Future of Australian Sport with Data Science, AI & Sportstech

Join us as we launch our Next Generation Graduates Program (NGGP) in Sports Data Science and AI! Our NGGP is a collaboration across 20 industry partners and four universities to develop 25 higher degree research students to power the Australian Sports Ecosystem into the future. Learn about future directions for sports data and AI from two panels featuring industry leaders across high performance sports, sports tech, government, CSIRO, and universities. Join us to celebrate the launch of this historic initiative to transform sports on the green and gold runway to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Date: Thu 28th Mar 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 10:30 am AEST
Venue: QUT Gardens Point Theatre
Address: X-Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, QLD 4000
Future of Australian Sport with Data Science, AI & Sportstech


  • 8:00 am: Arrival, refreshments, and networking
  • 8:45 am: Welcome and Opening
  • 9:00 am: Future Panel Session #1: The Future of Sports Data Science and Tech: High Performance, Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Beyond
  • 9:30 am: NGGP Student Project Introductions
  • 9:50 am: Future Panel Session #2: Future of Sports Data and AI: Research to Enhance Practice and Performance
  • 10:30 am: Close / Celebratory Morning Tea

Featured Panelists include:

  • Professor Sarah Kelly OAM - Member of the Brisbane 2032 Games Organising Committee Board, Deputy Chair, Brisbane Lions AFL Football club, Deputy Chair, Tourism & Events Qld, Head of the Graduate School of Business at QUT
  • Mr Pat Howard - Executive GM of Strategy, Insights & innovation at the Australian Sports Commission
  • Mr Troy Ayres - General Manager at the Queensland Academy of Sports (QAS)
  • Dr Petra Kuhnert - Associate Science Director for University Engagement and Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO's Data 61
  • Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen - Director, QUT Centre for Data Science, co-founder of the Australian Data Science Network, and Chief Investigator for the QUT-led NGGP Consortium
  • Professor Scott Sisson - Director, UNSW Data Science Hub
  • Dr Allan Hahn OAM - Strategic Advisor, Performance Partnerships, at Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Emily Rosemond OLY - Director of Sport at QUT
  • Dr Martin Schlegel - Chair of the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN)
  • A/Professor Paul Wu - Co-Lead, QUT Centre for Data Science Sports Systems Domain and AIS-QAS Industry Research Fellow