21st Nov 2023



22nd Nov 2023

8:00am – 8:45am

Registrations. Tea & Coffee on Arrival.


FULL DAY : 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  |  1:30  pm – 4:30 pm 

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Business Excellence

Are you ready to revolutionise your business using the power of AI? Welcome to our comprehensive full day masterclass, “Harnessing AI for Business Excellence: From Data to Decisions.” In today’s competitive landscape, artificial intelligence is no longer a buzzword; it’s the key to unlocking unparalleled business potential. Our journey begins with a thorough introduction to AI, where you’ll gain a deep understanding of its foundations and applications. We will dive into the groundbreaking world of Generative AI, exploring how it can create content, solve complex problems, and drive innovation like never before. Next, we’ll explore the myriad of business applications for AI, revealing how it can enhance decision-making, streamline operations, and optimise customer experiences across industries. We’ll guide you in identifying AI opportunities within your organisation, helping you pinpoint where AI can make the most significant impact. But that’s just the beginning. Our expert instructors will demystify the world of data science, teaching you the essential concepts and methodologies required to harness the full potential of AI.

You’ll also discover how to structure your AI team, ensuring that your organisation is poised for success in this transformative era. Our workshop goes beyond theory. We’ll equip you with practical strategies for AI adoption, providing actionable steps to integrate AI into your business seamlessly. You’ll learn how to develop a comprehensive AI strategy tailored to your unique needs and goals. The highlight of our workshop is our interactive case studies, where you’ll witness the magic of AI in action. We will guide you through the entire process, from raw data to final presentation, using a text-based natural language interface. You’ll be amazed at how AI can turn complex data into compelling visual insights with just a few prompts. Join us on this exciting journey as we unlock the potential of AI for your business. Prepare to make data-driven decisions, enhance your competitive edge, and pave the way for a future of excellence. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to revolutionise your business with AI – secure your spot today!

Facilitated by Alex Jenkins & Dr. Michael Borck

Who will Benefit?

This half-day Masterclass is designed for participants who are looking for ways to harness the advantages of AI. AI enthusiasts and technology innovators, business leaders and decision makers, educators, and researchers will gain insights into how to effectively leverage these technologies for various applications.

Alex Jenkins, Director at WA Data Science Innovation Hub

Artificial Intelligence specialist and experienced technology leader with a history of leading consulting, product development and data science teams. More than 15 years of experience working in the technology space implementing and advocating for analytics, data science and artificial intelligence solutions.

Accomplished public speaker and advocate for uptake of AI and data science solutions in new sectors. Development of data science strategy and roadmaps for industry leaders. Works closely with customers to understand their business drivers and articulate the vision for technology solutions.

Dr. Michael Borck, Lecturer at Curtin University

Michael Borck is a highly experienced professional in the field of information systems, with expertise in areas such as machine learning, software engineering, and computer vision. His journey began at the Queensland University of Technology, where he obtained his degree in Mathematics.

Dr. Borck later attended the Australian National University, earning a degree in Computer Science, and then furthered his education at Curtin University, where he received a Graduate Diploma in Business. In September 2017, Dr. Borck completed his PhD, which focused on feature extraction from multi-modal mobile mapping data.


Session 1 : 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Data Visualisation & Storytelling

Facilitated by Dr. David McMeekin

Unlock the power of data visualisation and storytelling in this immersive half a day masterclass designed to equip you with the skills to turn complex data into compelling narratives. In today’s data-driven world, the ability to effectively communicate insights through visuals is essential for professionals across various fields. Whether you’re a business analyst, marketer, journalist, or simply someone interested in presenting data more effectively, this class offers an enriching learning experience. During this dynamic workshop, you’ll delve into the art and science of data visualisation, discovering how to craft narratives that resonate and inspire action. Guided by seasoned experts in the fields of data analysis and communication, you’ll gain hands-on experience using cutting-edge tools and techniques to transform raw data into impactful visuals.

Who will Benefit?

Data visualisation and storytelling session is valuable for anyone who works with data and wants to communicate their insights, findings, or messages in a more engaging and persuasive manner, regardless of their professional background or field of expertise.

Session 2 : 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

AI & Governance

Facilitated by Dr. Sandy Chong

Welcome to our half a day masterclass on ‘Artificial Intelligence and Governance.’ In today’s fast-evolving digital landscape, harnessing the power of AI is essential for business success. However, with great power comes great responsibility. In this session, we’ll dive deep into the intersection of AI and governance. You’ll gain insights into the critical importance of responsible AI adoption, understanding how to navigate ethical considerations, privacy concerns, and accountability issues. We’ll explore strategies and best practices for managing AI initiatives, ensuring they align with regulatory requirements and ethical standards. Discover how AI can be a transformative force for your organization while maintaining transparency and accountability. By the end of this masterclass, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to strike the right balance between innovation and governance in the AI era. Don’t miss this opportunity to master the art of governing AI effectively. Enrol now and steer your organization towards responsible and successful AI integration.

Who will Benefit?

AI and governance masterclass is beneficial to a diverse audience, including professionals who are interested in or involved with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and their responsible and ethical use. Groups of people such as AI professionals, business leaders, government officials & policymakers, legal professionals, ethics and compliance officers, AI startups and entrepreneurs, data privacy experts.

Dr. David McMeekin, Senior Lecturer, Spatial Information, Software Engineering and Information Systems at Curtin University

David McMeekin is an academic specialising in Spatial Information, Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Digital Humanities at Curtin University having a deep understanding of these fields. His background is wide, broad and varies. From working as a logistician in Europe, running NGOs in the Middle East, teaching Cross Cultural Communication skills, as well as being Senior Research Fellow and then Science Director within the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information, David has a rounded expertise across several areas. David has a strong foundation in Software Engineering, Software Development, Data Architecture, and the Application of Linked Open Data. With a commitment to excellence and a wealth of experience, he continues to make valuable contributions within his teaching, research and industry-based work.”

Dr. Sandy Chong, Principal Consultant at

Winner of the Asia’s Top Sustainability Woman of the Year Award, International Business Executive of the Year, APAC Woman in Business of the Year, and Singapore Management Consultant of the Year, Sandy has shared her thought leadership at Fortune 500, Harvard Business School, United Nations, and Special Olympics events.

A member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Expert Network and over 18 years experience leading projects in Asia Pacific, Europe and the US, Sandy serves on numerous boards as an expert in International Business, Sustainability and Communications. She is renowned for helping companies succeed in new markets, enhance positioning, and improve leadership capacity.

Often cited as dynamic, result-oriented and a changemaker, Sandy delivers keynotes and advises public-listed firms, industry councils, non-profits, governments and trade agencies on:

– International Trade & Investment
– Leadership & ESG Strategy
– Strategic Communication
– Sustainable Transformation
– Human & Social Impact
– Strategic Alliance

4:30 pm 

End of Masterclasses

Agenda current as of 05 September 2023. Subject to change.