Published: Jun 12, 2024

NCS Australia appoints Nikita Atkins as AI Lead, strengthening commitment to innovation-led growth


Sydney, 12 June 2024 – NCS Australia has appointed Nikita Atkins as AI Lead, with a commitment to help customers safely deploy AI technologies to drive business and community outcomes. This appointment reinforces NCS’ investment in AI leadership in the Asia–Pacific region.

Nikita will advance NCS Australia’s AI-specific capabilities, solutions and strategy; drive NCS Australia’s AI thought leadership, partnerships with academia and industry bodies; and support AI strategy with its alliance partners. Internally, he will direct strategy, investments, partnerships and how AI is implemented to streamline innovation and enhance productivity.

Nikita brings more than 25 years of experience across AI, data science, information management, machine learning and enterprise solution architecture. He is adept at translating innovation and proof of concepts into operational success, with a proven record fostering innovation, sales and delivery across the healthcare industry, financial services and the public sector.

Nikita played a pivotal role establishing The Tesseract, a more than 400 sq metre Innovation Centre in NCS’ Singapore office that opened in April 2023. The facility has conducted more than 70 workshops for existing and new NCS customers to identify opportunities in generative AI, metaverse, digital trust and sustainability.

Marcus Salouk, Country Head, NCS Australia said, “We are excited to welcome Nikita as NCS Australia strengthens our focus on innovation-led growth. As a recognised thought leader, Nikita’s extensive contributions to the AI community and his engagement with industry exemplify his strategic acumen and collaborative ethos. We are excited to welcome him as our AI Lead nationally and look forward to generating substantial value for our clients.”

Nikita Atkins, AI Lead, NCS Australia added, “We see AI as an opportunity for organisations to streamline efficiencies for their people, processes and data, ultimately driving greater value for their customers. AI has the potential to improve productivity and growth across Australia and the wider region, and we look forward to supporting our customers as they advance communities through technology.”

Media Contacts:

NCS Australia
Jacqui Belesky
Communications Manager
jacqui.belesky@au.ncs-i.com

Dan Hews
Marketing Communications Lead
dan.hews@au.ncs-i.com

 

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