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Uncovering New Zealand's tech secrets

Catalyst are sharing some of NZ’s best kept tech secrets to help you do more for less this year.

Date and time:

22 May, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Catalyst House, Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

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Uncovering New Zealand's tech secrets

This seminar, led by Catalyst’s experts will highlight New Zealand’s best kept tech secrets to protect your people, data and software ecosystem.

After this seminar, you will have a better understanding of the technology choices you can make this year that help you achieve better for less and protect your ecosystem long-term.

Catalyst are uncovering:

- the biggest software opportunity New Zealand businesses are missing right now

- how you can achieve more with less effort and cost simply through software choices

- why data isn't just about training AI and ML models

- how community is a key enabler to successful tech strategies

- how to easily protect your software and data under NZ legislation

Following the seminar, Catalyst will host a short panel session and invite questions from attendees.

Networking opportunities and light refreshments will be provided.

This is a free event, however registration is required for entry.



Don Christie

Managing Director, Catalyst

Don is one of the founders of Catalyst and has had over 25 years' experience in IT consulting and implementation. Don is a former President of the New Zealand Open Source Society and was on the Council of Internet New Zealand for two years. He manages Catalyst's global development strategy and key accounts and remains active on matters affecting the openness of the internet.

Aleisha Amohia

Aleisha Amohia

Technical Lead, Rōpū kohinga, Catalyst

Aleisha Amohia (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi) (she/her) is a passionate young advocate for diversity and equity in all spaces, sparked by her experiences as a young Māori-Asian woman in the technology industry.

Aleisha is the Koha Technical Lead at Catalyst IT, an open source software company, where she started out as an intern in 2014. She is a Victoria University of Wellington graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Information Systems).

Aleisha is also actively involved in community organisations, with past or present links to the National Council of Women New Zealand, Wellington Alliance Against Sexual Violence, InternetNZ, Victoria University of Wellington Women in Tech, YWCA Greater Wellington, and more.

Born and raised in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aleisha is the eldest of four children, and their family has a dog named Cassie. Aleisha is extremely proud of her Māori-Asian whakapapa and is on active journey to explore her identity and heritage. She also loves sport, music, travel, food, and wine.

Dan Hey

Dan Hey

Customer Success and Account Manager, Catalyst Cloud

Dan Hey is the Customer Success and Accounts Manager at Catalyst Cloud, bringing over 6 years of experience in Cloud SaaS and IaaS across Europe and ANZ. With a background of working with clients spanning various verticals, regions, and sizes, Dan is passionate about exploring how organizations can harness innovative technologies for greater achievements. At Catalyst Cloud, Dan plays a pivotal role in advancing the development of a secure, Kiwi-owned, and Carbon Zero cloud platform for organisations in Aotearoa.


Aaron Creighton

Head of Data, Analytics and AI, Catalyst

aron Creighton is the Head of Data, Analytics and AI at Catalyst. With a background in data science and over six years in tech, Aaron is passionate about bringing data science and psychology together and getting the best out of both. He aims to empower others with actionable insights and use tools and technologies around data and AI that align with the values of the person using it.


Time for guests to arrive if attending in person, and dial in to the online event.

Our four speakers will provide insights that will help you question and make decisions about your technology choices.

Our audience will be invited to ask our panel members questions.

Attendees joining us in person are welcome to stay for food and networking after the event.