Professor Juerg van Kaenel is the associate director of the IBM Research Australia lab in Melbourne.
He studied math and computer science at ETH Zurich and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1991).
He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, an honorary Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne in the Melbourne School of Engineering, and a member of the Industry Advisory Board of RMIT University.
Since June 2011, he has moved to Melbourne, Australia to lead the establishment of the new IBM Research lab in Australia. He manages the innovation around cognitive solutions for financial services such as blockchain, cognitive compliance, financial advice; as well as government plays around making sense out of unstructured and structured data using cognitive analytics technologies.
Ian Reilly is an engineer and entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience developing new technology products for global markets. Beginning in the defence and aerospace industry Ian has deep experience developing medical devices, consumer and industrial products for startups in California - through to some of the worlds largest companies and most recognised brands.
He founded Agersens in 2014 to provide an automation solution to address the productivity, profitability and sustainability issues faced globally by livestock farmers. Ian’s agricultural experience comes from growing up on a sheep and cattle farm in North East Victoria. Ian is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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