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2017 ANNUAL REPORT

AI New Zealand is Born.

 
 

In July 2017 Justin Flitter Founded AI New Zealand with a vision to create an eco-system to Inform, Support and Showcase Kiwi Businesses utilising Artificial Intelligence. With a focus on engaging the non-technical business community AI NZ has hosted 6 events and formed key partnerships to foster growth through 2018.

 
 
 

A Program In Development

 
 

In 2017 AI New Zealand Hosted 6 AIHappyHour events, 1 AI Lunch and produced 6 AINZChats Podcast Interviews.

It all started at a bar in Britomart with 60 people. From their 120 at IBM, 100 at AUT, 100 at Datacom, 100 at Microsoft and 200 at the AI Showcase at the Generator @GRIDAKL Innovation Precinct in Wynyard Quarter. 

In total 650 attendees have engaged in our events this year. 

In addition we've interviewed 6 AI leaders as part of our podcast series of AINZChats and hosted a lunch in Wellington. 

Through this program of events, community development and networking AI New Zealand has formed partnerships with the Generator @GRIDAKL and the AI Forum NZ. 

The AI Forum NZ and AI New Zealand will proudly produce AI-DAY.co.nz, New Zealand's Premier AI event. 

In 2018 we look forward to developing a series of AI Debates, AI VIP Dinners, AI Lab workshops along side our monthly AIHappyHour events.

We like our attendees look forward to hearing from Kiwi AI Experts, global corporates and local businesses developing AI technology in 2018. 

 

7

events

20

speakers

 

6

Podcast INterviews

650

Attendees

 
 
 
 

Attendee Demographics.

 
 

AIHappyHour events are targeted at the wider non-technical business community.

These events attract a broad audience from students to business leaders and data scientists. 

This year more than 50% were new to AI and just beginning their AI journey.

75% are non-technical, not a developer or data scientist. 60% are interested in practical workshops and about 40% are in senior management teams. 

 

50%

New to AI

75%

Non-Technical

 

60%

Practical Workshops

40%

Senior Management