Dr. Fiona Kerr is a prominent thought leader in the fields of social cognitive neuroscience (SCN) and human connectivity.
She combines an industry professor role at Adelaide University in Neural and Systems Complexity, with public speaking and consulting to companies, industry and governments on how leaders build better brains and businesses, artificial intelligence and the neurophysiological impact of humans interfacing with both humans and technologies. She also appears regularly in the media (including ABC Radio and TV and SBS Insight) to delight people with accessible science.
Fiona advises a number of Australia’s largest companies on how leaders can build better brains and create organisations that flourish, and has spent time with a number of fascinating organisations including the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil. She has consulted and collaborated for many years with governments here and overseas on building creative democracies and innovative ecosystems.
Fiona will teach us how part of understanding and valuing the dynamics of human interaction is knowing when it offers advantages over the technology-based interaction which is becoming pervasive in human society. She will ask, what is getting in the way, and how do we ensure we connect?