Hi-Tech Awards Alumni Event and Conference 

Funded by the NZ Hi-Tech Trust, the Alumni Event is exclusively for past Hi-Tech Award winners and companies who have entered the awards in the last three years. It's designed to educate and inspire senior tech leaders, and foster community and collaboration within our hi-tech sector.  This event is free to attend for Hi-Tech Awards Alumni. To request an invitation, please email info@hitech.org.nz


The format is back-to-back, short, sharp informative presentations and panel sessions that will motivate and help you to take your business forward in these uncertain times that have impacted many of us.

1:00pm Registration, tea and coffee
1:25pm Welcome
1:30pm Scaling a business at speed – The lessons I've learnt
Carmen Vicelich, CEO & Founder, Valocity Global, Founder, Data Insight
2:00pm Investment. Who's been there and done it in the last 12 months? What did they learn on the journey?
Panel session: Andy Prow, Brian Ward, Liz Berryman, Lauren Peate
2:30pm Driving sales in the US​
Guy Horrocks, Co-Founder, Carnival Labs & Solve
3:00pm Break
3:10pm Customer engagement. How to keep customers engaged from a distance
Angie Judge, CEO, Dexibit
3:40pm Everyone needs advice. Where to go and how to find the best advisers
Melissa Clark Reynolds, Serial Entrepreneur and Professional Director
4:10pm Bouncing back from adversity
Ben O'Brien, CEO, StretchSense
4:40pm 30 years of lessons in 30 minutes
Mike Ridgway, Chairman and CEO, Flintfox
5:10pm Wrap up
5:15pm Drinks and networking