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Breakfast at the Next Level | The Power & Impact of AI

On the first Wednesday of the Month, some of South Australia’s most successful and motivated people get together over breakfast to discuss, learn, share and grow – personally and professionally.

Join us at Breakfast at the Next Level on February 7th, where we’ll have the privilege of welcoming Professor Anton van den Hengel, Australia’s foremost authority in AI & Machine Learning. Be part of a captivating exploration into “The Power & Impact of AI – Digital Innovation, Its Impact – Our Readiness.”

It’s going to be an insightful session to enrich your understanding of the transformative influence of AI. Secure your spot and embark on a morning of enlightenment and forward-thinking discussions. This is an opportunity to connect with a leader in the field and stay ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of technology.

The Power & Impact of AI – Digital Innovation, Its Impact – Our Readiness

with Professor Anton van den Hengel – Australia’s Foremost Authority on AI & Machine Learning

Wednesday 7 February 2024 | 7:00AM – 9:00AM

(networking from 6.30)

Adelaide Pavilion | Veale Gardens, cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road, Adelaide

Professor van den Hengel, Founding Director of The Australian Institute for Machine Learning, and a key player in the Australian Centre of Excellence in Robotic Vision, brings his wealth of knowledge to the forefront. With roles at Amazon and a significant role in AI research, his expertise is unparalleled.

Discover the latest trends, gain insights into digital innovation, and explore our readiness for the AI revolution. This promises to be a thought-provoking discussion on the forefront of technology.

About our guest

Professor Anton Van Den Hengel – Australia’s Foremost Authority on AI & Machine Learning

Founding Director of The Australian Institute for Machine Learning, a Chief Investigator of the Australian Centre of Excellence in Robotic Vision, and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide.

Anton van den Hengel is a Director of Applied Science at Amazon, the Director of the Centre for Augmented Reasoning at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML), a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, a Chief Investigator of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Healthy Housing, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia. The Centre for Augmented Reasoning (CAR), established in 2021, represents a $20m investment by the Australian Government in AI research.

Prof van den Hengel was also the founder of AIML, Australia’s largest machine learning research group.

Professor van den Hengel has been a CI on over $80m in research funding from sources, including Google, Facebook, Canon, BHP Billiton, and the ARC. Prof van den Hengel has won several awards, including the 2021 Australasian AI Outstanding Service Award, the Pearcey Foundation Entrepreneur Award, the SA Science Excellence Award for Research Collaboration, and the CVPR Best Paper prize in 2010. According to Google Scholar, he has authored over 400 publications, has an h-index over 75. He has had 8 patents commercialised, formed 5 startups, and had a medical technology achieve first-in-class FDA approval. Current research interests include deep learning, vision and language problems, image-based modelling, and weekly supervised learning.

1079 Life and SOL Results presents BREAKFAST AT THE NEXT LEVEL

Next Level Retreat 2024 | Two day event

Two days of intensive personal growth and development that will change your life

Barossa Valley Resort

Away from daily life, you’ll have the time and specialist guidance to work on yourself and your life… and ultimately create the life you want to live as well as a solid plan you’ll want to stick with when you go home.

In two immersive days with some of South Australia’s finest performance coaches, you’ll learn strategies for success in every area of your life. You’ll discover how to break out of patterns that are holding you back. You’ll learn simple, powerful strategies that successful people rely on to create more success in their lives. You’ll get closer to your purpose and dreams. And…

You’ll learn how to harness the power of your mind to create the life of your dreams.


Whether you want to focus on your family, work, purpose, relationships, life balance, general happiness, spirituality or health, the Next Level Retreat will offer you tried and tested tools to create real and lasting results.

In fact, you can use the information you’ll learn to improve anything at all in your life.


You’ll explore the intricacies of the mind-body-spirit connection and how to create abundance

How you think, what you say, what you believe to be true and how you manage your body all have a powerful part to play in creating your reality and results. If you’ve ever wondered why some people have all the luck or the same things keep on happening in your life, you’ll be thrilled to discover at the Next Level Retreat that the answers are simple and you can become the lucky person and start achieving different (better) results than you have before. This applies to anything in your life because…

The Next Level Retreat is presented by the founders of South Australia’s foremost coaching and peak performance organisation, SOL Results. Each presenter is a master NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) practitioner and a highly accomplished master coach.

Stan Kontos, Manual Karkafiris, John Ngatia and Peter Gardiakos.

Together, their skills and experience combine to bring you one of the most powerful, life-changing programs available in Australia today.