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 four Queensland Chapter Directors hail from:

  • Toowoomba
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Mackay

In Toowoomba, Chris Mills is using effective applications of advanced digital technologies to maximise the potential of Queensland businesses through his company Strategenics.

In Bundaberg, Brooke Fossey is the Executive Manager of Regional Business HQ and had extensive experience in Business Planning, Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations.

Cairns will be headed up by Dr Samantha Horseman and Raiyan Talkhani. Dr Horseman has returned to Australia after an impressive two-decade career at Aramco. She is a globally recognised inventor, innovator, and entrepreneur. Samantha is an Innovation Ecosystem developer and activator, which is reflected in her current role with James Cook University in the Founders-in-Residence Portfolios.

Raiyan is an AI enthusiast who has contributed to 5 AI projects in two different countries. Raiyan is looking to progress in the field of AI, and his goal is to make AI products less intimidating for people who wish to explore the potential of new technologies. With his network as a member of JCU’s Founders-in-Residence program, Raiyan is currently working with researchers and local labs towards finding ways in which AI can be implemented in their systems.

Gavan Porter, in Mackay, is a current sitting member of the Split Spaces Board, a nest for new ideas and innovation, and is running his own business.

Building an open and collaborative AI community is central to the Queensland AI Hub’s mission, with the support of the Queensland AI Chapter Directors, this goal will be achieved state-wide.

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