Joanna Batstone

Director, Monash Data Futures Institute

Role: Investigator

Site: CDL-Melbourne

Stream: Prime

Professor Joanna Batstone, PhD, DEng, is a leading global expert on AI, data analytics and technology. She has more than 20 years of experience in top executive roles in the U.S.A., Europe and Australia, helping universities, companies and governments use technology to meet their goals.

Joanna is the inaugural director of Monash Data Futures Institute at Monash University, supporting government, companies and organizations in using AI, data analytics and insights for social good. She is building a global reputation for the institute’s ground-breaking work, along with a digital ecosystem to foster collaborative research with industry engagement. Responsible for data science and AI across the university, she is passionate about the benefits of AI driving major change for social good.

Joanna joined Monash after a range of technical and business leadership roles in IBM’s Research and Development Laboratories, including work with IBM Watson.