Price Members attend for free Member guest $30 Non member $40
Join Finsia CEO, Chris Whitehead F Fin, for an open discussion about the disruptive fintech environment including roboadvice, artificial intelligence and blockchain and how this is impacting banking competition in the Trans-Tasman market.
This is a great opportunity to engage with Chris about Finsia’s stance on these evolving trends and on how we can connect established industry participants and fintech's for mutual opportunities and synergies.
We will also be joined by Mitchell Pham, Director of Augen Software Group and Chair of NZTech, for a short presentation on how New Zealanders are becoming a player in this space. With the official launch of FinTechNZ last week this is the perfect time to hear more about these exciting new initiatives.
Enjoy drinks and canapés as you’re surrounded by the magnificent works showcased in Bank of New Zealand’s Art Gallery in the heart of Auckland’s CBD.
We hope that you will join us for a thought-provoking discussion that will no doubt help drive decisions within your company and the rest of the industry.
As this is one of the first events of the year, we are offering a complimentary invitation to all Finsia members.
We look forward to welcoming you at this event.
Mitchell Pham Mitchell is a business & technology entrepreneur. He is a director of the Augen Software Group, chairman of their operation in Vietnam, and cofounder of the Kiwi Connection tech hub – a platform for New Zealand technology businesses to accelerate presence & engagement in South East Asia.
Augen provide technology capabilities and drive transformation through software-related services to advance organisations through innovation. Their achievements have been recognised by many NZ & international awards, such as ComputerWorld Excellence, NZ Innovators, Red Herring Top 100 Asia-Pacific, and Vietnam IT Excellence.
Mitchell is experienced in information management, software products & services, sales & marketing, international operations, strategy development, collaborative partnerships and business growth through innovation. Internationally, he is recognised in leadership as a World Class New Zealander by KEA Global, an Asia 21 Fellow by the Asia Society, and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
In public, Mitchell serves as chairman of the NZ Technology Industry Association (NZTech), advisor at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Asia New Zealand Foundation, and trustee of the Auckland Refugee Family Trust (ARFT) and the Foundation for Social Responsibility NZ (FOStR-NZ). He was formerly a trustee of Refugee Services Aotearoa (now merged with NZ Red Cross) and the Asia New Zealand Foundation, and a board member of Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ).
In business, Mitchell is a New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) Beachheads Advisor in technology business for South East Asia. He is also a member of the Ethnic People in Commerce (EPICNZ) network, the NZ Asian Leaders (NZAL) forum, and the NZ Superdiversity Council. Internationally, he is a member of the Strategic Alliance Vietnamese Ventures International (SAVVi) network and the executive committee of the global Vietnamese diaspora business network (BAOOV). Chris Whitehead F Fin Chris was appointed Finsia CEO in September 2016. He has been associated with the Australasian financial services industry for nearly 30 years. Previously, he was CEO of CUA, Australia's largest customer-owned financial institution, Regional Director, Bank of Scotland and CEO, BankWest Retail Bank.
He has extensive experience as a non-executive director including in the payments, wealth management and insurance sectors.
Commencing his career in IT, Chris maintains a keen interest in the ongoing impact of technology on financial services.
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