Tune in for insights into the International Survey on Tech Talent
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Thu 19 May 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
New Zealand has 20% of its population living overseas at any one time - one of the highest % of any country in the world. Kea has recently launched a report commissioned by MBIE, to understand the skills and experience of our offshore Kiwi and look at how they can help address the growing IT skills shortage. Kea Global Director of Government and Industry Saya Wahrlich and Seequent Chief People Officer Lisa Wall discuss the opportunities the report presents for New Zealand to think differently about a global workforce and the value hiring offshore Kiwi can bring to a business.
Global Director of Government and Industry, KEA
Saya connects Kea’s community into Government and industry partners to support New Zealand’s export-led trade recovery. She has twenty plus years of experience working in B2B business leadership, marketing leadership and technical roles with a focus on building digital capability for Kiwi exporters. She also has extensive branding, comms, digital and social media experience. Prior to joining Kea Saya worked for NZTE where she developed and launched Digital Clinics, working with over 250 Kiwi exporting businesses through lockdown to help build digital capability and uncover talent and technology gaps.
Chief People Officer, Seequent
Lisa Wall, Chief People Officer, joined Seequent in 2017. Seequent is the Christchurch headquartered global software company helping geoscientists build a better world from under the ground up. Lisa brings over two decades of diverse human resources and operations experience to her senior leadership role in this multi-national ground-breaking technology firm. She’s worked in Talent Acquisition and Talent Management roles, for multi-national organisations in both Canada and New Zealand, and provides expertise in talent acquisition, strategic workforce design, post-acquisition integration, talent development, and workplace culture and engagement. She joined the Seequent team in 2017 with a mandate to foster a world-class place for people to do their best work together.