Liesl is a world leading artificial intelligence expert with 5 patents in the field. Before a·kin, she was the CEO/founder of three successful companies, including Cognea Artificial Intelligence which was acquired by IBM Watson. Liesl has lived experience as a carer of people living with disability.
Neesam has a PhD in Complex Systems and is the leading technical expert in the field. His expertise spans multiple business and technology domains, and he has more than 15 years of experience in delivering programs and projects across consulting, finance, telecommunications, education, energy, engineering, defence and other sectors.
Erika is a PhD candidate in participatory design for urban transformation, & adjunct lecturer in human-centered design at Columbia University & General Assembly. In New York Erika was a Senior UX Designer for 10 years, where she brought many world-leading products to life.
Natasja has 17 years field experience in OT, and is a research master candidate. She has worked across the entire lifespan, from early childhood to aged care, and across modalities from acute care to remote dementia management and assistive technology.
Our senior executive team are veterans of AI. Our CEO was previously the founder of a global AI company that was acquired by IBM for Watson, and the team has deep academic and industry experience.