Schedule


Wednesday March 27th

opening Session | 4.30pm to 6pm

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Te Aroha Grace - The iwi ALGORITHM

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Hayley Clinning - Data Scientist & Kari Viccars, Head of Marketing - Aider.Ai

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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

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Keynote - Brandon Hutcheson - CEO - Aware Group

Facial recognition trial at tertiary NZ providers - Read the article

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Eduard Liebenberger - Director of Technology - JADE

Meet Ace, a true digital employee

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Adam Cutler - Distinguished Designer - IBM - Austin Texas

Panel: Life with Digital Assistants & the impact of conversational AI

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Dr Lena Waizenegger. Lecturer at the Business Information Systems Department, AUT

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Andy Dharmani - CEO ako.ai

Marie Johnson Managing Director and Chief Digital Officer, Centre for Digital Business

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Michael Evans
Head of Branch Experience | Retail Banking | ASB

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Danny Tomsett - Founder & CEO at FaceMe

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Isuru Fernando - Artificial Intelligence and Digital Design at IBM


Thursday March 28th

3rd session - 9am to 10.20am

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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.

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DR Kevin Ross - Precision Driven Health

Building New Zealand’s future health technology.

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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

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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.

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DR MAHSA MOHAGHEGH - AUT

Will Robots Replace Teachers?

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Dr Tom Lintern - Chief Data Scientist at homes.co.nz

A new way to search property.


5th session - 1.10pm to 3.05pm

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Keynote - Venky Veeraraghavan - Group Program Manager at Cloud+AI Division - Microsoft (Seattle)

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Professor Jingyi Yu

Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Information Science and Technology at the ShanghaiTech University.

Light field technology promises lifelike digital twins

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Panel - Data & Privacy in the age of AI

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Jon Duffy - Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Operations

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Rob Hodgson - General Manager of Insights MSD

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Frith Tweedie - Digital Law Leader at EY

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Claire Bonham-Holden - General Manager - Data Insight

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Kane O’Donnell - Head of Data Science - AWARE GROUP

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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

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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.

Humans, not AIs, will save us from the endless slurry of fake news

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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.