Kathy Reid works at the intersection of open source, emerging technologies and the technical communities who shape and are shaped by them. Over the last 20 years, she has held several technical and community leadership positions, including as Digital Platforms and Operations Manager at Deakin University, Director of Developer Relations at Mycroft AI, and President of Linux Australia. More recently she has worked in voice and conversational AI at Mozilla and NVIDIA, helping to create speech technology that works well for everyone. Kathy holds Arts and Science undergraduate degrees from Deakin University, an MBA (Computing) from Charles Sturt University, a Master in Applied Cybernetics (MAppCyber) from Australian National University, as well as several ITIL certifications. In 2019, she was one of 16 people from across the world chosen as the first to co-create a Masters Program in a new branch of engineering at the Australian National University's School of Cybernetics, where she is now a PhD Candidate, researching voice dataset documentation as a way to create more responsible technology.


Kathy Reid