Amanda Johnstone is the CEO of Transhuman and is one of Australia’s most globally recognised AI technologists and specialist communicators. She is a LinkedIn Top Voice in AI 2023.
At the young age of 17, Johnstone co-founded award-winning retail chain, Sebachi, in Tasmania. Sebachi became one of Australia’s first e-commerce stores in the early 2000's.
With a desire to transform the role of technology in our lives, Amanda Johnstone co-founded Transhuman, a mental health and emotion AI technology company in 2014. It was there that Johnstone invented the world’s first file type responsible for the sharing of data in the metaverse with technology leaders from NASA, Apple and General Electric.
Johnstone has received prestigious accolades such as being named a Next Generation Leader by TIME and awarded Start-up Executive of the Year by The CEO Magazine. She is sought after as a keynote speaker on emerging technologies and leadership, addressing audiences from YPO, Allianz, Stanford, Kellogg's, Google Cloud, Optus, The Australian Government, Commonwealth Bank, The Education Department, MYOB, Zoom, and more.
She is also the host of Social Audio show “Talk Nerdy To Me”. The show has nearly 300,000 subscribers and has hosted over 250 shows upskilling others on emerging technologies like blockchain, digital avatars, NFT’s and AI. Show guests include those from organisations such as Stanford Medicine, EY, Google, The Science Channel, Universal, Atlassian, NASA, IBM and Linktree.