Leila Alem is a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks specialising in AR & VR Wearable computing and Natural User Interfaces for innovation in business.
Leila has an established international profile in Human Computer Interaction with a special interest in enhancing user experiences through novel ways of working together, learning and engaging with digital content using mobile, wearable sensing and AR/VR/MR technologies. Leila was awarded the 2013 NSW State Innovation Award in R&D and was a finalist for the 2015 Women in Tech Outstanding Achievement award.
Leila is an Adjunct professor at the UTS faculty of engineering and information technology and was a principal research scientist at the CSIRO Digital Productivity and Services for over 23 years. Her formal training is in artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology. Over the past two decades of her career she has designed, evaluated and delivered ICT solutions and services for industries such as aviation, mining, manufacturing and health.