NEXT: Thriving in the Decade of Disruption. Matt Church VIRTUAL
The next 10 years are expected to be some of the most challenging we have experienced across every industry and sector. From robots to outsourcing and disruptive business models our world is changing rapidly: how schools are run, money is made and teams of people work together is all up for grabs. Massive technological and social shifts are demanding that we all turn up as the best version of ourselves. This session explores the imperative for all of us to be more human in a world technology is turning upside down. Matt’s presentations are high energy, interactive and top-rated.
Matt, leadership expert, founder of Thought Leaders and author of ten leadership books so far. He communicates with deep focus, commercial clarity and a razor sharp wit on three things: removing fear and replacing it with confidence, removing confusion and replacing with certainty and mobilising people in pursuit of a better future. His presentation will be smart, funny and thought provoking.
In 2014 he was inducted into the professional speaker Hall of Fame having received the service, education and excellence awards from the professional speaker’s association. Globally the International Federation of Professional Speakers recognised him as one the top 21 most influential people in the industry on the planet. E-Speakers, the largest industry marketplace puts him as one of the Top10 motivational speakers globally.
Update on the Economy. Kevin Stirrat
What you need to know…
Kevin joined Forsyth Barr in 2005. He has over 35 years of experience in the areas of money market research, trading and sales, liability management, fixed income distribution, balance sheet management and asset management.
Kevin is the Director/Strategy, Wealth Management Research for Forsyth Barr. He provides dedicated research on global macro themes for New Zealand based investors including key asset allocation implications. He has specific responsibilities for firm wide tactical asset allocation and currency hedging decisions. He also leads the investment strategy discussion within the Forsyth Barr Investment Committee.
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Update on the NZ Infrastructure Commission. Dr Alan Bollard
Dr Bollard will provide an update on the NZ Infrastructure Commission
Dr Alan Bollard is a Professor of Practice at Victoria University of Wellington. He has extensive experience as a senior public servant. He has previously held roles as the Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and Chief Executive and Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury. He holds a PhD in Economics and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Auckland University.
Panel | Our Future Workforce. Dr Alan Bollard, Pete Hodgson, Peter Silcock, Susan Freeman-Greene
Dr Alan Bollard is a Professor of Practice at Victoria University of Wellington. He has extensive experience as a senior public servant. He has previously held roles as the Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and Chief Executive and Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury. He holds a PhD in Economics and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Auckland University
Peter Silcock is the chief Executive of Civil Contractors New Zealand or CCNZ the organisation representing over 600 companies that build and maintain New Zealand’s Infrastructure. He has been a strong advocate of the need for a more reliable pipeline of work and improved procurement practices to enable contractors to build their capability and capacity. Peter has also been involved in the rollout of CCNZ Civil Trades Apprenticeship Scheme and the development of CCNZ’s EPIC Careers in infrastructure campaign.
Hon. Pete Hodgson is a retired veterinarian and politician. He was a Cabinet Minister from 1999 –2008. His portfolios included Climate Change Policy, Commerce, Economic Development, Education (tertiary), Energy, Fishing, Forestry, Land Information, Health, Science and Innovation, Statistics and Transport.
He chairs the Southern Partnership Group for the Dunedin Hospital project, is chair of Callaghan Innovation Ltd, and is on the board of Otago Innovation Ltd and two biotechnology start ups. He is the NZ independent Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART).
Susan Freeman-Greene has been Chief Executive of Engineering New Zealand since February 2015. She is transforming the engineering professional body into an outward-facing organisation dedicated to engineering better lives for New Zealanders. Engineering New Zealand changed its name from IPENZ in October 2017 and at the same time introduced a revamped membership pathway appealing to a broad range of engineering professionals. Membership is 22,000 and growing. Before starting at Engineering New Zealand, Susan was Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Standards Authority. Susan is also on the Board of Vital and a Board Trustee of the New Zealand Festival.
Closing Keynote Dr Caroline Orchiston
Dr. Orchiston is Deputy Director of the Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago, and Science Lead for Project AF8. Her background is in earth science, and has transitioned over the last decade into applied hazard social science. Her recent work has involved close collaboration with Civil Defence Emergency Management for AF8 (Alpine Fault magnitude 8), which aims to improve our collective response capability for a future South Island earthquake, and to outreach the science to improve risk awareness and preparedness. She is funded by Resilience to Nature’s Challenges (National Science Challenge) and QuakeCoRE for various projects investigating aspects of societal resilience to disasters, including heritage precincts in Oamaru, Wellington CBD cordoning and rural resilience in multi-hazard environments. In her spare time Caroline has three children and a busy family life, and occasionally does the garden and plays her guitar.