With New Innovation Comes New Risks

Approaching a tech future – the risk of innovation and the value killers to your business.
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Start-up and high growth organisations are dealing with increasingly complex and changing environments.  How do these organisations balance their growth objectives with ensuring that they also adopt good risk management practices?

Delta Insurance New Zealand, one of Asia Pacific’s leading specialty insurers, has partnered with Deloitte and Augen Software Group to offer an insight into what exposures tech businesses face and mitigation tactics to utilise when tackling these issues head on.

With new innovation comes new risks 

John Moore, senior underwriter and Sharna Garbett, claims consultant at Delta Insurance will touch on their experience within the tech industry, reoccurring trends, real world incidents and the importance of risk management in innovation.

Going Digital or Going Tech - A transformational Journey from a Business Perspective.

Mitchell Pham is a Director of Augen Software Group and Kiwi Connection Tech Hub, Chair and Co-founder of numerous technology industry associations and an international tech entrepreneur of 25 years. Mitchell will share some insights and experience on the growth and advancement of the tech sector and its impact on businesses through rapid innovation and digital transformation, including his view on where the challenges and opportunities are for New Zealand.

Value Killers - risks that have the greatest impact on tech companies

Protecting you and your investor’s capital while generating growth is vital, and for this reason good risk management should be embedded in your organisation from Day 1. Reenesh Bhana, Director within Deloitte’s Risk Advisory service line will discuss strategies to navigate the “value killers” – risks that could threaten your survival, but if managed correctly, could provide huge opportunities. 

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Speakers

John has over 15 years specialist Liability, Financial Lines underwriting and portfolio management experience in the New Zealand Insurance market. Prior to Delta, with his management and senior underwriting responsibilities, he has created a strong reputation for innovation and service. John has been responsible for developing an array of innovative liability offerings and is regarded as a leading financial lines, professional indemnity and technology liability expert for companies of all sizes.
Mitchell brings two and a half decades of entrepreneurial experience in software innovation to the Augen team. Over that time, he has been involved with a number of software product/SaaS businesses. He has wide-ranging expertise in product & service development, revenue & engagement models, protection of intellectual property, sales & marketing channels, business offerings & capabilities, internationalisation and speed-to-market, and collaboration for business growth.
Reenesh is passionate about helping organisations embrace risk and deal with uncertainty in a volatile world. He has assisted them to seize opportunities and manage risk related to their people, processes and systems with tailored and practical solutions. He works with a number of start-up and technology companies, advising them on how best to manage risk while on a high growth trajectory.
Sharna has over 15 years’ experience in liability claims, having worked in senior liability claims roles in Australia and London prior to moving to New Zealand in 2003, where she continued in a senior liability claims role for an international insurer, handling professional liability risks. Sharna enjoys working with clients to ensure a smooth and stress free resolution to their claim.
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