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2018 Speakers

Speakers

This years keynote speakers

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Rob Waddell Rob Waddell LinkedIn

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST

SPEAKING ABOUT HOW
TO STAY RELEVANT IN SPORTS
AND LEADERSHIP

PRESENTING IN:
CHRISTCHURCH, WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND

Rob Waddell

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST

SPEAKING ABOUT HOW
TO STAY RELEVANT IN SPORTS
AND LEADERSHIP

PRESENTING IN:
CHRISTCHURCH, WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND

Olympic Gold medallist Rob Waddell will be sharing his story of endurance and discuss the challenge of staying relevant in sports and leadership.

Rob Waddell is known as New Zealand’s only Gold Medallist at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In 1995 he burst onto the New Zealand rowing scene as the youngest person ever to win the single sculls title at the New Zealand Championships – he did this as a novice sculler. His rowing career was topped off by Olympic Gold at Sydney 2000. Rob has also been a key part of three Americas cup sailing teams,

culminating in the nail biting performance that Emirates Team New Zealand produced in the final of the 2013 Americas Cup. Rob attributes his motivation and work ethic, as much to his country upbringing in Piopio where his playground included the steep hills of the family sheep and cattle farm, as his selection for the local Roller Mills Rugby team and later a homemade gym in his father’s woolshed.

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Alex Hanlon Alex Hanlon LinkedIn

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEARNING RESOURCES

SPEAKING ABOUT HOW
AI IS GOING TO IMPACT OUR
FUTURE CAREERS

PRESENTING IN:
CHRISTCHURCH, WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND

Alex Hanlon

DIRECTOR OF LEARNING RESOURCES

SPEAKING ABOUT HOW
AI IS GOING TO IMPACT OUR
FUTURE CAREERS

PRESENTING IN:
CHRISTCHURCH, WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND

Kate commenced with SHAPE in 2004 and was an integral part to the introduction of a People & Culture department, where she now holds the Group Executive position. Passionate about Leadership and Organisational Development.Kate is responsible for all functions associated with People at Shape and enjoys being part of an effective leadership team that drives business results through highly engaged and motivated employees.

Alex Hanlon from the University of Canterbury will discuss Artificial intelligence and how it will impact our future careers as well as the impacts of disruptive innovation on people.

Alex Hanlon is the Director of Learning Resources at University of Canterbury. Alex is responsible for the management and development of UC Libraries, Information Technology Services and the UC Estate including Capital Works property and infrastructure. She specialises in

digital disruption and coaching new technology adoption, agile leadership methods for tertiary education. She coaches change, challenges status quo thinking and empowers teams to reach their potential.

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Kevin Angland Kevin Angland LinkedIn

MANAGING DIRECTOR DIGITAL
RESOURCES

SPEAKING ABOUT HOW
TO PERSONALLY CHALLENGE YOURSELF
TO STAY RELEVANT

PRESENTING IN:
CHRISTCHURCH, WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND

Kevin Angland

MANAGING DIRECTOR DIGITAL
RESOURCES

SPEAKING ABOUT HOW
TO PERSONALLY CHALLENGE YOURSELF
TO STAY RELEVANT

PRESENTING IN:
CHRISTCHURCH, WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND

Rebecca is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Energy the Tasmanian State Owned energy retailer. Rebecca has significant executive experience in the utilities sector in Australian and New Zealand in both the public and private sector. Rebecca also has non-executive director experience in the not for profit sector and with industry bodies. Rebecca is passionate about creating and realising value for customers, organisations, shareholders and the broader community. She has proven performance in the creation and execution of strategy, which is supported by her strong ability to collaborate, constructively challenge, facilitate change and culture leadership. Rebecca holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Computer Science and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kevin Angland GM of Digital Services at Mercury and 2014 CIO of the Year will discuss his own personal leadership journey of staying relevant.

Kevin Angland is the general manager of Digital Services at Mercury. He is an insightful business leader who understands the potential for technology solutions to deliver business results and is passionate about using technology to enable business strategy. Kevin holds an MBA and a Graduate Diploma in Business (Information Systems

Management) from The University of Auckland. In 2014 he won CIO of the year while in his role at IAG. Kevin specialises in providing vision and leadership in the development and implementation of technology solutions that deliver growth, improve the customer experience and improve business operations.

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Janine Smith Janine Smith LinkedIn

CHAIRPERSON & BUSINESS LEADER

SPEAKING ABOUT TODAYS
ORGANISATIONAL CHALLENGES
TO STAY RELEVANT

PRESENTING IN:
CHRISTCHURCH, WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND

Janine Smith

CHAIRPERSON & BUSINESS LEADER

SPEAKING ABOUT TODAYS
ORGANISATIONAL CHALLENGES
TO STAY RELEVANT

PRESENTING IN:
CHRISTCHURCH, WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND

Chairperson and business leader Janine Smith will discuss the challenges facing boards and organisations globally and how to develop high performance culture.

Shaun established Human Synergistics in New Zealand and Australia and brings with him wealth of knowledge, experience and anecdotes from a long and distinguished Consulting Career. If you have a question about leadership or Culture – Shaun will have a story to illustrate an answer to it. It is this depth of experience that has led to him being invited to lecture in University programs, speak at many national conferences and being featured in the Australian Financial Review, Boss Magazine and on ABC radio.

Janine Smith has been a company director for over 20 years as well as holding director or chairperson positions across diverse sectors ranging from the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra to Airways Corporation to universities. Janine holds an M Phil in Governance and is founding Principal of The Boardroom Practice Limited (TBPL) which specialises

in boardroom practice and organisational development and change issues for boards and management. In TBPL she leads the customised training and board review team. Janine has a deep understanding of business; people and process and the key drivers for business success.