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PwC Herald Talks
Our thought provoking business networking series moves into its third year in 2017 & hits the road – with events travelling from Auckland to Wellington and Christchurch. PwC Herald Talks is designed to give you the knowledge, insight and strategies to grow and diversify in the ever-changing landscape of New Zealand business.
These breakfast events discuss current & upcoming trends in business, including innovation, the internet of things, leadership, and global & local business.
Join us and key thought leaders to connect, share knowledge, and think about how to grow your business and remain relevant.
Innovation - Auckland
Innovate or be left behind. Innovation can be a catalyst for the growth and success of your business, and help you to adapt and grow in the marketplace. It’s not just invention, innovation can mean changing your business model and adapting to changes in your environment to deliver better products or services.
This PwC Herald Talks event brings you the latest case studies in innovation and provides insights to help you apply innovation within your business to make sure you stay ahead of the curve and get outside of the box.
Don’t miss this chance to join our keynote speaker and expert panel to unlock the key to successful business.
Tobias Grant – Commercial Director, Pop-up Globe
Tobias is an entrepreneur with specialist experience in management and communications of creative businesses. He brings over 15 years’ experience with leading advertising agencies, brand strategists, clients and brands. Between 2010 and 2014 he built an agency which from a standing start grew to delivering high profile projects including Band Together Concert for Canterbury, will.i.am for Hallenstein Brothers, launched Telecom’s association with Spofity, and the Starship Christmas Albums.
Grant Straker – CEO, Straker Translations
Award winning entrepreneur, engineer, paratrooper, ironman, volunteer fire fighter, musician and dad – Grant wears many hats and has had an incredibly varied set of experiences over the past 30 years. As one of the founders of Straker Translations, Grant's wide-ranging experiences and skills place him in an ideal position to drive the growth of the company as it continues to expand its global presence.
Linda Jenkinson - Co-Founder – John Paul Group and Director
Linda Jenkinson is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has built three multi-million dollar companies, is now engaged in developing a global approach to relationship based concierge and social ventures. Linda is the Chairman and Owner of LesConcierges and currently serves as a Director for Air New Zealand and The Grid.
Andy Symons – Innovation Partner, PwC New Zealand
Andy Symons, Innovation Partner at PwC New Zealand, is also the firm’s Financial Services Sector Leader. Andy is focused on innovation strategy, digital strategy, customer and the development of technology. Andy has a background in innovation, technology development, loyalty marketing, credit scoring and has recently led a major New Zealand bank's retail banking division. He has also advised CEOs and boards on developing the cultural and structural environment required to increase organisational innovation.
7:00am Registration & stand-up networking breakfast
7:30am MC Welcome
7:40am Keynote Speaker
8:05am Panel Discussion