Simon Spencer

Head of Data & AI Strategy / Suncorp Group

With a diverse career spanning start-ups, large enterprise and government assignments across Australia, the United States (Silicon Valley, New York and LA) and Europe, Simon has founded and led multiple ventures involving Intelligent agents, natural language processing, pattern recognition, Chat bots, intelligent services, Machine Learning and AI.

Simons work has included pioneering work in voice based personal digital assistants and in collaboration with then Australian startup MyCyberTwin, work with some of Australia’s largest banks to build prototype AI services.

Throughout a career that began at the Telstra Research Labs and includes leading Citigroup’s emerging technology group in New York, Architecture and Innovation at Nab and innovation programs with CBA, ANZ, Westpac and Computershare and more, Simon consistently, steals, adapts, hacks and then translates ideas and solutions from a near future to deliver capabilities valuable to customers and enterprises today.

Simon has now recently joined Suncorp to lead Data and AI strategy, with a mission to leverage the potential of machine learning, bots and AI to design and create the next generation of financial Services’s, insurance and customer innovation.