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ITx 2016 Speakers

List of speakers for the ITx 2016 conference

This page contains the speaker list for ITx 2016, ordered by name. Check out the Programme as well.


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Brendan Kelly Keynote

Deputy CE - Information, Tertiary Education Commission

Tuesday 1:30pm - 2:10pm, Keynote Presentation

Big Data and Business Analytics in tertiary education: The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is responsible for funding tertiary education in New Zealand, assisting our people to reach their full potential and contributing to the social and economic well-being of the country. To achieve these objectives, TEC has embarked on a major information project to harness the significant information… More »

Edith Yeung Keynote

Founding Partner, 500 Startups Mobile Collective (San Francisco, USA)

Wednesday 9:30am - 10:10am, Keynote Presentation

Trends in the Valley: How to get funded: Opening Keynote for day 3. Details… More »

Ian McCrae Keynote

Founder, Orion Health

Monday 1:40pm - 2:20pm, Keynote Presentation

Precision Medicine: Why healthcare is becoming a data science: We are on the cusp of a new era in medicine - the age of data. It will be just as powerful as the age of hygiene, the age of vaccinations and the age of antibiotics. An individual’s electronic patient health record will become the most powerful tool in the… More »

Ian Taylor Keynote

Founder, Animation Research Ltd

Monday 9:45am - 10:25am, Keynote Presentation

Collaboration in NZ's tech scene: Opening… More »

Mark Smalley Keynote

Ambassador, ASL BiSL Foundation (The Netherlands)

Monday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, IITP

Systems tinkering versus systems thinking: Looking back at the industrial revolution, the dominant ‘management paradigm’ was Scientific Management. This was pretty straightforward, focussing on control of function and tailored to mass production. But this ran out of steam when the world got more complicated. People realized that things depended on so many other things. A… More »

Tuesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, itSMFnz

Kill DevOps: "If you think that you’ve found it, think again, because you never will." This ancient Zen saying about a monk's journey towards enlightenment and awakening is the inspiration behind the presentation title ‘Kill DevOps’. DevOps is about continuous experimentation and learning. DevOps brought Agile’s value proposition closer to the users… More »

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, itSMFnz

Panel session: Integrating ITIL with Agile and DevOps: Hosted by Matt Hooper, this panel of Karen Ferris, Rob England, Lou Hunnebeck & Mark Smalley will discuss how to integrate "traditional" frameworks (e.g. ITIL) with other approaches (e.g. DevOps &… More »

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, PMINZ

Running IT as a Business: IT people always seem to have regarded themselves as ‘special’, feeling entitled to exclusion from regular business practices, norms and maybe even ethics. Slowly but surely, the laws of corporate gravity are bringing IT people down to earth and assimilating them into the enterprise. On the one hand, IT people… More »

Wednesday 4:40pm - 5:20pm, Keynote Presentation

The Age of IT Enlightenment: Ever since the demigod called IT fell from its pedestal in the eighties, the relationship between IT and the business has been dysfunctional. Disgruntled that, despite having done its best, it was blamed for losing the plot, IT adopted a defensive “just tell us what to do and then it’s… More »

May-Ann Lim Keynote

Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association (Singapore)

Tuesday 4:40pm - 5:20pm, Keynote Presentation

Cloud Computing: NZ’s place in the world: We’ve all heard the rhetoric and complained about lag, but where does New Zealand really fit in the world of internet infrastructure and cloud readiness? Singapore-based May-Ann Lim is the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, the organisation that produces the in-depth Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) for the… More »

Rachael Cotton-Bronte Keynote

Chief Marketing Technologist, Flint-Box

Tuesday 9:30am - 10:10am, Keynote Presentation

Incredible User Experiences: We live in a time of unprecedented change. Gartner lists customer experience as the most pressing mandate for marketers, the top area of technology investment in 2014, and in 2015 it led innovation spending. Customer experience has become the new battlefield, with technology and digital the weapons of choice. Rachael… More »

Tuesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, IITP

Proximity Based Engagement and the Internet of NOW: Proximity and geo-based engagement is now enabling organisations to engage in a new way. Combine these developments with low cost infrastructure and we are set to dramatically change the way technologists develop platforms and solutions to provide the right information at the right time and the right place. This session… More »

Steven Joyce Keynote

Minister of Many Things

Monday 9:15am - 9:45am, Keynote Presentation

Ministerial opening address: The conference will open with a powhiri and opening address from Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Economic Development, Science and Innovation, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment and pretty much everything… More »

Vinh Giang Keynote

Entrepreneur and Magician (Adelaide, Australia)

Monday 4:40pm - 5:30pm, Keynote Presentation

International Keynote: Thinking Differently: "RATHER A MIND OPENED BY WONDER, THAN ONE CLOSED BY NEGATIVE BELIEFS." Internationally renowned keynote, entrepreneur and magician Vinh Giang will weave magic and psychology in this spell-binding talk, guaranteed to make you think differently about… More »

Aaron Hodder

Senior Test Consultant, Assurity Consulting Limited

Wednesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, TPN Testing

All Kinds of Minds: Mental Diversity in IT: Personality quirks, character traits, mental diversity. IT attracts a wide variety of people who think, react, work, communicate, interact, and socialise differently, and one-in-three of us will have a mental health issue at some point in our lives. Many development practices have emerged, especially in the Agile world, that actively… More »

Aaron Olphert

Chief Technology Officer, Kordia

Tuesday 2:20pm - 2:50pm, TUANZ

Internet of Things: Joint TUANZ/InternetNZ panel: InternetNZ's NetHui-style sessions and TUANZ bring you a collaborative session on the Internet of Things. The panel will examine what the Internet of Things (IoT) means in the immediate future when it comes to our everyday lives including: How will the IoT impact us as we move from home to… More »

Alex Komarovsky

Co-founder, CoHelix

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, Agile Day

The accelerator experience - building an MVP in 3 months: CoHelix are currently taking part in the R9 Accelerator, and will share their experience of going from idea to MVP in just three months. R9 Accelerator brings the public and private sectors together to work on real problems impacting businesses. It nurtures teams of creative, solutions-focused people to build market-validated… More »

Alex Leonov

Director, Knowledge Lab

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, itSMFnz

Being agile and seeing the big picture: the challenge: The ability to see details of the service operations in a transparent way is one of the essential parts of being agile. At the same time, too much detail hides the big picture. It takes increasingly more energy to see one as services spread over different channels, and reaction times… More »

Wednesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, TPN Testing

Testing the legacy: making existing applications testable without epic efforts: If you have an established product which came about before the widespread use of the unit and system testing, then you know the problem. The old code cannot be made testable without a significant effort of throwing it away and writing it anew. What does it mean for the QA?… More »

Alistair Hookings

Lecturer

Monday 10:50am - 11:20am, CITRENZ

Experiential Learning for improving student engagement in a project management course: According to the authors of this paper, one of the reasons for information systems failures may be seen in the way in which Information Systems are taught. The assumption that lack of understanding of the business environment is the main reason for further system failures leads to proposing changes in… More »

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, CITRENZ

A Student Laptop Roll-out for International Information Technology Students: Adequate computing resources are essential to the effective teaching of Information Technology. There are several complicating factors when these resources are provided in the context of computer laboratories. These include the reliability of machines, consistency of software environments, and adequacy of hardware and the cost in both financial and human… More »

Allan Yeoman

Partner, Buddle Findlay's Technology practice

Tuesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, IITP

The offline response to cyber threats: The range of organisations caught in cyber crime continues to grow. The impact of a cyber attack on an organization can be severe - whether financially, operationally or reputationally - and cyber risk is increasingly a topic for discussion around the boardroom table, rather than being left as something for… More »

Amy Ryburn

Partner, Buddle Findlay

Tuesday 10:40am - 11:10am, IITP

Contracting for Agile Projects: The use of agile methodologies in ICT projects is becoming increasingly common. While there are many potential benefits to be gained from using agile methodologies in relation to certain types of projects, it can be a challenge to identify and manage legal risk. Lawyers unfamiliar with agile methodologies can approach… More »

Andrew Cushen

Deputy CEO, InternetNZ

Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, TUANZ

IoT and Smart Cities Panel Discussion and Q&A: The panel will begin the conversations around the issues raised by the two speakers introducing IoT and SmartCities as it applies in NZ and will answers questions raised by participants at the… More »

Andrew Matangi

Consultant, Buddle Findlay

Tuesday 10:40am - 11:10am, IITP

Contracting for Agile Projects: The use of agile methodologies in ICT projects is becoming increasingly common. While there are many potential benefits to be gained from using agile methodologies in relation to certain types of projects, it can be a challenge to identify and manage legal risk. Lawyers unfamiliar with agile methodologies can approach… More »

Anna Guenther

Co-founder, PledgeMe

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, TUANZ

Innovative use of tech to build a company: Anna Guenther is the founder and CEO of the crowdfunding website Pledgeme.co.nz . She will share her thoughts on how technology has enabled her to build a business. She will also talk about the challenges faced as a young woman involved in starting up the… More »

Antony Royal

Chair, various Trusts and Boards, and Maori ICT Development Fund

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, IITP

Case study: Mitimiti on the grid: Mitimiti on the Grid was a collaboration between telecommunications and IT organisations to bring fibre and mobile services to a remote marae community that was destined to be a telecommunications "blackspot". Mitimiti was a populous trading hub in the late 1800s, but since that time has struggled with many decades… More »

Arron Judson

Sector Innovation Manager, University of Auckland

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, NZTech

Making Ideas Succeed - The importance of Collaboration: What should founders focus on when making their idea succeed? Arron Judson will explore this topic, focusing on the importance of building the right team and partnering. He will discuss how to find the right partners, and how to share responsibilities, and how to work with the right incentives. Outsourcing… More »

Beth Coleman

Consultant

Wednesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, CITRENZ

Knowledge Centred Service - Best Practices in Engagement, Empowerment and Service Success: Beth will discuss how Knowledge Centred Service (KCS sm) and Prosci can improve customer and staff engagement in IT service delivery. You’ll take away key principles and practices used in developing a knowledge-focused culture to improve service delivery at all levels of the organization. The Knowledge Centered Support (KCS sm)… More »

Bevan McCabe

Technical Test Lead, Planit Software Testing

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, TPN Testing

Open-source test automation tools – are they ready for prime-time?: There are many open-source tools for test automation. Should you consider using them for your project? Bevan McCabe covers what you need to know. He'll cover the major testing types and the pros and cons of commercial tools versus open-source in each case. Do you need to have a more… More »

Bill Ross

Principal Architect, Equinox

Tuesday 2:20pm - 2:50pm, IITP

Architecturally agile – Just enough architecture, just in time: Good architecture is all about the art of knowing what not to do. Well informed architectural decisions made just in time accelerate project delivery and enable maximum flexibility for development teams. Any non-trivial solution involves hundreds, if not thousands of design decisions. Certain architectural decisions can make other decisions irrelevant… More »

Binglan Han

Lecturer

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, CITRENZ

A Student Laptop Roll-out for International Information Technology Students: Adequate computing resources are essential to the effective teaching of Information Technology. There are several complicating factors when these resources are provided in the context of computer laboratories. These include the reliability of machines, consistency of software environments, and adequacy of hardware and the cost in both financial and human… More »

Tuesday 11:20am - 11:50am, CITRENZ

Predicting the Academic Performance of International Students on an Ongoing Basis : The academic success of international students is crucial for many tertiary institutions. Early predictions of students’ learning outcomes allow for targeted support and therefore improved success rates. In this study, international students’ demographic information, past academic histories, weekly class attendance records, and assessment results in an ongoing course were used… More »

Birgit Bachler

Lecturer in Design, VUW (and independent artist)

Wednesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, NZOSS

Unleashing Artistic License with FOSS: Working with Free and Open Source Software to push the boundaries of artistic expression and… More »

Brent Logan

Senior Business Systems Analyst, Canterbury District Health Board

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, itSMFnz

Taking Service Management Beyond IT: Where do I start?: ​Service Management is undergoing some major changes. Instead of Service Management being applicable to IT, it can now be applied to areas such as HR, Facilities, Legal, Marketing and more. ​ The concept of Shared Services is also helping to ignite this trend. But how do you decide when to… More »

Caitlin Duncan

PhD candidate, University of Canterbury

Tuesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, IITP

Taking care of your mental health: Maintaining good mental health is as important for your well being as maintaining your physical health. In the fast-paced and always connected IT and Technology industry, it’s difficult not to become overwhelmed, anxious, burnt out, or generally unmotivated and down. Your brain is basically a computer, so as IT professionals… More »

Cam Findlay

Community Awesomeness Manager, Silverstripe

Wednesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, NZOSS

NZGOAL Software Extension: Open sourcing Government funded software development… More »

Ceedee Doyle

Agile Consultant, Assurity

Wednesday 11:20am - 11:50am, Agile Day

Radical Organisation Structures: Stop Doing Agile!: From Zappos to Xero to Morning Star, there are people out there operating in amazingly different ways and being successful. They don't know about 'Agile', but they are living the values and principles. Ceedee Doyle will walk through some of the hundreds of companies which are structured on non-traditional lines,… More »

Chris Borton

Regional Sales Manager, Palo Alto Networks

Monday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, TUANZ

Can there be success in Cyber Security - how do we know when we get there?:More »

Chris Cormack

Technical Lead - Koha Team, Catalyst IT

Monday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, IITP

He aha te mea nui?: The Koha project began in a small town in New Zealand and now is used by over 10,000 libraries worldwide. How was the project developed, and what were the key lessons? Chris Cormack will discuss the framework for building the project, and how it contributed to sustaining a healthy community.… More »

Chris Curran

Partner, Russell McVeagh

Tuesday 11:20am - 11:50am, IITP

Software Escrow: Tips and Traps: It is important to consider at the outset of any project whether an escrow agreement is needed, in what circumstances a release should be triggered, and whether that release will actually give the client the protection they envisioned. A bulletproof escrow agreement is no use unless the parties to it… More »

Chris Hourigan

Business Transformation – Testing Lead

Tuesday 11:20am - 11:50am, TPN Testing

Innovative testing approaches at Inland Revenue: Inland Revenue is in the midst of replacing its ‘end-of-life’ middleware software that transports around 90% of its data. The middleware is the ‘glue’ that enables internal and external customers to connect with the core tax system and for many of its systems to talk to each other. Given its… More »

Chris Rolls

National Manager of Test Automation, The Testing Consultancy (TTC)

Tuesday 10:40am - 11:10am, TPN Testing

How Testing can help shape the future of Software Development: Agile, DevOps , Lean, bi-modal, small teams, decentralisation, everyone is a “developer”, T-Shaped team members and Shift Left. For many of us in Software Testing we hear these words and we are concerned, we hear a threat. What does this mean for our centralised testing services? Our carefully crafted testing… More »

Clare Atkins

Lecturer

Wednesday 10:40am - 12:30pm, CITRENZ

Competencies for IT students : Chair - Dr Clare Aktins Panel Members - Hamish Smith, Murray Wills, TBA… More »

Conor Roberts

Manager of Public Affairs, MYOB

Wednesday 11:20am - 11:50am, InternetNZ

Amping up adoption - how can we turbocharge take-up: NetHui at ITx 2016 is an unconference space to discuss the future of the Internet. The sessions on Wednesday morning will be scheduled in advance, with Wednesday afternoon scheduled on the day. This session: Amping up adoption - how can we turbocharge… More »

Dan Teo

Principal Consultant, Assurity

Wednesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, Agile Day

The Quest for an Agile HR Organization: As the world we live in becomes increasingly global, the pace of change is increasing faster and faster. It’s no longer about getting a process or structure that is about Agile, but developing people centered competencies within the organisation that help enable individuals to respond to change. The new competitive… More »

Dan Tong

Co-founder, CoHelix

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, Agile Day

The accelerator experience - building an MVP in 3 months: CoHelix are currently taking part in the R9 Accelerator, and will share their experience of going from idea to MVP in just three months. R9 Accelerator brings the public and private sectors together to work on real problems impacting businesses. It nurtures teams of creative, solutions-focused people to build market-validated… More »

Daniel Merriott

Principal Consultant, BSMimpact

Tuesday 11:20am - 11:50am, IITP

Leveraging the SFIA and COBIT Frameworks Together: In this presentation, Daniel Merriott guides us through the challenges and benefits of combining SFIA and COBIT to define the skills needed to govern and manage and operate enterprise IT. It creates a powerful and flexible toolset that can help an organisation to define a position description and which of… More »

Dave Lane

Founder, Lane Ventures

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, IITP

Open Standards: why they need a government mandate: In this presentation, Open Source advocate Dave Lane explains the status quo for data and file formats in NZ, particularly our government, and why - despite the "recommendation" of using open standards - we're always stuck with proprietary standards. Dave will argue that this situation has a negative impact for… More »

Wednesday 10:40am - 11:10am, NZOSS

Open Source Day Welcome, teasers and pleasers: Introduction the the Open Source Day including a brief background on the NZOSS and FOSS in NZ as well as teasers for the… More »

Dave Moskovitz

Professional Director and Startup Investor

Wednesday 10:40am - 11:10am, InternetNZ

The State of our Startup Nation: NetHui at ITx 2016 is an unconference space to discuss the future of the Internet. The sessions on Wednesday morning will be scheduled in advance, with Wednesday afternoon scheduled on the day. This session: The State of our Startup… More »

David Carter

Founding Partner, Stratos Technology Partners

Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, IITP

Building a Solid Business on Shaky Ground: Stratos Technology Partners was born out of the Christchurch earthquakes and one of New Zealand’s largest fraud cases. Join David Carter as he tells their story. From their beginnings five years ago, as three engineers huddled around a kitchen table, to a team of professionals carrying out software projects around… More »

David Hay

Product Strategist, Orion Health

Monday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, HiNZ Health

Use of FHIR as the API for the NZ Electronic Health Record: Regardless of which system is actually chosen to host the NZ Electronic Health Record, the interface to that system will be using the new HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability resources) standard that is receiving enormous international attention. This session is aimed at the non-technical user and will explore how such… More »

Monday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, HiNZ Health

Use of FHIR as the API for the NZ EHR (a deeper dive): This session is a follow on to the previous one, and is aimed at the more technical user - developer, implementer and business analyst. We'll spend some time describing and demonstrating how FHIR can be adapted to meet specific requirements (a process called 'profiling'), and the tooling available to assist… More »

David Lloyd

Regional Sales Manager ANZ at Corporate Software Services, Inc

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, itSMFnz

Transition from Reactive to Proactive in 5 steps!:More »

David Pickering

Solution Architect, Cherwell Software

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, itSMFnz

Taking Service Management Beyond IT: Where do I start?: ​Service Management is undergoing some major changes. Instead of Service Management being applicable to IT, it can now be applied to areas such as HR, Facilities, Legal, Marketing and more. ​ The concept of Shared Services is also helping to ignite this trend. But how do you decide when to… More »

David Skelton

Lecturer

Tuesday 10:40am - 11:10am, CITRENZ

Enhancing students' IS offshoring capabilities: An international blended teaching concept : An appreciation of globalisation issues by information systems (IS) graduates is a growing requirement of organisations with global reach. This paper discusses the planning of a joint course to be delivered online and face to face by two lecturers representing two tertiary institutes in Germany and New Zealand respectively. The… More »

Diane McCarthy

Lecturer

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:50pm, CITRENZ

Layering our IT Identities: Special Topic Chaired by Lesley Smith focus is on women's layering of identity as IT… More »

Dipendra Ghimire

Lecturer

Tuesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, CITRENZ

Preliminary Analysis of success factors in Agile software development projects: Software Development: Software projects consume significant resources in their development. These projects use a variety of different approaches to development, including Agile methods. Not all projects succeed and a variety of project success factors have been established or proposed for many of the development approaches. However, the success factors for projects using… More »

Dobrila Lopez

Lecturer

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, CITRENZ

University Students Expectations of NZQA Levels: In this cross-sectional study, we compared the expectations of level 5 computing students from the university sector (n=161) with a similar cohort of students from the polytechnic sector (n=69). We elicited their expectations of the nature of the skills and knowledge, and the degree of self-management and collaboration, required for… More »

Eddie Correia

Lecturer

Monday 10:50am - 11:20am, CITRENZ

Developing Programmes of Study: A Case Study: The Mandatory Review of Qualifications (MROQ) culminated in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority listing fourteen diploma and certificate qualifications in information and communication technology (ICT). After a process of consultation, the Department of Computing at Ara Institute of Canterbury (at that time still known as Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology… More »

Tuesday 10:40am - 12:30pm, CITRENZ

Panel discussion: Is it Cloudy in your classroom?: Panel session Teaching Cloud based technologies within the classroom… More »

Elinor Swery

Technical Consultant, IBM

Wednesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, NZTech

Watson - Bringing back the Human Element: Technology has helped us go further, go faster and solve problems previous generations could not imagine. Despite this, traditional technology solutions still lack a human element. IBM has been developing Watson; a set of cognitive technologies that can think like people. This talk will introduce the IBM Watson Developers Cloud… More »

Emma Raymond

Test Automation Manager, Aviat Networks

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, TPN Testing

Antifragile Automated Testing: Software test automation is fast becoming a must have in many organisations. At the same time there are plenty of anecdotes about the failures of test automation systems. There are a number of reasons associated with these failures. The word antifragility is used to describe a property of systems that… More »

Gareth Cronin

VP Engineering, Wynyard Group

Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, IITP

Courageous Conversations and Employee-driven Progression with SFIA: Software teams are generally dominated by young, highly educated, and highly skilled people. These young analysts and engineers desire a sense of progression, constant learning, and recognition as they advance in skills and experience. Their leaders are often also young and inexperienced, and struggle to provide a clear framework for… More »

Gavin Coughlan

Head of Agile, Boost

Wednesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, Agile Day

Battling Scrum Fatigue : Scrum can be incredibly motivating and produce great results, an exciting environment, and help people thrive while maintaining a good work/life balance. But what happens when a Scrum project continues for a long duration? How do you stop burnout or fatigue from setting in? The Scrum framework allows for a… More »

Giles Southwell

Chief Technology and Digital Services Officer (Acting), Ministry of Health

Monday 10:50am - 11:20am, HiNZ Health

NZ Health Strategy and Health IT Plan: Overview of programmes underway nationally within the public healthcare… More »

Grant Avery

IQA Consultant, Outcome Insights

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, PMINZ

The Problem with Projects: Grant will be talking on the problems of risk homeostasis and risk appetite in projects, the importance of balancing the CORA triangle – Capabilities improvement, Outcome aspirations, and Risk Appetite – and the need for strengthened risk management, heroism, and leadership in projects. Using lessons learned from recent research on… More »

Grant Lumsden

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, NZTech

Building scale: Priorities and Pitfalls: The NZ ecosystem is alive with start-up initiatives and support networks. But once a business becomes established, a whole new set of challenges arise that can’t be solved with pizzas, caffeine and an all-nighter. Strategy, governance, compliance and HR capability are all features of a business that wants to continue… More »

Grant Ryan

Founder, The Cacophony Project

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, NZOSS

The Cacophony Project: open source tech to make NZ Predator Free: Modern IT solutions have the potential to make predator trapping 80,000 times more efficient allow us to be pest free and bring back the Cacophony of bird… More »

Greg James

Deputy Commissioner Change, Inland Revenue

Tuesday 2:20pm - 2:50pm, IITP

Case study: Managing large scale transformation at IRD: Greg James is Inland Revenue’s ‘senior responsible officer’ of their multi-stage technology-enabled transformation. The transformation goal is to have a simpler tax system so it’s easier for customers to get their taxes right, reduce compliance costs for businesses, and make it easier and less costly for Government to introduce policy… More »

Hamish Duff

IT Management Consultant, Recalibrate Ltd

Monday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, itSMFnz

A Fool with a Tool: Many organisations have been struggling to deliver real IT value since they began, and IT has been the whipping boy for too long - but IT isn't really to blame. Hamish Duff takes an alternative point of view that adding bureaucracy in the form of frameworks and controls around IT… More »

Hamish Smith

Lecturer

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, CITRENZ

Use of persona's in education - A case study of core competencies: A competence is defined as the ability to successfully meet complex demands in a particular context through the mobilisation of knowledge, cognitive skills but also practical skills, as well as social and behaviour components such as attitudes, emotions, and values and motivations. Core competencies contribute to both programme development and… More »

Wednesday 10:40am - 12:30pm, CITRENZ

Competencies for IT students : Chair - Dr Clare Aktins Panel Members - Hamish Smith, Murray Wills, TBA… More »

Hazel Jennings

Director, Dale Jennings Associates

Tuesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, IITP

Digital governance for SMEs: IT governance is a predominantly enterprise IT level activity and with substantial frameworks that support it. Yet over 97% of businesses in New Zealand are small and medium sized enterprises - how do they fare from a technology standpoint? Hazel Jennings will provide practical advice on technology governance in SME's,… More »

Helen Shorthouse

Sector Leader, Technology, Canterbury Development Corp (CDC)

Tuesday 11:20am - 11:50am, IITP

Making Pies Together: If technology is one of the drivers of our economy how can we make sure we are doing the right things to help it grow? Before the earthquakes Christchurch’s tech sector had been growing much faster than the national average, but after the earthquakes Christchurch’s tech sector growth had slowed.… More »

Ian Apperley

Director, Isis Group

Monday 10:50am - 11:20am, IITP

Everything you know is wrong: ICT is undergoing significant, tectonic changes on a global scale, however we are not adapting fast enough to those trends. The old business models and processes are not going to survive the future technology trends. This session looks at how to prepare for the near-future and make sure that you… More »

Monday 3:20pm - 4:30pm, NZRise

Disruption: Lightning Talks: What are you passionate about that has disrupted the technology sector, or has the potential to? Come along and share your knowledge in a 5 minute lightning talk, with 1 minute for Q&A. We have some speakers pre-arranged to talk, and absolutely welcome you to share in a spur-of-the-moment of… More »

Ian England

Chief Executive, Acurity Health Group

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, HiNZ Health

IT innovation in private hospitals: Priorities and IT initiatives taking place within the private healthcare… More »

James Ting-Edwards

Issues Advisor, InternetNZ

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, InternetNZ

TPP copyright submissions: NetHui at ITx 2016 is an unconference space to discuss the future of the Internet. The sessions on Wednesday morning will be scheduled in advance, with Wednesday afternoon scheduled on the day. This session: TPP copyright… More »

Jamie McIndoe

Test Lead, Assurity

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, Agile Day

Visual Answers to Everyday Challenges: It’s more than drawing… visual answers to our everyday challenges This talk presents a palette of visual answers that address a range of everyday challenges. Our goal is that everybody leaves the room with visual answers to spread at work. We will follow the story of our product development team… More »

Janet Toland

Senior Lecturer (Information Systems), Victoria University of Wellington

Monday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, IITP

Deeply Political and Social Issues: moral debates in the early computing profession: The 1960s and 1970s were decades when many scientists began to reassess the relationship between their professional lives and their personal beliefs. For the relatively new discipline of computer science this reflection about moral values and responsibilities came at a crucial time in the formation of the profession. The first… More »

Jaume Durany

Agile Coach, Fairfax Media

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, Agile Day

Visual Answers to Everyday Challenges: It’s more than drawing… visual answers to our everyday challenges This talk presents a palette of visual answers that address a range of everyday challenges. Our goal is that everybody leaves the room with visual answers to spread at work. We will follow the story of our product development team… More »

Joe Stockman

Programme Director, the Innovation Partnership

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, TUANZ

Innovate Now!: Innovate Now! Why creating a culture that rewards risk and innovation is the way to make the most of digital… More »

John Edwards

Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Wednesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, PMINZ

Importance of Privacy Issues in IT - Getting the facts across: The office of the Privacy Commissioner is based in Wellington and Auckland. The Privacy Commissioner's Office works to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected. The Privacy Commissioner administers the Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Act applies to almost every person, business or organisation… More »

Jonathan Pickard

Technical Foundation Programme Manager, Inland Revenue

Monday 10:50am - 11:20am, IITP

Extending the tax digital border: Many small businesses will agree that managing tax compliance can be a time-consuming and costly exercise. As part of its major business transformation, Inland Revenue is working with a range of third parties to fit tax compliance into a business's broader administration functions. The goal is to make tax simpler… More »

Josh Caid

VP of Innovation, Cherwell

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, itSMFnz

Is ITIL Slowing you down? 3 ways to become more agile: When ITIL emerged, it brought standards, processes, and much-needed structure to IT—but this doesn’t always move at the speed of business. Are we missing out on what’s really important while burying ourselves in processes and technology? Let’s look at 3 key principles borrowed from our software development peers, and see… More »

Judy McKay

Senior Test Consultant, Planit Software Testing

Wednesday 1:20pm - 2:20pm, Agile Day

Practical Agile: This presentation introduces a practical approach to implementing the Agile methodology. It highlights the following seven common problems with Agile projects: • Unrealistic expectations • Inability to meet customer needs and expectations • Using generalists when specialists are needed • Forgetting that schedules are real • Lack of respect •… More »

Kabas Albakry

Monday 10:50am - 11:20am, CITRENZ

Experiential Learning for improving student engagement in a project management course: According to the authors of this paper, one of the reasons for information systems failures may be seen in the way in which Information Systems are taught. The assumption that lack of understanding of the business environment is the main reason for further system failures leads to proposing changes in… More »

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, CITRENZ

A Student Laptop Roll-out for International Information Technology Students: Adequate computing resources are essential to the effective teaching of Information Technology. There are several complicating factors when these resources are provided in the context of computer laboratories. These include the reliability of machines, consistency of software environments, and adequacy of hardware and the cost in both financial and human… More »

Kaila Colbin

Ambassador, Singularity University

Wednesday 10:40am - 11:10am, NZTech

Introduction to Exponential: "Take top thinkers from Silicon Valley and science, mix them with scientists, innovators and philanthro-capitalists, and you've got the Singularity University – on a mission to seek technological solutions to the world's great challenges”, according to a 2012 article from The Guardian. The Singularity University, based in Silicon Valley, calls… More »

Karen Ferris

Director, Macanta Consulting Pty Ltd (Melbourne, Australia)

Tuesday 11:20am - 11:50am, itSMFnz

ITIL Practitioner Q&A Session: Axelos released the ITIL Practitioner qualification to offer practical guidance on how to adopt and adapt the ITIL framework to support business objectives. Lou & Karen were both members of the team that produced ITIL Practitioner and offer their time to answer questions or provide more information about the… More »

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, itSMFnz

Panel session: Integrating ITIL with Agile and DevOps: Hosted by Matt Hooper, this panel of Karen Ferris, Rob England, Lou Hunnebeck & Mark Smalley will discuss how to integrate "traditional" frameworks (e.g. ITIL) with other approaches (e.g. DevOps &… More »

Wednesday 3:20pm - 4:30pm, itSMFnz

Where are my sponsors?: We often talk about the need for an executive sponsor or senior management commitment as necessary for a successful ITSM improvement initiative. However, for an initiative to be truly successful sponsorship is much more than that. Research shows that the greatest obstacle to success is ineffective organizational change management sponsorship.… More »

Kathryn Howard

ITSM Consultant, Visual Explanations

Tuesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, IITP

IT Service Management for Grownups - IT4IT: IT departments who operate as silos and are organised around deep disciplines, policies and processes won’t work for tomorrow’s world. Most IT departments are tribal with specialist groups who speak their own dialect and have difficulty agreeing shared goals and values. They collaborate awkwardly, if at all, making it impossible… More »

Ken Brophy

Chief Enabler, JBA

Wednesday 11:20am - 11:50am, NZTech

Building Entrepreneurial Capability: Fact: there are more jobless youth today than any other time in recent history. Joy Business Academy (JBA) is a global community designed to re-energise the ‘Learning to Earning’ model – connecting learners with employment or funding opportunities, with the purpose to make entrepreneurs out of the remarkable people in… More »

Ken Sutton

Lecturer

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, CITRENZ

Use of persona's in education - A case study of core competencies: A competence is defined as the ability to successfully meet complex demands in a particular context through the mobilisation of knowledge, cognitive skills but also practical skills, as well as social and behaviour components such as attitudes, emotions, and values and motivations. Core competencies contribute to both programme development and… More »

Kriv Naicker

General Manager - Strategy and Business Consulting at Huawei

Tuesday 11:20am - 11:50am, TUANZ

Business & Governance Models for Smart City & Sensor/ IoT Networks: As sensors are the lowest level in the collection of information in a Smart City environment, the allocation and sharing of data among the different interested public and private sector enterprises will enable a truly integrated Smart City. Huawei as a leading Smart City Solution provider understands that the sensor… More »

Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, TUANZ

IoT and Smart Cities Panel Discussion and Q&A: The panel will begin the conversations around the issues raised by the two speakers introducing IoT and SmartCities as it applies in NZ and will answers questions raised by participants at the… More »

Lesley Smith

Lecturer

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, CITRENZ

Use of persona's in education - A case study of core competencies: A competence is defined as the ability to successfully meet complex demands in a particular context through the mobilisation of knowledge, cognitive skills but also practical skills, as well as social and behaviour components such as attitudes, emotions, and values and motivations. Core competencies contribute to both programme development and… More »

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:50pm, CITRENZ

Layering our IT Identities: Special Topic Chaired by Lesley Smith focus is on women's layering of identity as IT… More »

Lewis Weatherall

Training Expert/Consultant, Project Results

Wednesday 10:40am - 11:10am, PMINZ

Choosing the best framework to deliver your projects:More »

Lou Hunnebeck

Principal, Advisory Services at Fruition Partners (New York, USA)

Tuesday 10:40am - 11:10am, itSMFnz

Practicing Practitioner Skills – Structured Improvement: Just reading the ITIL core publications is not enough to drive real progress in service management. To drive genuine change, people need practical skills in improvement, like the ones defined in the new ITIL Practitioner qualification. Led by an ITIL Practitioner Architect who helped write the ITIL Practitioner Guidance book,… More »

Tuesday 11:20am - 11:50am, itSMFnz

ITIL Practitioner Q&A Session: Axelos released the ITIL Practitioner qualification to offer practical guidance on how to adopt and adapt the ITIL framework to support business objectives. Lou & Karen were both members of the team that produced ITIL Practitioner and offer their time to answer questions or provide more information about the… More »

Tuesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, itSMFnz

Hearing & Being Heard: The Role of Listening & Imagination in Business Collaboration: Collaboration is built on understanding and on mutually agreed objectives. All parties need to clearly understand and support the achievement of defined goals in order to collaborate on a solution. But when the parties don’t agree, either on the goals themselves or on the tactics for achieving the goals, projects… More »

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, itSMFnz

Panel session: Integrating ITIL with Agile and DevOps: Hosted by Matt Hooper, this panel of Karen Ferris, Rob England, Lou Hunnebeck & Mark Smalley will discuss how to integrate "traditional" frameworks (e.g. ITIL) with other approaches (e.g. DevOps &… More »

Luke Tomes

Lecturer

Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, CITRENZ

Digitally Tika, Digital Natives , Digital Needs and Education of the Pehiaweri Marae Community: The Pehiaweri Marae community is nestled amongst the semi-rural, semi-urban areas of East Whangarei. The community envelops a growing population of 14,505 people, 4,041 of which identify themselves as Māori. Pehiaweri Marae sits in the heart of the community, hosting between 5-10 events and activities every week. This MBIE project… More »

Lynley Lee

Principal Consultant, Peritia Ltd

Tuesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, IITP

Fit for the Future - Preparing Business for Digital Change: What changed IT into business technology and what do business leaders need to understand? How can IT leaders transform their organisations to be digitally-savvy? Digital technologies are extending the reach of traditional IT into new areas of the business and beyond traditional business boundaries. This brings new opportunities and challenges… More »

Mark Caukill

Lecturer

Tuesday 10:40am - 12:30pm, CITRENZ

Panel discussion: Is it Cloudy in your classroom?: Panel session Teaching Cloud based technologies within the classroom… More »

Matt Fourie

Chairman & Author – Thinking Dimensions Global Consulting

Monday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, itSMFnz

How to SecuriProof your company DAILY against possible Security Breaches:More »

Matt Hooper

Product Evangelist, LANDesk Software (Florida, USA)

Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, itSMFnz

The role of ITSM in 2020: In 2012, Matt Hooper predicted that the ITSM professional would need to educate themselves in security, analytics, and enterprise knowledge. Fast-forward five years and the greatest need for ITSM value is security, analytics & knowledge. What will the next five years bring? What new and advanced skills will be required… More »

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, itSMFnz

Panel session: Integrating ITIL with Agile and DevOps: Hosted by Matt Hooper, this panel of Karen Ferris, Rob England, Lou Hunnebeck & Mark Smalley will discuss how to integrate "traditional" frameworks (e.g. ITIL) with other approaches (e.g. DevOps &… More »

Matt Mansell

Senior Consultant Strategy, Change and Governance, IntegrationQA

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, IITP

Changing the culture of IT: Shifting to DevOps: DevOps is becoming the de riguer buzzword in IT circles yet there is still a great deal of confusion around what it is – and this causes friction in organisations. Some people view DevOps as a software tool or development platform. Others refuse to think about the potential value of… More »

Mei Fern Johnson

ICT partner, Russell McVeagh

Tuesday 11:20am - 11:50am, IITP

Software Escrow: Tips and Traps: It is important to consider at the outset of any project whether an escrow agreement is needed, in what circumstances a release should be triggered, and whether that release will actually give the client the protection they envisioned. A bulletproof escrow agreement is no use unless the parties to it… More »

Michael Verhaart

Lecturer

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, CITRENZ

Beyond Wi-Fi: Using mobile devices for gxLearning in the field: Over the past two years, the use of mobile devices to implement and support field trips for both face-to-face and remote students has been explored at the [institute]. As part of a wider study in using web technologies to enable geographically extended learning (gxLearning), the use of mobile to extend… More »

Michael Watts

Lecturer

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, CITRENZ

A Student Laptop Roll-out for International Information Technology Students: Adequate computing resources are essential to the effective teaching of Information Technology. There are several complicating factors when these resources are provided in the context of computer laboratories. These include the reliability of machines, consistency of software environments, and adequacy of hardware and the cost in both financial and human… More »

Tuesday 11:20am - 11:50am, CITRENZ

Predicting the Academic Performance of International Students on an Ongoing Basis : The academic success of international students is crucial for many tertiary institutions. Early predictions of students’ learning outcomes allow for targeted support and therefore improved success rates. In this study, international students’ demographic information, past academic histories, weekly class attendance records, and assessment results in an ongoing course were used… More »

Michael Wigley

Principal, Wigley + Company

Monday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, TUANZ

Cyber security: legal responsibilities of managers and directors: Michael will bring the other side (the governance side) on the issue of cybersecurity and address the questions of what must directors and managers do about cybersecurity, legally?; what should managers do?; what are directors required to do?; and what should managers do for… More »

Mike Cooling

Systems Biomedicine Group Lead, University of Auckland

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, IITP

How software engineering principles are central to next-generation medical research: Software engineering innovations will transform medical science. Computational physiology is an emerging field that seeks to use computer-simulatable mathematical models of healthy and diseased states to understand how disease will progress and, ultimately, what treatments are likely to be effective. Such models are part of the transformation to 'personalised medicine'.… More »

Mike Dennehy

Managing Director (Australia & New Zealand), Qube Global Software

Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, IITP

Procurement - Pain or Pleasure?: IT procurement is notoriously inefficient, ineffective and wasteful. The commonly-accepted model, which is enshrined in Cabinet minutes and relied upon by public and private organisations alike, is broken and needs to change. The current model does not guarantee that the best provider and product win the contract - in fact… More »

Mike Lopez

Researcher/Lecturer

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, CITRENZ

University Students Expectations of NZQA Levels: In this cross-sectional study, we compared the expectations of level 5 computing students from the university sector (n=161) with a similar cohort of students from the polytechnic sector (n=69). We elicited their expectations of the nature of the skills and knowledge, and the degree of self-management and collaboration, required for… More »

Mike O'Connor

Director, Catalyst IT

Wednesday 11:20am - 11:50am, NZOSS

Selling Free Software - The Catalyst IT Story : The story of Catalyst IT, NZ's largest Free and Open Source services business: how they built a thriving multinational business on FOSS selling their expertise with the… More »

Mike Talks

Datacom

Tuesday 2:20pm - 2:50pm, TPN Testing

Rediscovering Strategy In Testing: Sometimes it can seem that the strategy for testing is something written in stone, copied and pasted unchanged from one project to the next. The last decade has been a game changer for IT - seeing new frameworks such as agile rise in dominance, to the very way we consume… More »

Mitchell Pham

Director, Augen Software Group

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, HiNZ Health

Enabling Health Innovation - the opportunity for IT in health: From operational efficiency & scalability to integration and customer experience, IT is seen in the health sector as a key enabler for innovation. Insights, experiences and perspectives on the opportunity for IT and IT professionals to shape the future of healthcare… More »

Wednesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, NZTech

Delivering NZ Technologies into Overseas Markets – An ASEAN Case Study: New Zealand hi-tech businesses are challenged by lack of capacity for both developing home-grown IP, as well as for delivering the resulting technology solutions into foreign markets. Tapping into skilled resources in Asia is a good way to expand our development capacity, if Kiwi companies can learn to work effectively… More »

Morgan Wilson

Founder, TechHappy Ltd

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, itSMFnz

Supporting your digital life: It’s no secret that since the first iPhone release in 2007, mainstream use of the internet has taken off. Associated education though, is often limited to highly technical (read: boring), time-consuming or formal education, out of reach of those already in the workforce. Many of us Kiwis are unaware of… More »

Murray Wills

Principal Consultant, Maxsys Ltd

Wednesday 10:40am - 12:30pm, CITRENZ

Competencies for IT students : Chair - Dr Clare Aktins Panel Members - Hamish Smith, Murray Wills, TBA… More »

Neil Gray

Business Lead, Wild Strait

Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, TPN Testing

Performance Testing Costs too much and takes too long: Performance testing costs too much and takes too long. Given current and emerging short cycle software development practices, this is more apparent today than it has ever been. So what do you do about it if your business depends on software performance? Compromise on performance test coverage and realism? What… More »

Nick Malcolm

CTO, ThisData

Tuesday 2:20pm - 2:50pm, IITP

All aboard the Cyber Security Rollercoaster!: Not a day goes by where we don't hear of a website being hacked, a few hundred thousand user details being exposed, or another organisation scammed out of a pretty penny. The world of cyber security is hurtling along at break neck pace. Nick Malcolm will push the pause button… More »

nick wallingford

Lecturer

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, CITRENZ

Awareness of Quick Response codes in an educational environment: Quick Response Codes (QR codes) provide a means of encoding information into a matrix barcode, suitable for ‘reading’ and decoding by a wide range of devices, including cell phones and computing tablets. QR codes provide a means to direct computer users, especially those using smartphones, tablets and other such mobile… More »

Nicolás Erdödy

CEO and Founder, Open Parallel Ltd

Tuesday 10:40am - 11:10am, IITP

Is your IT project a Black Swan?: It happened to the UK's National Health System (NHS) and United States' Obamacare, and to Auckland Supercity's IT costs and Novopay. These all look like “Black Swans” (high-impact events that are rare and unpredictable but in retrospect seem not so improbable). What went so wrong? Why did these happen? Research… More »

Nicole McCallum

Co-founder, CoHelix

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, Agile Day

The accelerator experience - building an MVP in 3 months: CoHelix are currently taking part in the R9 Accelerator, and will share their experience of going from idea to MVP in just three months. R9 Accelerator brings the public and private sectors together to work on real problems impacting businesses. It nurtures teams of creative, solutions-focused people to build market-validated… More »

Patrick Verryt

Head of Smart Cities/IoT, Spark New Zealand

Tuesday 2:20pm - 2:50pm, TUANZ

Internet of Things: Joint TUANZ/InternetNZ panel: InternetNZ's NetHui-style sessions and TUANZ bring you a collaborative session on the Internet of Things. The panel will examine what the Internet of Things (IoT) means in the immediate future when it comes to our everyday lives including: How will the IoT impact us as we move from home to… More »

Paul Ramsay

Principal Consultant and Director

Wednesday 11:20am - 11:50am, PMINZ

Quality is Relative: Many project managers equate project success to ‘on-time, on-budget’ delivery but often overlook the actual quality of the outcome – both at the time of delivery and over the course of its expected life. But what do we mean by ‘quality’, and how can it be meaningfully measured and managed?… More »

Paul Stone

‎Open Government Data Programme Leader, NZ Govt

Wednesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, NZOSS

NZGOAL Software Extension: Open sourcing Government funded software development… More »

Peter Doherty

Principal Solutions Consultant, ServiceNow

Monday 10:50am - 11:20am, itSMFnz

DevOps, Agile and ITIL just don't work together - or do they?: Do the words Agile and Dev Ops scare the heck out of you? Well they shouldn’t. Peter Doherty has always been a big fan of Agile methodologies and until a little while ago could not get his head around how they fitted within a governance structure. That was until he… More »

Phil Jacklin

CEO of On the Same Page

Wednesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, PMINZ

Delivering Projects with Less Effort and Less Cost: You’ve heard of Pareto – the father of 80/20. 20% of our efforts produce 80% of our benefits. What if we delivered projects to those principles? What if we cut out 80% of our efforts and costs but still delivered the bulk of the value? What if there was a… More »

Philip Whitmore

Partner, IT Advisory, KPMG

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, TUANZ

An introduction to Cyber security for Business: Cyber security is now recognised by most New Zealand businesses as being in their top three business risks, yet New Zealand businesses continue to struggle to manage their cyber security risks. Philip will provide us insights into the risks being faced New Zealand organisations, how effective New Zealand organisations are,… More »

Pradeep Navalkar

Principal Advisor ICT, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE)

Monday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, itSMFnz

Experiences from the “IT Disaster Recovery” Journey: More companies need to place importance in Organisational Resilience. A critical element of an organisation’s resilience is their IT Service Continuity and IT Recovery of systems. Pradeep Navalkar will look at IT Service Continuity and IT Recovery through the lens of governance, risk management, operations and assurance. He will discuss… More »

Rachel Trounson

Lecturer

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, CITRENZ

Use of persona's in education - A case study of core competencies: A competence is defined as the ability to successfully meet complex demands in a particular context through the mobilisation of knowledge, cognitive skills but also practical skills, as well as social and behaviour components such as attitudes, emotions, and values and motivations. Core competencies contribute to both programme development and… More »

Ray Cooke

Principal Consultant & Lean/Agile Business Transformation Coach, ‎Equinox IT

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, IITP

Managing for DevOps and beyond: Traditional and agile DevOps organisational models are on a spectrum, and there are advantages and disadvantages in traversing this spectrum. The disadvantages of traversing in different directions on the spectrum can be countered by organisational changes. Organisational change is tough and change instigators are often significantly further ahead than those… More »

Rebecca Wilson

IT Manager for Service Management, IRD

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, itSMFnz

Leading Teams Through Change: Service Management@IR during Transformation: What if everything you thought you knew about your organisation was turned on its head? How would you make your ITSM process, people and technology fit for a $1,000,000,000 transformation AND the organisation that will emerge in 10 years? Do you have a tardis? Can you take me forward to… More »

Richard Hulse

Digital Product Lead, RNZ

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, NZOSS

RNZ - Using open source to innovate online and save money: The story of RNZ's remarkable shift from radio station to multi-media organisation through the clever use of (mostly FOSS) technology on a very limited… More »

Rob England

Managing Director, Two Hills Ltd

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, IITP

The IT Renaissance: The world is changing the way it thinks about IT. Cloud, Agile, BYOD, DevOps and user forums are surface manifestations of something deeper and more fundamental – a shift in the way people view IT. All of these developments are liberating the IT process from constraint, rigidity, and cumbersome complexity.… More »

Wednesday 10:40am - 11:50am, itSMFnz

How DevOps messes with your head: Sooner or later we will all need to make the lateral shift in mindset required by challenging concepts borne out of DevOps. DevOps turns some fundamental principles of IT and ITSM on their heads, with new concepts such as high velocity change, fail fast, infrastructure as code, people over process,… More »

Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, itSMFnz

Panel session: Integrating ITIL with Agile and DevOps: Hosted by Matt Hooper, this panel of Karen Ferris, Rob England, Lou Hunnebeck & Mark Smalley will discuss how to integrate "traditional" frameworks (e.g. ITIL) with other approaches (e.g. DevOps &… More »

Robyn Kamira

Managing director, Paua Interface Ltd

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, IITP

Case study: Mitimiti on the grid: Mitimiti on the Grid was a collaboration between telecommunications and IT organisations to bring fibre and mobile services to a remote marae community that was destined to be a telecommunications "blackspot". Mitimiti was a populous trading hub in the late 1800s, but since that time has struggled with many decades… More »

Rod Snodgrass

CEO, Spark Ventures

Monday 10:50am - 11:20am, TUANZ

Corporate Innovation: The Spark Ventures Story: Rod Snodgrass is the CEO of Spark Ventures and will talk about corporate… More »

Rodger Perkins

Head of Technology Solutions, Assurity

Wednesday 11:20am - 11:50am, TPN Testing

Testing in Everything: The use and influence of technology has increased, now impacting every aspect of our lives. As a direct result the need for testing has also increased. Testing is now a vital element of everything and the way we test needs to change in order to keep pace with technology and… More »

Ruth mcdavitt

Tuesday 2:20pm - 2:50pm, CITRENZ

Summer of Tech Special Presentation: Ruth Mcdavitt will be speaking regarding the summer intern program that is offered in Wellington. Their are looking at expanding their coverage to across the country to help student be placed in summer… More »

Sam Fernando

Test Consultant, The Testing Consultancy (TTC)

Tuesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, TPN Testing

Machine learning and software testing: Are not machine learning and software testing diametrically opposed? On one hand, machine learning involves creating programs can change through new experiences. On the other hand, test cases should be idempotent: running the same test multiple times should not affect the outcome. If machine learning is used in automated tests… More »

Sam Jarman

iOS Developer, Sailthru

Monday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, IITP

The Future: What will the future bring? By looking at today we can extrapolate out and see some glimpses of what the world will be like in 10, 20, 50 years. We can also start to think outside the box about what it is to be human, what nature is and how… More »

Sam Mann

Lecturer

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, CITRENZ

Use of persona's in education - A case study of core competencies: A competence is defined as the ability to successfully meet complex demands in a particular context through the mobilisation of knowledge, cognitive skills but also practical skills, as well as social and behaviour components such as attitudes, emotions, and values and motivations. Core competencies contribute to both programme development and… More »

Shayne Hunter

CIO, Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, HiNZ Health

Health IT – A perspective from the hospital coal face: Health IT in Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa… More »

Shirley Gibbs

Lecturer

Tuesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, CITRENZ

Preliminary Analysis of success factors in Agile software development projects: Software Development: Software projects consume significant resources in their development. These projects use a variety of different approaches to development, including Agile methods. Not all projects succeed and a variety of project success factors have been established or proposed for many of the development approaches. However, the success factors for projects using… More »

Simon Martin

Partner, Hudson Gavin Martin

Tuesday 3:20pm - 4:30pm, TUANZ

Internet of Things: Joint TUANZ/InternetNZ panel (cont.): InternetNZ's NetHui-style sessions and TUANZ bring you a collaborative session on the Internet of Things. The panel will examine what the Internet of Things (IoT) means in the immediate future when it comes to our everyday lives including: How will the IoT impact us as we move from home to… More »

Simon Roller

Professional Services Director, BSMimpact (Sydney)

Monday 10:50am - 11:20am, itSMFnz

What can we do about digital and cyber skills shortages?: Digital and Cyber Security skills are being targeted by governments around the world as essential skills which need to be developed to address a predicted shortage, ensure market competitiveness, and mitigate some of the risk from cyber terrorism, industrial espionage and information security attacks. We are constantly hearing about the… More »

Sophia Hobman

Practice Lead

Wednesday 10:40am - 11:10am, TPN Testing

What Can Testing Tell You About the Health of Your Organisation?: Testing as we know is reliant on inputs from the rest of the software development lifecycle. A Test Practice Improvement assessment reviews the whole SDLC and provides some valuable insights into the health of your overall IT processes from project planning through to production support. Sophia provides an overview of… More »

Stephanie Day

Lecturer

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, CITRENZ

Self-tracking over time: The FITBIT® phenomenon: The evolution of pervasive sensor technologies has given rise to an increased availability of consumer wearables that track and monitor a variety of human activity. The use of these devices is closely linked to self-quantification; the practice of using the captured data and knowledge gained for self-improvement. In this study… More »

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, CITRENZ

Beyond Wi-Fi: Using mobile devices for gxLearning in the field: Over the past two years, the use of mobile devices to implement and support field trips for both face-to-face and remote students has been explored at the [institute]. As part of a wider study in using web technologies to enable geographically extended learning (gxLearning), the use of mobile to extend… More »

Stephanie Wilson

Quality Assurance Team Lead, Xero

Tuesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, TPN Testing

Design Led Testing: Over the past few years I’ve been thinking a lot about User Acceptance Testing and how well, we as a practice have been executing this. Using ideas based in design thinking and the UX community I began to understand that testing could add immense value before a line of code… More »

Steve Tremblay

President Excelsa Technologies Consulting Inc. (Canada)

Monday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, itSMFnz

How to ensure proper CSI: Take a guided tour through the intricacies of Continual Service Improvement (CSI). Steve Tremblay will introduce the ISO standards that exist and guide organisations on how to conduct such assessments. He will focus on why using an assessment based on a recognised international standard is important to get better quality… More »

Stuart Charters

Lecturer

Tuesday 4:00pm - 4:30pm, CITRENZ

Preliminary Analysis of success factors in Agile software development projects: Software Development: Software projects consume significant resources in their development. These projects use a variety of different approaches to development, including Agile methods. Not all projects succeed and a variety of project success factors have been established or proposed for many of the development approaches. However, the success factors for projects using… More »

Sue Scott

Lecturer

Tuesday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, CITRENZ

Utilising Historic Interplay and the Avant Gard Theory to Support to Narratives for New Technologie: This paper is the second in a series of papers that consider relationships between the changes in narrative techniques and structures in the development of new technologies. This could include films games or virtual environments. These papers are slices of a larger work that are to feed the development of… More »

Suzanne Nottage

Agile Transformation Consultant, Rally Software

Wednesday 10:40am - 11:10am, Agile Day

Effective decision making and Agile: This session will demonstrate how Scrum and its supporting principles accelerate decision-making in projects and portfolios. Why is this important? Because effective and timely decision-making is essential for reducing lead times, and decreasing time-to-market is one of Agile’s founding tenets. Many organisations using traditional project/program delivery (i.e non-Scrum/Agile/Lean) have long… More »

Tema Fenton-Coyne

Lecturer

Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, CITRENZ

Digitally Tika, Digital Natives , Digital Needs and Education of the Pehiaweri Marae Community: The Pehiaweri Marae community is nestled amongst the semi-rural, semi-urban areas of East Whangarei. The community envelops a growing population of 14,505 people, 4,041 of which identify themselves as Māori. Pehiaweri Marae sits in the heart of the community, hosting between 5-10 events and activities every week. This MBIE project… More »

Tom Flannagan

Lecturer

Monday 11:30am - 12:00pm, CITRENZ

Use of persona's in education - A case study of core competencies: A competence is defined as the ability to successfully meet complex demands in a particular context through the mobilisation of knowledge, cognitive skills but also practical skills, as well as social and behaviour components such as attitudes, emotions, and values and motivations. Core competencies contribute to both programme development and… More »

Trevor Nesbit

Lecturer

Tuesday 2:20pm - 2:50pm, CITRENZ

Towards a Model for Adoption of APODs in Large Lectures: The impetus for this study came from a desire to use a teaching method in large lectures where students discuss questions and problems in small groups with one student from each group sharing their response verbally with the rest of the class. This approach works well in class sizes of… More »

Vikram Kumar

Founder, KotahiNet

Monday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, NZRise

Blockchain: This quick 30 minute talk will run you through Blockchain; the ins and outs, good and… More »

Tuesday 2:20pm - 2:50pm, TUANZ

Internet of Things: Joint TUANZ/InternetNZ panel: InternetNZ's NetHui-style sessions and TUANZ bring you a collaborative session on the Internet of Things. The panel will examine what the Internet of Things (IoT) means in the immediate future when it comes to our everyday lives including: How will the IoT impact us as we move from home to… More »

Wil McLellan

Tuesday 10:40am - 11:10am, IITP

Connecting Canterbury to a Knowledge Economy: In the years following the Canterbury earthquakes many of us witnessed that the business communities coming together made a massive difference to social and economic recovery. Likewise, at the EPIC technology campus, it was not the building, but the tenants and technology community groups working together which has made a… More »

Winston Seah

Professor of Network Engineering

Tuesday 10:40am - 11:10am, TUANZ

An introduction to IoT - a New Zealand view:More »

Tuesday 12:00pm - 12:30pm, TUANZ

IoT and Smart Cities Panel Discussion and Q&A: The panel will begin the conversations around the issues raised by the two speakers introducing IoT and SmartCities as it applies in NZ and will answers questions raised by participants at the… More »

Zlatko Horvat

Senior Solution Designer, VIFX

Monday 3:20pm - 3:50pm, itSMFnz

The Age of Shadow IT: We all know that Software as a Service (SaaS) apps have rapidly risen over the last several years and the "Shadow IT" phenomenon has turned out to be a bigger issue than many companies may have realised. If Shadow IT is occurring in your organisation, you need a plan. Come… More »

Zoe Fitz-Gerald

Solution Consultant, Spark NZ

Tuesday 2:20pm - 2:50pm, itSMFnz

Service Management Framework and methodology and approach to transitions: Want to hear a warts-and-all expose on how two large companies, Spark and KiwiRail, went to full outsourcing? Look no further. Spark and KiwiRail undertook a top-down audit, where no stone was left unturned. Heather Bryant, the head of service management at Kiwi Rail, put a case to management to… More »