On Stage.

International Keynotes, Industry Experts, Local Trailblazers and Panel Discussions showcasing Kiwi Innovation, Global Knowledge and the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on You, Business, Government and Society.


INternational Keynote - Sean Gourley

Sean Gourley is founder and CEO of Primer. Previously, he was CTO of Quid, an augmented-intelligence company he co-founded in 2009. Prior to Quid, Gourley worked on self-repairing nano-circuits at NASA Ames. He holds a PhD in physics from Oxford, where his research as a Rhodes Scholar focused on complex systems and the mathematical patterns underlying modern war. This research was published on the cover of Nature. He has served as a political advisor, briefed USCENTCOM at the Pentagon and addressed the United Nations in Vienna. He is a two-time New Zealand track and field champion.

Gourley sits on the Knight Commission, serves on the Board of Directors at Anadarko (NYSE:APC), and is a TED Fellow.


Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh - AUT

Will Robots Replace Teachers?


Glen Willoughby

The exploration of space, AI: Helping humanity here on earth.


Pia Andrews - Executive Director of Digital Government at NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

AI and Open Government

Pia was recognised in 2018 as one of the global top 20 most Influential in Digital Government and was awarded as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Australia for 2014.

Pia Andrews is an open government and data ninja who has been working in making the world a better place for 20 years. She currently works within the (public sector) machine to transform public services through greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design, open data, emerging technologies and real, pragmatic actual innovation in the public sector and beyond.