DIGI_X is a platform for sharing real Kiwi stories of transformation and innovation and real world use cases of ground-breaking technologies in business.
The future of every Kiwi business lies in the use of technology and innovation to grow at scale and speed to become customer-centric and to find new revenue streams. And business leaders and owners must be able to lead innovation and drive the workplace and culture shifts needed to support these exponential changes.
Join us at DIGI_X to get the full picture around the successes and constraints in driving transformation in both SME's and large enterprises.
Inspiring stories of the digital evolution of small business
As Vice-President, IBM North America – Insurance Industry, Rashida Hodge leads cross-functional teams enhancing customer engagement and driving digital transformation. She also has expertise in leading the strategy, execution and deployment of IBM Watson AI solutions for business.
As the Head of Product for FaceMe, Victor and his team are at the forefront of researching and developing an AI powered digital human platform.
Huia Burt is a co-founder and director of NZ's fastest growing independent electricity retailer Electric Kiwi, and is responsible for its strategic initiatives.
EMA Chief Executive, Brett O'Riley, has spent the last 10 years dedicated to the goal of growing the New Zealand innovation eco-system.
Michael Lovegrove is the CEO of JRNY - a NZ based artificial intelligence company revolutionising the insurance industry with digital insurance brokers.
Co-Founder of Centrality.Ai, Aaron has held leadership positions in companies such as BlockhausCrypto, Putti, and Telecom Digital Ventures to name a few.
James Fuller is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hnry, an online platform that allows anyone to take advantage of the emerging gig economy, without worrying about the financial admin that goes along with it.
Rebecca "Q" Walker is a researcher, designer and speaker originally from the Boston area and currently the Experience Lead for Uprise Digital in Wellington.
Laura Maxwell is the Chief Digital Officer at NZME and a key player in the organisation's transformation journey. She has a deep understanding of the media industry with over 25 years of experience as a leader in this space.
Are you the one always regaling your colleagues with stories of the latest AI robot, are you a fan of the Blackmirror TV series and do you swear by online shopping. Well you are propbably the future of your organisation.
As your organisation transforms, its important you can leverage your natural proclivity for digital to becoming part of the new and innovative core in your workplace. Just make sure you take enough notes to impress your boss with the business rationale behind your innovative digital ideas!!
You know how to lead your people and build a new culture and digital innovation can help you transform your organisation to offer new customer experiences and new products and services at renewed scale, scope and speed.
You are probably a bit amused around all this hullabaloo around digital. But you know it more than anyone else, that there is no substitute for good business acumen. By combining your natural leadership abilities and expertise with a fundamental business understanding of today's new digital ecosystem, you as a leader are set to win big for your business.
Transformation has landed on your desk. You understand technology, the systems and the processes that are the backbone of your business. You lead and manage teams that deliver the annual targets and also undertake new projects and initiatives across marketing, IT, communications, operations and services.
You can see with clarity where cloud technologies and smart analytics could replace your spreadsheets and reports, social media could become your main communications channel and intelligent technologies and connectivity could revolutionise your backend operations and supply chain.