Panel: Surviving and Thriving in Today's Changed World

Friday 1:10pm - 2:10pm, (Wellington venue 1)

How can we survive and thrive in a world marked by volatility, uncertainty and ambiguity?
Our panel explores the world today and how to get ahead in tech.


Ray Delany

Principle Consultant, Discern NZ

Ray has worked as a consultant and run various consulting organisations for approximately half of his career which now spans several decades. His consulting company Designer Technology was acquired by Theta in 2019 and he has been enjoying being a solo consultant again while undertaking a number of interesting projects. In his corporate career Ray has held senior executive positions at Fisher & Paykel, Waitemata District Health Board and Ministry of Health. Ray is a Fellow and former President of ITP and was one of the first 100 holders of ITP's Certified IT Professional (CITPNZ). He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed papers including a chapter on the history of Health IT in NZ. Ray holds a Master of Management and Diploma in Business from Auckland University.

Terry Chapman

Managing Director, Axenic

Terry is the Managing Director of the kick-arse NZ information security company, Axenic. He is a veteran presenter, mentor, and coach, and has a particular interest in helping young kiwi techies develop their more soft and squishy people skills.

Previously, Terry has led and presented in previous ITx conferences and the Microsoft Ignite architecture track for several years, developing a hardcore following of kiwi ICT architects and technologists interested in moving beyond interacting with 1s and 0s.

Rob England

Managing Director, Two Hills Ltd

Rob England has been coaching and consulting to management in the IT sector in Wellington for fifteen years, in service management, DevOps, policy, governance and strategy. He is a global thought leader in business agility, IT service management, and new ways of IT working, with 8 published books, and contributions to VeriSM, ITIL, and DevOps. He is a Chartered IT Professional, and a member of the Business Agility Institute, the Teal Network, and the Open Leadership Network.

Rebecca Woodhouse

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, Xero

Bex is an "adopted" Kiwi - Wellington has been home for 16 years!
They're a senior quality assurance analyst at Xero; a mum to a small human, an old cat, and a very large dog; and is often found being VERY vocal about things they think aren't talked about enough.
Bex believes in Unicorns and Santa Claus - because the world always needs more magic.