A virtual event that's not to be missed:

Following on from the Investor's Guide launch, we are looking forward to diving deeper into the topic of scaling for success at our upcoming virtual TINShed.

As New Zealand continues to experience heightened investor interest with more money coming into the country, are our tech companies ready to deal with this influx? Growing from pre-revenue to $10m in revenue is one thing, but how do you grow from $10m to $100m? And where is the talent with the relevant experience and skillsets going to come from to help New Zealand tech companies become truly global players?

We look forward to an in-depth discussion with some of TIN's 2020 Rising Star company CEOs who have demonstrated extraordinary high growth over the past three years.

Date & Time:

Thursday, 9 September 2021
9:00 - 10:30AM


Virtual event

2021-09-09 09:00:00
2021-09-09 10:30:00
TINShed: Scaling for Success

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Brian Bernard
Regional Manager, Hamilton
Absolute IT

Brian has over 25 years’ experience in the ICT industry and has an international background from the UK and USA. He has experience in general and sales management, strategic planning, marketing, and new business development.

Brian has been part of the Absolute IT management team since 2008, his responsibilities include business development, client engagement and management of staff in our Waikato/BOP office.

Winner of the RCSA NZ Recruitment Professional awards 2021.

Marcus Driller
Vice President Corporate
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Marcus was appointed Vice President Corporate in February 2019. Marcus joined Fisher & Paykel Healthcare in 2009 as an in-house lawyer and since that time has held several roles in legal, investor relations and communications and most recently as General Manager – Corporate.

Prior to joining the company, he worked for New Zealand law firm, Russell McVeagh where he specialised in corporate and commercial law. Marcus received his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland.

Dr Ralph Highnam
Founder, Chief Scientist & CEO
Volpara Health Technologies

Dr Ralph Highnam is founder, Chief Scientist & CEO of ASX listed Volpara Health Technologies.

Over the last 12 years, Wellington-based Volpara has raised nearly $130M and its software is now used in 1 in 3 breast cancer screenings each year in the USA, or nearly 13M women a year.

Volpara started as a remote academic collaboration and now employs close to 200 people across the world, with Annual Recurring Revenue of $28M, and is on a strong growth path augmented by two US based acquisitions.

Mike Jenkins
Founder & CEO
The Instillery

Proudly Ngāti Raukawa; Mike was born in Wellington and raised in the mighty Waikato.

In 2013 Mike founded The Instillery, eight years on, following rapid growth supported by the execution of a strategic merger & acquisition plan including Vo2, Origin IT & most recently TwoBlackLabs, The Instillery is widely recognised as Aotearoa’s leader in Cloud, Next Generation IT Managed Services & Privacy.

Along with Mike’s personal collection of accolades, including his confirmation as CEO of the year at the Westpac Waikato Business Awards, The Instillery was officially recognised as the fastest growing privately owned tech business and named as one of the EY Ten Companies to Watch in the 2020 TIN Report.

Steven Newman
Executive Director & CEO

Steven has been EROAD’s Chief Executive and a member of the EROAD Board since 2007.

He co-founded Navman where his COO and CEO roles provided the opportunity for him to establish Navman as a leading international brand delivering annual sales in excess of NZ $500m.

Charlie Mear
Business Development Manager – Tech & Health

Charlie is a Business Development Manager focused on businesses within the Technology Industry, supporting them to grow through providing capital, connections and expertise. Within her role, she works with BNZ’s Head of Technology Industry to grow BNZ’s technology industry portfolio, proposition, and community across New Zealand.

Her key focus is business development, transaction advisory and relationship management both internally and externally. She enjoys learning about different businesses, assessing business performance, and developing customer centric solutions.

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