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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Katrin Franke

Title:  Computational Forensics: Trends and Challenges in Applying Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Digital Forensics

Bio: Katrin Franke is professor of computer science and head of the NTNU Digital Forensics group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

In 2007 she joined the Norwegian Information Security Lab (NISlab) with the mission to establish research and education in digital and computational forensics. In this context she was instrumental in setting up the partnership with the Norwegian police organisations as part of the Center for Cyber and information Security (CCIS) at the NTNU Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK). Dr. Franke has 20+ years experiences in basic and applied research for financial services & law enforcement agencies (LEAs) working closely with banks and LEAs in Europe, North America and Asia.

Dr. Franke is an alumni of the Technical University of Dresden in Germany with a major in electrical engineering. After graduating in 1994, Dr. Franke began to conduct research at the Fraunhofer IPK in Berlin, Germany where she worked until December 2006 as a scientific project manager. In 2005 she obtained her Ph.D. degree at the Artificial Intelligence Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Dr. Franke has published more than 170 scientific articles including one patent. She is involved in the organisation of international conferences; the most prominent among them is the International Workshop on Computational Forensics (IWCF).

Ms Kate Lundy

Title: To be advised

Bio: Kate Lundy became politically active as a result of her experiences in the workplace and joined the Australian Labor Party when she was 18.  From 1986 to 1996, she worked for the union extensively in occupational health and safety, sustainable industry development and later, communications and information technology. In 1988, she had joined the executive of the ACT Trades and Labour Council. Later, in 1993 she became the youngest person and first woman elected as President of the Council. As a member of the TLC Executive, she was appointed to several government and community boards, covering issues ranging from workplace health and safety, cultural heritage, health promotion and regional economic development.

In 1996, at the age of 28, she was elected as Senator for the ACT. Throughout her political career Ms Lundy held a number of shadow portfolios, including Information Technology. During the 2007 – 2013 Labor Government Ms Lundy served as the Minister for Sport, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, and Minister Assisting on the Digital Economy.

After nearly 20 years services, she retired from the Senate in March 2015 and was appointed to the NRMA Board as a non-executive Director on 25 March 2015. Currently she is the Chair of the Data, Digital & Technology Committee and a member of the Policy & Advocacy Committee. Ms Lundy is also a director of the Australian Sports Technology Network, which brings together sporting bodies, researchers and investors.

Ms Lundy is also a Director of Technology Innovation Partners Pty Ltd, a private company providing consulting services including advising clients who are seeking to innovate with technology solutions which are in the latter stages of development or the early stages of commercialisation. Ms Lundy is also currently appointed as the ACT Local Industry Advocate, providing support for companies seeking to successfully participate in government procurement processes.

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