Panel: Using Artificial Intelligence & Automation in Business (Virtual)


AiLab, AUT Business School & AUT Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences School

Dr. John Flackett Panelist

Panel Title: Using Artificial Intelligence & Automation in Business

Join us to hear from an exciting panel of academics, investigators and AI professionals who will share their research and respond to those un-touched AI controversies.

AI-based technologies and automation are changing the way organisations structure and run their businesses. The recent acceleration of digital capabilities within companies highlights the need to understand the impact and opportunities of AI and other emerging technologies.

This online event brings together a panel of experts to discuss a re-imagining of business processes and customer experience in an AI world, and offers an opportunity to pose your own questions about the future of work.

This online session has been proudly bought to you by AiLab (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory), Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Business School and AUT's School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.

Event Recording

Event Details

This live webinar will take place on Monday 11th October 2021 at 12.00pm (NZST) / 9:30am (ACST) online. To attend this event, please register via Zoom.

The webinar will start at 12:00pm (NZST) and conclude at 1:00pm (NZST).

As a guest panelist, Dr. John Flackett will speak alongside other industry experts as part of a curated question and answer (Q&A) panel.

Further details can also be found on:

Panel Speaker Lineup:

  • GALINA POLYAKOVA: Cloud Solution Architect – Data Platform & AI, Microsoft New Zealand
  • DR. LENA WAIZENEGGER: Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Information Systems, AUT
  • DR. JOHN FLACKETT : Co-founder AiLab and AI Specialist in Residence, AUT
  • KAREN PHIPPS: Interim Director of External Engagement, School of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, AUT

Please see below for speaker bios.

Event Speakers

Galina Polyakova

Cloud Solution Architect – Data Platform & AI, Microsoft New Zealand

LinkedIn: Galina Polyakova | Website: Microsoft New Zealand

Passionate about Cloud architecture, especially Data Solutions, Analytics and applied AI. Software Developer by trade, last couple of years helping Microsoft customers to embrace Digital Transformation and leverage public cloud to meet their business goals. Keen interest in supporting tech start ups and women in STEM. Udemy instructor and BeItPro ambassador.

Dr. Lena Waizenegger

Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Information Systems, AUT

Twitter: @AUTuni | LinkedIn: Lena Waizenegger | Website: AUT

Lena’s research covers digital disconnection, RPA, and ubiquitous connectivity. Her work has been published in top Journals and featured in renowned outlets such as Forbes, Psychology today and BBC. She is the founder of the ECA Forum at AUT and won the emerging researcher award 2020.

Dr. John Flackett

Head & Co-founder, AiLab & AI Specialist in Residence, AUT

Twitter: @_AiLab | LinkedIn: Dr. John Flackett | Website: AiLab

Dr. John Flackett is a noted Artificial Intelligence international speaker. A leader in his field and passionate about AI, John presents key insights on AI and emerging technology’s future impact on society and the workforce at events and workshops around the globe. With over 25 years of AI experience, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and contributions as an advisor in government, academia, industry and community, John is regularly called upon to share his perspectives via talks, media interviews, publications and roundtables. View John’s full profile on AiLab.

Karen Phipps (MC)

Interim Director of External Engagement, School of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Science, AUT

Twitter: @AUTuni | LinkedIn: Karen Phipps | Website: AUT

Event Partner Details

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Twitter: @AUTuni | Website: AUT

AUT is New Zealand’s second largest university and home to 17 schools and more than 60 world-class research institutes and centres. AUT is ranked #1 in New Zealand for global research impact and #1 for international outlook, reflecting the fact that AUT staff have collaborated on research projects with 140 different countries and worked with more than 5,000 industry partners around the world.


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