Hear from global thought leaders

WORKTECH24 Auckland will feature 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

  • Adrian Brossard

    Founder & Head of Partnerships, Yellowbox

  • Anna Campbell

    Managing Director, Anna Campbell Ltd

  • Dr. Dani Chesson

    Founder & Director, Design Thinker Institute

  • David Ding

    Innovation Commercialisation Strategist & Advisor

  • Olivia Dyet

    Founder and Director, Empathix

  • Graham Evans

    Executive Advisor, Biamp

  • Dr Jarrod Haar

    Dean’s Chair and Professor of Management and Māori Business, Massey University

  • Melanie Ilich

    Head of Employee Experience, Westpac New Zealand

  • Emma Kirkman

    Co-Founder, Anywhere Culture

  • Marek Matuszewski

    Head of Technology, NZ Employee Experience, ANZ

  • Primo Orpilla

    Founder, Studio O+A

  • Michelle Peralta

    People & Culture Lead, Devoli

  • Heather Polglase

    People, Culture, and Ways of Working Director, Spark NZ

  • Guilherme Riederer

    Partner, McKinsey & Company

  • Sabri Sabri

    Executive Manager, Engineering Practice NZ, Suncorp

  • Kristie Smart

    Head of Strategy and Design, Studio DB

  • Georgie Smith

    Managing Director, FizzPopBANG

  • Tessa Tierney

    Product Director, Spark New Zealand

  • Dr Amanda Wallis

    Research, Development & Innovation Lead, Umbrella Wellbeing Ltd


Our speakers are leading international thinkers, industry strategists and radical visionaries who 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.


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  • WORKTECH-Academy