With a month to go until the inventor of the personal computer and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak hits our shores for An Evening with Steve Wozniak, Think Inc. announces with great excitement the hosts for his Australian talks: Jordan Nguyen, for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and Kevin Vinsen for Perth
Renowned for developing a mind-controlled ‘smart’ wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability as his doctorate project at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 2012, Jordan Nguyen carries on his mission of combining scientific understanding, innovative thinking, game-changing technology, and a true sense of human inspiration. Nguyen has since had a loaded career as an engineer, academic, and public intellectual, sitting on the board of the NSW Medical Technology Knowledge Hub, speaking at academic conferences, Think Inc. and TEDx events, as well as creating and presenting his TV documentary Becoming Superhuman, and much more. He will be hosting An Evening with Steve Wozniak in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
A Research Associate Professor with the International Centre for Australian Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and a Fellow of the Australian Computational Society, Kevin identifies himself as “one of the luckiest geeks on the planet”, as his expertise in numerous coding languages, complex algorithms for astronomy, artificial intelligence, data-mining, and high-performance computing is helping to solve the extraordinary computational challenges facing the Square Kilometre Array (SKA): an in-development multi-radio telescope with an ambitious goal of being able to survey our observable universe ten thousand times faster. When not directing his eyes to the skies, Vinsen does his part in facilitating more efficient public learning by working with the Department of Education to help develop the School Report system for all state schools in Western Australia. Kevin Vinsen will be hosting An Evening with Steve Wozniak in Perth.
Both established innovators in their scientific fields, Jordan and Kevin exemplify what STEM education and research in Australia have to offer, and Think Inc. is thrilled to have home-grown talent exchange smarts with the legendary Steve Wozniak. From one innovator to another… to another.
Thursday 17 November 2016 | BCEC, Brisbane
Friday 18 November 2016 | Seymour Centre, Sydney
Saturday 19 November 2016 | MCEC, Melbourne
TICKETS ON SALE AT WWW.THINKINC.ORG.AU