Sydney Speakers April 2018

Dr Leila Alem

Dr Leila Alem

Entrepreneur, Principal Consultant & Scientist

Co-founder of ArcSense, exCSIRO

Dr Leila Alem is an Entrepreneur, a Principal Consultant and a Scientist in AI and HCI with a passion for helping clients create value and future proof their business. She is the co-founder of ArcSense, a tech start-up for maintaining and improving people’s quality of life as they age. She is also a freelance consultant and coach in corporate entrepreneurship & innovation using emerging technologies. Leila is an Adjunct professor in Human Computer Interaction at UTS and holds a PhD in AI. She was Principal consultant at Thoughtworks for 2 years and Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO for 23 years.

Leila has an established international profile in Human Computer Interaction, with a special interest in creating novel ways of working, learning and engaging with digital content using mobile, wearable sensing, and AR/VR/MR technologies. She is a sought after keynote at international conferences on emerging technologies. Leila has 100+ publications, and is the editor of the

following books & international journals :

Human Factors in Augmented Reality environments

Recent trends of mobile collaborative augmented reality

Collaboration in Augmented Reality

Leila has 25+ years of experience in designing award winning digital products and services to create and deliver value to industries including health, aviation, mining and manufacturing. Her clients include Boeing, Rio Tinto, Thomson, 3M as well as Government Departments at both state and federal level. She won the 2013 NSW State innovation Award in R&D for her work

with Boeing and was finalist of Women Outstanding Career Achievements Award in 2015.


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