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How to Ensure Your Past Doesn’t Prevent Your Future

March 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Brett Roberts

Brett RobertsSalim Ismail’s quote that ‘any company designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st’ is something that Brett Roberts thinks about a lot.

In this presentation / discussion Brett will share his view on Datacom’s history, what has led them to where they are now, and how they’re adapting to face the future. It will be an insightful look into what it takes to engineer long-term success in the fastest changing industry of all time.

About Brett Roberts
Brett is Associate Director of Datacom’s Digital, Customers & Collaboration Group which specialises in delivering business transformation and enablement via strategic advisory services and CX / UX design capability coupled with deep design and build expertise across a broad set of web, mobile, CRM, collaboration and BI / analytics technology platforms.

Prior to Datacom, Brett has held a variety of leadership roles including Chief Executive of Cucumber, Director of New Technologies at Pitney Bowes, and National Technology Officer at Microsoft. Brett has also been heavily involved with startup and high growth businesses as a Company Director & Strategic Advisor, and with Callaghan Innovation as a Business Innovation Advisor.

Great networking and dinner too!
The NZSA is a great opportunity to help advance your business through meeting and networking with Auckland’s software community leaders. Plus, each event includes wine tasting and a two-course meal.

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Networking: 5.30 – 6:00pm
Wine tasting & Dinner: from 6.15 pm
Presenter: 7.00 pm
Dessert and Networking: 7.30 pm
*These timings are a guideline and are subject to change

Note: Bookings are essential as we need to have adequate seating and catering. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you order your ticket.

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March 14, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Glengarry Victoria Park
139 Wellesley Street
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
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