International speaker, Dr. John Flackett

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Web futurist & Artificial Intelligence expert

Our co-founder and technical director, Dr. John Flackett, has been presenting and talking at events for many years. With a background both teaching (was a Senior University lecturer in the UK) and practicing Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence - plus achieving a PhD in Artificial Intelligence - John has earned the title of web futurist extraordinaire!

John has presented at events in the UK, Europe, Australia and USA speaking about Artificial Intelligence, Web Technologies and the Future of the Internet. If you would like John to talk at your next business event/group, convention or conference, please call us on +61 (0)8 8464 0787 or email us to make a booking.

Here are just a few of the things John has done...

  • Lead developer: Application architect & developer of EventAware... an intelligent, online event aggregator software application.
  • Major Award Winner Unleashed Adelaide - GovHack National Event: Part of an award winning team that won South Australian 'Premiers Award' and won 'Peoples Choice' (Australia Wide). The application also won the 'Building on Science, Research and Environmental Data Award'.
  • Senior University Lecturer: Degree level Software Engineering and Masters level Artifical Intelligence. Also a Cisco Java Instructor and Supervisor/Coordinator of final year undergraduate and postgraduate projects and end of year technology degree show.
  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence: The dichotomy of scaled connectionist compositionality : (S)RAAM - trick or treat?
  • British Computer Society (BCS) Award Winner: Recipient of British Computer Society award for outstanding final year degree project.


“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 - Polaris


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