2015 Keynote Speakers


TOM SODERSTROM

IT CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

NASA JET PROPULSION LABS


Tom leads a collaborative, practical, and hands-on approach with JPL and industry to investigate and infuse emerging IT technology trends that are relevant to JPL, NASA, and large enterprises. He is currently working on defining The Next IT Decade as it applies to enterprises like JPL. He is consulting with industry and government leaders on what we can do about social media and consumerisation, Mobility, Big Data, Cloud computing, and Key IT Disrupters.

JONATHAN FELDMAN

CIO

CITY OF ASHEVILLE – NORTH CAROLINA


As the CIO for the City of Asheville, Jonathan’s business background and work as an InformationWeek columnist have helped him to create positive change in government. During Jonathan’s leadership, the City has been recognised nationally and internationally for improving services to citizens and reducing expenses through new practices and technology. He is active in the technology, startup, and open data communities, was named a top social CIO to follow by the Huffington Post, and was honoured with Frost & Sullivan’s CIO Impact Award.

JUSTIN NELSON

HEAD OF M2M - ASIA PACIFIC

VODAFONE

Justin founded Vodafone’s M2M business in Australia and built its specialist sales team from the ground up. Working with clients ranging from major multinationals to innovative start-ups; in industries including health, automotive, industrial and consumer spaces. Justin is focused on M2M growth and business strategy across 7 countries: Japan, China, Korea, India, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australia. His driver is to focus on solutions that go beyond pure connectivity to take advantage of new data streams available to each client business, often drawing on best-practices from Vodafone’s projects around the world.

HATEM NAGUIB

VP NETWORKING & SECURITY

VMWARE


Hatem has been in the technology field for over 20 years, with roles in product management, engineering, consulting, IT, business development and marketing. He is responsible for leading the Product Management and Business Development teams for VMware’s Networking and Security Business Unit, which includes the VMware NSX product family. Prior to VMware, Mr. Naguib held leadership positions at several startups and global corporations including GE, The Walt Disney Company and Accenture.

JIM THOMPSON

CHIEF ENGINEER & VICE-PRESIDENT - ENGINEERING & SUPPLY CHAIN

UNISYS


Jim is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of technology products. Jim’s career with Unisys spans 27 years in various customer facing and engineering roles and he is responsible for creating the vision and architecture for Unisys’ modern mission-critical products. Prior to joining Unisys, Jim held various technical positions in financial institutions and commercial firms, as well as being an independent consultant.

RICH VANCIL

GROUP VICE PRESIDENT - EXECUTIVE ADVISORY STRATEGIES

IDC


Rich leads technology marketing and sales executives with insights and guidance to improve the productivity and efficiency of their organisations. Rich has 25+ years of high technology marketing experience as a both a researcher and market practitioner. Rich is a frequent speaker at IT industry and marketing executive forums where he presents his views on trends in technology marketing trends and best practices to improve operational efficiency. In 2005 and 2006 Rich was named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential" people by B-to-B Magazine.

JACKI JOHNSON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

IAG


Since joining IAG in 2001, Jacki has held several senior positions in both direct and intermediated insurance and was appointed CEO of IAG’s New Zealand business in November 2010. She has more than 20 years’ industry experience including roles with Allianz Insurance, HIH Insurance and IRS Total Injury Management.

KELVIN WATSON

DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE ORGANISATION CAPABILITY AND SERVICES

STATISTICS NZ

Kelvin is the Deputy Chief Executive Organisation Capability and Services at Statistics New Zealand and is responsible for all the ‘back office’ and cross-organisational support services. Over his career, Kelvin has led a number of large-scale operational and service delivery businesses, including leading the Clinical and Corporate Support Services directorate at Capital & Coast District Health Board. Kelvin also spent five years as a senior operational leader with New Zealand Post.

DEREK HANDLEY

ENTREPRENEUR

Derek Handley is a New Zealand entrepreneur and former Founding CEO of The B Team, which he helped set up alongside Sir Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz. The B Team is a global leadership collective aimed at making business work better for people and the planet to meet the challenges of the 21st century. He is a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leader, KEA World Class New Zealander and a NZ Herald Business Leader of the Year.


Other Speakers


BRIAN NORTHERN, GROUP CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, FULTON HOGAN

DAVID HABERSHON, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

DAVID KENNEDY, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, ORION HEALTH

DAVID MORRISON, NATIONAL IT MANAGER, PROGRESSIVE ENTERPRISES

GREG CROSS, CEO, POWERBYPROXI

HELEN ROBINSON, INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

JANE BREWER, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER - GENERAL INSURANCE, BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY NZ, SUNCORP BUSINESS SERVICES

LOIS VAN WAARDENBERG, HEAD OF BUSINESS INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, Z ENERGY

STEVE JAMES, GLOBAL IT MANAGER, LES MILLS INTERNATIONAL

TIM OCCLESHAW, GOVERNMENT CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

VAUGHAN ROWSELL, CEO, VEND

VICTORIA CRONE, MD - NZ, XERO