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Coffee & Jam: Opportunities for startups in the post-pandemic future

We’ve all gotten used to the new normal of our ‘bubble’ worlds but what’s next? Is it the “old normal” or are there completely new realities that will set in? What sectors are on the rise and which are experiencing a speedier sunset?

At next week’s Coffee & Jam, we’ve pulled together for you an awesome panel of NZ thought leaders who have been studying the significant societal and economic shifts occurring right now and looking at their likely impact on our futures. What are those change vectors and how can we – as NZ startups and innovators – spot opportunities and thrive?

Our panelists include:
– Kaila Colbin – Cofounder of Boma Global and CEO of Boma New Zealand
– Scott Arrol – CEO of NZHIT
– Ben Reid – Director of Memia and former Director of AI Forum NZ

And – finally – as a last wee treat for you, Louise Evans, Chief Activator at COIN South, will share the outcome of #HacktheCrisisNZ with all of us.

It will be an awesome line up so make sure you reserve a spot, and tune in to (virtually) meet your startup & innovation tribe!

Reserve your spot now

Meet your speakers

Kaila Colbin – co-founder of Boma Global and CEO of Boma New Zealand

She spearheaded the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand and Australia Summits, introducing more than 2,500 people to exponential technologies and their impact on humanity. She is a certified facilitator of Brené Brown’s Dare To Lead™ programme.

Kaila is also a co-founder of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome; the Curator and Licensee for TEDxChristchurch in New Zealand and TEDxScottBase in Antarctica; Deputy Chair of CORE Education; and Deputy Chair of ChristchurchNZ.

Her purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.

Scott Arrol – CEO of NZHIT

Scott is a highly experienced leader in the New Zealand health sector. He has spent the past 18+ years at the forefront of significant growth and service delivery changes in both the home-based and aged care sectors along with other key areas of the community health and early childhood education sectors.

Scott has held leadership roles in significant organisations including Healthcare of New Zealand, Radius Health and Kindercare. A member of the NZ Institute of Directors, Scott commenced as CEO of NZHIT in mid-2014 and has led its transformation from a narrowly focussed association to the leading peak body for New Zealand’s digital health industry sector.

Ben Reid – Director of Memia and former Director of AI Forum NZ

Ben has a 24-year career background in software development and strategic technology consulting, working with a wide range of organizations spanning multinational software vendors, start-ups and government.

Ben is also active in promoting innovation and collaboration across the New Zealand technology industry. He was former Chairman of Canterbury Tech, the regional tech industry body and the establishment Chairman of Canterbury Angel Investors Inc., the regional early stage investment network. Ben is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.