City Tech Event Sells Out

More than 200 people will attend a sold-out seminar on Tuesday to hear from world leaders who supply and employ the very latest technologies to enhance customer experiences.

Adelaide’s first ever Powering Customer Experience with Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Tech event will be held on Tuesday 7 May at The Science Exchange, Exchange Place. Event organisers AiLab (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) are leading the way with building awareness about AI in South Australia by bringing together a diverse and inclusive AI community from all sectors with leading industry speakers via their global networks, education programs and the Adelaide Artificial Intelligence meetup – the largest AI networking group in Adelaide.

Event speakers include:

  • Chief Scientist for South Australia, Professor Caroline McMillen
  • Territory Manager Alibaba Cloud, Mr James Wang
  • CEO of Xandra and Entrepreneur in Residence SunCentral Queensland, Mr Zach Johnson
  • City of Adelaide Deputy Lord Mayor, Houssam Abiad
  • Co-founder AiLab and koolth, Dr John Flackett (MC/Host)

The event will include a ‘technology showcase’ with the likes of Go Micro (cameras on iPhones that can help people scan moles on their skin) and Ping (a world-first device which continuously monitors wind turbines to detect blade damage – based in Peel Street).

Founder of conversational design studio Xandra, Zach Johnson has been forging the path with voice platforms across the globe, including delivering the world’s first chatbot tour guide via Facebook. Counting some of the world’s largest entertainment brands as clients, including AT&T, Nickelodeon, Amazon, Sesame Workshop and HBO, Zach and his team are renowned for creating some of the most immersive and interactive voice experiences available.

“South Australia is putting a lot of effort into economic development of knowledge industries – especially Artificial Intelligence and high-tech creative industries,” said Zach.

“I’m looking forward to finding out more about the opportunities in Adelaide that are created by embracing emerging technologies.”

Deputy Lord Mayor Houssam Abiad said Adelaide was the ideal city for the emerging technology and artificial intelligence sectors.

“It’s clear that companies all over the world are looking to leverage the latest advances in data processing, online services and powerful mobile hardware to give incredible customer service and innovative solutions,” said the Deputy Lord Mayor.

“The City of Adelaide is rapidly becoming an incubator for these exciting innovative tech companies to start-up and be based out of the CBD. This is supported by our fantastic entrepreneur ecosystem; our city’s innovative nature and super-fast data connectivity being provided through Ten Gigabit Adelaide.”

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