- Dr Catherine Ball is an author, founder, and ethics advocate working across global projects where robotics and new technology meet environmental protection.
- She holds a BSc Honours (Environmental Protection) and a PhD (Spatial Ecology, Descriptive and Predictive Statistics) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom.
- Business ventures include the internationally renowned World of Drones and Robotics Congress, and the free community resources of World of Drones Education.
- Is a board director for Aviation Australia; and is on the international advisory board for the Ocean Impact Org, a not-for-profit ecosystem for businesses working towards a healthier ocean.
- Her numerous awards include; Winner of the 2015 AFR’s BOSS Magazine Young Executives of the Year; National Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2015 Corporate and Private Award; 2015 Winner of the Queensland Telstra Business Women's Awards Winner: Queensland Business Woman of the Year Queensland Corporate and Private; Innovator of Influence, 2015 at Innovation Week; Courier Mail Q Magazine: Queensland 50 Best and Brightest, 2015; Westpac 100 Women of Influence 2016 (Innovation); Top 25 Women in Robotics List- 2016.
- Industry 5.0
- The new director
- Future of work
- Future technology
- Science and engineering
- Artificial intelligence
- Drones and robotics
- Goal kicking
- Recovery from failure
- Politics & Advocacy
- Environment and climate change
- Communication and new media
- STEM economics
Catherine was amazing, spot on with what we were hoping to achieve by bringing her in, and so well received by everyone!
Catherine is fantastic. So pleased we had her involved in the event. Her energy lifted the room and her thoughts and perspectives were referred to again and again throughout the rest of the conference.
Dr Catherine Ball challenged us to consider the impact that technology can have in a humanitarian and social context and to consider why we wait to action when so much good can occur from the interface with technology.
The feedback on Catherine was excellent. She was a very engaging and interesting speaker who was a key part of the success of our event.