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Avant is a Network of World-Leading AI Experts

IT ALL STARTED TRYING TO

FIX SOME INVASIVE SEAWEED

Finding New Ways of Doing Things Smarter
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Innovation isn't just a buzzword for us; it's the heart of everything we do. We're constantly exploring new ways to apply geospatial data for real-world solutions.


We provide our clients with the power to transform their operations and decision-making processes with the latest in AI Technology.

By partnering with AVANT, businesses and organizations not only gain a competitive edge but also contribute to a sustainable future, leveraging precise, up-to-date information to drive progress and innovation.

Developing Our Community

We believe in using our technology for good. This means not only advancing human understanding and capabilities but doing so in a way that promotes environmental stewardship and sustainable development.

Our solutions are trusted by industry leaders, government agencies, and non-profits worldwide to provide reliable, timely, and actionable insights.

 

While our reach is global, we tailor our solutions to meet local needs, ensuring that our impact is felt where it's most needed.

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WHO WE ARE

Executive Team

Founded by a team of passionate experts in satellite technology, data science, and strategic consultation, AVANT has grown into a leading provider of AI solutions in the Pacific

JOSH MCKENTY

FOUNDER

Josh is the Founder and "Chief Space Pirate". 

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MAC JONES

CTO

Mac is the "Godfather" of computer vision in NZ.

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IVAN TAVA

GM

Ivan is our General Manager of Operations

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An Acknowlegement

Avant is located in Whangārei-te-rerenga-parāoa (the gathering place of whales) because the harbour was a gathering place for chiefs. We stand as Tangata Te Tiriti, deeply committed to a tuakana relationship with Māori as tangata whenua.

 

Our ethos is rooted in a profound respect for Kaitiakitanga and the sanctity of the mauri within the whenua and its people. Recognising Māori as the original guardians of this land, we are privileged to share and cohabitate in this space, committing our AI technological advancements to protect, uplift, and harmonise with the natural environment and its indigenous heritage.

Each project we embark on is a testament to our dedication to preserving the integrity of the environment, ensuring that our innovations contribute positively to the mauri of the whenua and uphold the values and aspirations of the tangata whenua.

 

Where technology and tradition intersect, we forge a path forward that respects the deep connections between land, people, and technology.

Avant Global uses technology to advance human understanding and promote sustainable development. Our AI solutions are trusted by industry leaders, government agencies, and non-profits worldwide. We provide reliable, timely, and actionable insights that help organisations make better decisions and drive progress. While we operate globally, our solutions are tailored to meet local needs, ensuring our impact is significant where it matters most. By partnering with Avant, businesses and organisations not only gain a competitive edge but also contribute to a sustainable future. Who We Are Founded by experts in satellite technology, data science, and strategic consultation, Avant Global has grown into a leading AI solutions provider in the Pacific. Our executive team includes: Josh McKenty, Founder: Known as the "Chief Space Pirate," Josh is the visionary behind Avant Global. Mac Jones, CTO: The "Godfather" of computer vision in New Zealand, Mac leads our technology initiatives. Ivan Tava, GM: As General Manager, Ivan oversees our operations. Our team's expertise drives our mission to deliver cutting-edge AI solutions and innovative technology. Commitment to Māori and the Environment Avant Global is based in Whangārei-te-rerenga-parāoa, historically significant as a gathering place for chiefs. We are committed to a tuakana relationship with Māori as tangata whenua and uphold the values of Kaitiakitanga. We respect the mauri within the whenua and its people, recognising Māori as the original guardians of this land. Our AI advancements aim to protect and harmonise with the natural environment and its indigenous heritage. Each project reflects our dedication to preserving the environment's integrity and supporting the aspirations of tangata whenua. We strive to blend technology and tradition, respecting the deep connections between land, people, and innovation. Stay Updated with the Latest News and Tech Updates Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to receive the latest news and updates from Avant Global. Stay informed about new developments and innovations in AI technology.

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About Avant

Avant started up in early 2023 when the AI revolution enabled practical application to the real world.

Today, we have rounded up the best AI experts around the world, to deliver custom-developed AI projects to organisations and businesses.

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