8:30am Registration

9:00am Mihi

Kura Moeahu, Te Atiawa, (Local iwi Representative)

9:10am Introduction

Kim Connolly-Stone, Policy Director for Labour and Immigration Policy, MBIE;

Victoria MacLennan, Managing Director OptimalBI Limited, Chair, Digital Skills Forum

9:20am Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance

9:30am Weta Digital: Lessons from a Digital Future

Dave Gougé, Head of Marketing & Publicity, Weta Digital

9:40am Digital Diversity

Kim Connolly-Stone (Facilitator),

Hiria Te Rangi, Kaiwhakahaere/CEO & Trustee, Whare Hauora

Pamela Bell, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, PrefabNZ

Rahul Govindan, Chairperson, Belong Aotearoa  

10:05am Workshop Session 1

A. Preparing Aotearoa for the Future of Work  

Facilitators: Brenda Leeuwenberg, Co-Founder & Director, Nomad8,

Natalie Sisson, CEO Natalie Sission Ltd

B. Bridging the Gap between Education & Employment in Digital Technology

Facilitators: Dave Moskovitz, Councillor, InternetNZ, Chair, AmiApp

Samantha Seath, Consultant, Wellington Regional Strategy Office

C. Developing a more inclusive and diverse digital technology industry

Facilitators: Cathy Hardinge, Founder & CEO, Digital Seniors,

Eva Sherwood, Chair, Techwomen

11:10am Morning Tea

11:30am Workshop Session 2

12:30pm Challenging the Status Quo: The Education Needs of Future Workers

Kim Connolly-Stone (Facilitator)

Mona Gabr, UX/UI Designer, Satellite Media

Rohan Wakefield, CEO, Enspiral Dev Academy

Prof. Tim Bell, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Canterbury

12:55pm Lunch

1:45pm   Data Blitz: Future-proofing organisations: employers on developing Digital Skills Talent in a world of rapid change

Vic MacLennan (Facilitator)

Bron Thomson, CEO, Springload

Kara Dentice, Co-Founder, Te Tech Tribe

Stuart Robb, General Manager, Parts Trader

2:10pm Workshop Session 3

3:10pm Powering the Rise of Digital Natives

Kim Connolly-Stone (Facilitator)

Nicholas Lane, Associate Product Manager, Raygun

Shweta Barapatre, Developer, Snapper

Katiani Molitika, GovTech Graduate

3:35pm Workshop results and feedback

4:15pm Final Remarks

4:30pm Drinks & Networking

5:30pm Close



*Please, note that the programme is subject to change, and will be updated continuously up to the hui.