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The AI Showcase Event

  • Generator @GRIDAKL 12 Madden Street Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

Join us for this years AI Showcase Event

You'll hear 10 min lightning talks from 5 - 8 Kiwi businesses developing technology and applications using Artificial Intelligence and then we'll throw them all on a panel for QnA and debates.

We want to showcase the unique and interesting ways different organisations are using AI. And mostly stories you've not heard about before.

You'll hear talks from and about

- Halter - Harry She - Smart Devices for Livestock Management

- BECA.AI - Using Conversational AI to improve public engagement on transport projects - Matt Ensor

- New Zealand Blind Foundation - Phil Turner – Product Owner (Voice Solutions)

- - Atilio and Hayley

- Xero - Carole Barnay - Team Lead - Data Science Rapid Prototyping @ Xero

- CLVR App - Yadwinder - CEO of


Tickets are $25pp including complimentary food. Cash Bar available.

Harry She

As the Head of Data Science, Harry oversees all artificially Intelligent and data-analysis related activities at Halter. With a Bachelor of Software Engineering (First class Honours), and a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Harry has worked for some of the most revolutionary organisations in the World, including CERN - the home of the LHC (The Large Hadron Collider), a NASA innovative advanced concepts lab - performing research on wafer-satellite scale interstellar travel, as well as Rocket Lab - New Zealand’s very own Aerospace company. 

About Halter

Halter is a New Zealand based technology company that builds devices that enable farmers to shift and manage their livestock, remotely from a smart device. The company’s objective is to help meet the future food demand levels through sustainable production. Halter makes a band that is placed around the neck of a cow, providing audio and vibrational cues to guide the cows. This allows automation of cow movements and strip-grazing and proactively alerts farmers when cows are lame, calving or on heat. Ultimately the system reduces labour requirements, increases milk production, enhances the welfare of cows and enables farmers to operate more sustainably.

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Matt Ensor - BECA.AI

Business Director in Beca’s Advisory practice. 


Matt’s 20 year career background includes a mix of strategy and technology advisory roles in defence and transport.  Beca is New Zealand’s largest professional services firm and has a significant local technology, software and digital business. 

Matt will present on Beca’s approach to developing and incorporating AI into their services and specifically the BECA.AI initiative which uses conversational AI to improve public engagement on transport projects.

Carole Barnay - Team Lead - Data Science Rapid Prototyping @ Xero


Our Data Science teams thrive on innovating to make our product smarter - by applying data mining, advanced analytics, and machine learning techniques to build prediction systems, drive strategic decisions, and create groundbreaking new data and automation products.

Carole leads the Data Science and Machine Learning Rapid Prototyping team that are working on ways to propel Xero forward by using the information hidden in vast amounts of data, to make smarter decisions in running our business and delivering even better customer experiences. Our job is to push the boundaries in what can be done with data science and machine learning, with the aim of building the future of accounting.


Phil Turner – Product Owner (Voice Solutions)

Phil has 15 years of experience in the Australian and New Zealand IT sector and is now leading the development of a new voice channel using AI at the Blind Foundation.

Phil also leads Access Advisors, a Blind Foundation initiative which provides pan-disability accessibility advice consultancy. More at:

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Later Event: August 15
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