A conference that bridges the gap between academic analysis and industry requirements.

Get relevant insights from top academics and industry professionals on trends and opportunities around technology, innovation, and education in New Zealand.


Keynote Speakers


Campbell Such

Founder and CEO of Integration Catalyst and creator of
The Integration Catalyst Method

Campbell has had over 30 years’ experience and has worked across both small, medium, and large organisations in NZ and internationally. Prior to Integration Catalyst, his previous role was as GM IT for Bidfood. NZ’s most successful wholesale food distribution business and a top 50 company in NZ with turnover of over NZ$1 Billion


Gavin Smith

Iwi Engagement Ranger
Department of Conservation

Kaitiaki manutataki - iwi engagement ranger for the Department of Conservation in Tauranga who has championed (amoung other issues) has been leading the fight against kauri dieback


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Thursday 12 November 2020

A complimentary virtual conference



Panel discussion 1: Sustainability in Education - Is blended learning the way forward?


Patricia Hubbard

Professional Teaching Fellow, University of Auckland

Dr. Angela Feekery

Senior Lecturer
Massey University
School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Dr. Lehan Stemmet

Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)


Panel discussion 2: Sustainability in IT - The challenges of e-waste recycling


Michael van der Merwe

Business Development Manager
Abilities Group

Madelize Bekker

Founder and Managing Director 
EduMaxi Ltd 

Ashley Harder

Brand & Communications Manager and Ethics Manager



Businesses showcase their sustainable projects


Kirsten Corson

Co-Founder and Executive Director
Zilch Car Sharing


Brian Bernard

Regional Manager
Absolute IT

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Flavio Hangarter

Master of Ceremonies
for The New Zealand Conference of Business & Technology


Conference Schedule

10:00am - 10:15am - Welcoming

• Flavio Hangarter as M.C.

• Clare Bradley (Aspire2 International)

10:15am - 10:45am - Keynote 1

• Campbell Such (Integration Catalyst)

10:45am – 11:15am - Panel Discussion 1

Sustainability in Education – Is blended learning the way forward?

• Patricia Hubbard (University of Auckland)

• Dr. Angela Feekery (Massey Uni)

• Dr. Lehan Stemmet (AIS)

with Flavio Hangarter as the M.C.

11:15am – 11:45am - Workshop

Businesses showcase their sustainable projects

• Kirsten Corson (Zilch)

• Brian Bernard (Absolute IT)

with Flavio Hangarter as the M.C.

11:45am - 12noon - Break for 15 minutes

12noon – 12:45pm - Paper presentations 
Three parallel sessions

  • Session 1: Sustainability in IT, Education and Human Resource
    3 x Presentations [10 minutes presentation + 5 minutes Q&A]

    • 12:00pm : Amber Paterson (Otago Polytechnic)

    • 12:15pm: Arthur Lewis (Aspire2 International)

    • 12:30pm: Dr. Kaylie Tan (Aspire2 International)​​

  • Session 2:Sustainable e-waste and Logistics Management
    3 x Presentations [10 minutes presentation + 5 minutes Q&A]

    • 12:00pm: Radhika Ralhan (Atlas Corps Fellow, USA)​ and

    • Dr. Ankita Mookherjee (West Bengal College Service Commission, India)

    • 12:15pm: Richard Midgely (Aspire2 International)​​

    • 12:30pm: TBC

  • Session 3: Strategic Sustainable Transformation in Practice
    3 x Presentations [10 minutes presentation + 5 minutes Q&A]

    • 12:00pm :Sunil Lakhani (AIS)

    • 12:15pm: Sonia Nair

    • 12:30pm: Mahreen Baloch (Aspire2 International)

12:45pm – 1:15pm - Keynote 2

• Gavin Smith (Deparment of Conservation)

1:15pm - 1:30pm - Break for 15 minutes

1:30pm – 2:00pm - Panel Discussion 2: 

Sustainability in IT – The challenges of e-waste recycling

• Michael van der Merwe (Abilities Group)

• Madelize Bekker (Edumaxi)

• Ashley Harder (Sharp)

with Flavio Hangarter as the M.C.

2:00pm – 2:15pm - Closing


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