Adelaide Artificial Intelligence: 18 November '19 (Meetup #7)

  • AiLab
  • The Science Exchange, Adelaide, South Australia
  • 18 November 2019 5:45 pm

We’re thrilled to announce the next Adelaide AI Meetup on the 18th November 2019 from 5.45pm until 8.00pm with two interstate speakers.

Chris Rowlands is the Innovation Officer at City of Greater Bendigo (CoGB) in Victoria and will share details about CoGB's innovation and smart cities agenda. He will also talk about one of his award-winning initiatives 'Clever Weather' – a system that uses Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to gather data about the weather, which can then be used to make city planning decisions. Also joining Chris to talk about Clever Weather is Associate Professor Simon Egerton from La Trobe University in Melbourne.

Passionate about AI, we are here to help support and build a diverse, inclusive and informed AI community, where like-minded people can discover, discuss, network and promote the latest in Artificial Intelligence in a fun and friendly format. The growing Adelaide AI community includes developers, startups, industry leaders, academia and government, so whether you’re a professional, a developer, an enthusiast, or just plain interested, please come along, spread the word, and support our brilliant presenters.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Visit the Adelaide Artificial Intelligence Meetup Group to join the community.

Event Sponsors

AiLab is proud to host, organise and sponsor the Adelaide AI Meetup. This event is also co-sponsored and supported by the City of Adelaide and the University of Adelaide, Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) – huge thanks to everyone for making this event possible. See below for further details.

Event Details

Speaker Lineup:

Registrations Open: 5.45pm

Event Closes: 8pm

Twitter Handles: @_AiLab
Social Media Hashtags: #AdelaideAI #AAIMeetup

Venue and Registration

The event will be held at The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, downstairs in Thinking Space & Future Space Gallery. Limited spaces available, so bookings essential. Registrations will open at 5:45pm with the event concluding at 8:00pm. You will be required to register your name upon arrival, so please confirm your attendance & report to the reception desk by the main door on arrival.

Adelaide Artificial Intelligence Speakers

Guest Speaker: Chris Rowlands

Innovation Officer at City of Greater Bendigo (Victoria)

LinkedIn: Chris Rowlands | Website: City of Greater Bendigo

Chris is an urban planner and is currently employed as the Innovation Officer with the City of Greater Bendigo where he is driving the innovation and smart cities agenda with a view to how Bendigo can become a City of the Future. One of Chris’ award-winning initiatives is called Clever Weather, where the City of Greater Bendigo has teamed up with La Trobe University to install 100 weather sensors throughout the city, including outer suburbs. He is passionate about improving the collaboration between academia, industry and government in order to address some of the challenges facing our cities and regions today.

Guest Speaker: Associate Professor Simon Egerton

Deputy Head of Dept. of Computer Science & IT at La Trobe University, (Melbourne)

LinkedIn: Simon Egerton | Website: La Trobe University

Simon led a team to establish Australia’s first Master of Internet of Things and leading the way to establish the Bendigo campus as a centre of excellent in the space of the IoT and disruptive technologies. He has a background in hardware, software and artificial intelligence and have applied these interests to the area of intelligent autonomous robots, human robot interaction and more recently to the IoT.

Event Host: Dr. John Flackett

Co-founder/Head of AiLab and Co-Founder/Director of koolth

Twitter: @drjohnflackett | @_AiLab | LinkedIn: Dr. John Flackett | Website: AiLab

Dr. John Flackett is a noted Artificial Intelligence international speaker. A leader in his field and passionate about AI, John presents key insights on AI and emerging technology’s future impact on society and the workforce at events and workshops around the globe. With over 25 years of AI experience, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and contributions as an advisor in government, academia, industry and community, John is regularly called upon to share his perspectives via talks, media interviews, publications and roundtables. View John’s full profile on AiLab.

Event Sponsor Details


Twitter: @_AiLab | Website: AiLab

Please visit our 'About' page to find out more about AiLab.

City of Adelaide

Twitter: @CityofAdelaide | Website: City of Adelaide

The City of Adelaide is the local government authority for Adelaide - one of the world’s most liveable cities. Their aim is to create a vibrant city through the rollout of new projects, programs and infrastructure with a vision of making Adelaide a welcoming and dynamic city full of rich and diverse experiences through the four themes: Smart, Green, Liveable and Creative.


Twitter: @TheAIML | Website: University of Adelaide, Australian Institute for Machine Learning

Co-investment by the State Government and the University of Adelaide saw the concept of Australia’s first institute dedicated to research in machine learning finally come to fruition. In early 2018, the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) was officially established. Although a new Institute by name, AIML was formed from the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT), a group with a long history of delivering high-impact fundamental and applied research. The AIML's world-class research strengths lie in machine learning and the methods that support this; artificial intelligence, computer vision and deep learning.

For more details on event please visit: Adelaide Artificial Intelligence Meetup