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September 2018

Understanding the Future of AI

September 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Justin Flitter

In our September event, Justin Flitter will share his story, discuss whether machines can be creative, and give you a few predictions for the future.

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October 2018

From Garage to Global

October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Steve Corbett

Steve Corbett is on a mission to take NZ Research and Development to the world, and has been a leading figure in the start-up space for nearly twenty years.

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November 2018

Purpose and Profit – Growing a Social Enterprise

November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Christina Bellis

Christina Bellis is a purveyor of values-based business models. For 15 years she’s worked for social enterprises, both in New Zealand and in Canada, who put purpose and profit side by side, using business models that support a triple bottom line approach: social; environmental; and financial. She’s currently a trustee on two charitable trusts, and while deeply fond of classic bicycles, she has recently joined the e-bike brigade, often with her dog Aiko in tow. Christina is currently the CEO…

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December 2018

The RedShield Story: Competing on the global stage from NZ

December 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Andy Prow - RedShield Security

Hear Andy Prow, the CEO & Co-Founder of RedShield Security and winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Services Business category at our final networking dinner of 2018.

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February 2019

AskNicely: Welcome to the Experience Economy

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ask Nicely - Aaron Ward

AskNicely has an incredible growth story from its start in NZ four years ago, to serving thousands of businesses around the world today. Its award-winning customer feedback software empowers front line teams to deliver the right experience to every customer, everyday. Built on the Net Promoter Score (NPS) framework, AskNicely is on a mission to provide businesses with the one number they need to grow. We are thrilled to bring you Aaron Ward, the co-founder and CEO of AskNicely, as…

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April 2019

R&D Tax Incentive Changes for 2019 – what does this mean for the software industry?

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you planning to invest some R&D dollars into Software Development anytime soon? If so, then you need to get along to our April Dinner event, where we will have a panel of experts there to help prepare you for the changes ahead. We have an extremely knowledgeable panel made up of: Ian Skelton, Callaghan Innovation Ian is helping late stage start-up digital businesses to access the Innovation ecosystem. Focused on de-risking R&D via grant funding, providing capability services that…

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May 2019

Can you afford your growth strategy?

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How do you manage the chasm between ambitious global goals and limited marketing resources?  What role should marketing really be playing in your company? Christelle Blanchet-Aissaoui will tackle these questions head-on, drawing on her experience as a tech entrepreneur in France, Head of Marketing at Movio, and more recently across a range of tech companies as a Director and virtual CMO for Proxi. Targeting your investment in marketing is essential to meeting the tough challenge of scaling up and competing…

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June 2019

NZSA 2019 Annual General Meeting

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

NZSA Annual General Meeting 2019: 5.30pm Tuesday 11 June 2018. The NZSA Annual General Meeting 2019 will take place at 5.30pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019, prior to the June networking dinner. The AGM will be held at the Glengarry Wine Tasting Room, Cnr Wellesley and Sale Streets. Everyone is welcome to attend but only NZSA members hold voting rights. Agenda Approval of the Agenda Approval of the minutes of the previous AGM President’s Report Financial Statements Election of the…

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MacroActive: Scaling You

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re very excited to hear from MacroActive’s founder and CEO at this month’s networking dinner when we welcome John Franich and Ken Brickley to talk to us about embracing the personality differences between founders & CEO’s. They will tell the story of their business: harnessing the differences in leadership style & substance; maintaining style as you scale; the importance of self awareness; promoting your business and personal brand… and more! JOHN FRANICH, FOUNDER, MACROACTIVE  John is the driving force alongside…

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July 2019

EROAD: From 1 to 100!

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As NZX listed regulatory telematics company EROAD marks its milestone 100,000th connection, Jarred Clayton – CTO, joins us to reflect on this exceptional kiwi growth story. Jarred will share the EROAD story from his perspective starting out as one of EROAD’s first software developers, progressing through Team Lead, Engineering Manager and into the C-suite.  Jarred has been a key leader in scaling EROAD’s Product & Engineering team from 1 to 100, whilst scaling the platform from 1 to 100k connections and learning…

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