadium, 315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland
"AI – Future Business Benefits Forum"
The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
"How Artificial Intelligence is transforming the economy"
National Economic Development Conference: The Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton, Queensland
"Past, Present & Future of AI"
Auckland University of Technology: AUT City Campus, New Zealand
"Careers of the Future Industry Insight"
Brand South Australia: Ayers House, Adelaide
"Is your Organisation ready for AI?"
AIML: University of Adelaide, South Australia
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Working with John and Emma from koolth was an absolute delight. From beginning to end they were professional, attentive and made the process as easy as possible.