Julie Bishop to Join Afiniti's Advisory Board
Julie adds further global expertise to support Afiniti's continued growth
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Afiniti, the world’s leading provider of Artificial Intelligence-based behavioral pairing technology, today announces that Julie Bishop, Australia’s Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, will join Afiniti’s Advisory Board with immediate effect. Julie joins a senior group of former and current business and political leaders who provide strategic counsel on critical issues as Afiniti continues to expand around the world.
Julie Bishop is one of Australia’s senior political figures. She served as the country’s 38th Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2018, becoming the first woman appointed to the role. Julie was also Minister for Ageing, Minister for Education, Science and Training and Minister for Women’s Issues. Julie was the first woman to be elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, a position she held from 2007 to 2018. Since leaving office, she has been appointed Chair of the Telethon Kid’s Institute and a Trustee and Board member of The Prince’s Trust Australia. Julie has long been committed to technology and innovation which she demonstrated in her time as Foreign Minister by establishing the Innovation Xchange within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to develop innovative solutions to intractable global development and health challenges.
Wyatt Roy, Managing Director of Afiniti Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are excited to welcome Julie to the Afiniti family. Throughout her decades of public service, Julie demonstrated remarkable leadership, whether that be leading Australia’s response to the MH17 disaster or working with Australia’s leaders and business community to advance Australia’s interests globally. I have seen first-hand how Julie consistently applies her incredible work ethic and creative approach to getting things done and we’re fortunate to have someone with Julie’s unique expertise join Afiniti’s Advisory Board.”
Julie Bishop, Member of Afiniti Advisory Board, said: “I am delighted to be appointed to the international Advisory Board of Afiniti. The Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to transform the way we work, live and communicate. It is driving change at a pace unprecedented in human history. I look forward to working with Afiniti, as a leading technology company at the cutting edge of Artificial Intelligence development.”
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Afiniti is transforming how businesses communicate with their customers. It uses artificial intelligence to identify subtle and valuable patterns of human interaction in order to pair individuals on the basis of behavior, leading to more successful interactions and measurable increases in enterprise profitability. Afiniti operates throughout the world and has measurably driven billions of dollars in incremental value to its clients, which include companies in healthcare, telecommunications, travel, hospitality, utility, insurance and banking, among other industries with large, consumer-facing operations.
Afiniti has over 150 deployments in major enterprises and has optimized more than 600,000 agents and 700 million customers. Afiniti’s technology continually learns and improves, analyzing 1.3 million interactions every day to refine its pairings.
Afiniti’s Advisory Board meets quarterly to provide counsel to the company on matters related to strategy, growth and technology and is Chaired by David Cameron.
For more information, please visit www.afiniti.com.
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