Launched in 2017, the AI Forum of New Zealand is a purpose driven, membership funded association for those who have a shared passion for the opportunities AI can provide.

The Forum connects AI technology innovators, investor groups, regulators, researchers, educators, entrepreneurs and interested public.  It promotes opportunities and challenges raised by AI, identifying and supporting great uses of AI in New Zealand and emerging New Zealand AI firms.  The Forum also advances the ecosystem through advocacy, talent, collaboration, innovation and economic growth.  The Forum holds an evidence based approach, focusing on addressing challenges to realise opportunities.  It is governed by an Executive Council.

THE AI FORUM OF NEW ZEALAND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Stuart Christie

Stuart Christie

NZVIF
Chair of AI Forum NZ

Ben Reid

AI Forum NZ
Executive Director

Amy Fletcher

University of Canterbury

Andrew Smith

TouchTech

Bruce McClintock

Chapman Tripp

Craig Bunyan

ANZ
Frances Valintine

Frances Valintine

Tech Futures Lab

Graeme Muller

NZTech

Greg Cross

Soul Machines

Isuru Fernando

IBM
John Raine

John Raine

AUT

Jonathan Miller

Callaghan Innovation
Russell Craig

Russell Craig

Microsoft

AI Forum – a member of Tech Alliance

The New Zealand Tech Alliance is a group of independent tech associations from across New Zealand that work together to ensure a strong voice for technology. Coordinated by NZTech, the Alliance represents almost 500 organisations that employ over 100,000 New Zealanders who work together to help create a prosperous New Zealand underpinned by technology.