RUSH together with AUT are hosting a session of roundtable discussions to bring people together to network, collaborate, and create meaningful connections.
The opportunity is to sit down over breakfast with a number of key leaders and influencers in the space of sustainable innovation and technology and have challenging and inspiring discussions about where different sectors are heading.
In small groups of ten, each table will be faced with a different leading question to generate stimulating conversation and opinions, led by our hosts - listed below.
There will be multiple table visits throughout the morning, and while all attendees won't be able to visit every table there will be an opportunity for mixing and networking during the breaks, as well as a followup paper available to outline the discussions had and create some sparks for creating change.
To encourage diversity of thought and a wide cross section of attendees, this event will be run as a combination of paid tickets for business or corporate attendees, and free tickets for students and non-profit organisations. See our event listing on Humanitix for more detail.
Charmeyne Te Nana-Williams is a champion of change in indigenous innovation having established What Ever it Takes - setting the standard for the development and implementation of care and rehabilitation through Māori Models of Clinical Practice.
Helen Klisser During is an art advisor, curator, and photojournalist who has championed global art projects for over 25 years. She creates, documents and fosters cultural exchange to promote understanding and address issues of social justice.
Gavin Lennox is Group CEO at The Icehouse. He oversees the leadership of The Icehouse group comprising their ‘Growth’ business which builds the capabilities Kiwi business leaders, and Icehouse Ventures backing the bravest New Zealand startups with capital and connections.
Danu Abeysuriya has nearly two decades of experience as a technical innovator, entrepreneur, and leader in technology. He and the company he founded continue to carry an ethical base through everything they do with the ultimate purpose of designing technology to better serve humankind.