Techweek TV: Physically distant, virtually connected. Recreating the NZ education experience online

What's it all about?

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on our international education sector. This session will focus on how the sector is adapting to this new world and continuing to provide the high-quality New Zealand experience our international students and partners have come to expect from us. Hear from organisations who have introduced new ways of engagement and delivery to keep New Zealand and their brands top of mind.


This Techweek TV session will be moderated by business and public sector leader Ziena Jalil and is aimed at international education providers (universities, schools, private tertiaries, ITPs), edtech companies, students, and the general public.

You can drop into this event at any time.

This event does not require registration.

Thursday 30 Jul
2:30pm - 3:00pm

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Euan Howden

Director Marketing Platforms and Channels, ENZ

In his role as Director of Marketing, Platforms and Campaigns at Education New Zealand (ENZ), Euan has been a powerful advocate for ENZ’s digital transformation, shifting the government agency from promotional activity to a strategic business focused on data-driven marketing. In February 2019, ENZ won big against top corporates at the New Zealand Direct Marketing Awards, winning the Nexus Supreme, Grand Prix and Direct Marketing Organisation of the Year awards – the first time an organisation won all three top awards in the event’s history. Euan has over 15 years of experience in digital marketing and management roles, having worked both agency and client-side.

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Tim Vaughan

CRO, Education Perfect

Tim is a founding member of Education Perfect (EP), a Kiwi EdTech company who have developed a teaching and learning program used by 1M+ students across 56 countries. Currently based in Singapore, Tim oversees the growth of EP globally, alongside a team of 170+ FTE. With an extensive background in marketing and brand management, Tim's a passionate storyteller whos infectious enthusiasm for EdTech is helping drive NZ's growth story internationally.

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Misa Kitaoka

Director of Education - Japan, ENZ

Misa Kitaoka is currently ENZ's Director of Education for Japan, at the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo. With her market expertise and network, Misa is committed to growing the Japanese education market and shifting the market to higher value services. In her fifth year at ENZ, Misa truly enjoys the opportunity and challenge in utilising her multi-cultural background and language skills to strengthen education and cultural ties between Japan and New Zealand.

Prior to ENZ, Misa has worked in a wide range of finance roles in the United States. Her most recent role was at the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) where she was Executive Director, responsible for the promotion and advocacy of Australian and New Zealand corporations in Japan.

Misa graduated with a BA in economics from Stanford University and a Masters in liberal studies at Columbia University. Misa sits on the board of directors of the Stanford Japan Alumni Association and is also an active member of the Stanford alumni group in New Zealand.

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Jason Mangan

CTO, University of Auckland

With origins in the consumer gaming industry, Jason commenced his career in technology in the late 90s joining the telecommunications sector in the UK, then worked globally within the sector for the next 15 years. He now holds the role of Chief Technology Officer at the University of Auckland (NZ) seeking to extend the University’s, and the Sector's, strategic outcomes through technology enablement. When he’s not in the office, Jason and his two sons, spend their spare time pursuing their passion for surfing.

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