Selected Keynote and Invited Speaker Presentations


  1. InsureTechLIVE 2024, Sydney
  2. Women in Tech Fest, Melbourne
  3. Thrive: Accenture & Women Leaders by the Circle Series Launch, Sydney
  4. The Innovation Ecosystem in Australia, New York University (NYU) Study Tour


  1. Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Invited Speaker Doctoral Consortium, Rhodes, Greece.
  2. SXSW Panel on the Future of Journalism, Publishing and the Truth in the Age of AI 
  3. Shaping the Future with LegalTech, LegalTech Venture Day Australia
  4. Generative AI for Mining, Keynote at a ING Sponsored event
  5. Business Innovation in Australia, New York University (NYU) Study Tour
  6. UNSW Learn to Lead - Innovation
  7. UNSW iStep - The Art and Science of Innovation


  1. International RoboCup Symposium
  2. Open Data Data Science APAC Conference

  3. TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) Conference, Australian Government

  4. Melbourne Victorian Parliament Science and Tech Talk, Melbourne

  5. NSW Bar Association, Sydney 

  6. World Expo Dubai

  7. International Women's Day, Brighte, Sydney

  8. Shape your Future, Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering


  1. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Keynote Address
  2. Stanford Future Law, Machine Learning and Law panel
  3. Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA), Keynote Address
  4. Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), Keynote Address


  1. Strategic Management Society, Special Conference UC Berkeley 

    Designing the Future: Strategy, Technology, and Society in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Rapidly evolving technologies such as AI, 5G, IOT, Fog, CV, AR/VR, and Cloud are redefining how people live, learn, heal, play, work, share,  March 2020.

  2. Women in Engineering, Engineers Australia.

  3. AI and Human Decision Making, Thoughtworks. Keynote Address.

  4. UNSW AI Day


  1. Reimagination, Innovation & Technology Strategy – A Company Board’s Perspective, Melbourne with CEO Carsales and CEO Tabcorp.
  2. Academy of Marketing Science, Special Session: Robotic Shopping Assistants and Other Emerging Technologies for Automation in Frontline Encounters, Vancouver. Keynote Address.
  3. The Game Changer Challenge, NSW Department of Education, Google, August 2019.
  4. Innovation and Inclusion - The UK & Australia in conversation, UTS Centre for Indigenous Technology Research and Development, Policy Institute at Kings College London & Menzies Australia Institute AUS-UK Leadership Forum. Supported by the British Consulate-General Melbourne.
  5. AI & the Future of Work, IBM Melbourne
  6. Keynote: Explainable AI: What, Why and How, Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2019), August 2019
  7. Australian Academy of Science, Speaker Series, Changing Lives with Science, June Canberra
  8. IJCAI-2019 Eldercare Robot Challenges, Macau, August 2019
  9. TransLearn Workshop at IEEE RO-MAN 2019  Robot Skill Transfer from Simulation to Real World Deployment in Manufacturing Industries and Warehouses, New Delhi, India, 14 - 18 Oct, 2019
  10. SCRITA Workshop at IEEE RO-MAN 2019 Trust, Acceptance and Social Cues in Human-Robot Interaction, New Delhi, India, 14 - 18 Oct, 2019.
  11. AI for Real Problems, Digital Innovation Festival, The Victorian Innovation Hub
  12. Explainable Artificial Intelligence Conference, May 2019, Colorado USA.
  13. Retaining Senior Women in STEM and the Critical Role of Male Partners and Advocates, International Women's Day, California, USA


  1. Do Robots have Rights with Geoffrey Robertson
  2. Thales Leadership Conference, Melbourne
  3. Leadership Program, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  4. Collaboration and Innovation, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Government
  5. The Royal Society, The AI Race: Will Australia LEad or Lose, NSW Government House, Sydney
  6. Disruptive Innovation Week
  7. CEO Summit
  8. Chief Customer Engagement Forum, Sydney
  9. Financial Services Workshop, Sydney
  10. Women and Grants Workshop, UTS, Sydney
  11. FIX Trading Conference
  12. Australian Engineering Conference, Hypothetical with Geoffery Robertson, Sydney
  13. Cybersecurity MasterClass, Australian Policy Strategic Institute
  14. International Conference on Human Rights, Innovation and Technology, Australian Human Rights Commission.
  15. United Nations WSIS Forum on the Impact of AI, Geneva
  16. Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, Australian British Chamber of Commerce and KPMG.
  17. Social Robotics Forum at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation
  18. Future Law, Stanford University
  19. Stanford Executive Program on Cybersecurity and AI
  20. Happiness and its Causes with the Dalai Lama
  21. AUTOMATE 2018 Melbourne 


  1. Thomson Reuters Leadership Summit, Stanford University
  2. CODEX Speaker Series, Explainable AI and Social Robotics, Stanford Law School.
  3. The Age of Artificial Intelligence: Utopia or Dystopia, Commonwealth Bank in collaboration with the University of Cambridge.
  4. The Australian and New Zealand School of Government, Executive Fellows Program (ANZSOG)
  5. World Science Festival
  6. Cognitium: Workshop on Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition and Applications, Melbourne
  7. Connect Expo & the Digital Health Show 
  8. Disruptive Innovation Week
  9. FST Banking Summit 
  10. ATSE Education for Innovation
  11. AI & Machine Learning Summit Artificial Intelligence as a disruptive technology
  12. Women in STEM, Women in Science Society, University of Sydney Panel


  1. Amaze Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  2. Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International
  3. Social Robotics and Design Thinking Workshop, Commonwealth Bank
  4. Data Analytics and Design Thinking Workshop, Commonwealth Bank
  5. TECH23 Machine Learning Panel
  6. Human-Robot Symposium
  7. Australasian Conference on AI (AI'16), Internet of Things and Crowdsourcing Panel
  8. Sydney Science Festival, National Science Week
  9. Optus and The Guardian Business Thought Leadership Panel (Chair)
  10. The Future with Social Robots, City Science Circle
  11. Innovation: Bringing the Future Forward with David Thodey and Roy Green, UTS.
  12. Social Robotics: The New Frontier, Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering (ATSE) Sydney and Adelaide
  13. Robots and Art, Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, UNSW.
  14. Triple A Talks @ UTS Business School, Visions of Future Mobility & Immersive User Experiences

  1. Academy of Science, Public Lecture Series, Science Fiction becomes Science Fact
  2. Aged & Community Services State Conference
  3. TECH23 Disruptive Technology Panel
  4. AI and Robotics, Pause Fest sponsored by Deloitte Digital, 2015
  5. Fast-Tracking the Future with Advanced Robotics and Data Analytics, ACI Connect, large engineering conference at Olympic Park, 2015.
  6. CBA Marketing Strategy Day, Future Disruptive Services


  • Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI-14)
  • Workshop on Robots and Art: Misbehaving Machines
  •  Demystifying Big Data, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Social Robotics and the Role of Attention, AAAI Spring Symposium on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics, Stanford University.
  • Belief Revision in Human-Robot Interaction, Conference on Inconsistency Robustness, X-Media, Stanford University
  • Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Stanford University
  • 2013
  • Australia can only lead if it creates Leaders!, CISCO Internet of Everything, Media Event that launched Cisco's Internet of Everything Strategy
  • Provoking Learning with ICT, Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association, Annual Conference, August Melbourne.
  • The PhD Journey, UTS Graduate School
  • ARC Research Panel


  • Global Drivers, Mega-trends and Disruptive Innovation, American Express Innovation Day November 2012.

  • IBM Pulse 2012 Cloud Computing and Innovation Panel.

  • Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition, and Productivity at the Knowledge and Innovation Day, Strategic Management Society Conference, Prague, Sept 2012. 


  • Artificial Intelligence: A Legal Perspective, Stanford Law School
  • UTS Engage Vibrant Communities with IBM

  • Club Cosmos: From Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact, Carriageworks


  • Privacy Symposium, Stanford University
  • Digital Life Expo, Melbourne April 2010.
  • Capital Markets Technologies, Sydney November 2010


  • Capital Markets Technologies
  • Future Web Technologies: Taking a Strategic View, ARK GROUP, Sydney
  • Star Wars: Science meets Imagination Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, April, 2009

  • Institute of the Future, Palo Alto, USA, October 2009

  • Stanford AI Lab Strategic Planning Meeting, Monterey, 2009.

  • Robot Soccer at the National Youth Science Forum Sydney 2008

  • Cognitive Models for Perception and Reasoningat theInternational Workshop on Materials and Sensations, France, October 2008.

  • Autonomous Robotic Technology at the International Conference on Underwater Systems Technology, Indonesia, November 2008.

  • Privacy Law and Global Business Strategies: Managing Consent, Control and Choice at the Conference on Innovation, Competition and Regulation, Institute for Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University Taiwan November 2008.

  • Leadership and Innovation, Women in Information and Communication, International Women's Day, The Australian National University, 2007.

  • UTSpeaks - Public Lecture on Robotics, 2006

  • Fourth Annual Conference on Re-Designing your Intranet, Ark Group, 2006

  • Robotics, China Science Week,Suzhou May 2006

  • FTA Trade Finance Conference, 2006
  • SIBOS (SWIFT) 2005
  • Danmark's National Bank 2005
  • Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Representation Symposium, Sweden, October 2005.

  • Australian Innovation Festival 2005 - Social and Legal Issues for Robots

  • Future Web Technologies: Taking a Strategic View, Ark Group, 2004.

  • Occasional Address, "Don't Lose Sight of Your Vision: Navigate by the stars and not passing ships", UTS Graduation March 2004.

  • Open Forum on Metadata Registries, China, May 2004

  • Seventeenth Bled eCommerce Conference Panelist with Peter Keen & Margaret Tan. 2003

Other Presentations

  • ACM International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Auckland,
  • International Conference on Social Robotics
  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law
  • International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures
  • European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • European Conference On Logics In Artificial Intelligence
    • International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
    • ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust
    • Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Track Chair, Social Networks and Innovation
    • Strategic Management Conference on Globalisation of Innovation Strategies: Novel Moves for a Global Game
    • IEEE International Conference on Information Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust

    • RoboCup International Symposium
    • Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)
    • European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty (ECSQARU)
    • International Symposium on Logical Formalization on Commonsense Reasoning, Stanford University
    • Australasian Conference on Information Systems

    • IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering
    • Conference on Practical Cognitive Agents and Robots
    • International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management

    • IJCAII Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Action and Change
    • Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 Meets Web 3.0 2009 Stanford University USA
    • Panhellenic Logic Symposium
    • Intellectual Property Scholars Conference
    • International Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning (NMR)

    • World Cup Robot Soccer International Symposium

    • IJCAI Nonmontonic Reasoning Action and Change International Workshop
    • Australasian Ontology Workshop
    • Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
    • International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts, Sydney Opera House

    • International Conference on Electronic Government (EGOV)

    • International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA)

    • Multi-disciplinary solutions to industry & government's E-business challenges,
    • Multi-disciplinary solutions to industry & government's E-business challenges

    • International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment.
    • International Conference e-Society
    • IEEE Workshop on Enterprise Networking and Computing in Finance Industry
    • Workshop on Grounding Robot Sensory Information and Symbolic Knowledge.
    • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS. Theme: Information Systems and the Future of the Digital Economy.

    • European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Capabilities

    • Conference on Electronic Commerce

    • Formal Ontology, Knowledge Representation and Intelligent Systems for the World Wide Web Workshop

    • Australian Knowledge Representation Conventicle

    • IFIP Second Conference on E-business: Multidisciplinary Research and Practice

    • IFIP Conference on eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment

    • Doing Business Across Borders

    • IJCAI Workshop on Inconsistency in Data and Knowledge