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Build Tech Tip #4: Driving Diversity Matters

Discussion about creating a diverse talent pipeline to build a team that reflects an organisation’s customer base and needs.

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Build Tech Tip #4: Driving Diversity Matters

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Fri 20 May 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Build Tech Tip #4: Driving Diversity Matters

Missed this event? You can catch it on demand via: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4841760349219465231

Join ANZ's Sachi Taulelei, Megan Tapsell and Rob Cochrane for a thought provoking discussion about diversity - what are the types and why does it matter? How do companies achieve a high level of diversity? and, what are the benefits of high levels of diversity as an organisation?

Part of our Build Tech Tips speaker series on Building a High Performing Tech Organisation - a speaker series of enriching discussions for achieving organisational success. As part of ANZ’s passion for building New Zealand’s Technology Ecosystem, we'll be sharing thought leadership and lessons learnt on creating an effective tech organisation, focusing both on individuals looking to build their tech careers and, on Tech companies looking to boost their understanding and appeal to new and experienced tech talent - from hiring to retaining to growth and diversity. Join us for one, some or all of these engaging panel discussions.

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Megan Tapsel

Megan Tapsell

Head of Pacific Technology, ANZ and Chair of AI Forum

A major advocate for the role of Māori in all aspects of New Zealand, Megan is passionate about NZ embracing our Māori uniqueness in everything we do, “With the advancement of technology at a rapid pace it is important that our industry leaders consider the ethical impacts on our people both in our workplaces and our community."

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Sachi Taulelei

Design Centre of Excellence Lead, ANZ

Sachi is the Head of Design at ANZ and leads a team of 40 designers who tackle complex problems using human centred design.  “We believe in order to create impactful experiences, we have to start with the people we’re creating the experience for.”  Sachi is passionate about creating environments where people can do their best work.  She has experienced first-hand how diverse teams can lead to a more connected, adaptable and resilient workforce.

Rob Cochrane

Rob Cochrane

GM Technology Operations, ANZ

Rob joined ANZ 6 months ago, after 27years in Police.

As with all sworn police staff, Rob started as a Constable walking the mean streets of Auckland CBD, working his way through the ranks to very senior roles, before heading to Police National Headquarters and the last 4 years as the Chief Information Officer. Over those years Rob has seen the Police service change from having to fit a certain box to join to becoming a very diverse organisation, one that truly reflects the community it serves. Now at ANZ Rob is keen for staff to understand how they fit into the organisation, have real clarity and purpose in their roles to truly become a high performing team. A father of twin girls aged 14 Rob has fully embraced the world of netball (thankfully they are in the same team).

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Rouxelle de Villiers (Facilitator)

Senior Lecturer, Business School - Marketing, Sales, Creativity & Innovation

Rouxelle de Villiers has more than 30 years of experience as business consultant, and holds a PhD with the focus on effective business decision- and sense-making. She is a senior lecturer at AUT, where she teaches creativity and innovation courses for MBAs and executives. Rouxelle keenly focuses on highly resilient organizations and she has several publications on the topic of creative leadership. Her most recent book is: "The Handbook of Creativity & Innovation in Business: A comprehensive toolkit to develop creative thinking skills".  The true and measurable value of diverse paradigms, diverse experiences and teams comprising of diverse talents in creative, innovative enterprises are stressed in various sections of this book. Rouxelle is a true believer in the value of diversity in high performance teams and in leading innovative organizations.