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WTF Speaker Series - Disruption

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Generator @ GridAKL

12 Madden Street

Wynyard Quarter

Auckland, Auckland 1010

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Our first event was based on the future of the workplace and for this event we’re diving a little deeper and looking into Disruption

Tipping Points or Tripping Points -

Disruption is everywhere. In business it creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market-leading firms, products, and alliances.

Are you in, or are you out?

We hear from industry leaders who are on the front lines of dramatic change and what opportunities they’re seeing, in particular the disruption of the workplace as we know it now. Join us complimentary breakfast and coffee, hearing from Ryan Wilson, CEO of Generator + Victor Yuen, Head of Product at FaceMe + Valerie Walshe, Director Brand and Marketing at Xero.

Ryan Wilson, CEO of Generator -

Ryan Wilson is founder of Generator, one of New Zealand’s first and largest coworking operations. Kenyan born, educated at Rugby School in England and now a naturalised New Zealander, Ryan has proven that he has an eye for business and a passion for community-based businesses. Generator was conceived out of a visit to London in 2009, where Ryan first came across a variation of the business club model in a club context with Soho House. He set out to replicate that in New Zealand with his own unique approach, becoming part of a global ‘coworking’ revolution as a result.

Victor Yuen, Head of Product at FaceMe -

Victor Yuen has played various roles as a tech entrepreneur. Having graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Canterbury University, New Zealand - he has worked as founder and early stage employees in various startups. As the Head of Product for FaceMe that creates human-like digital assistants, he and his team are at the forefront of researching and developing artificial intelligence solutions. He is also involved in global conversations around maximising societal benefits and understanding the risks of Artificial Intelligence.

Valerie Walshe, Director Brand and Marketing at Xero -

Valerie joined Xero this year and leads the Brand and Marketing team in NZ with the aim of having a positive impact on the world by growing small businesses. Prior to Xero, Valerie held senior marketing positions across Australia, NZ and Asia Pacific across the technology, financial services, agency and retail sectors.Valerie is the mother of three boys and spends a lot of time standing at soccer sidelines currently.

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