CEO, Precedence Health Care
Professor Michael Georgeff is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Precedence Health Care and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Michael has been at the forefront of software innovation and commercialisation for over 30 years. He was one of the pioneers of software agent technology, creating a new paradigm for the way computational systems are built and operated.
In 1988, Michael was invited to Australia by the Prime Minister, Mr. Bob Hawke, to set up the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII). As Founding Director, he established AAII as a world leader in advanced information technology. Michael was also Founding Director of the Centre for Intelligent Decision Systems, the first software research centre established by the Federal Government as part of Australia’s Cooperative Research Centre program.
In 1997, Michael founded Agentis Software to create the first enterprise software product able to manage the unpredictability that is typical of supply chain and Internet-based business environments. As Chief Executive Officer, he successfully brought the product to market in Australia in 1999 and established the company in the US in January 2000.
Michael is an advisor to governments both in the US and Australia on information technology strategy and commercialisation. He is regularly invited to speak at industry and research forums.
Michael is a founding member of the Australian National Consultative Committee on e-Health and a member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia. He was elected Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence in 1995 for his “pioneering theory and applications of reactive planning systems and agent architectures”. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. In 1990, the Bulletin proclaimed Michael one of Australia’s “national assets”.