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Agile Auckland Meetup


21 April 2021


5:00 pm


GridAKL Lysaght Building



In partnership with Business Agility Auckland, for this event we’ve brought together an extraordinary panel of local industry and community leaders to reflect on their learnings for 2020.

They will share stories of experimentation, innovation and of trying and trying again. We’ll hear about the challenges and pain points, and the lessons we can bring into the future!

It’s your opportunity to reconnect with the community and engage with this amazing group of leaders. We know you will be inspired and come away with a real sense of what’s achievable, taking our lessons from 2020 into the future.

Check out this INCREDIBLE group of speakers!

Keynote Speaker:
Sally Copeland is the Acting MD of Woolworths NZ. A passionate digital leader, Sally was named as the New Zealand CIO of the year 2020 having been recognised for the creation of CountdownX.

Nick Foard is currently the Coaching & Competency Lead at SkyCity Entertainment Group. Nick is a business transformation specialist with over 25 years of experience delivering solutions and promoting Business Agility across the enterprise.

Greg Wheeler is SkyCity’s ICT Group General Manager responsible for the multi-year technology transformation programme. As a seasoned professional with over 30 years’ experience, Greg is passionate about building high performing teams that help solve key business and customer problems.

Andrew Flavell, CTO at Plexure, is an extremely strong technical leader with hands-on experience in highly scalable parallel and distributed systems. He has driven transformations using agile practices, automation and continuous delivery, and modern cloud architectures. that, the CTO for Microsoft’s games division.

Chris Lennon is a Kaizen Coach at Fraedom (a Visa company). With over 20 years of experience leading and coaching teams, Chris is a “teams guy” who loves to help teams think outside of the box to find that little pinch of magic dust that gives them an edge.

Angela Batistich has had an extensive career in the Financial Services Industry with a dynamic and constantly evolving approach to leading delivery. In her role as Tech Tribe Lead at ANZ she was accountable for ensuring that multiple teams stayed energised and focused to deal with the challenges 2020 was presenting to them.

Closing Remarks:
Ryan the Lion, the people’s Lion 😉 Having run his multifaceted business A Few Quiet Yarns for 13 years, he specialises in People and Culture deliverables through events, Linkedin Training and Consulting. A serial networker online and in person who believes in “Meeting the person” as we all have our story. Ryan has spent the last 15 years in the Tech Industry working across Sales, Marketing and Product Management.

Doors open at 5:00 for networking with pizza and drinks.

The event will kick off at 5:45pm with Keynote Address from Sally Copland, NZ CIO of the Year 2020.

Following Sally, our panel will share their stories in a series of lightning talks, allowing for plenty of time for Q&A after.

And Ryan the Lion will deliver our Closing Remarks.

We hope that you will join us for this LIVE in-person event!

Please be thoughtful with your reply as we have to plan for catering.