Jamila Gordon, Artificial Intelligence Innovator, to deliver keynote at 2021 IPAA National Conference

Jamila Gordon

Jamila Gordon, CEO and Founder of Lumachain

Lumachain CEO and Founder Jamila Gordon will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2021 IPAA National Conference, Riding the Wave of Service Transformation, being held in Brisbane on 14–15 October 2021.

Jamila Gordon was born in a tiny village in the hinterland of Somalia. After escaping the Somali Civil War in 1991 she lived in Kenya with distant relatives before moving to Australia. She started her tech career with GIO Insurance and QSP Software before working for Deliotte and IBM Global Services. She then became Group Chief Information Officer with QANTAS, and later Leighton Holdings.

In 2018 Jamila founded Lumachain, a scale-up tech company that uses artificial intelligence to connect the broken links in global food supply chains. She believes that artificial intelligence is changing our world and that it will address many of the challenges and opportunities that humanity faces.

Jamila has received numerous awards, including the top award in the 2021 Australia-New Zealand Women in Artificial Intelligence Awards — taking out the Innovator of the Year. She is a member of the Questacon Advisory Council and a Global Ambassador for the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation.

The 2021 IPAA National Conference will be delivered at Brisbane’s Hilton Hotel, with live stream tickets available for those unable to attend in person.

Early bird tickets are available until 31 August 2021. For tickets and more information, visit the 2021 IPAA National Conference website.