Embracing the Revolution

Chat GPT and the impact on business communication

Tuesday 4 April, 4.30pm – 7.30pm

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Embracing the Revolution

Chat GPT and its impact on business communication

Welcome to the revolution in business communication! Chat GPT is the technology that’s been making waves and changing the way we communicate in the business world. If you’re curious about Chat GPT and its impact on business communication, we invite you to join the University of Auckland Business School and the Auckland Business Chamber at our upcoming event.

During this event, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from leading academics and business leaders about the benefits and concerns of Chat GPT and other similar software. As Chat GPT dominates news headlines worldwide, with its impact extending beyond classrooms to various industries, many business leaders are keeping a close eye on the technology, and numerous businesses have already incorporated it into their operations.

Our event promises to be insightful and informative for anyone interested in learning more about the technology and how it can be leveraged to drive innovation and growth in various industries.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 4 April, 2023
Time: 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Location: University of Auckland, Sir Owen G Glenn Building

 

We encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your seat. This is a rare opportunity to join the conversation and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving landscape of business and technology. Please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues and business contacts who might be interested in attending.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of this exciting event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Meet our Moderator and Panellists

Join industry leaders and experts as they delve into the world of ChatGPT, exploring its potential impact on businesses and society, with moderator Will Mace, Senior Journalist for the National Business Review, guiding the conversation.

Will Mace
NBR Journalist

Panel Moderator

In 15 years as a journalist Will Mace has covered everything from finance company collapses to Europe’s largest M&A transactions, and now finds himself fascinated by New Zealand’s innovators and entrepreneurs, covering the technology sector as a senior journalist for the National Business Review. In the two years since his return from London he’s written in-depth coverage of the metaverse, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, the telecommunications sector, and New Zealand’s place in the global tech talent market. His recent feature on ChatGPT’s relevance for Kiwi businesses considered the risks and opportunities inherent in increasingly user-friendly AI, including the ways Large Language Models might be customised and specialised for specific business uses in the future.

As the moderator Will will provide an introduction to the discussion about CHATGPT and its implications for businesses. His experience will postively impact the conversation where he can ask questions of the panelists and encouraging them to share their insights and perspectives. Given his background as a journalist covering the technology sector, Will will offer his own insights and analysis of CHATGPT and its potential impact on businesses, as well as reflecting on his recent feature on ChatGPT’s relevance for Kiwi businesses to provide context and background information for the discussion.

Dr Alex Sims
Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Auckland Business School

Panellist

Dr Alex Sims is an Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Auckland Business School. Alex’s research areas cross law, technology and policy and include blockchain, decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs), intellectual property and consumer law. In particular, she specialises in paradigm shifts, which includes ChatGPT and other AI tools. She is a member of BlockchainNZ’s Executive Committee, an Associate of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology and an editor for the Legal Education Review. Prior roles include: member of the OECD’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Panel and member of Consumer NZ’s board.

Dr Alex Sims will contribute her expertise in law, technology, and policy to the discussion about ChatGPT. Specifically, she will offer insights into paradigm shifts in technology, including the potential impact of ChatGPT and other AI tools on society and businesses.

Drawing on her research areas of blockchain, decentralised autonomous organizations, intellectual property, and consumer law, Dr Sims will be able to provide valuable perspectives on the legal and ethical implications of using ChatGPT in business contexts. Her previous roles as a member of the OECD’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Panel and Consumer NZ’s board will further inform her contributions to the discussion.

Overall, Dr Alex Sims’ contribution to the panel discussion on ChatGPT will be focused on the legal, ethical, and societal implications of this technology, drawing on her expertise in law, technology, and policy to provide insights and perspectives for the audience.

Andrew Radcliffe
Founder and Chief Executive of 3PM

Panellist

As the CEO and founder of hyperautomation technology business 3PM, Andrew Radcliffe brings over 20 years of experience in business technology, software, and processes and has founded multiple tech companies.  Andrew is committed to driving innovation and delivering results that exceed expectations, with a focus on hyperautomation, GPS tracking, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption in business.

Andrew’s experience adds capability within technology strategy and business alignment, vendor management, innovation, and technology sustainability, specifically in the realm of hyperautomation.

As a successful entrepreneur in the technology industry, Andrew Radcliffe’s experience will provide valuable insights into the practical applications of hyperautomation technology like ChatGPT. During the panel discussion, Andrew will share how AI technologies like ChatGPT can help businesses build their brands, streamline their operations, and revolutionise the way they operate in a fast-paced and dynamic business environment.

Andrew’s unique insights into the practical applications of hyperautomation technology will be valuable to anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving world of business and technology. His experience in founding and leading successful companies will provide a fresh perspective on how AI technologies like ChatGPT can help businesses achieve their goals and stay competitive in today’s market.

Duncan Shand
Managing Director of YoungShand

Panellist

Duncan Shand is the Managing Director of YoungShand, one of New Zealand’s leading independent agencies. Duncan is an innovative thinker and with his team has successfully grown YoungShand into one of New Zealand’s leading integrated agencies.  Duncan brings a unique perspective to the panel discussion, having successfully navigated the challenges of being a creative agency in the new digital world.

Duncan’s passion for the future and creating transformational ideas for clients is infectious, and he has a knack for combining strategy, creative thinking, digital and media to drive bold, innovative work that delivers results. His focus on working with ambitious challenger brands has led to a deep understanding of how to leverage emerging technologies to achieve business objectives.

During the panel discussion, Duncan will share insights on the challenges and opportunities of using Large Language Models like CHATGPT in creative and marketing contexts. He will speak to the importance of balancing data-driven insights with human creativity and intuition, and share how YoungShand has successfully integrated these approaches to deliver impactful campaigns for their clients. Duncan’s passion for developing an environment where people are supported to grow and innovate will also be a valuable contribution to the discussion on the future of work and the role of AI in shaping it.

Dr Paul Geertsema
Senior Lecturer in Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Auckland
Treasurer and Board Member
Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association

Panellist

Dr Paul Geertsema is an academic researcher and consultant in the areas of finance, data science and machine learning. His research involves the application of contemporary machine learning methods to problems in finance and business. He is currently teaching Modern Investment Theory and Management (final-year undergraduate) and Financial Machine Learning (post-graduate) at the University of Auckland Business School. Prior to his return to academia, Dr Geertsema worked at Barclays Capital as a derivatives trader in Hong Kong and as a sell-side research analyst in London. Previously he held positions at Credit Suisse as a risk analyst and at Citibank as an IT project lead. Dr Geertsema is a founding member of the Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association, where he serves on the board, and a professional member of the Association for Computing Machinery. He is the author of “Machine Learning for Managers”, forthcoming from Routledge.

As a panelist, Dr Paul Geertsema will contribute his expertise in finance, data science, and machine learning to the discussion on ChatGPT. Drawing on his extensive background in finance, including experience as a derivatives trader and sell-side research analyst, Dr Geertsema will offer valuable insights into the potential uses of ChatGPT for financial businesses.

In addition, his current role as an academic researcher and teacher of Modern Investment Theory and Management and Financial Machine Learning at the University of Auckland Business School will enable him to speak to the technical aspects of ChatGPT and its potential applications in finance and other industries. As a founding member of the Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association and a professional member of the Association for Computing Machinery, Dr Geertsema brings a deep understanding of the latest advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Overall, Dr Paul Geertsema’s contribution to the panel discussion on ChatGPT will be focused on the technical and practical applications of this technology in finance and other industries, drawing on his extensive experience and expertise in finance, data science, and machine learning.

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