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The Future of New Zealand – Interactive Graduate Discussion Panel

Join some of our youngest minds as they discuss their vision for the digital future of New Zealand.

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Date and time:

Tue 17 May 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Virtual

Nationwide (more than one region)

Free

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The Future of New Zealand – Interactive Graduate Discussion Panel

This event will be run in the form of a discussion panel consisting of WSP graduate employees and special guests. We will share our thoughts on digital-related topics and workshop ideas together to come up with a vision for the future.

Speakers

Jess Holland

Jess Holland

Graduate GIS Analyst

Jess is a graduate GIS analyst based in Christchurch, with a Master of Geographic Information Science postgraduate qualification (2021) and a science degree majoring in geography.  Jess has experience as a summer intern working in geospatial analysis, and as a geospatial technician.  Her current areas of professional interest and growth with WSP include the utilisation of ArcGIS software for project support and investigation work, GIS mapping, surveying, and spatial analysis.

Alyce Lysaght

Alyce Lysaght

Graduate Water Engineer

Alyce is a graduate water engineer based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington.  She has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree specialising in Natural Resources with a minor in Water and Environmental Systems, and a Diploma of Global Humanitarian Engineering (2021).   

Alyce is interested in using different functions of technology to understand how we can better interact with society to perform better outcomes for generations to come. Her professional experience has primarily involved utilising GIS mapping functions to understand water infrastructure and carry out engineering projects effectively.  

In her spare time, Alyce hosts a 'Māori in Engineering' podcast series, sharing stories of Māori in the engineering world in an accessible way.

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Isaac Carter

Business Intelligence Advisor

Isaac brings a fresh perspective on merging Te Ao Maori with smart digital visualisation techniques.  His skillset includes expertise in stakeholder engagement, communication, business analysis and statistical data analysis and design for te ao, te reo and mātauranga Māori.  He is also passionate about helping clients to make better decisions through leveraging their data.   

Isaac has been a part of Elevating Aotearoa’s Future, a Wellington-based initiative focused on creating opportunities for Māori and Pasifika in the technology sector.  His involvement includes attendance at a data analysis bootcamp and transitioning to a statistical data analyst role with Stats NZ/Tatauranga Aotearoa.

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Taane Taiepa

Graduate Digital Advisory Consultant

Taane is a graduate digital advisory consultant with specialisations in communication, systems analysis, business analysis and strategy.  He has exceptional capability in data management.  Taane provides digital advisory and client experience support for WSP’s Digital Solutions team, with a focus on insights into best practice digital solution strategy, design, and management. 

In addition, Taane assists with the setup and operations of TeMatarau – the Māori Tech Association. He has 2+ years in the telecommunications industry and 1 year of experience working as an independent IT consultant. 

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Chau Nguyen

Client Director, Digital Advisory

Our MC for the event, Chau is a Client Development and Strategic Pursuits Specialist with a passion for technology enabled architecture, construction, engineering, and asset management.  She has over 15 years’ experience in the UK and across Asia markets having recently relocated to New Zealand.  She holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering.

Chau has expertise in client experience strategies and managing strategic relationships with public and private sector key clients and strategic pursuits for multimillion-dollar complex infrastructure programmes.  Collaborating across multiple stakeholder disciplines, she has developed leading edge opportunities and co-created innovative solutions with clients to improve customers’ experience.  With growing market demand, she has focused on digital advisory and technology product sales including Smart Cities and Buildings Strategy, Digital Twin, Analytics, and data driven solutions delivering alternative products and services to the market leveraging technology.

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