RANZ Conference Programme

8:00 – 8:30am

Registration and coffee

8:30 – 8:45am

Welcome by RANZ Chair, Galina Mitchelhill

First quarter starts – one stream

8:45 – 9:10am

Ray Poynter NewMR (V) “How is AI going to impact the Democratization of Research?” (Gold partner Kantar Insights)

9:10 – 9:35am

Duncan Stuart Kudos Organisational Dynamics “Six Uncertainties of AI” (Gold partner Ipsos)

9:35 – 10:00am

Kristin Luck, ScaleHouse (V) “Data Ethics in AI” (Gold partner Infotools)

10:00 – 10:30am Morning tea

10:30am Second quarter begins – two streams

10:30 – 11:20am

Stream A:

      Matthew Stansfield, Harmonic Analytics “Machine Learning vs Artificial Intelligence - A Harmonic Analytics View” (10:30 – 10:55am)

      Sue York, The Research Society (V) “Learning in the age of AI” (10:55 – 11:20am) (Gold partner Kapiche)

Stream B:

      Horst Feldhaeuser, Infotools and Dr Alyona Medelyan, Thematic “Using AI to understand hundreds of thousands of product reviews” (10:30 – 10:55am)

      Nadine Bower and Maria Tyrrell, NeedScope, Kantar “Fraternizing with the Frenemy: Using AI to uncover emotion” (10:55 – 11:20am)

11:20 – 11:25pm


One stream  

11:25 – 12:00pm

Kathryn Topp, Yabble AI: a researcher's best friend” (Gold partner Mercury)

12 – 1pm Lunch (Gold partner NielsenIQ)

1pm Third quarter begins

1 – 1:25pm

Tim Warren, Ambit “Sorry, but you don't understand AI” (Gold partner GiftPay)

1:25 - 1:30pm
Two streams

1:30 - 2:20 pm Break-out sessions – two streams


Stream A:

      Dr Lena Waizenegger, AUT (V) “Robots will steal our jobs!” – Yeah Nah
(1:30 – 1:55pm)

      Scott Fergus, Fonterra “Insights on the shopping experience using Eye Tracking Glasses” (1:55 – 2:20pm)

Stream B:

      Dr Vikash Kumar, Waka Kotahi NZTA "Lego of composable building blocks towards modern AI design" (1:30 – 1:55pm)

      Dr Paula Ray, ICL Graduate Business School “Role of the Frenemy: AI insights into data mining and data storage” (1:55 – 2:20pm)

2:20 – 2:25pm


 2:25pm Fourth quarter begins

2:25 – 2:55pm

Garreth Chandler, The Evolved Group “AI as confidant – Why it is the way of the future” (Gold partner PureSpectrum)

2:55 – 3:35pm

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3:35 – 4pm Afternoon tea (Silver partner University of Auckland Business School)

4:00 – 4.25pm

Murray Campbell, Baseline Consultancy “Never mind the data, it's all about the narrative: Keeping it real in an age of super-saturated communication” (Gold partner Dynata)

4:25 – 4:30pm

Voting for People’s Choice paper (Silver partner ESOMAR)

4:30 – 4:35pm


4:35 – 4:50pm

Wrap up

5:15 – 6:00pm


5:15 – 7:00pm

Networking drinks (Gold partner NielsenIQ)

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