M2 magazine presents

M2 Summit

HOW THE BEST ARE USING AI TO SUCCEED

30 April, 2025
Auckland

For 20 years M2 Magazine has celebrated success, giving our readers exclusive access to successful people.
The M2 AI Summit brings their exclusive insights to the stage, a unique opportunity for you to learn how the best in business are using AI to succeed, face to face.

Last year we had over 450 attendees (over 50% Founders, Owners, Directors, Investors, CXO) great for quality like-minded networking with 91% saying they will attend the next one – this time we’re expecting 600 so it promises to be an extraordinary gathering of business leaders, experts and innovators connecting & sharing their thinking, actions & results on their success with AI. 

What makes our event unique is you get a balanced perspective to make better choices for your business & customers – exploring the risks, opportunities & timelines, from a strategic business point of view.
A not to be missed day of immersion with 12+ keynotes, case studies, panel discussions, networking & hospitality all included.

What to expect

Advice on What Works From Those Doing it:
Upstairs a lineup of renowned experts and thought leaders giving you valuable insight on how the best are using AI to succeed.

Meeting Areas:
Upstairs quiet space for meetings or just catch up on some work or a zoom call.

Exhibit Area:
Downstairs we have a both Tech & Lifestyle Exhibits for you to engage with from AI & Automation to Cars, Travel, Whisky & Wine.

Hospitality:
Downstairs all Guests will receive: Espresso Coffee, Morning Tea, Lunch, Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Fruit and Scotch, Cocktails & Wine with Nibbles at the Networking function & A 1 year subscription to M2 Magazine – all inclusive.

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Previous Speakers have INCLUDEd

 

JOVAN-PAVLICEVIC

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.

 

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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.
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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.
 
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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 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

Adam-Durbin

ADAM DURBIN

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

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

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. 

Natalie-Rouse

NATALIE ROUSE

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.

Tim-Warren

TIM WARREN

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. 

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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. 

WHO Should attend?

1. Businesses looking to outcompete their market leveraging technology.
2. Businesses wanting to deepen client connections to grow their partnership.

3. Businesses wanting to strengthen their senior team, enabling personal & therefore business growth by spending valuable face to face time in an expansive environment.

4. Leaders wanting to invest a day with their rising stars in the business to share ideas, goals & visions for them personally & the future of the business.

5. Leaders wanting to create new opportunities by networking with other business leaders about productivity, growth & business development.

6. Business Leaders wanting to best leverage their time with our M2 Connector where they can “speed date” for 10 minutes with up to 6 solution providers to help them leverage technology to grow their business. Only booked attendees can do these meetings. 

 

WhY AttendeES ARE COMING

“Last years event was a real eye-opener for my team to begin to understand the scope and scale of change which AI is enabling in both our personal and business lives. We’re looking forward to attending again in 2024 to build on that knowledge and benchmark the progress we’ve already made against current best practice and find out what is on the horizon.” (March 2024)
-Kevin Obern, Managing Director NZ, Officemax

“I’m attending the M2 AI Summit to explore cutting-edge AI technologies and their implications for the future. This event aligns with my passion for innovation and my commitment to advancing human potential through technology. It’s a valuable opportunity to connect with other visionaries and discuss the role of AI in shaping our world. Engaging in these conversations helps guide my efforts in developing sustainable and beneficial AI solutions across my ventures.” (March 2024)
-Mark Smart, National Sales Manager, Unicom Security

“Given the significant disruption by AI in the education space within a short six months of ChatGPT being accessible in market, it was imperative that our organisation understood the directions of travel in this space. The 2023 summit covered a broad spectrum demonstrating the application of generative and other forms of AI, and fostered interesting discussions on how we might utilise AI as a tool to enhance customer experiences and improve productivity. Highly recommended!!” (March 2024)
-Yvonne Lim, Director, Tui Tuia, University of Auckland

“We will be attending to understand the role AI has in business along with the security aspects and concerns that it brings.  Understand its use in problem solving or value creation and knowing where to focus.  AI has garnered much conversation over the last few years so seeing how other companies are utilising the tech, and learning from mistakes or challenges will be interesting.”
-Emma Burte, Head of Product and Data, Kiwi Property Group (March 2024)

“I attended the M2 AI Summit in 2023 with the Les Mills CEO and Head of Tech. We all found it be a great showcase of how a wide range of businesses are embracing AI to drive meaningful change. On the back of last year’s insightful experience, the CEO is taking a number of his SLT members to the 2024 Summit.” (March 2024)
-Dione Forbes-Ryrie, Director, Les Mills

Companies That Have Attended

2degrees
3 Plus
AA Insurance
ACG Schools
Auckland City BMW
Auckland Mini Garage
Adaptiv
Afirmo
Align
Anderson Lloyd
ANU Health Partners
AoFrio
Aquaswim
Arcanum
Arcserve
Aspire Property
AUT
Avid Legal
Barfoot & Thompson
Bedpost
Being AI 
Berry Street
Best Start
Bluechip IT
BNZ
Booster Innovation
Box 
Bremworth
Canon
CDC
Centrix
Chemistry
Clearpoint
Code Blue
Cook Costello
Crane Association
Datamine
Diagram
Digital Island
Dynamo6
East Auckland BMW
East Auckland Mini Garage
Elucidate Consulting
Energy Collective
Foster Moore
G.J. Gardner Homes
Global Endeavours
Grand Millennium Hotel
Habit Health
HEB
Heliosps
Hudson Gavin Martin
Icebreaker
Info By Design
Intranet Consulting
ITM
iTraffic
Kina Construct
Kitchen Studio
Kiwi Property
KPMG
Learning Circle
Les Mills 
Link Business
Liquorland
Lucknow Initiatives
Luma Analytics
Lumo
Macro Active
Mantel Group
Mark Collins Hospitality
Maserati
Matrix Consulting
Melanie Disse Consulting
Mint Design
Miriam Chancellor
Momentum 
Montana Group
MTF Finance
Oceania Cruises
OCS
Officemax
OSS
Paymark
People Project
Pie Funds
Pita Pit
ProCare
Promptech
Puttiapps
Quanton
Recur
RD
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Auckland
Rush
SBA Accounting
Securiti
Share NZ
Silky Insights
Skin Institute
Smartpay
Smartspace
SME Growth
Spark
Splash Digital
Sprout
Stainless Design
Steel & Tube
STH Group
Streamliner
Symbioniq
Target State
Team Cloud
Tickled Pink
Trade Me
Trust Management
Ullrich Group
University of Auckland 
Unicom Security
Valid Consulting
Vision Systems
Voluntas Group
Voyager
Webfox
WineSearcher.com
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M2 magazine presents

M2 Summit

HOW THE BEST ARE USING AI TO SUCCEED

30 April, 2025
Auckland

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Event Details
PROGRAMME

12:30pm Registration & Lunch

1:20pm  Keynote Speakers 1-4

2:50pm  Afternoon Tea

3:10pm  Keynote Speakers 5-8

4:30pm Network Cocktail Party

5:30pm Close

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