Mum | AI | Smart Cities | Fintech | Digital Inclusion & Enablement
Love life, family & the beach! I want to see the world, & when it’s time to leave I hope when I look back I can say I made a positive impact.
| Machines doing what Machines do best - Humans doing what Humans do best |
During my time in the financial services industry I managed mid to large-scale technology adoption initiatives, including as part of a team that introduced the first online origination, credit risk assessment and pricing vehicle finance platform in NZ for MTF (www.mtf.co.nz), in 2005, in collaboration with FiNZsoft (www.finzsoft.com), a world leading FinTech solutions provider based in Auckland.
At Wintec I currently lead the development of Micro-credentials at in collaboration with industry.
Outside of Wintec I am an advocate for digital inclusion & facilitate the uptake of digital technologies & technology innovation including initiatives working to bridge the digital divide & leveraging technology in innovative ways to benefit individuals, communities & organisations.
My current involvement with the technology & innovation ecosystem in NZ includes as Smart Cities Advisor at Hamilton City Council, Director - Development & Partnerships at the UoW AI Initiative, Director - NZ at Smart Cities Council ANZ, NZ - Lead at the Central for Data Leadership, & as Principal Advisor with Singapore based tech research firm Ecosystm
In 2017 I also launched Wintec’s IoT Waikato initiative, a regular event connecting the technology sector with tertiary, industry, business & the general public, including schools.
I also volunteer on the Exec Committee of the NZ IoT Alliance & NZ TechWomen, in working groups with AI Forum NZ & Fintech NZ, as an Ambassador for World Idea Day, & as Partnerships Manager for TEDxRuakura.
From May 2018 to March 2020 I collaboratively developed & coordinated the delivery of the Digital Waikato 2025 strategy as Operations Manager at CultivateIT, in collaboration with Te Waka & a Digital Stakeholder Group.
I also led the execution of Techweek in Waikato (www.techweek.co.nz) in 2018 & 2019, & developed an event programme for & launched TechFest as Waikato’s annual festival of technology & innovation.
In my roles my focus is on connecting, growing & providing a voice for the technology & innovation ecosystem to underpin economic development & community wellbeing.
March 8, 2021
Celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) with Katarina Hoskins the founder of IWD Bermuda, Jonathan Reiss, Felicia Rickards, Jannat Maqbool a Mother, twin professional leaders in the marketplace Lorene Phillips and Pearline McIntosh and Karen Grace. Join us in conversation on this global day celebrated for 110 years. Let’s choose to acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Let’s join the call to action for accelerating women's equality.