Techweek TV: Industry updates: AgriTech, FinTech, BioTech, EdTech, Digital Identity


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David Morrison

Chair, Digital Identity New Zealand

David is charged with leading the commercial development of InternetNZ's existing and new products to ensure long term, sustainable revenues that support the society's objectives. David is also Executive Council Chair of Digtial Identity NZ.

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Andrew Dentice

Executive Council Member, FinTech

Andrew is a technology lawyer at Hudson Gavin Martin in Auckland – with a focus on FinTech, data and “as a Service” business models. He regularly helps clients navigate complex legal issues at the cutting edge of technology – in areas like IoT, SaaS and data-driven platforms.

Andrew is an active member of the fintech ecosystem in New Zealand and acts for a number of fintech and financial services clients. He has been a member of the FinTech NZ Executive Council since 2018 and has been closely involved in many FinTech NZ initiatives, including supporting two delegations to London and co-authoring a report on FinTech trade opportunities between NZ and the UK.

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Peter Wren-Hilton

Executive Director, Agritech

As Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand and co-founder of the Australia New Zealand Agritech Council, Peter supports initiatives designed to assist early stage & established New Zealand agritech businesses scale in the global market.

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Zahra Chapman

Executive Director, BioTech

Zahra Champion is the Executive Director of the BIOTech New Zealand, she is a commercially astute and highly experienced senior leader, with an impressive career overseeing multi-million-dollar projects. Held senior management and governance roles, providing advice and leading projects in food and beverage, biotechnology, agriculture, health, and information technology in New Zealand and overseas. Zahra has a PhD (Medical and Health Sciences) and a Master of Management, from The University of Auckland and have 9 published papers. She is also the Assistant Director of the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (IIB), The University of Auckland, Board Member on Pharmaceutical Solutions, Hearing Auckland: Hearing Association Inc. and the Hearing New Zealand Charitable Trust. She is very passionate about research and development, with biology and technology creating innovative solutions for our nation and international challenges we are facing.

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Shane Kerr

EdTechNZ Chair, EdTech

Shane is the Chair of EdTechNZ and a Strategy & Innovation lead at Augen Software Group. He is passionate about technology as an enabler and has 35 of industry experience. He’s a strong customer advocate and his focus is about; strategic, outcomes-focused, business and technology solutions.
His experience includes working with the Tertiary and ITO sector, small to large Corporates and NGOs and providing strategic consultation to support innovation and disruption.
He has a particular passion in advancing the EdTech sector in New Zealand with a focus on learner-centred education and ensuring that both the student and teacher have agency.
The focus goes beyond traditional K12 and Tertiary and takes a long-term view of continuous education through to and beyond retirement (cradle to grave).

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