Language Planning with one of the best out there: Dr. Vincent Olsen-Reeder! Vini is a Reo Māori scholar, and a second language learner. He teaches language, and teaches people to plan to change their language behaviours.
Kōrero with Adrian Smith, a visionary leader from Māori fintech start up BlinkPay. Adrian spent 15 years in the UK before returning to Aotearoa and starting mahi at BlinkPay, which just ticked over $1.5 million in deposits to Sharesies wallets!
What does Te Tiriti o Waitangi mean for Digitech? How can we give effect to Te Tiriti in the workplace? We’ll ask these pātai and more as we learn from Te Tiriti expert Janelle Riki-Waaka from Riki Consultancy
What's possible for our rangatahi? How do we encourage more Māori in tech? What is needed throughout the sector? We’ll ask these pātai and more as we learn from three Māori leaders working on creating pathways in te ao matihiko: Phil Kupenga, founder and director of Next Chapter Consulting NZ, Shanon O'Connor, director of Tōnui Collab, and Pera Barrett, founder and chair of Shoebox Christmas Trust.
Join us for an inspiring kōrero about Māori in creative technology with Hori Mataki, a graphic designer and founder of Ariki Creative - Ariki combines indigenous perspectives & contemporary creativity. And Vincent Egan, the Co-founder and CEO of Māui Studios Aotearoa Ltd, a creative agency dedicated to sharing authentic stories of Aotearoa through digital content. We see how these two creatives entered the industry, the challenges they both faced in their careers and the advice that they would give to Māori wanting to grow their creative talents in Te Ao Matihiko.
Join us for an empowering kōrero about wāhine Māori in tech and digital with Robyn Kamira, founder of Paua Interface Ltd - a Māori-owned, purpose-driven company delivering sustainable, impactful digital projects to its community - and Amber Taylor, CEO of Ara Journeys, an award-winning digital technologies company connecting people to culturally significant sites and preserving Indigenous knowledge and stories for future generations.
Join Kahurangi Malcolm, Managing Director of Puna Awarau - a Māori consultancy firm working at the forefront of Indigenous procurement in Aotearoa and Renata Hakiwai, Managing Director of HTK Group - a culturally based, values-led professional services and economic development organisation. Both Kahurangi and Renata bring a wealth of knowledge about applying for and accessing funding. This is one not to be missed!
Join two power houses in digital and tech in Aotearoa: Teresa Pollard, Chief Digital Officer at Te Pūkenga and Dan Te Whenua Walker, Global Co-Chair of Indigenous at Microsoft as they consider the kōrero: What does it mean to be Māori in digital and tech? They’ll share their experience of bringing a Māori worldview to non-Māori workplaces & mahi, as well as their insights and tips.