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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (NZDT)

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Disrupting the Old Boys Network?

Fintech and the Future of Financial Services Careers

What will the finance sector look like in 10 years' time? What parts of the finance sector are most vulnerable to disruption? What skills do you need to navigate a successful career in a Fintech world?


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Digital disruption in the financial services sector is changing the way we operate.

YWF and AUT welcome you to join us for this free event where you will hear from four successful women as they share their insights on FinTech and the impact it will have on financial services and your career path.

An event not to be missed, this is an opportunity to learn how FinTech is shaping Financial Services from the outside in.





Tuesday 26 September 2017




Networking with drinks and light nibbles to be served from 5pm with the main event beginning at 6pm




WG308 Te Iringa / WG Building – Sir Paul Reeves Building, Auckland University of Technology, 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland 1010 


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Guest Speakers:

Professor Alireza Tourani-Rad - HOD Finance and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Professor Tourani-Rad, obtained his PhD from Free University of Brussels. Before joining AUT he held professorial positions at a number of European and NZ universities. He has published extensively in international academic journals, in excess of 130, on areas of corporate finance, governance, investments and fund management. He sits on the editorial boards of multiple international scientific journals. He is currently a Fellow of CPA Australia, FINSIA, INFINZ, and is a Certified Finance and Investment Professional

Dr Angsana Techatassanasoontorn - Associate Professor, AUT

Dr. Angsana Techatassanasoontorn is an Associate Professor of Business Information Systems at AUT. Angsana’s research interests include IT-enabled social innovations, IT use and quality of life, digital infrastructure, adoption and diffusion of technology, safe computing, and technology policy. Angsana brings a wealth of insight into how technology is disrupting workers in traditional industries.

Dr Ayesha Scott - Lecturer in Finance, AUT

Ayesha joined the AUT Finance Department in October 2016. She obtained her PhD in Financial Econometrics in July 2016 from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, and has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Finance. Prior to academia, Ayesha worked as an administrator for a Superannuation Fund based in Brisbane. Ayesha merges academic and industry experience to bring her unique view on how FinTech is disrupting the financial education and career landscapes.

Candace Kinser-Reed - Company Advisor & Board Director

Candace has held a number of senior executive roles in the science and tech sectors including over a decade of experience as a CEO and as a Non-Executive Director on private, not for profit and listed company boards. Her driving passion is helping New Zealand entrepreneurs succeed in business on the world stage. Candace has been named a "Top 10 Female CEO" in New Zealand and was a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards for Board & Management in 2016. She founded NZ Women Tech Execs, a national group of C-suite female executives in the tech sector aimed at supporting up and coming women in the industry.

MC: Dr Katrin Gottschalk - Senior Lecturer in Finance, AUT

Katrin joined the Department of Finance at AUT in February 2007. She holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Muenster (Germany) and business degrees from the universities of Tuebingen (Germany) and Strasbourg (France). She has particular interest in risk management and behavioural finance. Katrin is a CFA charterholder, a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Professional Risk Manager (PRM). She is a Director of the CFA Society of New Zealand and currently serves as the Society’s Technology Chair. 

Lydia Zulkifli - Head of Digital Strategy Heartland Bank LTD

Lydia is currently the Head of Digital Strategy for Heartland Bank. She is an experienced banking executive, with a career spanning investments, treasury, lending, and digital strategy. Originally from Malaysia, she holds a Finance and Economics degree from the University of Auckland. She is currently leading Heartland Bank’s digital transformation through the launch of dedicated online lending platforms, including small business owners and consumers. 


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Auckland University of Technology
2 Governor Fitzroy Place
Central Auckland
Auckland, Auckland 0632
New Zealand

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (NZDT)

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Young Women in Finance

Young Women in Finance (YWF) is a network of like-minded young women in similar stages of our careers and lives, brought together to share experiences and support one another.

Our wider purpose is to strengthen the pipeline of women leaders in the finance industry. We want to change and shape the environment by promoting a camaraderie mentality of “collaboration over competition”, and continue the legacy built by successful women today.

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