Amanda J. Williamson, PhD

Generative AI Lead - Deloitte NZ
Senior Lecturer - University of Waikato

Supporting Leaders in the Strategic and Safe Utilisation of AI in New Zealand Enterprises


Understand AI &


Discover AI Value
& Experiment


Safely Build &
Deploy AI

Public Talks

AI & Jobs

Job cuts, creation, & collaboration.
June 2023.

AI 101

Quick basics of AI.
March 2022.

AI & Strategy

A deep dive into strategy+AI.
June 2022.

AI & Insurance

Quick view of AI & insurance.
InsurTech June 2023.

"Generative AI is not just a tool, but a transformative technology that impacts every aspect of an enterprise, from productivity and business operations to workforce and ethics."

— A very good hallucination, when asked to return quotes about the impact of Gen AI on the enterprise

Public Resources

🛡️Generative AI poses confidentiality, misinformation, bias, and intellectual property risks - which can be managed

'Generative AI in New Zealand organisations: Risks and guardrails', 2023

⚖️Embed explainability, fairness & responsibility in Generative AI to future-proof  projects

'Can Generative AI be trustworthy?', 2023

🔍Explainable and interpretable AI is vital when using AI for high-stakes decision-making 

'The art of trusting AI through explainable and interpretable approaches' 2023

📈Data provides differentiation in an organisation's adoption of AI

'Our brave new world of AI.' (paywall) 2021.

💬AI can be a big help in disaster response, for rapid communication 

'Revolutionising disaster response: Natural Language Processing presents game changing opportunity' 2023

🤝AI is driving a rethink in recruitment around assessment methods; upskilling; ethical and legal issues

'What's the Future of Recruitment', 2023

Contact Details

For speaking requests and business inquiries, please contact me here. 

Amanda is based in Wellington, New Zealand. Connections are welcome via LinkedIn.