Wednesday March 27th
opening Session | 4.30pm to 6pm
Te Aroha Grace - The iwi ALGORITHM
Hayley Clinning - Data Scientist & Kari Viccars, Head of Marketing - Aider.Ai
MR. XIE FEI, GENERAL MANAGER OF FINTECH AND SMART SERVICE BUSINESS UNIT IFLYTEK
MS. WANG WEI, VP OF CONSUMER BUSINESS GROUP AND GENERAL MANAGER OF IFLYREC LTD. CO. (A SUBSIDIARY OF IFLYTEK GROUP)
AI in China | Translation, Natural Language and Fintech Demonstrations. IFLYTEK is one of the largest AI enterprises in China.
2nd session | 6.45pm to 8.45pm
Keynote - Brandon Hutcheson - CEO - Aware Group
Eduard Liebenberger - Director of Technology - JADE
Meet Ace, a true digital employee
Adam Cutler - Distinguished Designer - IBM - Austin Texas
Panel: Life with Digital Assistants & the impact of conversational AI
Panelists below >
Dr Lena Waizenegger. Lecturer at the Business Information Systems Department, AUT
Andy Dharmani - CEO ako.ai
Marie Johnson Managing Director and Chief Digital Officer, Centre for Digital Business
Head of Branch Experience | Retail Banking | ASB
Danny Tomsett - Founder & CEO at FaceMe
Isuru Fernando - Artificial Intelligence and Digital Design at IBM
Thursday March 28th
3rd session - 9am to 10.20am
DAVID A. HEINER - Strategic Policy Advisor - Microsoft (Seattle)
AI promises great benefits to society. Like other transformative technologies, however, AI inevitably raises a range of new societal issues and concerns.
We can realize the full potential of AI only if we come together as a global community to build AI systems that are centered on human values and earn the trust of people around the world.
This talk will explore some high level principles we can all work toward to ensure AI benefits all.
DR Kevin Ross - Precision Driven Health
Building New Zealand’s future health technology.
Sonitha Aniruth - DIA - System Lead Digital Government Futures
The implications and opportunities of digital transformation and what this means for how we think about our ways of working and the foundations we need as a connected ecosystem.
4th session - 10.55 am to 12.20pm
Keynote - Kallol Dutta - Spark New Zealand
Kallol is the Tribe Lead for Data and Enterprise Automation in Spark.
Sparks journey to AI enablement with customer churn prediction models and a vision for customer experience.
DR MAHSA MOHAGHEGH - AUT
Will Robots Replace Teachers?
5th session - 1.10pm to 3.05pm
Keynote - Venky Veeraraghavan - Group Program Manager at Cloud+AI Division - Microsoft (Seattle)
Panel - Data & Privacy in the age of AI
Panelists below >
Jon Duffy - Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Operations
Rob Hodgson - General Manager of Insights MSD
Frith Tweedie - Digital Law Leader at EY
Claire Bonham-Holden - General Manager - Data Insight
Kane O’Donnell - Head of Data Science - AWARE GROUP
ANCHALI ANANDANAYAGAM - PARTNER AT HUDSON GAVIN MARTIN
final session - 3.40pm to 5.45pm
Anchali Anandanayagam - Partner at Hudson Gavin Martin
AI – The legal challenge
International KeynotE: SEAN GOURLEY - Founder and CEO of Primer.AI
Primer is a machine intelligence company in San Francisco. Primer builds machines that can read and write, automating the analysis of very large datasets.
Previously, he was CTO of Quid, an augmented-intelligence company he co-founded in 2009.
Originally from New Zealand, trained at Oxford as a physicist, Gourley was a Rhodes Scholar who also worked on self-repairing nano-circuitry for NASA.
Russell Brown - Journalist
Can AI and other technology help create safer societies?
Journalist Russell Brown leads a panel debate with the audience and AI-DAY speakers on how AI and other technology could help us create safer societies.
Russell will be joined by Sean Gourley, David Heiner from Microsoft, Thomas Nash, Cassie Roma, Louise Taylor from Simpson Grierson and Melissa Frith from H3.
Thomas Nash is the Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Massey University and an Adjunct Lecturer in Politics. He is also Co-Director of New Zealand Alternative, an independent organisation promoting a progressive role for Aotearoa New Zealand in the world.
Previously, Thomas led the global campaign to ban cluster bombs, co-founded London-based disarmament group Article 36 and served on the board of the Nobel Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
The Networking After Party
Conference close to 8pm - ASB Waterfront THeatre Atrium
Join us to celebrate and network after AI-DAY with complimentary drinks (followed by cash bar) and canapés.
Live music provided by resident AI-DAY DJ, StevieB.
For those keen to keep the party going, a local venue will be shared on the night.