AI - Future Business Benefits Forum


Event Overview

In a non confronting and easy to digest manner, this two hour panel, Q&A and mingle session will discuss the current nature and practical aspects of AI. It will de-bunk the myths and recommend how businesses can embrace AI, both now and in to the future. The forum will also suggest what tips can be provided when looking at service providers to support a business’s AI needs.

The panel will consist of three informed and influential thinkers, writers and speakers on AI; Dr. Natalie Rens, (AI Specialist at Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and Owner of Spaceport AI; Dr. John Flackett (Co-founder of koolth and AiLab, a business focused on AI education and collaboration); and Zach Johnson (CEO of Xandra, a conversation design studio working voice platforms and EiR at SunCentral Maroochdyore). Moderating the forum will be Michael Doneman, founding director of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship and Board President of The Old Ambulance Station.

Guest Panelist: Dr. John Flackett

This event was organised by the Sunshine Coast Council and The Old Ambulance Station. As a guest panelist, John spoke as part of a curated question and answer panel on Artificial Intelligence, alongside Natalie and Zach.

This event write up including comments from Natalie and John was also featured in the Sunshine Coast Daily newspaper.

Sunshine Coast Council

Established in 2008, the Sunshine Coast Council's vision is Healthy, Smart, Creative. Located in South East Queensland, the name 'Sunshine Coast' was launched in 1958 and celebrated the 50th naming anniversary celebration in 2017. It is forecast that 200,000 additional people will be living on the Sunshine Coast in the next 20 years.

The Old Ambulance Station

The Old Ambulance Station is a creative space on the Sunshine Coast that supports artists, organisations and entrepreneurs. Their multidisciplinary space provides training rooms, office/retail rooms, a recording studio and a place for exhibitions, artist programs and community/industry events.

Thanks so much

Anne Lawrence and Sunshine Coast Council for (sponsoring and organising), Michael Doneman and The Old Ambulance Station (for hosting), Ian Mckenzie (for marketing), Tessa Patrick (Sunshine Coast Daily newspaper), fellow panel members and all the attendees.

John presents at events and facilitates workshops across the world. If you would like him to speak at your next workshop, event, convention or conference, please drop us a line.

For more details on event please visit: The Old Ambulance Station website