2019 Speakers




Rick Ferguson

Vice President Asia Pacific

Science Logic


Rick Ferguson

Vice President Asia Pacific

Science Logic


Prior to joining ScienceLogic in 2017, Rick has held positions with Cylance, Palo Alto Networks, and with Cisco Systems where he held senior management positions in Australia and South Africa. Rick was educated in the UK and spent time working in Europe and Southern Africa before relocating to Australia with Cisco in 1998. Since moving to Australia, he had been responsible for running sales teams in Australasia, APAC, The Middle East and Africa. He has presented technology and business papers at industry forums and is passionate about helping companies solve their business challenges.


Tracey Saunders

CIO

Dunedin City Council


Tracey Saunders

CIO

Dunedin City Council


With more than 20 years local government experience Tracey Saunders, Dunedin City Councils’ Chief Information Officer, is well aware of the issues the sector faces in managing and protecting information and the challenges in trying to implement new technology into creaky old IT environments.


Shane Sloan

Mobile Solutions Architect

Mobile Mentor


Shane Sloan

Mobile Solutions Architect

Mobile Mentor




Roy Malto

Systems Development Manager

Counties Manukau DHB


Roy Malto

Systems Development Manager

Counties Manukau DHB


Roy arrived in New Zealand from the Philippines in 1997 for a brief stay which has lasted 20 years. Roy was training for Internal Medicine when opportunity came to shift into Information Technology supporting the Community Laboratory System in Auckland. The next 9 years was working in Health IT with HealthAlliance in information systems, processes and project management skills across the 3 Auckland District Health Boards. The role of Equipment and Asset Manager provided a new challenge to manage the $18M equipment refresh to Middlemore Hospital which involved requirements and workflow validation, equipment procurement, hospital design input, Commission and install of systems. As the Systems Development Manager, there are new and exciting challenges to use technology in Healthcare and using innovative approaches to improve health delivery.


Paul Adams

Chief Executive Officer

EverEdge Global


Paul Adams

Chief Executive Officer

EverEdge Global


Paul Adams is the CEO of EverEdge, a global advisory and transaction firm specialising in intangible assets. EverEdge helps companies and capital providers convert intangible assets (such as data, design, inventions, brands, software and content) into business impact: increased margins, market share and enterprise value.

Paul has been ranked as one of the top intellectual property strategists in the world for the last five years consecutively and was the recipient of the Global IP Leader Award in 2012. Prior to EverEdge, Paul served as Intellectual Property Manager for the New York Stock Exchange listed Brunswick New Technologies. He was the founding incubator manager of The Icehouse Incubator, named one of the top 10 technology incubators in the world by Forbes magazine. He has served on the advisory board of the New Zealand government’s commercialisation vehicle Callaghan Innovation and on the Board of Lewis Holdings, a $350M private investment vehicle.


Matthew Evetts

CEO

COMSMART


Matthew Evetts

CEO

COMSMART


Matthew is the CEO of COMSMART, an Optic Security Group company. In addition to his day-to-day role of leading COMSMART, which offers a broad range of IT services, he also holds key responsibilities for the Optic Security Group; most notably their cyber security practice in NZ.
Matthew’s focus is on adding value no matter how challenging the situation. He thrives on working with organisations to solve business and technology problems and improving upon the status quo; and enjoys bridging the worlds of business and technology. He has a broad base of strategic, business, and technical experience; allowing him to quickly identify what will work in any given situation, collaborate with a wide range of people, and adopt new technologies. He has broad and deep enterprise and solution experience across different types of organisations and technologies.
His specialities include: organisational leadership and operations; enterprise and solution architecture; problem analysis and issue resolution; digital services; design and product development.


Lauren Salisbury

Digital Growth Advisor & GM

Lauren Salisbury Digital


Lauren Salisbury

Digital Growth Advisor & GM

Lauren Salisbury Digital




Jon Duffy

Assistant Commissioner

Office of the Privacy Commissioner


Jon Duffy

Assistant Commissioner

Office of the Privacy Commissioner


Jon joined the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in July 2018. Immediately prior to joining Jon was the Head of Trust & Safety at Trade Me. Jon was heavily involved in Trade Me’s introduction of transparency reporting and managed teams responsible for privacy operations, fraud investigation, compliance, intellectual property enforcement and dispute resolution. Prior to Trade Me, Jon headed up the Complaints & Investigations team at the Real Estate Agents Authority and spent a number of years as a Senior Investigator at the Commerce Commission. Jon is Deputy Chair of Netsafe and sits on the Consumer NZ Board.


Jill Brinsdon

Managing Director

Tricky


Jill Brinsdon

Managing Director

Tricky


After an awarded career as a Creative Director in major multi-national advertising agencies, Jill Brinsdon founded brand communication agency Radiation in 2000. Not only had she run out of places to work that inspired her, she could see a change in the way consumers were interacting with brands and wanted to be at the forefront of the rise in the importance of culture as a brand differentiator. 

Jill has a restless intellect and is now a highly sought-after strategist both in New Zealand and the US. Often referred to by clients as a business therapist at the end of projects, she remains at the heart of the businesses she helps refresh, reinvent or reposition for many years. 

In 2018, she formed Tricky with designers Denise Faraco and Luke Morreau, supported by the project leadership experience of Liz Rollo, to be New Zealand’s first brand performance specialist agency.