2019 Speakers




Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer

IDC


Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer

IDC


Meredith Whalen is IDC’s Chief Research Officer and member of the senior management team. She leads IDC's worldwide research organization, product management, marketing and client services functions. Ms. Whalen sets the direction and agenda for IDC's worldwide research products, fosters innovation, and ensures IDC clients have a valuable, personalized, and engaging experience.


Dr Elizabeth Berryman

Founder & Director

Chnnl


Dr Elizabeth Berryman

Founder & Director

Chnnl


Founder and director of Chnnl Ltd, a innovative digital start up with a vision to see people in the workplace thrive with a fully digital platform providing insights into the mental health and wellbeing. Using world-class research, natural language processing, machine learning and AI Chnnl is able to detect declining mental wellbeing far earlier and enable an organisation to take action with specific and targeted support. Chnnl also enables a safe place for issues such as bullying and sexual harassment to be reported.

Elizabeth is a governance guru, with roles on both industry and community-based boards. She has a wealth of experience in the health sector, starting her career as a Registered Nurse in community Māori Health, before starting Medical School.
Elizabeth is focused on solutions that help the health workforce combat issues such as burnout, depression, anxiety and suicide, and is an active researcher in this space. After founding a peer mentoring program for medical students and seeing its success, she is now wildly passionate about supporting workplace culture. Elizabeth lives in Auckland and is a junior doctor at Waitemata District Health Board. She has been past President of the Otago University Medical Students' Association, New Zealand Medical Students' Association, Chair of the New Zealand Medical Benevolent Fund, and currently sits on the Ministry of Health's Professional Behaviour Taskforce group, Trustee of Wāhine Connect Trust and on the Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) board.


Boyd Multerer

Founder and CEO

Kry10 Technologies


Boyd Multerer

Founder and CEO

Kry10 Technologies

Fellow

Edmund Hillary Fellowship


Boyd recently moved to Wellington New Zealand where he is independently exploring and building a full stack for Connected Devices. Before starting his current project, Boyd spent 18 years at Microsoft running engineering for Xbox Live, XNA (game developer program), and everything OS for Xbox One. This work involved everything from building large scaled-out datacentre services, VMs, down to the layout of the hypervisor/kernel.


Dr Sean Brady

Managing Director

Brady Heywood


Dr Sean Brady

Managing Director

Brady Heywood


Dr Sean Brady is a forensic structural engineer who specialises in identifying the cause of defects and failures in the construction and engineering sectors. Through this work he has identified and examined the cultures and human behaviours that cause projects, people and teams to fail. His session will provide a different insight into team cultures and why it is always important to think outside of the box


Neelu Sethi

SVP & Chief Information Officer

Reddy Ice


Neelu Sethi

SVP & Chief Information Officer

Reddy Ice


Neelu Sethi is the Chief Information Officer of Reddy Ice, the largest manufacturer of packaged ice products in the United States. Sethi has over 23 years of experience in the CPG, hospitality, healthcare and textile industries. Prior to joining Reddy Ice, she held executive positions in IT with ClubCorp and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. She has recently been recognized as ‘Top 15 Business Women’ in Dallas.


Penelope Rae

Chief Information Officer (Acting)

KiwiRail


Penelope Rae

Chief Information Officer (Acting)

KiwiRail


Penelope recently finished a secondment, working work with the KiwiRail Executive team and board to help reshape KiwiRail’s strategy and drive a customer led future of Rail, one that has purpose beyond profit, and building stronger connections to move the transport sector and New Zealand forward. She has currently been seconded to the CIO role, to shape and drive the next phase of digital transformation, aligned to the new KiwiRail strategy. The main focus is scaling out our early digital successes and ramping up capacity and capability to deliver digital solutions that help KiwiRail realise its ambitious growth aspirations. Prior to moving into ICT 6 years ago, she headed up KiwiRail’s National Planning function, responsible for translating high level business strategy into commercial and operational strategic plans, including the development of new products and services.


Iain Gauld

Chief Information Officer

Contact Energy


Iain Gauld

Chief Information Officer

Contact Energy


Iain Gauld is the CIO at Contact Energy, leading the technology transformation to support Contact’s Customer Business Strategy.
Iain’s previous experience includes senior global IT roles at Macquarie Bank, JPMorgan Chase and Sky TV (UK). In his spare time Iain enjoys extreme endurance sports and spending quality time with his wife and 3 children.


Anthony Roe

Head of Digital Technology

Downer MEI


Anthony Roe

Head of Digital Technology

Downer MEI


Anthony is the Head of Digital Technology and Innovation in the Mining, Energy and Industrial division of Downer Group. Anthony joined Downer Group following a 17-year global career in digital technology. In a decade long career at IBM he held a number of senior executive roles in Europe before spending the last 4 years in Australia as a “thought leader” in Industrial Artificial Intelligence and Analytics.