ITx 2018 Speakers

International and NZ Keynote Presenters at ITx 2018

First Keynote speakers announced

We're very excited to announce the first round of keynotes for ITx 2018.

Greg Sanker

Greg Sanker (USA) Keynote

CIO, Oregon Department of Administrative Services

Author of  IT Change Management: A Practitioner’s Guide, Greg Sanker spend the first 25 years of his professional life at a Fortune10 technology company and is now CIO of an Oregon state agency. Greg's passion is leading people-focused change and he is regarded as one of the top 25 thought leaders in IT service management.


Kaila Colbin

Kaila Colbin (NZ) Keynote

Futurist and Ambassador, Singularity U

Kaila is a futurist in every sense of the word, with a strong focus on exponential technology and the opportunities it presents. Kaila is the New Zealand and Australian Ambassador for Singularity University, a co-founder and Chair of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome, and the Curator of TEDxChristchurch and TEDxScottBase. She is also Chair of the New York-based Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, Deputy Chair of CORE Education Ltd, and founder of Christchurch consultancy Missing Link.

Doug Kim

Doug Kim (USA) Keynote

Snr Content Editor, Microsoft

Doug Kim is a content strategy guru at Microsoft Redmond. He spent his formative years in journalism, where he eventually became Arts and Entertainment editor of The Seattle Times. He’s been at Microsoft for eight years, where, amongst other things, he’s led efforts to revamp the voice and tone of content and UI text in the Microsoft Office suite and improve video and multimedia content. More recently, he drove the content strategy for the Microsoft Bing-based content form known as Instant Answers for Microsoft Windows 10. While continuing to nurture Instant Answers, he leads a team focused on accessibility, inclusive design and Microsoft’s experimental Virtual Support Agent.


Alexia Hibertidou

Alexia Hibertidou (NZ) Keynote

Founder, GirlBoss NZ

Alexia is is the founder of GirlBoss NZ, an organisation which encourages young women to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Leadership and Entrepreneurship. GirlBoss is New Zealand’s second largest women’s network with nearly 8000 members.  Alexia is passionate about promoting the exciting opportunities and challenging the stereotypes in entrepreneurship and STEM fields. Here about her story so far, including being the youngest person ever to join NASA's Sofia mission.


Julie Rohn

Julie Mohr (USA) Keynote

International speaker and author

Julie is a world renown author, international speaker, consultant and teacher focusing on knowledge management, leadership and change. With a B.S. degree in computer science from The Ohio State University, Julie brings together the technical and non-technical worlds and is currently pursuing her PhD in Management and Organizational Leadership in Information Systems and Technology from the University of Phoenix.

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ITx 2018 will feature over 150 speakers across 9 streams. More keynotes and speakers will be added to this page very soon.