Sharing Wisdom Conference

Published on 17 Nov 2017

Thank you for attending the 2017 HSNZ Conference on “Sharing Wisdom”.
We enjoyed the energy and were excited by all the wisdom being shared by the speakers and attendees during the hands-on workshop. 

Fiona Michel
Chief HR Officer
Auckland DHB

‘Intelligent disobedience’ isn’t necessarily the first thing you think of about the New Zealand Public Service, but Fiona’s 20+ year career in technology, banking, insurance and now state sector has been all about helping individuals, teams and organisations challenge and redefine themselves to better serve their purpose.

Fiona received an Excellence Award for Leadership and Ethics from the University of Auckland Business School when she completed her MBA in 2015, was elected class speaker for her Harvard Business School Graduation, and was the Australian Human Resources Institute’s HR Leader of the Year in 2013.

Download Fiona's Presentation by clicking here

Lance Walker
Chief Executive Officer
Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand

Over the last 3 years, Lance and his team have been on a programme of cultural change centered around the desire to be a highly collaborative, humanistic-encouraging and agile organization. Lance’s success as a leader in this area was recognized at the 2017 HRINZ Awards at which he was awarded Supportive CEO of the Year.

In this presentation, Lance talks about how his main role is as Chief CULTURE officer rather than Executive. He sees his main tasks as setting the direction and creating the environment for people to succeed.

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Thomas Frey
Google's #1 Futurist

Over the past decade, Thomas Frey has built an enormous following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead. In this presentation, Thomas talks about the future of work, innovation, automation, and how we can be best prepared for what's coming up for our businesses.

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Jake Millar
CEO of Unflitered

Jake Millar is a 21-year-old New Zealand-born new-media and education entrepreneur currently expanding his second venture into the United States. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Unfiltered, his second startup in the past two years.

In this presentation, Jake shares first hand lessons he has learnt so far in his young career as well as words of wisdom from those he has had the privilege to interview.

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Michelle "Nanogirl" Dickinson
Science Communicator

Michelle is passionate about sharing her views that science doesn’t have to happen in a classroom at school, but instead, that science is everywhere and for everyone. Her background in Biomedical and Materials Engineering have combined her interests to give her a unique insight into how nature and technology can learn from each other for scientific developments.

We couldn't share her video from the Sharing Wisdom conference, but you can watch her in action at a TEDxAuckland talk she gave in 2012.

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