Events Agenda NZ


9.00 - 9.05am


MC Extraordinaire: Adam Spencer, Media Provocateur, Math Geek

9.05 - 9.20am

Opening Fireside Chat: Re-Imagining the Future of Tech and a 4 Day Work Week with...

Adam Spencer and Andrew Barnes, Innovator, Entrepreneur, 4 Day Week Architect, Author, TEDx Speaker,

Founder of Perpetual Guardian, former Chair of Regional Facilities Auckland, PaySauce and 

9.20 - 9.35am

Industry Partner CXO Keynote (TBC)

9:35 - 10.15am

THE CHIEFS: CXO Leaders Panel

  • Chief Information Officer, Chief Data Scientist or Chief Executive Officer: who will own the AI agenda?

  • Measure AI's Success: a board's perspective

  • The Year of Hybrid: the cyber security vulnerabilities CXOs must protect in a work-from-anywhere world

  • Future Ready: what are the jobs that do not exist yet?

  • What's Next: How global events will accelerate AI adoption; and which emerging technologies will transform the world's economy by 2025?


  • Simon Kennedy, Chief Digital Officer, Foodstuffs NI

  • Andrew Haddad, Chief Information Officer, Vodafone New Zealand

  • Jennifer Seppull, former Global CIO, Group CIO, Chief Digital Officer and Technical Board Director at Air New Zealand, Kimberley Clarke, USAA, and London Stock Exchange 

  • Sonya Crosby, Chief Data Officer, Westpac New Zealand

10:15 - 10.30am

Fireside Chat with ...

Adam Spencer and Industry Partner CXO (TBC)

10.30 - 11:00am

Morning Tea

11:00 - 11.15am

Keynote Address: Re-inventing Loyalty in the Digital Decade – the Business Imperative

Brian Ferris, Chief Digital and Analytics Officer, Loyalty New Zealand

11.15 - 12.00pm

THE STAND-OUTS: Best Use Cases Panel

  • Phenomenal case-studies and success stories to draw inspiration from

  • How AI, ML and other emerging tech is opening new competitive opportunities and revenue streams

  • What tech should CXOs invest in to progress their AI journey?

  • How to measure success: the metrics that matter in the digital age

  • 2030: the next wave of AI and how CXOs can navigate the new dawn of digital transformation


  • Angela Henderson, GM Digital, Kiwi Property Group

  • Kari Jones, Head of Analytics and Insights, Woolworths

  • Hamish Rumbold, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Kiwibank

12.00 - 12.15pm

Fireside Chat with ...

Adam Spencer and Industry Partner CXO (TBC)

12.15 - 12.30pm

Keynote: AI & the Next Best Customer Conversation – the ASB Experience

Bora Arslan, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, ASB Bank

12.30 - 1.45pm


1.45 - 2.00pm

Industry Partner CXO Keynote (TBC)

2.00 - 2.15pm

Fireside Chat with ...

Adam Spencer and Industry Partner CXO (TBC)

2.15 - 3.00pm

THE CHANGE MAKERS: The Future of Work Panel

  • The standout companies that are embracing the future of work, today!

  • How will future hybrid workforces shift CIO priorities?

  • How AI and emerging tech will maintain mental wellness in the workforce, while driving optimal productivity

  • From the front lines: the skills required to support the emergence of AI in the workforce

  • The next wave: what the future workforce will look like by 2025


  • Rebecca Chenery, Head of Digital Enablement & Customer, Department of Internal Affairs

  • Craig Columbus, Chief Information Officer, TR Group

  • Jo Hilson, Chief Technology Officer, Tourism Holdings Limited

  • Frances Valintine, Chief Executive Officer, The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab

  • Megan Tapsell, Head of Pacific Technology at ANZ Bank and Chair of AI Forum

3:00 - 3.45pm

Industry CXO Keynote (TBC)

3.45 - 4.15pm

Afternoon Tea

4.15 - 4.30pm

Keynote Address: Machines Behaving Badly & the Morality of AI

Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW and Group Research Lead, Data61

4.30 - 5.15pm

THE BRAINS TRUST: The Ethical Panel

  • The ethical implications of AI and ML when accessing customer data; and why we need to get the 'means to an end' right, now!

  • Why uncovering bias and 'techno chauvinism' is critical to enabling success

  • Answering the big questions on autonomy, intent, privacy, safety, security, surveillance, trust and regulation!

  • The buck stops with. ... the key stakeholders who need to sit at the 'ethics in AI' table 

  • Ethics Agenda 2.0: how to future-proof a unique code of conduct that ties back to your organisation's value


  • Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW and Group Research Lead, Data61

  • Jan Sheppard, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, The Institute of Environmental Science and Research

Moderator: Adam Spencer


Prizes Giveaway, Canapes, Music & Networking!