At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Sydney based CEO’ operating in the Artificial Intelligence space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder & CEO of Einsights
Sandeep has built his career straddling his two core passions – Technology and Strategy. His expertise is in Financial Services, Supply Chain Management and Project Management. Prior to founding Einsights, Sandeep was a Partner at I.Investment Advisory, Partner at NMG Strategy Consulting and Head of Strategy and Finance at ING Australia and New Zealand. An astute leader with a passion for high performance, Sandeep is at his best when solving complex business problems. He has led many large scale engagements globally and spoken at various international conferences. He holds an MBA from AGSM, Australia.
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About Einsights: Einsights develop the business analytics tool built for the inquisitive mind.
Co-Founder & CEO of HIVERY
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About HIVERY, Red Garage Ventures: HIVERY is a multi-award winning pioneer of hyper-local retailing, and offers AI-driven retail strategy simulation & optimization solutions
CEO, founder of Daisee
Richard Kimber is the CEO and founder of Daisee – an Artificial Intelligence company. He was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the OFX Group. ASX:OFX Richard Kimber has 25 years of diverse global leadership experience that has included several Chief Executive and Board roles. Richard has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, USA and the UK. He worked for the HSBC Group for 8 years in several ecommerce roles and was the President of online payments for North America and Global Head of Internet Marketing. He was then promoted to Chief Executive of Firstdirect Bank in the UK – the pioneering service leader using direct channels. Richard then became the first Regional Managing Director of Google in South East Asia. Whilst at Google he led all the commercial and country operations in the Region and more than doubled its multi-billion dollar revenues and managed the integration of YouTube and DoubleClick businesses that were acquired. He has extensive experience in financial services, marketing, social media and capital markets. Richard’s most recent role was Chief Operating Officer of ANZ Global Markets incorporating its leading FX business. Throughout his career he has specialized in creating new business applications through technology innovation. He is an active investor in technology start-ups and sits on the board of RTI (internet cable) Unlockd (mobile advertising) and Strone (global roaming). Richard holds a BSc in Psychology/Statistics and an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (1992).
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About Daisee: Daisee uses AI for conversational analytics that rates and ranks all interactions making it easy to know exactly where to focus
Founder & CEO of Douugh
Founder & CEO at Douugh. Serial technology entrepreneur, passionate about disruption through platform innovation. Andy gets results by breaking conventional boundaries and coming up with innovative solutions that solve real problems through software. He is a disruptor and consumer champion. In 2015, Andy was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He holds a BBS in Marketing Communications.
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About Douugh, SocietyOne: A smart bank account, helping people live financially healthier.
CEO & co-founder of Keypup
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About Keypup: SaaS, Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Quantium
Adam Driussi is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quantium.
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About Quantium: Quantium is an IT company that delivers solutions in data and technology for individuals, society, and organizations.
Co-Founder & CEO of Lumaway
Alexander Tran is the Co-Founder & CEO at Lumaway.
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About Lumaway, UNSW Business School: Lumaway is an AI powered skills tracking software. Provides businesses with workforce insights, and enables career pathing for employees
Executive Chairman & CEO of Cognitive Software Group
Mr. Bradley graduated from the University of NSW in 1981 and joined IBM Australia as a computer programmer in IBM’s internal computing division. In 1982 he moved to field sales in the role of Sales Engineer until 1984 when he was appointed as Account Manager for a steel-making Division of Australia’s then largest company, BHP. In 1986 Mr. Bradley was appointed Sales Manager within the mainframe sales division. In their first year together, Mr. Bradley’s team set IBM Australia’s record for mainframe sales by a single sales team in a single year. In 1988 Mr. Bradley formed an international collaboration between IBM customers to jointly build a next generation billing system, and graduated from the Macquarie University Advanced Management Program. In 1990 Mr Bradley graduated from IBM’s Advanced Management Program in Tokyo. In 1991, after two years in an IBM Headquarters role managing upgrades to IBM revenue management systems in Asia, for which he was awarded an IBM Management Excellence Award, Mr. Bradley was appointed IBM State Manager, South Australia. In this role, he sat on the South Australian Board of the national Australian Quality Awards Foundation, and became a key adviser to the State Government’s Information Technology and Telecommunications industry strategy team, during which time he assisted the State Government to develop its whole of government IT outsourcing strategy. In 1994, after the global IT industry went into a severe downturn, Mr Bradley elected to have a two year break from IT and was headhunted to establish a direct salesforce for Qantas Airways. Over the following two years Mr Bradley’s new sales team won almost the entire corporate and government customer base from the rival airline, Ansett Airlines, said to be the largest market share shift in Australia corporate history. In 1996 Mr. Bradley returned to technology joining telecommunications start-up AAPT Limited as Director of Sales and Marketing. Attracted by opportunities of the emerging Internet, in August 1998 Mr. Bradley ended corporate life to found his own start-up company, Online Australia Pty. Ltd. This was followed by a second start-up venture, Tralee Software Group, in 2001, when that company invented breakthrough technology for next generation data integration and messaging over the Internet, and applied for its first patent. The technology invented was years ahead of its time utilizing XML-like virtual structures and in-memory processing to automate transformation of data from one format to another, a growing need for internet based electronic commerce. After the award of patents for the above inventions Tralee turned its focus to commercialising what was clearly a disruptive new technology. In early 2012 a White Paper was commissioned from London-based respected analysts Bloor Research, who hailed the technology as world leading in its class and a necessary component of a future “Semantic Web”. As a result, Tralee repositioned itself as an Australian resreach and devlopment company focused on Semantic Computing, the “holy-grail” of Artificial Intelligence. Accordingly, Tralee renamed itself as Semantic Software and has since emerged as Australia’s leading Artificial Intelligence solution provider.
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About Cognitive Software Group: The Cognitive Software Group helps Enterprises or Government build their own AI data systems using the cognitiveAI software platform.
CEO and Co-Founder of Harrison.ai
Aengus Tran is the Co-Founder and CEO at Harrison.ai.
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About Harrison.ai: Harrison.ai is a clinician-led healthcare AI company using deep learning to improve the odds of IVF success for thousands of patients.
CEO of Abyss Solutions
Dr Nasir Ahsan has 10 years experience in robotics and data analytics. He has a PhD from the Australian Center for Field Robotics (ACFR) and has worked there as a researcher. He is also passionate about deep water exploration having spent time on-board the Nautilus EV (with Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic) exploring the depths of the Caribbean and pacific ocean. Nasir’s expertise is in machine learning, which he has applied to benthic habitat mapping, financial forecasting, mining optimisation and many other fields.
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About Abyss Solutions: Advanced robotics, intelligent algorithms, data analytics, machine-learning for offshore oil and gas, water, transport, maritime and defence
Co-Founder and CEO of Unleash live
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About : Unleash live is a cloud-based software platform ingesting live video and applying real time A.I. analytics for instant decision making
Co-founder/CEO of Curious Thing
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About Curious Thing: Conversational AI, SaaS, Natural Language Processing
Co Founder CEO of Rayven
Deep technical, analytical, commercial and hands on operational experience. Has successfully established, grown and sold several technology companies, over the last 15 years. Currently holds an active position as a director and advisor for several companies.
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About Rayven: Rayven provides a codeless AI and IoT platform that is used in industrial control, real-time analytics, and industry solutions.
CEO of Hyper Anna
With a Design Computing background and seven yearsâ€™ experience with data science and data commercialisation. Natalie was the analytical lead for non-food vertical at Quantium – most innovative vertical in 2015. She led the commercial team for Servcorp, grew profitability by 3x in managed regions. With start-up at AIS, Natalie led marketing & enrolments, grew from 0 to the first 200 students.
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About Hyper Anna: AI-powered data insights meets interactive storytelling in real time.
Founder & CEO of K4Coach
Anoop George is the Founder & CEO of K4Coach.
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About K4Coach: Team & individual performance coaching platform based on behavioural neuroscience. Delivering contextual, personal, and actionable nudges.
CEO of Faethm Ai
Michael is CEO of Faethm, an R&D firm that helps companies and governments to prosper from emerging technologies, particularly AI, robotics and advanced materials. Faethm builds Applications of new technologies in collaboration with R&D labs and industry partners, and develops strategic and policy responses to navigate the economic and social Implications of technology-driven change. Examples include Tandem, a product to help navigate the automation of work, and R&D programmes underway that are developing breakthrough technologies for cancer diagnosis, surgery, and energy production. Michael founded Faethm in early 2016, before which he was a Partner at The Boston Consulting Group and founding Managing Director, Asia of BCG’s innovation and product development practice, Digital Ventures. Michael led the set-up and scaling of BCG DV across Asia as a member of the Global Executive Team, as well as building disruptive new products and businesses for clients across the region. Before joining BCG Michael founded and was CEO of S&C, an award-winning product design and development company, which was the 19th fastest growing company in Australia in 2012, shortly before it was acquired by BCG.
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About Faethm Ai: Preparing the world for the Future of Work
CEO & Co-founder of Longtail UX
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About Longtail UX: User Experience and Search Marketing Automation
Founder & CEO of Workflows
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About Workflows: Automation using bots.
CEO and Co-Founder of Tiliter
Marcel Herz is the CEO and Co-Founder Tiliter.
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About Tiliter: AI Computer Vision for Retail
Founder & CEO of Medius Health
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About Medius Health: Medius’ comprehensive medical knowledge graph helps providers & payors gain thorough understanding of customer’s health.
CEO & Co-Founder of Metigy
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About Metigy: Metigy uses AI and deep learning to deliver real time insights and actions that radically enhance reach and converison
Founder and CEO of GAMEFACE.AI
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About GAMEFACE.AI: GAMEFACE is a Video intelligence company. That captures instant video, analyze footage to bring you key events and insights from the match .
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Servicely
Dion Williams is the Founder & CEO of Servicely.
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About Servicely, SoapBox.ai: Servicely is an AI-powered intelligent service management platform designed to automate workflows
Founder and CEO of OpenLearning
Adam is the Founder and CEO of OpenLearning.com and a Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in Consumer Technology 2017. Adam holds Bachelor of Engineering (Software) and Bachelor Arts (Politics) degrees from UNSW (University of New South Wales), is the 2011 Choice Magazine Consumer Activist of the Year and is a recipient of the 2011 UNSW Alumni Graduand Award. Adam completed his honours thesis at UNSW in partnership with National ICT Australia (NICTA). Adam previously worked at Macquarie Bank as a Software Engineer in the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Group and at Westpac Institutional Bank as a Senior Software Engineer. In 2010-2011, Adam led the successful Vodafail consumer activist campaign, which resulted in nationwide media coverage, an ACMA inquiry and a $1bn network upgrade for Vodafone’s Australian business. In 2012, Adam joined world renowned UNSW Prof Richard Buckland and David Collien to found OpenLearning.com, a social learning platform. Over one million students have joined courses, including the first massive open online courses (MOOCs) from Australia and Malaysia, where it is the national MOOC platform for public universities and polytechnics. OpenLearning now employs 65 people and is headquartered in Sydney with its Southeast Asia head office in Kuala Lumpur. In recognition of the impact OpenLearning has had on the education sector in Asia, Adam was named one of the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in the Consumer Technology category in 2017.
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About OpenLearning: OpenLearning is a cloud-based lifelong learning platform that enables education providers to prepare learners for the future of work.
CEO of Quixxi
Sales driven leader with a history in market leading Information technologies, and a proven track record of growing both sales and business while hitting revenue quota. With over 20 years of experience in all aspects of the Information Technology market, with the last decade focused in security. Qualified in SPIN selling, marketing strategy, project management and ITIL, started career in technical roles before moving on to sales engineering, solution sales, sales leadership and then business management roles.
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About Lakeba Group Pty Ltd, Quixxi: Quixxi
Founder & CEO of Shop You
Kelly is a digital and mobile marketing strategist, with 18 years’ experience both in Australia and overseas. Kelly began her career with British Telecom, UK’s largest telecommunications provider and has since worked with hundreds of Australian and international brands including Westfield, Woolworths, Glue Store, Big W, Le Specs, Suncorp, David Jones, Lend Lease, Mountain Designs, and Diageo. Kelly’s focus is on increasing conversions, creating emotional connections, and developing technology to solve real customer problems.
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About Shop You: Shop You is simplifying shopping and saving you time by matching you with brands that suit your style, preferences and body shape.
Co-Founder & CEO of Cozitrip
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About Cozitrip: AI & tech powered online B2B platform for Chinese travel agents
Founder & CEO of Retro Analytics
Founded RetroAnalytics in April 2017 and is currently the CEO of the company.
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About Retro Analytics: Retro is a self-service web & mobile analytics platform that uses a unique approach to user analytics.
Co-Founder / CEO of Presentation AI
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About Presentation AI: Presentation.ai uses machine learning to analyse your presentation and provide feedback to help you to understand how you can improve.