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Innovative Synergy: Data, Generative AI, and Machine Learning

March 20, 2024 | Wednesday | 12:00 PM – 2:30 NZDT


IT leaders in Auckland are invited to join this roundtable luncheon on ‘Innovative Synergy: Data, Generative AI, and Machine Learning’.

An expert moderator will guide the knowledge-sharing event, stimulating discussion between participants in a closed, confidential environment. Attendance is complimentary and by invitation only.


Innovative Synergy: Data, Generative AI, and Machine Learning

In the realm of advanced technology, the synergy between data, generative artificial intelligence, and machine learning stands as a pinnacle of modern innovation. This theme captures the essence of how extensive data sets fuel advancements in AI and machine learning. It emphasises the significant role of generative AI in creating novel content and solutions, showcasing its potential to revolutionise various sectors, including healthcare, entertainment, and more. 

The focus extends to the ethical and practical aspects of these technologies, underlining the importance of responsible innovation. This convergence of data, generative AI, and machine learning not only exemplifies technological progress but also paves the way for future developments that could reshape our digital and real-world experiences.

  • How can companies navigate the complex ethical landscape surrounding data collection and usage in AI, balancing innovation with privacy and consent?
  • What impact will generative AI have on the future of human creativity and innovation, and how do leaders address the potential disruptions it poses to traditional creative industries?
  • How will the continuous evolution of machine learning technologies impact society and industries, and what measures should be in place to ensure these advancements benefit humanity as a whole?

Chief Information Officer at SkyCity Entertainment
Chief Financial Officer at Habit Health
Group Chief Financial Officer at Hynds
Chief Digital Officer at TVNZ
Head of Technology (CIO) & CISO at MediaWorks
Director of Digital Revenue & Strategy at Stuff Limited
Group General Manager – IT at Sanford
General Manager of Architecture at Vector Limited
General Manager Digital Delivery at Vector Limited
Head of Data & Insights at Fletcher Building
Head of Enterprise Platforms at Fletcher Building
Head of Platforms and Infrastructure at Whakaata Māori
General Manager Technology at The Energy Collective
GM Data & Insights at The Energy Collective
Head of Finance at One New Zealand

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Chief Technologist | Amazon Web Services

Rada is a Chief Technologist at Amazon Web Services, where she helps ANZ customers across different segments solve their business problems using AWS cloud technologies. Her special areas of interest are data analytics, machine learning, and application modernisation. She has over 20 years of experience as a software developer as well as a solutions and systems architect across a wide range of technologies.


Head of Industry Engagement NZ | Amazon Web Services

At Amazon Web Services, he leads a talented team who enable enterprise customers to harness the power of cloud computing to drive innovation, increase business agility,
improve security and reduce risk, while becoming more sustainable and developing
necessary skills for the cloud era. This involves working with his colleagues in professional services and our comprehensive partner network. 20+ years of sales leadership and business experience working across financial services, telecommunications, technology industries in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Demonstrable experience with line of business, C-suite and technology stakeholder engagement.


12:00 PM
Arrival of guests and reception


12:30 PM
Welcome by The Ortus Club


12:35 PM
Short address by Amazon Web Services


12:45 PM
Discussion initiated by the moderator and continued by the group over lunch


1:45 PM
Discussion brought to a close


2:00 PM
Coffee, tea, networking

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