Dr Jordan Nguyen mission in life is to improve as many lives as possible and to be a driving force behind positive human and technological evolution into the future. He stays ahead of the next big trends and as a leading inventor, designs life-changing technologies – including intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology for disability, aged care, and beyond.

A futurist with vision who also creates and develops, he believes the relationship between humanity and technology is constantly changing and its role in our lives is becoming more integrated, leading us to a future that is ‘Beyond Superhuman’.

An exciting keynote speaker who engages, empowers, inspires and connects his audiences, Dr Jordan will stretch and expand your mind to discover the extraordinary possibilities today and into the future, that have seemingly been pulled straight out of the realms of science fiction – as well as challenging you to be part of shaping change towards a better tomorrow!

Dr Jordan Nguyen is a leading Australian engineer, inventor and innovator, who is committed to improving as many lives as possible, as well as becoming a driving force behind both human and technological evolution as we move into the future.

An internationally renowned engineer for humanity, Jordan designs life-changing technologies to transform the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly through his role as founder of Psykinetic, a social business committed to bringing positive, sustainable and life-altering change.

He also shares his adventures through documentaries across the world. Inspired by human endeavour, Jordan has big ambitions to see our world step consciously and creatively into a better future.

Dr Jordan Nguyen | Human Futurist | Innovation Speaker

Psykinetic: Jordan is Founder and CEO of Psykinetic, a social business creating futuristic, inclusive and empowering technologies to improve independence and quality of life for disability, aged care and beyond.

Dr Jordan and his team have successfully created a mind-controlled wheelchair, numerous Virtual and Augmented reality applications, inclusive gaming, an instrument that enabled a friend with cerebral palsy to perform live music with her eye movements and blinks, and devices that make it possible to control household appliances or even drive cars using only the tiny electrical signals created from eye movements.

Media: Author of A HUMAN’S GUIDE TO THE FUTURE (with Pan Macmillan), Jordan is also an award-winning documentary maker and presenter. In 2016 he collaborated with the Australian based production company, The Feds, and the ABC Catalyst to create and present his first TV documentary Becoming Superhuman, which went on to win many prestigious awards both locally and internationally.

His work is regularly featured in the media and he has since gone on to present a second ABC Catalyst documentary Meet The Avatars exploring the impacts of Virtual Reality, including creating virtual interactive avatars to preserve memories of loved ones.

He has also presented numerous documentaries with Discovery Channel and National Geographic – including Frontiers of Science, Smart China Start-up Revolutions, Vietnam: Connecting East Africa, and Tibet: Living On The Roof Of The World. He recently founded his own media company and aims to continue creating world-changing content on the intersection between technology and humanity.

Education: With a degree in Electrical Engineering, First-Class Honours, Diploma in Engineering Practice, and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (Chancellor’s List) from the University of Technology Sydney, Jordan is a passionate ambassador for STEAM education, adaptable mindsets and big-picture thinking.

He has taught university engineering master’s students and overseen PhDs in Artificial Intelligence design and Biomedical instrumentation, and has supervised many more research students. He believes our young generations are the change-makers of tomorrow and have the potential to create solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Awards & Achievements: In 2020 Dr Jordan was a finalist in the AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce) award for Artificial Intelligence. He was named in the six Harper’s BAZAAR Visionary Men of 2019. In 2017 he was a finalist in Australian of the Year for NSW.

He has also made the list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Create Magazine, was been named twice in Onalytica’s Top 100 Global Influencers on Virtual Reality, travelled on tour with Think Inc and Steve Wozniak, won the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) ‘ICT Professional of the Year’ Digital Disruptors Award, and has had the honour of being MC for An Evening With President Barack Obama on his last visit to Sydney.


KEYNOTE TOPICS:

BEYOND SUPERHUMAN – TECHNOLOGY FOR HUMANITY

With today’s staggering advances in technology, many new possibilities are emerging which almost seem to have come straight out of the realms of sci-fi fantasy. When we connect some of the dots between various cutting-edge fields, the innovations become even more intriguing.

In this presentation, Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen will raise an incredibly interesting and perhaps confronting conversation around links drawn between the fields of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, new techniques in 3D human scanning, neuroscience, and the ideas of human consciousness.

This topic raises a number of questions about what it is to be human and what is a moral approach to the incredible things we can achieve today with the latest advancements in technology – advancements that are increasingly blurring the lines between the virtual world and the real world.

AI, EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY & HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Automation and Artificial Intelligence has been around for many years, but more recently the large leaps and bounds of the technology mean they are drastically affecting our businesses and digital lives.

We’re finding we need to transform in response to these evolving technologies. Everyone has heard about the oncoming threat of AI, but what about the opportunities? What does it allow us to gain?

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION & FUTURE GENERATIONS

Our new generations are technological natives and do not know a world without the technology of today.

What are they capable of?

What might the future hold for them?

And it’s valuable to recognise where talented individuals will move in the future.


Expert On:

Business

  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs
  • Future of Work

Innovation

  • Creativity
  • Futurists
  • Science & Technology
  • Future Cities
  • Aged Care Technology
  • Health Technology
  • Robotics
  • Data Science

Motivational Speakers

  • Inspiring Stories
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Disability
  • Education

Travels from: Sydney, Australia

Speaking fees: from $45,000 – $55,000