Strategic response in the face of COVID-19
This Techweek TV session is aimed at all businesses currently exporting or looking to export.
You can drop into this event at any time.
This event does not require registration.
Tuesday 28 Jul
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Greg Cross is one of the original tech nomads, spending his career travelling to and living in every major tech market in the world. He now lives in New Zealand but creates businesses that compete on the international stage. Most recently PowerbyProxi, a wireless charging company he co-founded, was sold to Apple in 2017.
In 2016 Greg teamed up with Dr Mark Sagar and created Soul Machines to build a HumanOS for Artificial Intelligence and explore the future of human-machine cooperation. Soul Machines is at the cutting edge of AI research and its unique Digital Brain, based on the latest neuroscience and developmental psychology research, is leading the way as we move towards Artificial General Intelligence. With global corporations like Procter and Gamble, AutoDesk, Mercedes Benz and Royal Bank of Scotland as customers, Soul Machines is re-imagining what is possible in the delivery and underlying economics of highly personalized customer experiences and specialized knowledge.
Greg is Chairman of luxury fashion retailer Dadelszen and is also the Sir John Logan Campbell Executive in Residence at the University of Auckland Business School. He was recently inducted into New Zealand’s Technology Hall of Fame as the recipient of the 2019 Flying Kiwi Award.
A kiwi technology entrepreneur with a background in computer science, Angie leads an award winning team at Dexibit, the company she founded to transform decision making for visitor attractions.
Angie is the Chair of the American Alliance of Museum’s Technology Board, Chair of the MCN’s Data & Insight Group, host of a tourism analytics think tank network and the Data Diaries podcast. In 2019, Angie was awarded the Inspiring Women Leaders award from the International Business Awards and in 2018, awarded the business and enterprise Women of Inﬂuence. She developed her passion for analytics in the telecoms industry with a prior corporate career at Hewlett Packard and Amdocs. In her spare time, Angie mentors young women into technology careers, lecturers in data science and is a keen water skier.
Matt holds extensive experience as an executive in the technology industry. With a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Leeds, Matt moved to New Zealand in 1995 for a Post-Doctoral role at Genesis Research & Development Corporation. Matt became the Head of Genomics at Genesis and what was, at the time, the largest DNA sequencing facility in the Southern Hemisphere, where he gained significant experience in operations and business development. Matt was part of the Leadership Team that led the IPO on NZX and ASX in 2001, raising approximately $50m. Matt has since had roles at Fonterra and Ballance (2003 – 2009), gaining expertise in strategy development; portfolio, programme, project and capability management, commercialisation of science and technology, M&A and PR/communications. Matt also spent a number of years in Management Consultancy (2009 – 2014) working in the Banking and Technology sectors. Prior to joining RPL, Matt was the CEO at Hill Laboratories (2014- 2018), New Zealand’s largest private analytical testing laboratory with over 400 scientists in Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Blenheim and Christchurch. Matt has specific experience developing technology related businesses overseas particularly in Japan, US, UK and China.