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! 

Spaces are limited, please register to attend.

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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 Wellington line-up, you'll hear from the amazing tech leaders at Thankyou Payroll and CerebralFix 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 17th of May 2023 and runs from 10:30 am to 12 pm We're running this event in the beautiful Creative HQ space, located at 7 Dixon Street, Wellington.

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
  • David Morrison, CEO of Thankyou Payroll
  • Joe Slater - GM Startups at Creative HQ
  • Damien Kelly -  Google Cloud lead for Public Sector in New Zealand
  • Tim Bourne - President at CerebralFix
  • 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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David Morrison - CEO of Thankyou Payroll

David is the CEO of Thankyou Payroll, a successful SaaS payroll services provider in New Zealand. From a varied technology and management background David leads a team of 25 serving over 7,000 small to medium-sized businesses. Starting from a humble garage in Dunedin, Thankyou Payroll is on a journey for growth and scale.

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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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Damien Kelly - Google Cloud lead for Public Sector in New Zealand

Damien is the Google Cloud lead for Public Sector in New Zealand. He is passionate about connecting the people of Aotearoa with transformative technology and supporting innovation for small businesses as part of the MBIE Digital Boost programme. He will talk about the ways Google Cloud helps support the public sector and small businesses to innovate.

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Tim Bourne - President at CerebralFix

Introducing Tim, a seasoned veteran of the entertainment and video game industries with two decades of experience. As the President of CerebralFix, a leading game development company, Tim has been instrumental in utilizing technology to scale the business and keep up with the rapid growth of the games industry. Tim is known for his strategic thinking, problem-solving skills, and innovative ideas. He's excited to connect with others in the tech community to share his journey and learn from theirs.

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