International speaker, Dr. John Flackett

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Web futurist & Artificial Intelligence speaker

Our co-founder and technical director, Dr. John Flackett, has been presenting and talking at events for many years. With a background both teaching (he 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!

As an expert in his field, John has presented across the globe 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 a few of John's achievements...

  • 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: Teaching Degree level Computer Studies, Software Engineering and Masters level Artificial Intelligence. Also a Cisco Java Instructor and Supervisor/Coordinator of final year undergraduate, 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.

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"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 – Ebusiness Strategic Digital Business Advisor at Polaris Business & Innovation Centre – Adelaide, South Australia


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