Mike Smith

VP Business Advisory, Asia-Pacific

Mike is a leading expert in Artificial Intelligence, Process Automation and Project Management.  With a background in business transformation and enterprise technology solutions, Mike has a strong track record of delivering world-first and region-first initiatives in mining, healthcare and infrastructure industries.   He is regularly sought by industry leaders to share experience and provide insights on the future of applied AI.

Mike is known for his ability to innovate, design and lead delivery of targeted use cases for organisations utilising Applied Artificial Intelligence techniques and systems. Mike’s passion for AI, coupled with structured Project Management expertise enables organisations to rapidly realise benefits through methodical and well-planned execution.

Mike oversees ProjectAI’s client engagements across the Asia-Pacific region, working with a range of clients from C-level to the front-line, with experience leading large-scale delivery in America, India, Singapore, China and Australia.  He also has led numerous business transformation initiatives to improve business processes and create Project Management policies and procedures for clients such as Curtin University, ASG Group and recently and successfully implemented large scale Robotic Process Automation Projects at St John of God Health Care.

Mike previously served as Project Controls Consultant for ASG Group Ltd in the National Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) team. In this role, Mike was responsible for leading the EPPM delivery team, ensuring best practice process, systems implementation and integration for Mining sector clients such as Citic Pacific Mining, Clough and Fortescue Metals Group and Infrastructure clients such as Transport for New South Wales. In addition, this work has also led to the creation of Enterprise Portfolio Management offices and Group level Policy and Procedures.

Mike has delivered a world-first Cloud Mobility Project with SAP Work Manager for FMG, an Australian-first integration project for Citic Pacific Mining utilising Oracle Primavera Gateway to ensure coding consistency between SAP and P6. Mike has also successfully delivered four simultaneous Oracle ERP upgrades during his tenure at ASG.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) degree from Curtin University, a PRINCE2 Practitioner certification and a Cisco Certified Business Value Analyst certification.  Mike is based in Perth, Australia, where he enjoys yoga, golf and cricket.