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AI + Big (Personal) Data – Lessons for NZ From Europe

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Data is the currency of today’s digital economy. With the rise in the value of data, so too has come strict regulation around when, where and how personal data can be used. For any startup working in the space of personal data and artificial intelligence, this is a must-attend session.

Startup Queenstown Lakes is pleased to host with Callaghan Innovation Dr. Eric Prem of Eutema, a technology and RTD strategy consultancy company based in Austria. aims to improve our understanding of data sovereignty and the use of personal data to harness better AI results.

The session will focus on lessons learned in realizing Europe’s new Digital Single Market and its implications for businesses, in particular for innovation and future services.

The presentations will explain new principles in areas such as

  • Free flow of non-personal data
  • Data protection
  • Algorithmic decision making

Dr Erich Prem, founder and director of Eutema, a technology and RTD strategy consultancy company based in Austria, is a leading authority on these subjects. Erich is brought to NZ by the EPIC Project, an ICT partnership between the EU and NZ which explores potential areas for improved cooperation between New Zealand and the European Union.

Location: Yonder, 14 Church Street, Queenstown.

Callaghan is an interested party in the EPIC Project –an ICT innovation partnership between the EU, NZ, Australia, and Singapore.  “The European-Pacific Partnership for ICT collaboration in research, development, and innovation (“EPIC”) aims to strengthen the ties between these regions through academic, industrial and political partnerships. The program was initiated by the European Commission and promotes research and development in various and future-oriented areas”.


February 27
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


14 Church St
Queenstown, 9300 New Zealand


Startup Queenstown Lakes
Callaghan Innovation
Queenstown Tech Group