AI-DAY 2018 Partners

AI-DAY is New Zealand's Premier Artificial Intelligence event. AI-DAY is proudly presented by AI Forum NZ and NewZealand.AI. Hosted at the ASB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland Wynyard Quarter with MC Dr Michelle Dickinson this event will be a landmark in the development of New Zealand's AI capability.


AI-DAY Principle Partners 


Westpac New Zealand is one of the country’s largest banks with more than 1.3 million customers. We have been serving New Zealanders since 1861 and we believe in helping our customers financially in order to grow a better New Zealand. Westpac’s goal is to pioneer conversational banking as an additional user interface in New Zealand. We launched our chatbot, Wes, to staff in July 2017 in order to firstly build capability, and has been quietly serving the public since October this year. Wes continues to build its knowledge and wants to grow conversational banking with staff and customers. Look out for some exciting developments as Wes grows and learns.


“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a science that already influences society and industry. No matter the business sector you work in or what your job is, AI will change the way you work, eventually – it may well have done so already without you knowing. Instead of shying away from what you may not understand, be curious and learn how to leverage the power of these exciting technologies. The future is exciting!” 

Saba Tavakolinejad - Technology transformation lead - Westpac


AI-DAY Premium Partners


AI-DAY Premium Partner - AUT

AUT is a contemporary New Zealand university focused on providing exceptional student opportunities and learning experiences, and graduate success in a context stimulated by impactful research and industry connectivity.

AUT’s teaching is innovative and student centred. We encourage our students to collaborate, experiment and to experience working life beyond the classroom. In addition to teaching, we have a strong focus on innovative research in areas such as biotechnology, artificial intelligence and nutrition.


AI-DAY Premium Partner - Qrious

Qrious is a big data and analytics business, passionate about leveraging the power of data, enabling customers to grow in intelligence and thrive. Qrious is owned by Spark NZ and offers a range of products and consulting services, including Data Powered Marketing, Data Platform Solutions, Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing, and Advanced Analytics


AI-DAY Premium Partner - Soulmachines



AI-DAY Premium Partner - Jade Software

AI-DAY Premium Partner - Pure Storage

Pure Storage helps companies push the boundaries of what's possible. Pure's end-to-end data platform - including FlashArray, FlashBlade and our converged offering with Cisco, FlashStack – is powered by innovative software that's cloud-connected for management from anywhere on a mobile device and supported by the Evergreen business model. The company's all-flash based technology, combined with its customer-friendly business model, drives business and IT transformation with solutions that are effortless, efficient and evergreen.