WORKTECH20 Auckland will feature over 20 speakers, including leading international thinkers from industry and academia. Our speakers represent some of the world’s biggest brands and best universities and research departments, alongside radical visionaries from new innovative organisations.

Through inter-disciplinary speakers and learning experience, we focus on bringing cutting edge ideas and inspiration to the workplace community to enhance creativity and move thinking forward. Instead of focusing on peer to peer innovation through imitation, we aim to curate a unique programme, bringing together experts in the fields of people, place and technology and relevant adjacencies to reflect on the future of work and workplace.


  • James Grose

    Principal, BVN

  • Philip Ross

    Futurologist & CEO, Cordless Group & UNWORK

  • Vanessa Sulikowski

    Vanessa Sulikowski

    Distinguished Architect, Cisco

  • Hilary O’Connor

    VP Asia Pacific, Soul Machines

  • Campbell Jensen

    Campbell Jensen

    Senior Manager Property Strategy & Development, Air New Zealand

  • Ursula Oxnam

    Ursula Oxnam

    Director, People & Culture Projects, PwC

  • Rachel Winder

    Rachel Winder

    Head of Property Services, Westpac New Zealand Limited

  • Matthew Clark

    Matthew Clark

    Head of Workplace Property New Zealand, ANZ

  • Paul Gunn

    CEO, Smales Farm

  • Marjo Lips-Wiersma

    Author, Professor of Ethics and Sustainability, AUT

  • Andrew Barnes

    Andrew Barnes

    Architect of 4 Day Week, Founder of Perpetual Guardian

  • Kylie Telford

    Kylie Telford

    Head of Culture & Performance Strategy and Employee Experience, New Zealand Media and Entertainment

  • Laurie Aznavoorian

    Laurie Aznavoorian

    Leader, Strategy & Research, Bates Smart

  • Marissa Brindley

    Manager Innovation Precincts, Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

  • George Crawford

    Chief Operating Officer, Precinct Properties

  • Molly Workman

    Molly Workman

    Senior Consultant, Radically

  • Esme Banks-Marr

    Development Director, WORKTECH Academy

  • Sarah Bryant

    Senior Workplace Strategist, Associate Principal, Jasmax

  • Colette McCartney

    Business Group Leader | National Interiors and Fitout Management, GHDWoodhead Creativespaces

  • Olivia Pearson

    Studio Director, Architecture Business Group Leader, GHDWoodhead Creativespaces

WORKTECH speakers are leading international thinkers, industry strategists and radical visionaries. Our speakers come from some of today’s most successful companies as well as a broad range of progressive and influential organisations.

Please contact Samantha Cullum for more information about speaking at this event.


Host Partner

  • Smales Farm

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Supported By

  • WORKTECH-Academy

Networking Drinks Sponsor