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Monday, August 22

11:30 NZST

Open Business: Collaboration & Teamwork
What is the culture where bleeding edge innovation comes from? How do we create high functioning teams, where everyone participates fully and where collaboration works to create results we couldn't imagine before? 

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Susan Basterfield

Susan has lived/worked in 20 different countries and chose NZ as home in 2003. Most of her working life has been dedicated to leading teams in IT organizations – from startups to multinationals.  A catalyst, cultivator, convenor and curator, she helps individuals and organisations... Read More →
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Ken Everett

When I set out to start an Australia-wide business 25 years ago, I couldn’t afford to pay any salaries. So I started a ‘network’. To my great surprise, it grew beyond Australia and New Zealand to 30 countries and 300 people—none of whom were employees. Along the way, I learned... Read More →

Monday August 22, 2016 11:30 - 12:30 NZST
Renouf Foyer #2

11:30 NZST

Open Democracy: Innovation & Open Thinking.
What are the big innovations happening in democracy and civic engagement right now? How is technology changing what is possible for people interacting with democratic institutions? What about the people who don't have internet access? And how can we apply these lessons in Aotearoa New Zealand?

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Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett is one of the cofounders of Loomio, an open source tool for collaborative online decision making. He's also a member of Enspiral: a decentralised network of people using the tools of business to pursue radical social change. His background is in creative activism... Read More →
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Laura O'Connell Rapira

Laura O'Connell-Rapira is the Director of Campaigns at ActionStation - a community campaigning organisation representing over 140,000 members that combines digital tools and people power to drive a fairer, more just and sustainable Aotearoa. She is the Co-founder of RockEnrol - a... Read More →
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Max Rashbrooke

Author, Academic, Journalist
Max Rashbrooke is the author of Wealth and New Zealand, published by Bridget Williams Books (BWB) in November 2015. He edited the best-selling Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, published in June 2013, also by BWB. He is a research associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy... Read More →
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Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang, a civic hacker who grew up among Tiananmen exiles, is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey serves on Taiwan national... Read More →

Monday August 22, 2016 11:30 - 12:30 NZST

11:30 NZST

Open Technology: Open Tech Toolkit
As users of technology, what do we need to know about open technology? How does open technology work differently from closed technology? What is different about technology that is built on open principles?  How can open technology make our lives different and better? What does it mean for our businesses and our democracy to have technology that is built in the open? 

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Ele Munjeli

DevOps Engineer, Prime 8 Consulting
Ele Munjeli has a computer science degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA. She got involved with electronic democracy through college research in software engineering for deliberative systems. After graduation she specialized as a DevOps Engineer, an emerging... Read More →
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Don Smith

Teacher, Enspiral Dev Academy
Don is a programmer and educator. Before moving to New Zealand 4 years ago, he published developer guidance from the Patterns & Practices team in Microsoft's Developer Division; one of the first teams to release source code under an open source license.Recently he helped launch Enspiral... Read More →

Monday August 22, 2016 11:30 - 12:30 NZST
Renouf Foyer #1