In November, ALGIM will be holding our 2023 Annual Conference at Takina Convention Centre in Wellington. This is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues across NZ who are all working in the same sector. Many great connections are made during this event.
The conference will include keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, annual awards, workshops, vendor exhibition, site visits and everything you expect from an ALGIM Conference. Presentations will include thought leadership, practical advice, motivation and innovation in ICT, web/digital, customer experience, GIS, and information/records management.
As usual, we will have an exhibition hall full of our corporate members and other vendors who work across the local government sector. We are very grateful to them and especially our elite partners 2degrees, MagiQ Software and Information Leadership who help support this conference.
Keynote speakers already booked:
Thomas Frey is no stranger to ALGIM. Ten years ago he came and addressed an ALGIM conference where he outlined the impacts of AI and what it would mean; he talked about new transport options, drone proliferation, the challenges of teaching children who could get access to information many times faster than their teachers could provide and so much more. Ten years on he returns to New Zealand and will be shining a beacon on the theme navigating uncharted territory. Much of what Thomas predicted came to pass so let’s see what the years ahead will bring and how we can prepare ourselves, our teams and even our families.
Thomas Frey is one of the world's most influential and respected futurists (ranked number one futurist in the world by Google).
Founder, executive director and senior futurist at the Da Vinci Institute, Thomas has helped many companies not only look past the present and anticipate how technological change will impact them in the future, but also tackle the immediate challenges they face.
Before launching the Da Vinci Institute, an education-based futurist think tank created to inspire minds to build a better future, Thomas spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.
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Kevin, a former strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, ventured into the world's most challenging endurance event, the Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race, despite having no prior rowing experience and a history of sea sickness. With meticulous planning and a last-minute replacement rowing partner, the duo faced storms, whales, sleep deprivation, and even a night-time capsize, ultimately setting a new world record and winning the race. This transformation from a couch potato to a world record holder is detailed in the book 'The Oarsome Adventures of a Fat Boy Rower.' Subsequently, the Kevin undertook the unprecedented unsupported trek from Antarctica to the South Pole and back, battling extreme conditions and showcasing resilience. Transitioning to a diverse career, including roles at The NZ Treasury, The Boston Consulting Group, and a software startup, Kevin shares valuable lessons in goal setting, determination, teamwork, and performance through engaging presentations and workshops. He is an expert in navigating uncharted territory.
Elle has been involved in Iwi, Business, Industry, Government, and Community development for 27yrs. With a background in Science, Geospatial Technology, Education, Infrastructure, and Emergency Management - Elle now finds herself in varying leadership positions across the region, nationally, and globally.
Lotty is a master in emotional culture and consultant in mindful workplaces, leadership and change, with over 20 years' experience leading and coaching people through large-scale change and transformation programmes. During her own leadership journey, Lotty discovered the power of mindfulness and emotional intelligence to help manage health challenges and corporate burnout. Through her own experience, learning and research into the wisdom of emotions and constant change of working life, Lotty saw an opportunity to integrate these teachings into leadership, culture, resilience and change. Lotty was the first of only three accredited Emotional Culture Deck Master Facilitators in the world.
Nigel trained as a Clinical Psychologist and worked for over two decades in the areas of forensic psychology and family therapy. In 2010, as a result of his passion for science and science education, Nigel was invited to become an associate of the world leading Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study at the University of Otago. In 2012 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to psychology. He’s written eight books which have now been published in 19 countries and 10 languages.
His television career has spanned almost a decade and he’s presented a number of series including Beyond the Darklands, The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show, On Thin Ice: Nigel Latta in Antarctica, and The Hard Stuff.