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Agenda

Day One - Tuesday, 19 March 2024

8:10

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:30

Opening Karakia

8:50

Chairperson’s Opening Address

Steffen Troschke, Head of Digital - Retail, Contact Energy Ltd 

TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION

9:00

Keynote: Navigating the evolving role of digital leaders

  • Adopting a digital-first mindset: Leveraging digitalisation for growth and staying ahead to drive business goals

  • Balancing competing demands for resilient operations and stability

  • Powering innovation alongside technology and addressing business disruption in New Zealand

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Roxanne Salton, Chief Digital Officer, Southern Cross Health Society

9:30

Partner Session

10:00

Panel Discussion: Leadership as a change agent for successful value delivery

  • What influence can CDOs, and CIOs have by participating on the board?

  • Exploring the role of emerging technologies; cloud computing, AI, and IoT in shaping IT leadership and digital roles

  • Redefining your workplace vision and customer experience to promote operational growth

  • Elevating business value: Demonstrating ROI and stakeholder alignment through technology

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Moderator: Paul Natac, Chief Information Officer, Provident Insurance

Kari Jones, Chief Data Officer, Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Helius Guimaraes, Chief Data & AI Officer, Fonterra

Deep Purohit, Head of IT, Servicefoods 

Nikhil Ravishankar, Chief Digital Officer, Air New Zealand

10:40

Partner Session 

Representative, Nintex 

10:45

Networking Bingo

10:50

Morning Tea – brought to you by 

AI, MACHINE LEARNING AND AUTOMATION

11:20

Case Study: Leveraging AI and Machine Learning for transformation success

Leveraging AI and LLMs to extract valuable insights from unstructured data to optimise business decisions

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Manvi Madan, Data Engineer, Port of Auckland 

11:50

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Platform Modernisation: Paving the Way for Digital Transformation 

 

  • Exploring challenges organisations face with legacy integration and data platforms

  • Showcasing the transformative impact of platform modernisation

Nikolai Blackie, Principal Architect & Co-Founder, Adaptiv 

12:10

Panel Discussion: AI and emerging technology: Fueling innovation and competitive advantage 

  • As AI becomes more pervasive, how can organisations ensure ethical and responsible innovation when driving strategy?

  • Addressing emerging technologies and market disruption risks: How can they be leveraged effectively?

  • How can leaders leverage low-code and no-code tools and avoid future technical debt?

  • How can Generative AI assist with optimised resource allocation, identify cost-saving opportunities and create distinctive customer experiences?

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Abhishek Kumar, Cloud & Infrastructure Architect, The Warehouse Group

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Tim Glover, Head of Digital Technology, Woolworths New Zealand

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Joe Locandro, Chief Information Officer, Fletcher Building

Kirti Desai, GM Digital, Data & Technology, ProCare

12:50

Networking Lunch

1:50

Trivia

2:00

Partner Session

Representative, Nintex 

2:20

Introduction to Breakout Sessions

Delegates will have a choice to attend two rotating 30-minute informal and interactive breakout sessions. This is a terrific opportunity to discuss, gain new insights and solve challenges that your organisation may be facing

2:30

Breakout Sessions

Breakout A: Transform financial operations with eInvoicing and Peppol integration 

Discover how automation, paired with efficient eInvoicing via Peppol integration, can transform your organisation during this session on finance automation. Learn how to tackle typical challenges and develop a successful strategy for seamless transformation

Justine Fry, Sales Manager New Zealand, Canon Business Services ANZ

Lisa Ringleff, Manager eInvoicing Adoption, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Breakout B: Leading with the mind of an engineer and the heart of a poet

 

Matt Harrop, Design Director, Alphero

Breakout C: Maximising AI/ML Potential with Superior Data Quality

 

Thierry Barnay, Data Practice Lead, Adaptiv

Sita Proud, Sales Director – Data & Analytics, Adaptiv

Breakout D: Get ready for a new era of productivity with AI

Bryan Holyoake, Managing Director, Engage Squared 

Breakout E: TBC

Representative, Nintex 

Breakout F: TBC

Representative, Pure Storage 

3:40

Afternoon Tea

CYBERSECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT

4:10

Panel Discussion: Unpacking cybersecurity as your shared business responsibility

  • With the increasing reliance on digital tools and remote access, how can leaders play a key role in strengthening the cybersecurity function and contingency planning?

  • Making IT both functional and secure: Balancing business functionality with technical implementation

  • Leveraging culture and cross-departmental collaboration to advance cyber strategy with stakeholders

  • Addressing the rise and shift of from Shadow IT to Shadow AI – What can leaders do to gain visibility and manage unauthorised usage across their function?

Moderator: Paul Geden, Head of Digital Commercial, Ando Insurance Group Limited

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Hema Pericherla, Chief Technology Officer, Simply Energy

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Michael Bullock, Chief Information Officer ANZ New Zealand and Pacific, ANZ

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Clinton George, Head of Technology, IANZ

4:50

Chairperson’s Closing Address

5:00

End of Summit Day One and Networking Drinks

Day 2

Day Two - Wednesday, 20 March 2024

8:10

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:40

Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Kenny Thein, Chief Information Officer & GM, IT, Restaurant Brands

UNPACKING DATA STRATEGY AND GOVERNANCE

8:50

Keynote: The Future of Data Governance and Privacy: Navigating regulations and trustworthy data practice for business success

  • Aligning data governance, regulation, and compliance with data strategy

  • How data leaders can navigate the challenges posed when dealing with big data and third-party risk

  • Using data in a trustworthy way: How are leaders best securing self-service, data sharing and democratisation within their teams?

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Liz MacPherson, Deputy Commissioner - Office of the Privacy Commissioner | Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu

9:10

International Keynote: Data as the common language: Achieving key business objectives while navigating transformative change

  • Embracing the mindset shift to an 'insight-driven' organisation: How are leaders embracing this shift from being data-driven, and what challenges complicate this transition?

  • Mastering seamless cross-functional decision-making and common hurdles and aligning priorities

  • Balancing performance optimisation with prioritisation to achieve key business objectives

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Ott Velsberg, Government Chief Data Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia 

9:40

Partner Session

FUTURE OF WORK

10:00

Panel Discussion: How can digital and tech leaders become drivers of the future of work? 

  • Leading technological shifts necessary to support remote and hybrid work models and demands for self-service

  • Exploring Generative AI potential in upskilling capacity and adapting to evolving regulations with emerging technologies

  • Unlocking workforce potential through cross-departmental collaboration for innovation

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Murtuza Karachiwala, Head of Technology Strategy & Performance, Mitre 10 New Zealand

Jamaine Naicker, Head of Digital Engineering and Data, Watercare Services Limited

Pravin Mudaliar, Leadership | Digital Strategy | Executor, Fonterra

Mike Parsons, Tribe Lead – Data & AI | Chapter Area Lead – Data & Analytics, Air New Zealand

10:40

Morning Tea brought to you by

STRENGTHENING CUSTOMER CENTRIC IT, CLOUD AND TRUST

11:10

Case Study: Navigating the cloud computing paradigm shift and transforming business with an adaptive cloud strategy

  • Adapting with your cloud infrastructure to meet evolving business needs and activate data for stronger enterprise intelligence

  • Embracing cloud computing as a paradigm shift in system architecture and operational strategy

  • Exploring emerging best practices for cloud data migration and optimisation

  • Maximising the potential of your cloud initiatives and gauging their success

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Marc Hale, Chief Technology Officer, AIA    

11:40

Partner Session (RESERVED FOR IBM) 

12:00

Introduction to Breakout Sessions

Delegates will have a choice to attend two rotating 30-minute informal and interactive breakout sessions. This is a terrific opportunity to discuss, gain new insights and solve challenges that your organisation may be facing

12:10

Breakout Sessions

Breakout A: Driving your Data and Analytics Strategy

Breakout B: Analytics and Data-Driven Decision-Making

Breakout C: Data Strategy, Integration, and Infrastructure

Breakout D: Fostering an Analytics-Centric Culture

Breakout E: Impact of Generative AI on Governance and Policy

Breakout F: Crafting a Data Strategy Value Proposition

1:20

Networking Lunch

2:20

Prize Draw

2:35

Explanation of how the Unconference sessions will run

2:40

Unconference Sessions

In this interactive session, delegates will propose and vote on topics, then form groups and decide on a key challenge/topic facing the data and analytics industry that they wish to address in small-group discussions. This is an excellent opportunity to engage in dynamic discussion and gain new insights from other industry experts.

Topics include:

  • Balancing innovation and legacy system support

  • Managing evolving cybersecurity threats

  • Attracting and retaining tech talent

  • Ensuring regulatory compliance in flux

  • Integrating emerging technologies seamlessly

  • Navigating budget constraints

  • Adapting to changing customer behavior

  • Keeping up with rapid tech changes

  • Maximizing digital transformation ROI

  • Cultivating a culture of adaptability

Interactive Session 1

Kevin Glynn, GM Customer and Digital Experience, Auckland Transport

 

Interactive Session 2

Interactive Session 3

Xanthe Sulzberger, Head of Data Governance & Strategy, NZ Post

Interactive Session 4

Prabhu Singh, Director of Transformation, Sky New Zealand

WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION

3:40

Keynote Panel: Navigating the war on talent and what your next-gen workforce could look like

  • Leading technological shifts necessary to support remote and hybrid work models and demands for self-service

  • Exploring Generative AI potential in upskilling capacity and adapting to evolving regulations with emerging technologies

  • Unlocking workforce potential through cross-departmental collaboration for innovation

Moderator: Marissa Brindley, Head of Tech & Innovation, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited  

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Lee Timutimu, Senior Community Advisor, InternetNZ Ipurangi Aoetearoa, Co-Founder, N8V, Chief Executive Officer, Te Matarau – The Māori Tech Association

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Steve James, General Manager of Technology, Woolworths NZ

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Lena Jenkins, Chief Digital Officer, Waste Management NZ Ltd

4:20

Chairperson’s Closing Address

4:30

End of Summit Day Two

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