Tech Collaboration, Tech Exporting and Blockchain
When: Thursday, 31st January 2019
TIme: 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Augen Software Group, Level 2, 151 Victoria Street West, Auckland City
Join us for the first NZHIT networking event for 2019 with two high-level keynote speakers
Mitchell Pham from Augen Software Group and Chair of NZTech - providing an update on where the various tech communities are at across the NZ Tech Alliance, their significance as we head into 2019, and a discussion on blockchain as one of the leading emerging technologies for New Zealand and Globally.
Terry Allen – NZ Trade & Enterprise, Global Head of Technology Sector – talking about the importance of exporting for our technology sector and for NZ Inc, the challenges, opportunities and need for collaboration.
Mitchell Pham – Augen Software Group, Co-Founder, Director, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Mitchell Pham started his career in ICT in 1993. Originally a software developer, Mitchell has moved on to undertake leadership and management roles in Software Development, Software Consultancy, Products & Services Development, Sales & Marketing, Organisational and Industry Leadership.
Mitchell brings two and a half decades of his ICT experience in the software sector to the Augen team. Within that time, he has been involved with a number of software product/SaaS businesses. He has wide ranging expertise in product & service development, revenue & engagement models, protection of intellectual property, sales & marketing channels, business offerings & capabilities, internationalisation and speed-to-market.
In industry leadership, Mitchell is the Chair of the NZ Technology Industry Association (NZTech), a co-founder and the Chair of the NZ Financial Innovation & Technology Association (FinTechNZ), a co-founder of the NZ Software Association (NZSA) and also the NZ Health IT Cluster (NZHIT), and an official NZ Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) Beachheads Advisor in technology business for Vietnam and the ASEAN region.
Internationally, Mitchell is a member of the Strategic Alliance Vietnamese Ventures International (SAVVi) network and also the executive committee of the global Vietnamese diaspora business network (BAOOV).
Mitchell is based in Auckland, New Zealand, and regularly travels to Augen’s office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Terry Allen – NZTE, Global Head of Technology Sector
An experienced senior level executive with proven leadership experience in a career that has been focused on Technology and Innovation.
Worked in, and with, multi-national corporations, small & medium sized businesses, University Technology Transfer offices commercialising IP, incubators, venture capital and Government organizations. Skills at an executive have had Terry leading a number of engagements assisting organisations with sales and strategy, and the implementation of technology.
Terry has been in the technology sector for over 30 years and has collaborated extensively with a number of partners and a variety of organisations, always with an eye on the overall ambition to grow NZ’s technology sector.