Dr Catriona Wallace is an entrepreneur in the Artificial Intelligence field, and Founder & Executive Director of the Stock Exchange listed company Flamingo AI - a Machine-Learning company with headquarters in New York and Sydney.
Having recently been inducted into the Royal Institution of Australia in 2019, recognising her excellence in scientific achievement and commitment to science in Australia, Dr Catriona Wallace is one of the world’s most cited experts on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics & Human Rights in technology and Women in Leadership.
Dr Catriona Wallace has established herself as the innovative go-to expert for optimizing customer experience. As a result, she's the most natural authority to consult with when looking at ways to introduce emerging technologies into business.
In 2014, Catriona founded artificial intelligence FinTech Flamingo AI, a company working at the cutting edge of AI technology to provide Cognitive Virtual Assistants for employees and customers. Flamingo AI is the second only female led (CEO & Chair) business ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Dr Catriona Wallace has a long list of accolades that has seen her recognised as one of the most influential women in business & entrepreneurship. She has achieved significant awards in technology & innovation and recently won the FinTech Leader and Overall Excellence in Finance award by Women in Finance (2018). In large part, this success comes directly as a result of her ability to analyze data and identify specific problems, giving her the knowledge she needs to develop novel solutions.
With a dedicated passion for encouraging more women to pursue careers in technology, Catriona is leading by example. She has a PhD in Organizational Behavior and is a published author and analyst. Catriona’s links with business schools around the world allow her to share international practice and case studies, and as such brings a strong evidence-based approach to her speaking topics.
Catriona is also a philanthropist, human rights activist and mother of five.
A Sustainability Topic
Summer 2019 saw the world’s attention turn to the devastating bushfires that deeply impacted Australia. 46 million acres were burned. 20 times larger than the Amazon fires.
It was an emergency. A national crisis.
Much commentary focused on leadership from politicians, responders, communities, businesses, agencies and individuals. So, what is Crisis Leadership and how is it done well?
With first-hand experience of the fires destroying two family properties, Dr Catriona Wallace presents on the emerging topic of Crisis Leadership - the ability to direct and effectively reduce the duration and impact of extreme situations. Crisis Leadership focuses on multi-level strategy with multi-level contingencies, multi-mode communications, clarity of vision, explicit and actioned values, effective logistics and building empathy and caring relationships. This is done through leading decisively, continuously framing the crisis, ensuring diversity in teams and decision making, actively communicating, logistical excellence, being ready for the unexpected and driving actionable intelligence.
What happens and who leads before, during and after a crisis? Lessons from the Australian Bushfire Crisis are discussed and analysed with a model for effective Crisis Leadership presented.
Zoom, Microsoft Teams
Modified Home Studio
No Distractions, Professional Background
Only One Camera
Good lighting of presenter, Artificial lights
External Microphone, Professional Audio Microphones
Interacts with Audience, Yes for Keynotes
Pre-recorded videos, Virtual Presentations on shared screens