SmartAIConnect was formed in 2021 in recognition of the developing need to manage data and the impact of Artificial Intelligent (AI) applications on every aspect of the modern world. SmartAIConnect is developing a framework for the interoperability of AI data, governance, ethics and quality assurance of video camera edge AI model management at scale.
SmartAIConnect brings together a core group of partners with complementary capabilities to facilitate the deployment of AI models to edge video security IP cameras. This key partnership with KJR, Datarwe and i-PRO (previously Panasonic) provides a fusion of systems for AI model applications on edge video security camera devices including the merging and monitoring of data interoperability, security, ethics and governance.
KJR is a well respected software assurance and security provider with over 80 staff Australia wide. Datarwe is developing a health database for applications to enhance healthcare with more than 20 staff across Australia. i-PRO (previously Panasonic) is one of the worlds largest suppliers of IP cameras to the security industry and is the leading manufacturer worldwide for AI Edge capable cameras.
In collaboration with these partners SmartAIConnect is in the unique position to draw upon the expertise of each company to provide an end-to-end solution for AI model implementation on video security IP cameras.
We help our clients implement an AI Framework for their security camera network.
The Smart AI Connect framework assists organisations and project teams using AI for video security networks to comprehensively analyse and document AI deployments on i-PRO cameras. It also assists project teams to implement risk mitigation strategies and establish clear governance and accountability measures. Lastly the framework establishes a framework for the interoperability of interference data from the cameras to other internal or external systems.
Trusted by key industry AI and market leading companies.
To establish a clear and transparent AI framework inside an organisations security camera network with i-PRO that is secure and accountable.
Meet the Team.
I am a Senior Investment Advisor with more than 20 years experience in Financial Markets.
I currently work at Wilsons Advisory and have previously worked at Citi Smith Barney, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in Private Wealth Management and Market Risk.
I have a keen interest in Technology & Innovation and have additional board positions with technology companies based in Australia and Europe.
I am also the Treasurer of the Gold Coast Youth Service, All Saints Rugby Supporters Group & also hold a board position with Mermaid Beach Surf Lifesaving.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment.
Dr Kelvin Ross
Dr Kelvin Ross
Dr Kelvin Ross has over 30 years of experience in software engineering and enterprise IT applications. Kelvin started his IT career in safety critical software engineering in defence, working on FA-18 airborne radar systems. After completing his PhD in safety critical systems engineering and several years in consulting in defence and transportation systems, he moved over to the commercial sector and founded KJR, specializing in software testing and assurance, which now has over 80 consultants in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Kelvin is recognized as expert in testing and assurance of software applications across a broad range of industry domains, including e-health, public administration, finance, insurance, retail and telecommunications. In addition to Kelvin’s role as Chairman of KJR, Kelvin is a Director of non-profit Healthcare AI Innovation Hub, IntelliHQ, and broadly engages in technology advisory roles, including director roles AI innovative startups. He has broad interests in Machine Learning, which he sees as the dominant technology driver for the next several decades, particularly within the Healthcare sector.
Kelvin is an Associate Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Intelligent and Integrated Systems (IIIS), Griffith University, and organiser of Young Women Leaders in AI, Gold Coast AI and Machine Learning meetup group, member of ACS AI Ethics national committee, has held several roles in national technical working groups (NATA and ACS), and held several board positions.
Christine Lane BSc MBA (Hons I)
Christine Lane is a Business Manager in the Major Research Initiatives pillar of the Office for Research Services at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). In this role she manages the contractual relationships for QUT for six co-operative research centres (CRCs) as well as strategic research centres funded by national competitive grants. She provides provides strategic and operational support to co-ordinate researchers access to funds through CRCs and other major initiatives as well as co-ordinating the development of QUTs involvement in new strategic research centre bids.
Christine combines many years of experience in research, technology management and commercialization in the IT, biotechnology and medical research industries in Australia and overseas. She has gained considerable experience in the Australian University sector with roles in research management and technology transfer at Queensland University of Technology, The University of Queensland and Griffith University in Queensland. Previous positions with CoastalCOMS (Gold Coast), the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Sydney), Johnson & Johnson Research Pty Ltd (Sydney), Pacific Biotechnology Ltd (Sydney), and McGill University (Montreal, Canada) have developed her expertise in research commercialisation and project management.
I am a senior manager with more than twenty years experience in R&D and operational management. Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to be at the leading edge of new technology, founding Coastalwatch in 1998 with innovative streaming video, data services and building a private layer 2 data telecommunications network, then 3 Crowns Technologies (formerly CoastalCOMS) in 2008 developing AI, video analytics and database management tools, AWS cloud hosted services with private IP connect and most recently with Constellation Technologies where I have been involved in the development of innovative processes and tools for the management and utilisation of big data arising from the new IoT sector. These roles have led to the honing of my expertise in big data, smart city applications and hosted data / video services.
I have considerable experience in engaging and managing relationships with key stakeholders including clients, vendors, senior management, development teams globally and members of the community when managing project scoping, implementation and operations.
I have a Masters of Computing (AI), a Bachelor of Health Sciences, an Associated Diploma of Electrical Engineering and Electronics and a Trade Certificate in Instrumentation Process and Control – a unique combination that provides me with the tools to provide innovative solutions to many different technical challenges.
After falling in love with my ZX81 computer as a kid, I went on to complete my BSc with First Class Honours in AI. Since then, I’ve played in a wide variety of organisations from ASX listed companies to SMBs, from Silicon Valley start-ups to NZ Government departments and financial institutions. I’ve worked the gears through Software Developer, Engineering Manager, Consultant, Architect and CTO.
I’ve always been drawn to technology involving AI and IoT devices, so I’m stoked that at SmartAIConnect we are building a platform that will make it safe and easy to run AI models on edge devices. I’m lucky enough to be able to share my passion for solving tricky technical problems via simple, clean designs with a growing team of clever engineers.
Ping me, but if there’s no response, I’m hopefully out cycling the hills or running the trails through the Gold Coast Hinterland.
Strategic Innovation Advisor
Dr Clarence Tan
Strategic Innovation Advisor
Dr Clarence N.W. Tan is a futurist and currently the Global Ambassador and Board Advisor for Purpose Alliance and OpenExO. He is the co-founder of Exponential Positive Impact Capital (EPIC) and Abby by Gogotech.co, the makers of affordable and portable smart wheelchairs and a Techstars’ Future of Longevity company, in partnership with Pivotal Partners, a Melinda French Gates company, and the CEO of Dr CT Pty Ltd and Austanco Pty Ltd, a private equity fund. He was an academic, an investment banker and has been involved in a number of start-ups as a founder, mentor and investor. He is passionate about exponential technologies particularly in the areas of education, health, seeking and sharing knowledge through humor. He has been an invited keynote speaker in a number of events including the APEC Forum in China, World Bank in Washington DC, United Nations in NYC, Mongolia and Bangkok, Deloitte Global Tax and Innov8rs Conference in Bangkok, the Asian Business Angels Forum, Global Mobile Internet Conference in China, Africatech in Cape Town, Health Informatics Conference in Australia, TEDxYouthTCIS Shanghai, TEDxYouth AB Paterson in Australia, TEDxYouth KL in Malaysia to over 800 delegates, the Awesomemest Fest in Bali, the Global Investment Panel for Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Park, the London Business School Alumni event in Singapore and the World Computer Congress in Brisbane. He has run workshops for the South Korean government on exponential technologies and organizations.
He received the Queensland government’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Fellowship for 2010 and has been inducted into the Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame in 2014 as a Queensland Innovation Champion. He runs a private equity fund and was an Adjunct Professor and Associate Dean at Bond University and currently an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University on the Gold Coast of Australia. He is also on the IT Board of Advisory for Southern Cross University. Dr. Tan obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computers), a Master of Business Administration (Finance), and a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering all from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. He also holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence Applications in Finance. He is an alumni of Singularity University (SU), a benefit corporation based on NASA’s research campus in Silicon Valley, successfully completing the Graduate Studies Program in 2011 as the team leader for the CorruptionTracker project. He was also the inaugural Asia Pacific Ambassador for Singularity University.
Dr. Tan is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (FACS) and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (F Fin). He has a number of academic publications including a book, book chapters and peer-reviewed papers in the area of soft computing and mobile applications. In addition Dr Tan holds a number of patents in mobility technology globally. He has been an invited keynote speaker in a number of events including the APEC Forum in China, World Bank in Washington DC, United Nations in NYC, Mongolia and Bangkok, Deloitte Global Tax and Innov8rs Conference in Bangkok, the Asian Business Angels Forum, Global Mobile Internet Conference in China, Africatech in Cape Town, Health Informatics Conference in Australia, TEDxYouthTCIS Shanghai, TEDxYouth AB Paterson in Australia, TEDxYouth KL in Malaysia to over 800 delegates, the Awesomemest Fest in Bali, the Global Investment Panel for Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Park, the London Business School Alumni event in Singapore and the World Computer Congress in Brisbane. He has run workshops for the South Korean government on exponential technologies and organizations.
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa in 1992 and then moved to Australia in 2009. My experience includes working as a Financial Manager in Engineering and Construction, as a Senior Finance Manager at a Retail Bank , as the CFO and subsequent CEO of a Development Finance Institution and as the CFO / Financial Controller of a Direct Market Access Software Provider. Since 2018, I have lived on a farm in Margaret River, running an accounting business servicing clients within logistics, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, sustainable development and retail. During my spare time he enjoys photography, chess, poker, cooking, rambling on bicycle tracks and playing with his dogs.
HR Manager — KJR & SmartAIConnect
I am SmartAIConnect’s Talent and Culture Manager who creates magic through my people skills. I am knowledgeable in all facets of HR and have a passion for helping people grow as professionals. I bring my aptitude for crafting and cultivating relationships by striving to manage the KJR Talent Community in the best way possible. I believe that nurturing and maintaining human connection is the most crucial aspect of building relationships and recognise the importance of connecting with others on a deeper level to achieve positive professional success.
My talent sourcing background covers predominately senior management roles and extends across a diverse range of industry sectors including Retail, IT, Digital, Healthcare & Defence.
I love connecting with people and discussing potential positions for them and understanding what they are looking for. Reach out if you are keen to have a chat about the industry or if you’re on the lookout for a new opportunity!
Software Assurance & Ethics Advisor
Software Assurance & Ethics Advisor — KJR, Datarwe & SmartAIConnect
I am an experienced IT leader with over 20 years managing teams in the software quality space. I have PhD in AI and Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, with a background in safety-critical systems and healthcare. Having worked on a wide range of quality assurance frameworks and processes, including making contributions to the establishment of international standards for software testing, my current focus in on building practical assurance frameworks for machine learning-based systems.
Research & Development Advisor
Research & Development Advisor
Jeevan Gnanam is a mentor and facilitator for the entrepreneurial development of ideas in Sri Lankan youth. He provides mentorship and venture capital to entrepreneurs who wish to launch their businesses. He is a past Chairman of SLASSCOM and is the visionary behind the 1st and largest IT park in Sri Lanka, OrionCity, which has 1Mn sqft over 16 acres in the heart of Colombo and caters to global tech companies. Hatch is a co-working space with a wide community and is a forerunner in Sri Lanka with its Accelerator and Incubator programs. SAKS is a BPM company catering to global companies in F&A, Contact Centre and related services. VeracityAI, a Data Science and AI company, SpectrifyAI leverages AI and spectral analysis to create value and deliver consistency in quality control across the supply chain. OrionStellar is a TIA942 – Rated three certified Data Centre set up at OrionCity offering a myriad of cloud solutions, locally and internationally.
I look after computer vision models and get them running on edge devices while balancing hardware support, performance and accuracy. I also works at Datarwe where my primary focus is on medical imaging projects doing research and implementation novel deep learning models.
After a 5 year career in full-stack web development my urge to build more scalable and impactful solutions got me fully immersed in the field of Machine Learning, I quit my job and joined and completed several courses on machine learning with a big focus on computer vision. After publicising some of my projects and a first hands-on role implementing and deploying novel vision architectures I joined Smart AI Connect and Datarwe to solve interesting and impactful challenges.
When I’m not working I’m often studying up on new advancements in AI (mainly interested in Generative models, multimodal and self-supervised learning) and attending AI workshops and conferences around South East Queensland.
Tarynt Dinsmore (Taz)
Senior Software Developer
Tarynt Dinsmore (Taz)
Senior Software Developer
I’m a senior software developer at Smart AI Connect with 20 years of experience. During my career, I’ve worked in many different areas such as full-stack web development, e-commerce, business systems, internal tooling and mobile applications.
I have experience working with many different languages (C#, Obj-C, Java, Swift, PHP), with most of my time in C#. I enjoy learning about new technologies and different approaches to problem-solving.
Senior Software Developer
Senior Software Developer
I’m a senior software engineer with over 25 years of experience in software architecture and design. In the mid-late 90’s I worked on a range of technologies from ATM code in assembler, to object-oriented/agent-oriented software and virtual environments with BHP Research. I had a number of trips to the US and was fortunate to work with some talented NASA engineers, where the focus was on early prototype systems to help find fault-lines in the earth’s crust using seismic data. At the start of the millenium, I spent a year in Hong Kong working as a contract Software Engineer in the architecture team of Hong Kong Telecom where we designed and developed new systems to manage orders across home internet, fixed line and mobile products. I have spent the majority of the last 20 years working in the finance industry developing high performance market data and order execution software for access to most of the large futures markets around the world. I come to Smart AI from close sister company, Datarwe, where I have been using experience in managing data transfer and applied it to capturing and transforming medical data from IOT devices such as bed-side monitors.
I enjoy camping, sport, and socialising with family and friends. I look forward to being a part of Smart AI Connect and help push the boundaries of what can be achieved with managing computer vision, machine learning, and management of camera installations.
Senior Software Developer
Senior Software Developer
I am a Senior Software Engineer at Smart AI Connect with over 25 years’ experience in software engineering. Over the life of my career, I have been fortunate to work with both successful corporates as well as early-stage startups. From early days at BHP IT working on anything from systems for mining and steel making through to working in the intense low latency environment of a market maker in option financial products for Optiver. In between I have worked with two startups with the most recent being Object Trading which we successfully built from the ground up to eventual sale to a US Venture Capital firm.
My experience is varied being very much a polyglot with experience in many languages (C#, Java, Python, Typescript) but most of my time has been spent in C++. I have always been focused on what it takes to create software that is sustainable for both the business and customer as I believe this is the core to software engineering.
I have degrees in both Computer Science and Science (Chemistry). My main interests are in software engineering and in continuous education through books, podcasts, meetups and conferences.
I am an Urban Planner, an Inventor and an Environmental Consultant with 13 years of research and industry experience. I hold a Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master’s degree in Integrated Water Resources Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Town and Country Planning. Owing to my global contribution to the industry and the profession as an Environmental Consultant, the Australian Government has granted me permanent residency status in 2021 under the Global Talent Independent stream.
I am equipped with research-based product development and engineering consultancy expertise in flood management, storm drainage management, and solid waste management. My most significant contribution to the field is the ‘Solid Waste Clog Resistant Open Drainage’ invention. Recent incidents have been reported on using this technology micro-scale as a pilot study on sustainable urban drainage. In 2015, Singularity University of NASA Research Park selected this technology as one of the scientific breakthroughs that would change the lives of one billion people around the globe in the next ten years.
I am a global level finalist of ‘MIT 35 Innovators under 35’ and, the winner of the prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Sri Lanka award (2017) for the Environment and Leadership category.
I am also contributing my knowledge as a volunteer Project Officer at the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist and Apart from the physical planning and construction, I am now working with new technologies, learning new skills, coordinating projects, and developing ideas at Smart AI Connect.
I am a keen communicator and problem solver. As a Business Analyst at Smart AI Connect, I ensure ideas can become a reality by supporting and enabling technical teams. I am passionate about Agile methodologies and ensuring accountability and teamwork. I obtained a dual Bachelor of Business (Economics) and IT (Information Systems) at the Queensland University of Technology.
Before working with Smart AI, I was involved in utilising drone technology in remote and challenging areas of Northern Australia to digitise cultural assets on behalf of and in collaboration with Australia’s First Nations People. That project has shown me how novel technologies like AI, machine learning and autonomous drone operations can be used to have a positive impact on the protection and preservation of ancient cultural assets.
In my spare time, when I’m not with Smart AI Connect, you can usually find me stomping around in the bush either for fun or for work in my part-time role as an Infantry soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.
I’ve worked on a variety of roles such as software engineering, data science, devops, front end developer and IOT engineering for the past 6 years with multiple different start-ups. I enjoy tech in all of its form, can learn quickly and am passionate about programming. Over 4 years experience working in a practical deep learning setting and 2 years experience in research. Adjacent skills in so#ware engineering, cloud development, and IOT development.
AI Model Solutions Architect — KJR, Datarwe & SmartAIConnect
A new graduate entering the field and working in the sphere of computer vision with SmartAIConnect and Datarwe. Studied a Bachelor of Advanced Science at the University of Queensland, majoring in physics with a minor in computer science. As part of Datarwe, I have been training computer vision models for use in the medical sector, focussing on anonymisation of patients and staff through PPE whilst maintaining useful data about the breathing apparatus present, patient status and other value-adding features. I have past experience with many coding languages and a keen desire to learn which enables me to pick up on new projects quickly and develop an understanding for their processes.
Machine Learning Engineer
Machine Learning Engineer
I am a machine learning researcher who is passionate about providing workable solutions to real world research and industrial engagement in Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, and computer vision. I have experience in software engineering design and implementation of interactive applications such as Sierra Employee Management System (SEMS), a mobile application developed for Sierra Construction Ltd, Sri Lanka and iTrack System, a fully fledge ERP encompassing full range of business processes in manufacturing and exporting domain which includes business functions of procurement, merchandising, logistics, manufacturing, asset management, etc. specially designed for the apparel industry. I have taken part in multi-disciplinary projects such as Asia’s first ever smart street lamp pole project in Sri Lanka, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) detection project and slip and fall detection project developed for the Australian National Security Exhibition + Conference held in Sydney, Australia, 2022 by SAIC with Maxus AI, Australia. I mentored engineering undergraduate students as an academic instructor. I hold a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Central Queensland University (CQUni), Australia and a Bachelor of Science of Engineering degree specialized in Electrical and Information Engineering from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
I was a recipient of Australian Research Council (ARC)’s Linkage Projects Funding Scheme Stipend Scholarship and an International Excellence Award (100% Tuition Fee Scholarship) (Thesis title: A Deep Learning Technique for the Analysis of Road Safety Attributes). I worked at the Centre for Intelligent Systems (CIS) of CQUni and with the industry partners, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR), Queensland, Australia, and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB).
I have published and presented my research work at premier international conferences and top journals in machine learning and related fields. I am contributing my knowledge as a peer reviewer at well-recognized journals such as Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), IEEE Access, International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications (IJCIA), Applied Sciences, etc., and conferences such as the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). Being a Professional Member (MIEAust) of Engineers Australia, I serve as a recognized engineering professional in Australia.
At SAIC, I started as an intern and took part at video data annotation project which contributed to developing two AI applications. After successful completion of the internship, I pined SAIC as a Machine Learning Engineer. I also work at Datarwe and KJR where my primary focus is on medical related projects and managing data labelling projects at partner companies. I look forward to contributing to many real-world AI applications in future with my amazing team while learning new skills and technologies.
With an early background in photography, the shift to CCTV occurred at Mount Isa in 1978. Apart from lugging multiple pieces of heavy equipment on every shoot, the two man crew scripted, filmed, directed, edited and also narrated over one hundred safety, training and induction videos. (Often one person did the lot). At one point I built my first travelling location studio, the first of eight.
A shift to the Gold Coast in 82 saw the creation of Sports Channel Video Services, supplying harness and greyhound racing to Sky Channel Racing. A thirty year exercise. Coverage of just about every other sport was just part of the daily routine.
My next venture was installing, maintaining and monitoring the location equipment for Coastalwatch, working out of their offices at Surfers Paradise and later at Burleigh Heads. Filming pro surfing around Australia and on one occasion the Maldives filled in the working days. I used to say my territory covered Darwin to Hobart.
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