Julia is one of our most requested speakers after many missed her speak at one of our early events. Julia was appointed as Air New Zealand CIO in 2007 and manages the centralised Air NZ Group IT department. This involves key portfolios such as Production, Solutions, Architecture, Vendor Management, and Innovation & Ventures. Julia is passionate about both her role and the airline’s commitment to improving information systems and technology. Julia has twenty years of experience in the IT industry and has held positions in local government, telecommunications and charitable organisations.
Anna Guenther is the co-founder and Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe, New Zealand's first crowdfunding platform; Anna's focus is on building the crowdfunding community in New Zealand. Since launching 3 years ago, over 865 creative, community and entrepreneurial campaigns have raised over $7.2million through PledgeMe. Anna has also worked for the New Zealand Government, MIT and Harvard, and completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding. Half Kiwi and half American, she has travelled around the world for work – but always comes back to New Zealand as home.
Judit is a recent graduate and fully qualified ‘creative technologist’ who was first handed an iPad in 2010 and decided she wanted to be an iOS developer, despite not knowing anything about programming. Following a stint working as a designer at a startup in Budapest and then working with schools in rural Fiji, teaching them to use mobile technologies for education, she now works at Cactuslab in Auckland doing exactly what she wanted - developing apps. In her spare time works on researching and developing apps for educational technology.