Craig Rispin - Business Futurist and Innovation Expert
Craig is a Business Futurist and Innovation Expert his expertise is in emerging business, people and technology trends—and how companies can profit from them.
Craig has over 20 years experience working where the future has been created—with some of the most innovative companies in the world in the IT, consumer electronics, internet and broadcasting industries.
He is an award-winning speaker and has addressed audiences from 15 to 3,000 on 5 continents and has consulted with CEOs of leading companies worldwide.
Some of his clients include: BHP Billiton, Canon, Colonial First State, IBM, Kimberly-Clark, Mallesons, NRMA, Sportscraft, Symantec, Toyota, the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and countless professional industry associations.
Julian Smith - Insiders guide to using the internet to get more customers
MYOB New Zealand general manager Julian Smith heads the company’s New Zealand operations.
MYOB develops business-focused solutions that help make life easier for over 1 million Aussie and Kiwi businesses of all kinds and sizes. The company employs over 900 local staff and invests more than NZ$30 million in R&D every year.
A qualified lawyer, Julian has spent much of his career in large multi-national companies in a range of senior legal, sales, marketing and customer management roles. A frequent keynote speaker and business commentator, he sits on a number of government and industry boards and advisory panels.
Julian is based in Auckland and travels extensively around Australia and New Zealand to work closely with MYOB’s wide-ranging customer base, network of partners, and expert team. When he is not working, Julian offsets his personal ‘carbon footprint’ – or at least reduces the associated guilt – by planting native trees on the 10-acre block he shares with his partner in Matakohe, in Northland.
Robyn Pearce - Creating a webinar
Since 1992 Robyn Pearce has been sharing her experiences and knowledge about time management, these days often via webinar, with countless clients and readers around the world. She’s the author of six books, many other products and thousands of articles and regularly appears as a subject specialist on television, radio and in other media. She’s also a regular columnist for the NZ Herald Small Business Online.
In her session she’ll share practical steps to help you run your own webinars successfully – either for marketing or commercial gain.
She’s one of less than 10% of speakers world-wide to hold the highest professional speaking designation – Certified Speaking Professional. She was also the 2006/07 World President of the Global Speakers Federation, serving 10 countries and the only Kiwi to have so far been honoured with this opportunity.
Mike Gingerich - Creating and running your Facebook page
Mike is the Business Development and Marketing Director for TabSite, a fan page customization platform with over 62,000 global users.
Mike has over 10 years of experience in web development and Internet Marketing, having created and implemented marketing and social web strategies across many industries enabling companies to expand their reach online, gain market share, and extend brand awareness.
Focusing on Social Media platform solutions for small and medium sized businesses, Mike and the TabSite team is expanding to release a new Social Media Post Planning service, PlanYourPost.com in early 2012, enabling users to schedule posts, view analytics, and monitor social chatter across multiple social media networks.
Mike is married with 3 grade school aged children, and lives outside of Chicago in Northern Indiana. When not on his laptop, iPad, or iPhone, Mike loves to be near sand and sun, and his ideal office spot would be beachfront!
Tom O'Neil - Podcasting
Do you want increase your business audience, not just within New Zealand, but USA, UK and Australia? Do you want to be seen as a thought leader alongside the movers and shakers in your field?
If so, welcome to the world of Podcasting!
Tom O'Neil is an author and professional speaker and inspires audiences looking to improve their performance through effective goal planning. Tom has been podcasting his goal development message through iTunes, reaching tens of thousands of people around the world, and generating over 200 new subscribers a week.
In this session, Tom will take you through how to get you own Podcast out to an international audience … for no cost… and right now. Find out more about Tom O'Neil and subscribe to his podcasts here.
Richard Conway - AdWords & SEO
Richard Conway is founder and managing director of Pure SEO one of New Zealand’s leading search engine optimisation (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) companies. Richard has been working in online marketing since 2002 when he set up his first AdWords campaign to great success. Originally from the UK, Richard immigrated to New Zealand in January 2009 with his wife Emily, since their arrival their son Ethan was born (he has a kiwi passport before them!)
Richard has a BSc (Hons) in Business Computing, and has held a variety of different roles during his career. He is passionate about search and entrepreneurship, he is a member of EO (Entrepreneurs Organisation) Ignition, a resident at The Icehouse and a member of Auckland City Rotary Club. Join him to learn all about Adwords and more.
Anna Gervai - Blogging & Twitter
Hello, I’m Anna Gervai, founder and Director of Orchid Web Design. Although I’ve been involved in the online world for years, working with SMEs as well as many of NZ’s most iconic brands; my background started in importing, manufacturing and wholesale. I then moved into retail where I owned and ran one of Auckland’s busiest stores on the North Shore.
With a limited budget for marketing, I tuned into what online could offer my business. I fell in love with the affordability, measurability and DIY benefits of online and founded Orchid to help other businesses do the same. Online gives you so many ways to grow your business, but it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where your blog and a content strategy come in.
Affordable and easy to manage, with the potential to attract hundreds to thousands of potential customers for free every month - the benefits go on. I’ll demystify blogging and twitter for you and teach you the shortcuts to blogging and tweeting success.
Lewis Bostock - Video
Lewis Bostock is a web video producer. His web video production company Bostock Media has produced web videos for Columbus Coffee, Giapo, Grow Your Biz, Frog Recruitment, Mi5 Security, YMCA and Competenz.
He currently writes, directs and hosts The Social Life, a web show about the ways social media collides with fashion, lifestyle and entertainment. When Lewis isn't making web videos, he applies his excellent communication skills in ad agencies, the film industry and small businesses.
He discovered the power of web video when his film Hey Beautiful was featured on the front page of YouTube Australia and New Zealand. The film has been watched over 35,000+ times.Join my sessions to learn about online video.
Grant Difford - Brand
Grant Difford is the founder and creative director of Auckland based Waking Giants Ltd, a Brand, Strategy and Graphic Design company. Having spent 12 years working in the UK and NZ in various creative roles, Grant has learnt that creativity and measurable results should always come hand in hand. To meet and exceed the clients expectations is the ultimate goal, to encourage growth, increase turnover and improve profitability through creative thinking are outcomes of the journey.
His career in New Zealand has been focused on the relationship with business owners and brand managers to understand not only the creative needs but the strategic needs of the business as a whole. By understanding the long-term goals of any business you can isolate and recommend the ever-expanding range of sales and marketing tools at every companies disposal.
A thought provoking session.
Glenn Edley - Email Marketing
Hello. My name is Glenn and I'm the owner and Campaign Director @Spikemail.
I've been told I am New Zealand's most passionate email marketer. I hope I am and I hope my enthusiasm for email marketing rubs off on people. I have been writing the MondayMotivator for almost 10 years and had email marketing, business, and inspirational material published in; Fitness Life Magazine, the New Zealand Herald and Ponsonby News.
I speak on email marketing and inspiration.
Join me to learn heaps about email marketing.
Kevin Knebl - Networking with LinkedIn
Kevin Knebl is an International Speaker, Author, Trainer and Advisor and coauthor of "Social Media Sales
Revolution" (McGraw-Hill). Kevin is also a contributing author of "Learn Marketing with Social Media in Seven Days" (Wiley). He has over 20 years of experience in interpersonal skills training, sales, networking and related areas of expertise.
Kevin is recognized as a LinkedIn subject matter expert and has trained hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of professionals on the most effective uses of LinkedIn since 2004. Kevin also has among the most Recommendations (1150+) on his LinkedIn profile among over 140,000,000 LinkedIn users. He can be reached at www.kevinknebl.com.
Jane Melville-Allen - Mobile Revolution
Jane joined Terabyte from a marketing background and is now a Director at Terabyte responsible for communication consultancy, workshop facilitation, information architecture and overall project sponsorship.
In New Zealand Jane has worked closely with New Zealand Parliament, Fonterra, New Zealand Tourism, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Foodstuffs, as well as many of New Zealand’s largest and complicated organisations.
Offshore, Jane’s most notable projects and successes include a large project for News Corporation spanning the globe and projects for the HSBC Global Corporate Office including working on the key project for then Global Chairman of the bank, Sir John Bond. This project spanned a number of years, required a great deal of travel into the UK (working with the senior management team of this immense bank) and went on to be named one of the top 10 websites in the world.
Marc A Pitman - Google +
An international non-profit organizational development consultant and fundraising trainer, Marc A. Pitman is the author of Ask Without Fear! and founder of FundraisingCoach.com, a website dedicated to practical ideas for fundraising more effectively.
Because of his dynamic trainings, Marc is invited to speak to organizations like Habitat for Humanity International, the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and even the International Bowling Expo. His experience in non-profit fundraising in many sectors, in executive coaching, and in leadership training has caused him to be featured in books and articles around the world and be sought out as a guest on TV and radio shows including those on NBC, CBS, Fox News, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Beth Hayden - Pinterest
"I’m Beth Hayden, and I help entrepreneurs focus on making money and staying strategic without having to get their hands dirty fiddling with their website and technology.
I’m a WordPress and social media consultant, and in the last few years, I’ve provided training, consulting, blog coaching and development services for New York Times bestselling authors, political commentators, artists, and personal development coaches. Since the beginning of 2012, I've been helping businesses use Pinterest, an incredible visual social media tool, to drive traffic to their websites and make more sales.
I’ve recently been a featured guest blogger on Problogger.net and Copyblogger.com."
John Marshall maybe New Zealand’s top Business Strategist
In the last 12 months he has worked with dozens of New Zealand’s top brands such as GJ Gardner Homes and AIG to Starship. He has worked across many industry sectors from the Building and Manufacturing Industry, the Retail Sector through to Professional Service Firms and the Banking Industry.
In the last six years he was involved with a large consulting business where he recently left as one of five Directors, and has now started a boutique consulting business called Whitejacket.
WhiteJacket is a brand that specialises in customer acquisition and client retention strategies, helping businesses shape their brand and create compelling marketing initiatives.
He will be presenting on how to define your target market.