Dr Scott Bolland is an AI researcher,entrepreneur, international speaker, facilitator andfuturist. His PhD and background (of 25 years) are in the area of Cognitive Science - thescientific study of how the mind works, spanning areas such as psychology, neuroscience,philosophy and artificial intelligence. His passion is playing in the intersection between these areas, in particular how to best prepare individuals, teams, schools and organisations to
flourish in the digital age.
Scott's main interest in technology is the application of Artificial Intelligence for thebetterment of society. His company, New Dawn Technologies, utilises AI to help personalise education, to improve student engagement and learning outcomes. His TEDx talk entitled"Neuroscience, AI, and the Future of Education" has been seen by close to 150,000 viewersand has led to him consulting for Ministries of Education across the globe and running
strategy workshops for the Education policy makers of the European Commission. He iscurrently consulting for Maarifa Education, in exploring how to use technology to help bettereducate Africa’s most disadvantaged demographics.
Over the years he has also brought the latest research backed insights from Positive Psychology, leadership, and high-performance teamwork to a wide range of clients includingbusiness schools, the military, police services, resource companies, and financial institutionsand has delivered large scale Positive Psychology based events to 1000s of school andcorporate staff.
His company, The Agile Life, specialises in using agile and design thinking methodologies to help individuals and organisations flourish in these complex and uncertain times.