Our mission-led initiatives are rooted in the belief that emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Web3 have the potential to redefine industries, empower individuals, and foster collaboration like never before. We strive to be at the forefront of this revolution, steering innovation in ways that positively impact society.

Our approach

    • Mission-Driven: Everything we undertake is guided by our commitment to deliver impact and commercially focused outcomes.
    • Innovation: Our team of experts constantly pushes the boundaries of what's possible, staying ahead of the curve to deliver cutting-edge solutions.
    • Collaboration: We believe in the power of partnerships. We collaborate with organisations, communities, and individuals who share our vision to amplify our impact.

Areas of focus


AI has evolved beyond its traditional confines, extending its reach far beyond the realms of computer science and mathematics. Today, it stands as a potent catalyst propelling progress and innovation across diverse scientific domains.

Our commitment lies in harnessing the boundless potential of AI, with a dedicated focus on a wide spectrum of applications crucial to the advancement of Aotearoa New Zealand. Our approach amplifies and capitalises on the thriving research and development ecosystem, seamlessly integrating the strengths of government, academia, and industry.


Web3 represents the next evolution of the internet—a decentralised, trustless ecosystem that opens up fresh avenues for collaboration, ownership, and value generation. Encompassing decentralised finance (DeFi), distributed ledger technology (DLT), decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs), and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), it promises a digital landscape brimming with transformative potential.

Our mission is to unlock growth and ignite innovation within New Zealand's Web3 ecosystem.

    • Champion: We champion the voices of Web3 businesses, acting as their advocates with partners and government entities to heighten awareness of their challenges.
    • Enable: We foster co-creation and collaboration by establishing communication channels for knowledge sharing, networking, shared experiences, and storytelling.
    • Accelerate: We forge global and local alliances spanning various Web3 verticals to expedite innovation and drive progress.

Meet our experts

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Kevin Whitmore
Kevin Whitmore Web3 Lead Decentralised internet technologies and products

I am the Web3 lead within the Digital and AI product team where I work as a Business Innovation Advisor with startup and scaleup ventures in Wellington. I have a deep interest in decentralised internet technologies and associated products.

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Kevin Whitmore Web3 Lead
KL Chan
Kin Lung (KL) Chan Team Leader, AI Lead Leading business into transformative data journeys

I'm the Team Leader of the dynamic Data Vision Team and the AI Lead of Digital and AI Whare. We work to solve business challenges through innovative use of data and Artificial Intelligence. My journey includes having pioneered the Data Discovery and Data DIY services at Callaghan Innovation.

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Kin Lung (KL) Chan Team Leader, AI Lead
Sarah Sun
Sarah Sun Head of Digital & AI Whare Advancing emerging technologies and enhancing Aotearoa's innovation ecosystem

As the Head of Digital & AI Whare at Callaghan Innovation, I am actively involved in and leading mission-led initiatives in emerging technologies.

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Sarah Sun Head of Digital & AI Whare
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