WORKTECH23 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.


  • Ashlee Niuia Abraham

    Head of People, Samsung New Zealand

  • Andrew Barnes

    Andrew Barnes

    Architect of 4 Day Week, Founder of Perpetual Guardian

  • Rupert Brown

    Managing Director, Experience Design (XD)

  • Nick Houldsworth

    Director, Melodics Ltd and Chair, Ambit

  • Patricia Hubbard

    Senior Consultant, Gallup

  • Bruce Jamieson

    Manager Workplace Experience, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited

  • Dr Lixin Jiang

    Organizational Psychologist and Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland

  • Daniel Kempka

    Senior Associate Interior Designer, Warren and Mahoney

  • Emma Kirkman

    Co-Founder, Anywhere Culture

  • Kristina Martin

    Workplace Experience Manager, BNZ

  • Leona Mehana

    Talent Acquisition Team Leader, People and Culture, Auckland Council

  • Lena Mueller

    Principal, Strategy & Innovation, Unispace

  • Dr Eziaku Onyeizu Rasheed

    Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environment, School of Built Environment, Massey University

  • Julie Rowe

    Co-Founder & Managing Director at Ghost Partners

  • Georgie Smith

    Managing Director, FizzPopBANG

  • Aaron Taylor Harvey

    Architect | Founder & Creative Director, Spaces Of

  • Kylie Telford

    Kylie Telford

    Head of People and Culture, IANZ

  • Thomas Thurston

    Chief Technology Officer and Partner, WR Hambrecht + Co.

  • Darcy Utting

    Principal, Design, Unispace

  • Molly Workman

    Chapter Lead, People - Digital, Air New Zealand


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

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Supported By

  • WORKTECH-Academy