She Sharp Presents: Envision The Future

Join NZ tech leaders to discuss how we can create a more diverse, inclusive & sustainable future via technology & human-centered innovation.

What's it all about?

Join She Sharp and diverse tech leaders for an inspiring and thought-provoking panel on the future of leadership in technology to create a more inclusive tomorrow.

2020 has brought unprecedented challenges to the forefront of humanity. With crisis comes opportunities. Learn how we can harness the power of human ingenuity to create a better tomorrow.

Topics to be discussed will include:

- How do we accelerate innovation and find transformative solutions to critical issues faced by organisations today and navigate the evolving industry landscape and the new normal
- How do we harness the power of cutting-edge emerging technologies for impact and agility
- What we need to do to improve diversity and inclusion within the tech sector (gender, culture, workforce, environment, ways of working, thinking)
- How should we empower New Zealanders to leverage our unique strengths to unleash our full innovative potential

Featuring a diverse range of leaders and voices from the NZ tech sector. Join us for an unforgettable evening - This event is not to be missed!

Join us. Be inspired. Take action.

We will live streaming online on Wednesday 29th July, 5.30 pm. Register to receive the webinar details to tune in!

Brought to you by She Sharp. We empower females ranging from high school all the way to industry professionals in or considering a career in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM). We aim to address the issues of diversity and inclusion within STEM by empowering equal opportunities to all genders. We were honoured to win the 2019 Diversity Works Award for Empowerment (Small Organisation Excellence) in 2019.

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Wednesday 29 Jul
5:30pm - 7:00pm

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Samar Alrayyes

Azure Digital Transformation Specialist (Microsoft) & Executive Team (Techwomen NZ)

Samar is an Azure digital transformation specialist with Microsoft supporting the government and public sector. She has extensive technical and sales background in cloud infrastructure and data analysis. She is a D&I champion, part of Women at Microsoft group & an executive member in NZ Tech Women.

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Isuru Fernando

Google Cloud NZ

Isuru works for Google NZ as part of Google Cloud & AI Team. Previously he was at IBM, as the first Chief Design and Technology Officer for NZ & was the Head of AI overseeing the IBM Watson business. Isuru is a founding Board Member of the AI Forum, Advisor to the World Economic Forum on AI Ethics.

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Jane Hwang

General Manager (Solnet)

Jane has been in an enterprise software development practitioner for over 20 years, starting as a software engineer. She is currently working as General Manager, Northern Region at Solnet Solutions. Jane is passionate about people and cares deeply about building successful teams and culture.

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Evelyn Seewald

ex-General Manager, Farm Source Digital (Fonterra)

Evelyn has built a leadership career delivering great customer experiences through data and technology. Most recently she was Fonterra’s GM Digital for Farm Source leading an innovative transformation programme. She also held technical innovation roles at Foodstuffs, Vodafone & The Gallagher Group.

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Ulrich Frerk

Founder & Technical Director (Adroit)

Ulrich Frerk is an entrepreneur who seeks to not only create world-leading IoT technology but wants to change the world and the way people interact with it, founding Adroit in 2014. Adroit is a category finalist in the AUT Awards in 2017 after Ulrich has driven the company to its new successes.

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Dr Reza Jarral

Primary Care Physician and Edmund Hillary Fellow

Reza is an Auckland-based primary care physician and Edmund Hillary Fellow on a mission to democratise well-being. His work focuses on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable in society and promoting the ethical use of AI in healthcare. He is part of working groups by AI Forum NZ, IEEE and WHO.

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Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh


A computer engineer with a background in artificial intelligence & natural language processing and an active researcher in the Internet of Things, AI, and machine learning technologies, Mahsa's passion for promoting careers in technology to young women has been widely recognised.

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