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Accelerating Progress in AI

March 6 @ 5:00 pm 7:30 pm

Accelerating Progress in AI – Celebrating International Women’s Day

Join the Queensland AI Hub and NEXTDC for an unmissable event this International Women’s Day, featuring a keynote, panel session and networking opportunities with some of Australia’s leaders in artificial intelligence.

This event is dedicated to fostering inclusivity and diversity in the AI community, welcoming individuals from all backgrounds to be part of this inspiring journey.

Tickets are just $30 and includes canapes, drinks, networking, panel discussion and keynote.

Key Highlights:

  • Keynote Speech by Stela Solar
    Stela Solar
     is the Inaugural Director of Australia’s National AI Centre hosted by CSIRO, with the mission to accelerate positive AI adoption and innovation that benefits business and community. Currently, Stela also serves as Co-chair of the Commonwealth AI Consortium. She has previously held roles at Microsoft including Global Director of AI Solution Sales, as well as roles across IT distributors and technology startups. With a background in sustainability and creative industries, Stela thrives in ambiguity, change and purpose-led organisations.With her extensive experience in AI research and development, Stela has been a pivotal figure in shaping the future of AI in Australia. Stela will delve into the latest AI innovations, discussing how these advancements are reshaping industries and society.
  • Panel Discussion
    Hear from Fei Tan, Telstra’s General Manager of Data and AI Solutions, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company. Fei has over 10 years of experience in applying engineering, analytics, and data science skills to various industries, including banking, media, and telecom. In her current role, she is actively exploring opportunities to accelerate AI adoption across Telstra, focusing on corporate and employee functions. Ultimately, supporting Telstra with data-driven insights and solutions. The panel will explore diverse perspectives on AI’s role in accelerating progress across different sectors. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists, offering a platform for vibrant discussions and exchange of ideas.
  • Networking
    Network with industry professionals, thought leaders, and fellow AI enthusiasts. It’s a perfect opportunity to build connections, share experiences, and collaborate on future projects. This event is open to anyone interested in the field of AI, from industry professionals, academics, students, to AI hobbyists and enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to gain insights from leading experts or seeking to connect with like-minded individuals, this event is the perfect platform for you.

Due to venue, this event has limited capacity and is expected to sell out. Please register early to avoid disappointment.



NEXTDC is an exciting ASX 100-listed technology company enabling business transformation through innovative data centre outsourcing solutions, connectivity services and infrastructure management software.

As the leading independent data centre operator with a nationwide network of Tier III and Tier IV facilities in the Australian market, we provides world-class colocation services to local and international organisations. With a focus on sustainability and renewable energy, we deliver our customers industry leading solutions that champion the best energy efficiency ratings in the country, and NABERS 5-star certification.


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Stair Stadium

Level 2, 315 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006 Australia