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About the Speaker

Sam is committed to connecting academia and industry to create a sustainable innovation ecosystem. With over 25 years of experience as an inventor and entrepreneur, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in human-machine interface, artificial intelligence, and industry/business development. Her mission is to develop exemplary researchers, next-gen innovators, and startup founders contributing to regional economic growth and job creation. Her portfolio consists of 60 granted patents, 15 prototypes, 47 publications, and 25 global awards. She is also a board member QLD AI Hub and Director of the Cairns AI Chapter enhancing the capability of AI across Queensland.