Catherine Ball, PhD

Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Computing, & Cybernetics, Australian National University

Associate Professor Catherine Ball is a global business pioneer, advisor, author, speaker, executive producer, executive director, company director, podcast host, and strategic futurist working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education, and environmental needs. Catherine also likes to create businesses and champion movements, collaborate with peers, and advise game-changers.

As a Global Visioneer for the XPrize Foundation, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, she works with a small team of global thought leaders and experts to co-design the global XPrize strategies for the Environment and Energy. She also serves on the Widlfire Advisory Board for XPrize, dedicated to ending destructive wildfires.

A sought-after voice across the start-up, futurist and tech world, Catherine works globally across a wide range of projects from creating documentaries and world leading conferences and events, to advising on the use of novel approaches (e.g. drones) across environmental and humanitarian projects. Catherine is a proponent of community engagement with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and likes to demystify emerging tech.

Having been called a ‘social architect’, Catherine likes to connect people from different backgrounds across common themes. A champion of diversity and inclusion, Catherine believes we need points of difference to truly innovate and curate the changes we want to see in the world. Working to protect the natural environment and empowering all members of society through mutual education are core aspects of the projects Catherine chooses to spend her time and energy on.

Catherine continues to support Australia as being the world leader in the advancement of ethically driven technological applications. Industry 5.0 is emerging; with society and community at the heart of how we operate and curate emerging trends and capabilities.
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