Speakers

  • Catherine Blinkhorn - Speaker

    Microsoft Dynamics Solution Sales Manager, Microsoft

    Catherine has worked in the IT industry for 20 plus years working for some of the largest Technology companies in the world including SAP, HP, IBM and now Microsoft. Every role has without exception had customers at the centre whether it be leading sales teams or being an individual contributor. In 2018 Catherine embraced the opportunity to lead the Microsoft Business Applications Group for NZ helping companies transform the way they interact with their own customers, suppliers, employees and build new business networks for the Digital age and beyond.

  • Jo Healey - Speaker

    General Manager - Sales, Intergen

    There is nothing more than certain than change in the world in which live, work and play today. Enabling a diverse and engaged team, understanding the challenges and opportunities of digital environments, enabling customers outcomes, and seeing all of this through many different lenses is the world in which Jo has spent her career. Jo relishes the continuous learnings that this continuity of change represents, and the experience that she has garnered from which she has built a successful and results driven executive career. Jo’s career passion and focus has been in leading technology organisations to deliver great experiences for their clients, and their clients customers. A recent next career step now sees Jo leading client development for Intergen New Zealand, having previously led IBM New Zealand’s Global Technology Services and previously held Chief Executive and Senior Leadership roles. Jo is a busy Mum to her three boys, is also a Board Member for the Business Central Council, BusinessNZ and Scots College, and is also President for the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.

  • Julia Gardiner - Panelist

    Project Manager APAC, Westcon-Comstor

    Julia Gardiner is a Project Manager for Westcon-Comstor and Mum of 3 (husband, 11yr and 9yr). She is currently leading, managing and assisting many different Asia Pacific projects that have impacts globally, regionally and locally across all area’s within the Westcon-Comstor organisation. With more than 15 years in the industry doing many different roles over this period from Order Entry, Product Management, Business Analysis to name a few. Last year she was honoured to be awarded the 2018 WIICTA Technology Award and Westcon-Comstor 2018 IT Services Award.

  • Lisa Flynn - Panelist

    Director, Commerce & Lifecycle Services, Ingram Micro

    Lisa Flynn is the Director of the Commerce and Lifecycle Services (CLS) division at Ingram Micro New Zealand. Since joining Ingram Micro New Zealand in Feb 2016, initially as General Manager CLS. Lisa has been a strong advocate for growing a partnering model within ICT community with a strong focus on telecommunications, to further expand the Strategic Sourcing, Demand Planning and Supply/Supplier Management value added services currently provided by Ingram Micro (CLS).

  • Siva Sankari Yuvaraj - Panelist

    Integration Architect, IntegrationWorks

    Siva is an integration architect at IntegrationWorks. She enjoys being an innovator, thought leader and a cutting-edge technology vanguard. In her career thus far, Siva has fast emerged as a future leader, by consistently exceeding expectations in both technical and non-technical areas. She has demonstrated strong technical leadership and presentation skills, along with sales and marketing awareness. Siva has been recognised for providing "game-changing" strategic advice to large enterprise clients while having less than ten years of industry experience.

  • Zabeen Hussain - Panelist

    Head of Cloud, TIMG

    Proud Fijian Kiwi with a long over 11 years’ experience in IT/ICT my major achievement is being awarded Women in ICT - Rising Star 2018. Tops Sales awardee, Certified with various Cloud platform, Agile and certified Back up and DR Expert in NZ market. Enterprise and commercial sales and management experience I Develop strong internal relationships network and develop strong business relationships with customers such that they turn to Cloud transformation journey with TIMG. Generate consulting services and nurture and close the transaction. As an expert in this field I am recognized authority and leading contributor in immediate business area/function. Working in non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/ business skills. Working experience background from Datacom, Fairfax Media, Webdrive and TIMG. I am responsible to grow go to market for Cloud Solutions, IaaS, Data security, Disaster Recovery, Business continuity and Public Cloud offerings and Managing team and leading business for NZX top 20 listed company.

  • Rob O'Neill

    Senior Journalist, Reseller News

    Rob O'Neill is covering new developments in the Kiwi IT channel for Reseller News. He has previously worked for ZDNet, The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne's The Age as well as various business titles.

  • Susan Searle

    President of Innovation, IDG Communication APAC

    Susan Searle is President of Innovation of IDG Communications, running ARN in Australia, Channel Asia in ASEAN, and Reseller News in New Zealand. Susan holds unparalleled knowledge and expertise of the tech industry accumulated over her 30 years working in tech media. During her career with leading international media giant, IDG Communications, Susan has launched over 70 publications, websites and events. She is passionate about the tech industry and creating communities to drive success. Her leadership in the industry gained her a place in the Industry Hall of Fame in 2016.