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Speaker Series: World-class speakers discuss key themes in a webinar format. The next speaker will be announced soon. To be added to our database for news of our next events, please contact us.

Te Hono Speaker Series 

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Ben Reid: Future technology and foresight at Memia

How AI and exponential technologies are defining the future of New Zealand's economy... and what we can do about it. 


Mary Shelman: Thought leader and former head of Harvard Business School's Agribusiness Program

Charting the path to a sustainable food system.

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Sarah Robb O'Hagan: CEO of EXOS

Come back stronger. How to thrive as individuals and teams in a post-pandemic world.


Karl Budge: NZ SailGP Team 

How to dream big, act with purpose and have impact.


Jonathan Waecker: Chief Customer and Sales Officer at The Warehouse

Showing up for your customers when and where they need you.

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Rangi Mātāmua: Professor of Mātauranga Māori at Massey University

Matariki - the night sky and what it is telling us. 

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Florence Van Dyke: Head of Sustainability at NZTE & Kate Bezar: Director at Better Packaging Co.

Practical sustainability. The latest thinking in sustainability and business.

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Sam Bridgewater and Maia Royal: Co-Founders/Joint Managing Directors at The Pure Food Co. 

Nourishing the world's seniors: the jump to leave the corporate world and their lessons scaling a purpose-led, innovation-centric organisation.

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Liz Te Amo: CEO at Miro & Wayne Mulligan: CEO at FOMANA Capital Limited 

Māori agri-business in Aotearoa.

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Hannah Tucker: Founder and Freelancer at Balance Point Ventures

Rise of modern economy.

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Genevieve Bell: Director of the School of Cybernetics, Australian National University and Senior Fellow, Intel.

How systems work - and why they sometimes don't. 

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Gilbert Enoka: All Blacks Manager 


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Jennifer Aaker: General Atlantic Professor and Coulter Family Fellow 2021-2, Stanford Graduate School of Business 

Harnessing humour to lead.

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Margaret A. Neale: Adams distinguished Professor of Management, Emerita and Stanford Graduate School of Business 

Getting more of what you want.


Justin Ferrell: Strategic Partnerships, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Stanford (

Designing futures: Driving innovation in a changing world.

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Alexey Rostapshov: Head of John Deere Labs & Sustainability 

Lessons learnt building start-ups, moving from physical products to data-centric services, digital transformation in action, and his thoughts as to the opportunity for New Zealand in the future ag landscape.

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Deb Gruenfeld: The Joseph McDonald Professor and Professor of Organisational Behaviour Graduate School of Business

Acting with power.

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Matt Rothe: Co-Founder of Blue Ocean Barns

You're probably solving the wrong problem. 

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Lorna Davis: Business Leader, Former CEO and Chair of Danone Wave, Global Ambassador B-Lab

How business & human nature are the same.


Larry Keeley: Design and Innovation Expert, Co-Founder and Former President of Doblin Inc.

Innovation intent: building bold ecosystems in New Zealand.

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Yossi Feinberg: The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management & Professor of Economics Stanford Graduate School of Business

Digital innovation and disruption.


Amy Wilkinson: Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Beyond disruption, entreprenurial leadership.


Robert Burgelman: The Edmund W. Littlefield, Professor of Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business  

Strategic leadership of corporate entrepreneurship and innovation. 


Baba Shiv: The Sanwa Bank, Limited and Professor of Marketing at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Customer Experience (Cx) Design.

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