The QLD AI Hub is thrilled to announce the newly appointed Chapter Directors, who will be participating in the state-wide Queensland AI Hub Chapters program. The Chapters will aim to connect existing communities across Queensland, with a focus on promoting and supporting AI/ML products, programs and events in regional centres.

The three new Chapter Directos hail from:

  • Townsville
  • Sunshine Coast

The Townsville Chapter will be lead by Dr Dianna Hardy and Kranthi Addanki. Dr Dianna Hardy is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at JCU. Dianna’s research focuses on leveraging ML approaches in industry and community projects. Dr Hardy is highly engaged in the tech startup ecosphere and is a nationally recognised researcher and speaker on using Design Thinking and co-design methods.

Kranthi is a Learning Technology Advisor and researcher at James Cook University. Her research includes a wide range of technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Kranthi aims to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal for high-quality education for all.

James Brouard, in the Sunshine Coast, has launched multiple startups and steered small businesses across the globe. Now running a successful SASS platform and creative agency, James has been diving deep into the AI scene, with a keen eye on its potential to shape our future.

The new Chapter Directors will join the Queensland AI Hub’s four existing Chapters in Mackay, Toowoomba, Cairns and Bundaberg.

For more information on how to contact your Chapter Director, or set up your own Chapter, please see our Queensland Chapter page.