2020 Qld Award

6 October 2020 Brisbane

2020 Queensland Pearcey Award winner Nick Therkelsen-Terry, CEO and Founder of Max Kelsen

Nicholas Therkelsen-Terry - CEO and Co-Founder, Max Kelsen - was awarded the 2020 Queensland Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year Award at a gala dinner held on the 6 th October at the St Lucia Golf Club in Brisbane.

Nick Therkelsen-Terry, Brad Moran and Jerome LerayNick Therkelsen-Terry, Brad Moran and Jerome Leray

Nick is CEO and co-Founder of Max Kelsen, a leading Australian Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning solutions business. Nick holds strong core values that are uncompromising in developing both his team and the technology helping to create a competitive advantage for all customers; reinvesting his expertise and profits to solve the challenges of humankind.

Max Kelsen are completing major projects with companies such as Domino's, QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads, EB Games and GenesisCare, to bring innovative solutions to the market and help push Queensland to the forefront of the digital economy. Max Kelsen has helped Domino's improve staff utilisation by more than 15% through cognitive rostering, built a custom algorithm to identify disparate patient records for Metro North Hospital and Health Service, and used supervised machine learning methods to automatically extract diagnostic information from skin cancer pathology reports for QIMR Berghofer.

Nick is also an Australian leader in Quantum Computing, an industry which CSIRO believes is worth around $4 billion by 2040. Max Kelsen was recently named as the only Queensland based company working in Quantum Computing.

The Pearcey Foundation would like to acknowledge the support and sponsorship of ICEMEDIA and TechnologyOne, without whom the gala event would not be able to take place.


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