New Zealand is home to some of the most exciting start-ups and scale-ups. If you love hearing origin stories from the people who did it, you're thinking about ways to scale, or just love tech chats, this event is for you!

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event summary

Hosted by Dynamo6 and in association with Google Cloud and Creative HQ, we're joining in with TechWeek 2023 and bringing you an all-star line-up of Kiwi success stories.

This in-person event will be a series of short talks/presentations on the theme of using technology to disrupt, scale and empower organizations.

For our Auckland line-up, you'll hear from the amazing tech leaders at Parkable and Kami who’ll share their own choices, challenges and interesting tidbits along the way.

You’ll also hear from the wonderful SMB leaders at Google Cloud and Creative HQ who will share some of the ways they help small ideas become big.

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key details

The event will be held on the 18th of May 2023 and runs from 10:30 am to 12 pm We're running this event from the wonderful Google Auckland event space, located at 10 Madden Street, Auckland.

Refreshments are available on arrival, and lunch will also be provided from 12 to 12:30 pm.


the running order

  • Registration & refreshments
  • Welcome and intro from Igor Matich - Executive Director & Founder at Dynamo6
  • Jordan Thoms (CTO) & Hengie Wang (CEO) founders of Kami
  • Joe Slater - GM Startups at Creative HQ
  • Paul Dearlove - Head of Google Cloud NZ
  • Brody Nelson - Co-founder & Technical Director at Parkable
  • Q&A panel session with speakers
  • Goals and challenges activity
  • Lunch & networking

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all star line-up

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Igor Matich - Founder & Executive Director at Dynamo6

Igor founded Dynamo6 in 2012 leaving behind a corporate career in pursuit of delivering cloud and digital tech across Aotearoa. Always learning and hustling, Igor has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years in technical delivery and CTO roles. Igor will play host and chair the Q&A panel.

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Hengjie Wang - Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Kami

Transforming the way students and teachers engage and collaborate with learning resources, Hengjie is responsible for the day-to-day company and investor growth. He has been leading Kami’s significant business scaling over the decade, growing the user base from 6 million users to nearly 40 million across 180 countries.

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Jordan Thoms - Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Kami

Since starting Kami alongside his fellow co-founders, Jordan has used his software engineering background to transform the need for pen and paper in classrooms. He oversees Kami's engineering team. His leadership and impact has been most recently recognised by Forbes Asia, having been named in its ‘30 Under 30’ for 2022.

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Joe Slater - GM Startups at Creative HQ

Joe is the GM Startups at Creative HQ and has a huge passion for innovative, impactful startups. He’s the co-founder of the drinks brand Six Barrel Soda, loves making things, pop culture, swimming in the ocean, quiz nights, and the Philadelphia 76ers. Joe’s keen to talk about some of the ways Creative HQ can support startups.

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Paul Dearlove - Head of Google Cloud New Zealand

Paul is the Head of Google Cloud in New Zealand. As Country Manager, Paul is responsible for supporting the enterprises of Aotearoa to achieve their digital and data ambitions - securely and sustainably. Prior to this, Paul has held specialist and leadership roles at Google Cloud and at SAP.

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Brody Nelson - Co-founder & Technical Director at Parkable

Brody is an entrepreneur and technical product leader. He’s successfully co-founded and developed a number of digital products (Parkable and Stickybeak) and creative organizations (Daylight). With a passion for technology and building technology businesses, Brody is keen to share some of the lessons he has learned along the way.

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