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Evolve 2020 Speaker Announcement

Released by Evolve on Friday, 1 November 2019

Meetings & Events Australia is delighted to announce a third plenary speaker in its line-up for Evolve 2020 to be held 3 – 5 May 2020 at Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley.

Dr Catriona Wallace is one of the world’s most cited experts on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics & Human Rights in technology and Women in Leadership. With a long list of accolades including a PhD in Organisational Behaviour and significant awards, Dr Catriona Wallace has established herself as the innovative go-to expert for optimising customer experience. In 2014, Catriona founded artificial intelligence FinTech Flamingo AI, a company working at the cutting edge of AI technology to provide Cognitive Virtual Assistants for employees and customers. Dr Catriona Wallace will present to delegates the potential new world of AI enhanced events and open all minds to the real possibilities of ‘The Disrupted Event’.

Robyn Johnson, CEO of MEA said, “We have spoken at great length with Dr Catriona Wallace and the Evolve delegates will be blown away by her presentation.  She is a thought-provoking speaker who knows events well having spoken at hundreds around the world throughout her career. Catriona is well aware of how technology can enhance the delivery of events and her presentation is specifically designed to share with the audience on how not to be afraid of this new technology and how it can be integrated into your events without breaking the budget. This is a presentation not to be missed and thanks to Ode Management for their support.”

Dr Catriona Wallace will join Mitch Wallis and Captain Richard De Crespigny as part of the Evolve 2020 plenary program line-up with Shelly Horton as MC for the three days.

Early registration rates are available until 3 February 2020 and Crown Plaza Hunter Valley are offering discounted accommodation until 31 December 2019. Please visit the Evolve 2020 website to check-out the rates for each room type. Opportunities are available to sponsor and exhibit at Evolve 2020.  Visit www.evolve2020.com.au