2019 MORGO BAY OF ISLANDS - SPEAKER BIO'S
Angie Judge : Dexibit
A kiwi technology entrepreneur with a background in computer science, Angie leads an award winning team at Dexibit, the company she founded to transform decision making in the arts. Angie developed her passion for analytics in the telecoms industry with a corporate career at Hewlett Packard and Amdocs. She is the Chair of the American Alliance of Museum’s Technology Board, Chair of the MCN’s Data & Insight Group and host of a tourism analytics think tank network in the United States. In her spare time, Angie mentors young women into technology careers, lecturers in data science and is a keen water skier.
David Downs : A Mild Touch of the Cancer – Courage in the face of personal adversity.
In his ‘day job’, David Downs is a General Manager at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), working with the Technology sector to help fast growing tech companies grow internationally, and leading a cross-government project for the Agritech sector. David has held various roles at NZTE, in the Services, Customer and Corporate Services teams.
David spent 13 years at Microsoft, in New Zealand and as regional director for South East Asia and has set up and run successful businesses of his own. David is a published author on New Zealand Innovation, with two highly successful books – No.8 Re-wired, and No.8 Recharged.
He’s an ex-comedian, TV and Radio actor, and a genetically modified organism who documented his battle with cancer in the book A Mild Touch of the Cancer. David regularly presents and gives talks on his cancer journey and on the power of positive thinking and optimism.
Michael Carden : Joyous
Mike is the Founder of Joyous – live employee feedback. He has had two exits: CEO/Founder Sonar6 acquired by Cornerstone OnDemand; Chairman Promapp acquired by Nintex. Mike is also Chairman at AskNicely.
A winner of Writemark Plain English Award, and the Bayer Innovators Award, he is also an Author on marketing in start up businesses [On a teleconference no-one knows you’re a dog]. Has crashed a plane into the sea.