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Dr Fiona

Founder and director of The NeuroTech Institute


A thought leader in human connectivity and synchronization, partnering with technology and leading future ready, resilient organizations.

Dr Fiona Kerr is founder of the NeuroTech Institute, which researches and consults globally on future proofing organisations and sectors to ensure the transformative power of technology is combined with the unique attributes of humans to enable the best outcomes. This includes how leaders build better brains; the cognition of resilience; the neurophysiology of human interaction and how to partner effectively with Artificial Intelligence.

Fiona advises the robotics industry, health, aging and education sectors, Finland’s national AI program, and Defence (USA and Australia).

Talking Points

How Technology Sculpts Us

Changing Our Minds: How great leaders rewire our brains

The Neuroscience of Creativity

The Rise of the Robot Nurse: The role of Technology in Health and Ageing

AI: Friend AND foe

The Law of Increasing Returns: Why a human connection matters

The Neuroscience of Leading a Resilient Organisation: Building better brains for business

Human-Technology Interaction: The Impacts of Technology on Human Cognition and Communication

The neurophysiology of how humans shape each other during face-to-face interaction is altered by the use of technology in various ways, both good and bad. Understanding this allows us to use technology as a true enabler, and choose when it is not the best solution.

Building a Human-centric Technologised Healthcare Future

Medicine is being constantly transformed by amazing new technology from nanobots to telehealth. Human interaction and empathy increases healing, trust, hope, patient compliance and even medical decision making, so balancing the use of tech with human interaction is the key.

Leading Flourishing, Adaptive Organisations

The neural duet between brains can happen individually and at scale. In organisations, it facilitates trust, collaboration, communication, shared values and even complex problem solving, resulting in an adaptive, resilient and flourishing organisation.
Fiona Kerr is a mesmerising speaker and a delight to work with. The moment that she takes the stage, she captivates the audience. Her knowledge is accessible and she makes complex subject matter and terms easy to digest by providing relevant analogies, stories and images for the audience to reference. After her keynote and workshops at Wired for Wonder in 2014, I received incredible feedback from the audience who simply adored Fiona and her talk about how we are all wired for wonder. Even months later, people are referencing Fiona's talk and the material - a sure sign that she is not only an excellent speaker, she is also a brilliant educator. I have already asked Fiona to speak again at Wired for Wonder 2015 and will continue to look for opportunities to engage her as a keynote speaker. Wired For Wonder

Firstly, can I again say a very sincere and hearty thank you for your contribution to the CBA LBB conference on Monday. You were incredibly well received - the standout - so well done and, again, many thanks. I'm sure the team would be thrilled to engage you again. I hope you had a pleasant flight back, , delightful to work with you, you really brought a different focus to a banking conference and in the process provoked some great insights and conversations (oh, and in passing, you ruthlessly crushed your opponent in the debate :-))

Commonwealth Bank

On behalf of the team I would like to thank you very much for speaking at our conference at Randwick last Thursday. You shared a lot of fascinating information which supported our conference themes of embracing change, and encouraging idea generation, creativity, resilience, and innovation. You gave the audience and our business some great techniques to adopt to continue to improve our performance. We are looking forward to referring back to the content to absorb it further! There is genuine anticipation of your book being published. The conference was a great success and we continue to receive a lot of positive feedback, including in relation to your session so thank you very much for joining us and helping to make it a great event.

Macquarie Bank
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