Exploring Technology Trends and Innovation in New Zealand

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You are invited to join our ONLINE event on Wednesday 23 June

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This event will be delivered ONLINE.

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The Business School is delighted to invite you to an exclusive Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (MCE) event on Wednesday 23 June with our esteemed panel speakers.

Session 1: Panel Discussion

Our panel speakers will be joined by Associate Professor Alex Sims from the University of Auckland Business School to moderate the session and together they will have a conversation and explore technology trends and innovation in New Zealand.

Panel speakers:

Robert Boucher, Digital Consultant, Beca

Robert Boucher is a Digital Consultant at Beca, one of Asia Pacific’s largest independent advisory, design and engineering consultancies. With a demonstrated history of working in the product ownership, requirements management and technology consulting fields, he has led and delivered multiple projects as part of Beca's digital transformation.

Peter Fletcher-Dobson, Chief Digital Officer, BCITO

Peter is a highly experienced digital strategist and innovation leader with 20 years' global digital transformation experience working with corporates and start-up ventures. He has produced multi-award winning digital products in the UK and New Zealand in telecommunications and financial services. An exponential thinker and futurist, he created New Zealand's first fintech accelerator and is seen as a thought leader in digital disruption. Peter was a founding member of Fintech NZ and is also a start-up mentor, investor and entrepreneur outside of his day job.

Chris Linton, Consultant, Duncan Cotterill

Chris has a deep corporate/commercial, M&A, governance, critical infrastructure and technology expertise, advising public and private sector entities in New Zealand and offshore. This spans corporate advisory, foreign investment (greenfields, acquisition, distributorship, joint ventures, and ongoing New Zealand operations), strategic alliances, ICT projects and transactions (including negotiation and dispute resolution), outsourcing, blockchain, cloud, digital, fintech and gaming. She also advises tech start-ups and high growth companies on structuring, investment and governance.

Session 2: Showcase of XP42

Clinton Cardozo, Co-Founder and CEO, XP42

Clint is XP42's business and commercial strategist with an obsession for experimentation. He understands the power that an inclusive digital strategy can have on business, customers or project and the power a team can have in creating it. Up until recently, Clint was responsible for the digital transformation of critical and regulatory departments in Air New Zealand. In between extreme fitness, various public speaking gigs and a recent obsession with productivity data, Clint's passion is to ease the red tape process through intelligent technology.


Assoc. Professor Alex Sims

Alex Sims is an Associate Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Auckland. Alex’s legacy research is on copyright law (in particular fair dealing and fair use) and consumer law.

More widely known as a blockchain researcher and enthusiast, Alex was part of a team awarded a grant by the Law Foundation on the legal regulation of digital currencies in New Zealand and Australia. Amongst other things, Alex is on the Executive of University of Auckland’s Cyber Security Foundry.

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Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021

Time: 8:00 - 9:00pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

If you would like more information about this event, please email the our team at

We hope you can join us.

Kind regards

Business School Team

The University of Auckland Business School

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