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Sue Keay

  • Advisory Board (Chair)
  • Queensland AI Hub

Recognised as one of Queensland’s most influential leaders (The Courier-Mail’s Power 100) and counted among Science & Technology Australia’s first ‘Superstars of STEM’, she’s determined to accelerate awareness and implementation of AI as a powerful tool designed to augment human potential. Socially, economically, and ecologically.

Before leading Queensland AI Hub, Sue worked as Research Director for Cyber-Physical Systems at CSIRO’s Data61. Among a line-up of achievements, she oversaw the set-up of the world’s first robotic vision research centre, alongside development of Australia’s first Robotics roadmap, outlining how robotics and automation positively impacts every sector of the national economy.

In a personal ‘win’ as a champion for diversity, Sue attracted AnitaB.org’s Grace Hopper Celebration to Australia, with the realisation of Hopper Down Under in 2019. An event planned to take place annually as part of the world’s largest gathering of women technologists (drawing attendees from 81 countries).

Sue completed a PhD in Earth Sciences at The Australian National University and holds an MBA from The University of Queensland Business School. She’s a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; chairs the Board of Robotics Australia Group; serves on the Boards of the CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction, and Women in Robotics; and is a founding director of the Australia AI Collective.

She was named on the global 2018 list of ‘Women In Robotics You Need To Know About’ and, in 2020, won a World of Drones and Robotics Congress ‘Outstanding Individual Contribution Award’.

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