M2 magazine presents

M2 Summit


M2 Summit

8:00am – 5:00pm, SHED 10 Auckland



9:00am – Welcome – Andre Rowell, Editor M2 Magazine

9:10am – What’s Changed In The Last 12 Months?

9:35am – How to Increase Productivity with AI & Machine Learning

10:00am – AI & Cybersecurity – What You Need to Know

10:25amInnovation, Regulation and the Exponential Rise of Gen AI


11:30amThe Talent Needed Fill The AI Skill Gap

11:55am3 Years of AI Madness and What It Means for Business

12:20pmHow AI is Impacting the Health & Safety Future

12:55pm – New & Emerging Industries Created by AI


2:30pm – AI & Automation Tools Your Organisation Should Be Using Now For Growth

2:55pm – Using AI for Sustainability Targets

3:20pmHumans & AI, The Future of an Augmented Workforce

3:45pm – AI and The Future of Work

4:10pm – Learning Workshop


5:00pm – CLOSE


We have a range of gourmet food trucks for you to choose from today.
As you arrived you were given your hospitality envelope, inside are 5 vouchers:
2x Coffees (or tea or hot chocolate)
1x Cookie
1x Main
1x Side
During the first 3 networking breaks today, you can spend your vouchers, perhaps like this:
8-9am – coffee/tea/hot chocolate
10:50-11:30am – coffee/tea/hot chocolate & cookie
1:20-2:30pm – main & side
As well please hydrate yourself from our complimentary drinks fridges stocked
with non-alcoholic:
San Pellegrino Still Water
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
San Pellegrino Fruit Juice
Red Bull Original
& Red Bull Sugar Free



Chicken thighs marinated in turmeric, bay leaves and peppercorn in a rich coconut cream sauce served with Filipino slaw and coconut rice.*gluten & dairy free* (Hapunan)


Slow Braised Beef cheek in a Peanut & annatto sauce topped with Crispy Bagoong (sauteed shrimp paste) served with Filipino slaw and coconut rice. gluten & dairy free.(Hapunan)

Impossible Burger

Thicker, beefier and juicier burger made from plants for meat lovers. With grilled mushrooms, onions, pickles, cheese, burger sauce and house made aioli on a soft brioche bun.
(Veggie Pulse)

Falafel Bowl

Fresh and vibrant with organic quinoa, crispy falafel, herbed salsa, fresh salads, hummus and house made garlic aioli. Naturally gluten free and protein packed. (Veggie Pulse)

Wagyu Beef Burger

NZ Wagyu beef patty, NZ cheddar, iceberg, fresh white onion, tomato, and Jo Bros Original™

Free-range Chicken Burger

Grilled free-range chicken, NZ brie, free-range bacon, iceberg, fresh red onion, tomato, and Jo Bros Ranch™

Vegan Burger

Impossible Meat patty, vegan cheddar, iceberg, fresh white onion, tomato, and vegan Jo Bros Original™

Beef Taco

Soft corn tortilla “6 “ with SLOW Beef brisket, red onion, coriander, lime, fresh slaw and chiplotle sauce
(Feast N Fast Tacos)

Chicken Taco

Soft corn tortilla “6 “ with MARINATED Chicken, red onion, coriander, lime, fresh slaw and chiplotle sauce.
(Feast N Fast Tacos)



Filipino style spring roll, filled with Longganisa (traditional filipino pork sausage) served with our Atsara slaw & sweet chilli and coriander jam (Hapunan)


Prawns, bamboo shoots & mixed vegetables freshly steamed in a light pastry served with filipino slaw & chilli garlic dressing *dairy free* (peanuts, chilli & seafood)


Hand-cut fries topped with creamy mayonnaise, tangy satay sauce and finely chopped onions for garnish.
(Double Dutch Fries)

Exhibit Hall


Today’s Speakers


Jovan Pavlicevic

Founder of SquareOne which started as an app to help children learn about savings which is fast becoming a new generation of lean, low fee bank models with global ambition by leveraging AI for insights, operations and customer interactions. SquareOne is an example of high growth opportunity in legacy industry for disruptive players.



Nikhil Ramrakhiani

CTO of Pie Funds, is at the forefront of driving AI adoption within the business, aligning use cases with strategic goals. Nikhil employs a high-impact, low-risk approach to AI adoption, navigating the rapidly evolving landscape through modular solutions. As a passionate advocate for AI’s potential, he dedicates focused time each day to studying and researching Gen AI, ensuring he stays abreast of the latest developments and its practical applications to businesses.

Dr Alia Bojilova

Performance Coach for SAS Soldiers and Olympic Athletes. During her time with the UN Dr. Alia and her team were taken hostage in Syria. She negotiated the release of her team without harm. She works with Movac Ventures and assists companies in building cultures of adaptability and innovation.

Andrew Dentice

Technology Lawyer and Partner at Hudson Gavin Martin. He’s an expert in areas where technology intersects with regulation (including AI) and in helping clients to commercialise or implement tech solutions.


Paul Roseman

Paul has more than 30 years’ experience working in the healthcare arena, with more than 20 spent working in Independent Practitioner Associations (IPAs) and Primary Health Organisations (PHOs). During his time with ProCare, Paul has designed and implemented a wide variety of primary care clinical programmes including; digital assistants, the patient pathway for high tech imaging in general practice, chronic disease management, hospital avoidance (planned care), electronic clinical decision support, referred services demand management and performance indicator programmes. Paul is Chair of Clinical Assessments Limited (CAL) a longstanding partnership between ProCare and East Health. Paul is a registered pharmacist and graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Otago.


Bill Haylock

Director PX4 Software, Ardent Group and Torch Energy. His career, initiated in the late 1970s, saw a pivotal moment in 1986 when he founded Queensland’s pioneering exploration and mining tenement management business. By 1988, Bill was instrumental in the development of tenement management software.
PX4 is a third-generation software, being utilised all over the globe by major mining companies.


Asa Cox 

Asa Cox is the founder & CEO of Arcanum, a company that specialises in helping finance teams increase their productivity with AI. Arcanum is one of only 20 companies in the world to have been signed up for the Strategic Collaboration agreement (SCA) for Gen-AI with AWS. Asa has nearly a decade of experience working with applied AI and has led Arcanum to work with well known startups and enterprises in NZ and internationally. 


Bede Cammock-Elliott

Bede Cammock-Elliott Bede is Founder of both seeo.ai and seedigital Limited. Founded in 2003, seedigital is a World Leading interactive remote video monitoring company that protects $5.5Billion worth of assets for many iconic brands & organisations throughout New Zealand. Bede is a published author in the UK & Brazil. He is a qualified assessor for the European Business Quality Model (Known as EFQM) & Chairman of the LSV Patrons Trust. He is a leading thinker on solving security related business problems, and the ethical application of AI to increase H&S outcomes for all stakeholders.



Chief Technology Officer of Mantel Group, Adam sits across Sitting across the group’s wide range of specialisations and technical capabilities. His career in IT started over 20 years ago in IT software support moving to system engineering and virtualisation and then into cloud. He was the co-founder of CMD Solutions before it joined Mantel Group, forming one of the top and fastest growing IT professional services organisations in Australia


Leighton Roberts

Leighton Roberts is the co-founder and co-CEO of Sharesies. At Sharesies, their vision is to give someone with $5 and $5m the same money opportunities. Sharesies is a wealth app with over 600,000 investors who’ve collectively invested billions of dollars. Sharesies also partners with private, and NZX and ASX listed companies so they can know and communicate to their retail investors, support with capital raises and provide staff share schemes – they have over 500 companies using their services.


Anna Mowbray

Revolutionising industries and fuelling innovation, Anna Mowbray is a powerhouse entrepreneur and one of Aotearoa’s most influential business figures. As one of the leaders who grew ZURU to billions in trade, she led culture, systems and operations as the company grew across the world. Today, she leads her new business ZEIL, a cutting-edge, data-driven job marketplace founded in 2022. 



Principal for Mantel Group NZ, Natalie has global experience delivering analytics, data science, optimisation and simulation projects, building highly skilled analytics and AI delivery teams, and driving responsible technology innovation at an enterprise level. She has overseen Mantel Group’s growth in New Zealand with capabilities across the technology development lifecycle. Natalie is an Executive Council Member of AI Forum NZ and co-hosts the AI Australia podcast.



As a Co-Founder of Ambit, Tim led a team of industry experts in designing and delivering natural, intelligent conversational experiences for some of the world’s leading organisations. With over 25 years of experience in strategy, executive management, and technology, Tim has a track record of automating customer service at scale with generative AI. He is a strong advocate for the immense potential of AI in transforming customer support and driving business growth. 


David Mcdonald

As Founder of Altered State Machine, and a major shareholder in Futureverse, David has a had a varied tech and venture career with the last decade across generative visual and music AI, blockchain, and gaming partnerships with ReadyPlayerOne, Reebok, Warners Music, Muhammed Ali, and Fifa.

In 2023, David founded Being AI. Being has a unique perspective on the AI-enabled world to come as they not only build and patent AI, but also advise and support NZ companies on AI adoption, and also invest in both legacy industries being transformed by AI and AI-focused startups. 

Our Sponsors & Exhibitors

Mantel Group

Mantel Group is a technology consultancy and software engineering house with deep specialisation in digital transformation, cloud, data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity.

Visit mantelgroup.com.au

TEAM Cloud

A New Zealand hyperscale sovereign cloud service, owned and operated by TEAM IM, powered by Oracle Cloud.

Visit teamcloud.nz


Specialising in AI solutions for 8 years, Arcanum AI boosts SMB productivity by seamlessly integrating AI assistants into daily operations, driving growth and efficiency.

Visit arcanum.ai

YOU Travel & Cruise

YOU Travel & Cruise experts will find the perfect Oceania Cruise for YOU, so you can enjoy the finest cuisine at sea!

Visit youtravel.co.nz

Auckland City BMW
East Auckland BMW

Come and discover the ultimate driving machine with the largest selection of BMW vehicles in Auckland.

Visit aucklandcitybmw.com
Vist eastaucklandbmw.com

The Dalmore

The Dalmore is a luxurious single malt from the Highland region. No other Scotch captures the essence and the tradition of its people like The Dalmore.

Visit thedalmore.com

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Auckland

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Auckland is the New Zealand distributor for the world’s most luxurious automotive marque.

Visit rolls-roycemotorcars.com

Auckland MINI Garage
East Auckland MINI Garage

The home of MINI in Auckland! The latest MINI vehicles will surprise you. Big Love!

visit aucklandminigarage.co.nz
Visit eastaucklandminigarage.co.nz


Promptech is an AI teamspace and prompt engineering platform designed to boost productivity by utilizing LLMs and facilitating collaboration among teams.

Visit promptech.ai

Mint Design

An award winning marketing agency helping ambitious businesses grow with the latest marketing technology and artificial intelligence all backed by brilliant human minds.

Visit mintdesign.co.nz

Quanton / Dataline

DISCOVER THE POWER OF AI – The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into business is not just an upgrade — it’s a revolution. Join Quanton and Dataline as we revolutionise businesses with our cutting-edge AI solutions.

Visit quanton.co.nz

INFO by Design

A leading privacy and AI governance consultancy who help businesses optimise compliance to deliver maximum benefits for them and their customers. 

Visit infobydesign.co.nz


Welcome to SmartSpace, your enterprise-ready generative AI infrastructure. Designed for immediate deployment and scalability, it’s entirely self-hosted within your secure environment. 

Visit smartspace.ai

Silky Insights

Silky Insights are experts at implementing AI solutions. They craft custom, intuitive tools to enhance decision-making and optimise business performance across various industries. 


Being builds, advises, and invests – using AI to transform companies in previously impossible ways.


ClearPoint helps organisations succeed in a continually changing digital landscape. ClearPoint is a trusted technology partner combining digital design, software and platform engineering, data and artificial intelligence to help you adapt to change.

Visit clearpoint.digital

Align Digital

Never use GA4 again! Make Marketing Analytics easier with AI-driven Conversational Analytics instead.

Visit aligndigital.co.nz

Matrix AI Consulting

Matrix AI Consulting helps businesses of all sizes throughout New Zealand utilise artificial intelligence to gain a competitive edge.

Visit matrixconsulting.ai


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30 April, 2025

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