Enable Digital Series: Artificial Intelligence


How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is shaping NZ Businesses and ways we can leverage AI in organisations 

AI is emerging everywhere around us today. The rapid development of AI technologies presents major opportunities and challenges for New Zealand.

Beyond the hype, AI is already delivering real value in business.

In this session hear about current AI trends, how your business can embrace AI and how artificial intelligence is changing business for good.



Ben Reid - Executive Director, Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand

Ben heads up the AI Forum of New Zealand - an independent association bringing together business, academia and the government connecting, promoting and advancing the AI ecosystem to help ensure a prosperous future New Zealand. 
Ben has a 24-year career background in software development and strategic technology consulting, working with a wide range of organisations spanning multinational software vendors, startups and government.
Ben is active in promoting innovation and collaboration across the New Zealand technology sector.  He was formerly Chairman of Canterbury Tech, the regional tech industry body and also the establishment Chairman of Canterbury Angel Investors Inc., the regional early stage investment network.  Ben is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.

Pavan Vyas - Chief Executive Officer, Rush Digital

Pavan has been working in and around NZ technology startups since 2000, when he launched into a couple of startups whilst being distracted by his engineering degree at the University of Auckland.
Today Pavan is energised by leading and working with the talented team at RUSH during the company's exceptional period of growth.  RUSH is New Zealand’s pre-eminent design-tech studio, on a mission to design technology to better serve humankind. 
At the root of Pavan’s beliefs is the commitment to create ‘human companies’ in the age of AI.  As the rate of change accelerates, companies focussed on solving human problems in the most human ways will create sustainable competitive advantage.
As a tech investor and advisor, Pavan is enthused by the continual progression of the NZ tech scene.

Eduard Liebenberger - Head of Digital, Jade Software Corporation

Eduard is a technologist through and through and is on a mission to create better digital experiences. He's passionate about driving AI adoption and leveraging this general purpose technology to free up intellectual capital from mundane and highly repetitive tasks. In other words, allowing highly trained people to focus on intellectually challenging tasks rather than wasting their time on clear-cut decisions. 

Questions? Ask the experts!

Formalities and speaking will finish around 4.30pm.

Refreshments and networking until 5.15pm.

 Members FREE 
 Non-Members                    $50 + GST 

Thanks to our Digital Series Partner:

25/10/2018 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
The Chamber 57 Kilmore Street CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND

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