CEO, Precedence Health Care
Professor Michael Georgeff is Founder 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 by the Prime Minister, Mr. Bob Hawke, to set up the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII). During this period, he and his team created one of the first implementations of software agent technology, applying it to the control of NASA’s space shuttle. In 1990, The Bulletin proclaimed Professor Georgeff one of Australia’s “national assets”.
Michael is an advisor to governments both in the US, Europe and Australia on information technology strategy and commercialisation. He was the e-Health advisor to Deloitte as part of the team that produced the first National e-Health Strategy for Australia in 2008
Professor Georgeff is a founding member of the Australian National Consultative Committee on e-Health (ANCCEH) and a member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA). He was elected Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence for his “pioneering theory and applications of reactive planning systems and agent architectures”. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. In 2017 he was awarded the John Hilton award, by HISA, for excellence in primary care informatics.