The Trans - Tasman Business Circle is a strategic growth partner for the region’s leading organisations in the private and public sector.
The Circle partners with our clients to build their strategic relationships, business insights and profile by developing customised programs for stakeholder engagement.

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Forthcoming Briefings

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COMPANY SPEAKER DATE CITY

Singapore Business Circle

Dr Bill Foo, Honorary Chairman - Singapore

21 Feb Sydney

NSW Government

Tel Aviv University

The Hon. Warwick Smith AO, Special Envoy - Trade & Investment

Mr Lior Tabansky, Head of R&D, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center

22 Feb Sydney

Member for Wentworth

Dr Kerryn Phelps AM MP

26 Feb Sydney

Suncorp Group

Ms Sarah Harland, Chief Information Officer

26 Feb Sydney

DBS Bank

Mr Piyush Gupta, Group Chief Executive Officer

27 Feb Singapore

Accor Asia Pacific

Mr Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer - Pacific

28 Feb Sydney

Former Chief of the Australian Defence Force

The Cohen Group - Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (2000-2003) Commander, US European Command (2000-03) Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (96-2000)

ACMS Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d)

General Joseph W. Ralston, Vice - Chairman

4 Mar Sydney

Origin Energy Limited

Mr Carl McCamish, Executive General Manager, Technology, Risk, HSE and Transformation

5 Mar Sydney

Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation

Mr Mike Sang, Chief Executive

6 Mar Wellington

Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors; Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Darrin Bond, Assistant Director-General & CIO | ICT Governance Information, Innovation & Recovery

6 Mar Brisbane

Bupa Australia

Dr Dwayne Crombie, Managing Director, Bupa Health Insurance

7 Mar Melbourne

NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Mr Greg Wells, NSW Government Chief Information and Digital Officer

12 Mar Sydney

Air New Zealand

Ms Jodie King, Chief People Officer

13 Mar Auckland

Department of Internal Affairs

Microsoft New Zealand Limited

New Zealand Government

Mr Tim Occleshaw, Government Chief Technology Officer

Mr Russell Craig, National Technology Officer

Hon. Dr. Megan Woods, Minister of Energy and Resources, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Research, Science & Innovation

13 Mar Wellington

Livestock Improvement Corporation Ltd

NZ IoT Alliance

Mr Wayne McNee, Chief Executive

Mr Kriv Naicker, Executive Director and Establishment Board Member

14 Mar Auckland

The Westpac Group

Mr Bill Evans, Economic Spokesman

15 Mar Singapore

Uber New Zealand

Ms Amanda Gilmore, Country Manager

20 Mar Auckland

The AU&NZ Delegation to Silicon Valley 2018 Coinciding with the Israel Dealmakers Summit (25 – 29 March 2019)

24 Mar Silicon Valley

Auckland Transport

Mr Shane Ellison, Chief Executive Officer

27 Mar Auckland

NZ Health IT (NZHIT)

Waitemata District Health Board

Mercy Radiology

Mr Scott Arrol, Chief Executive

Assoc. Professor Robyn Whittaker, Head of Innovation

Mr Lloyd McCann, Chief Executive Officer

28 Mar Auckland

Media

2018

  • Westpac’s Dave Curran warns of “Trust Gap” Hovering Over Digital Identity, Open Banking

    21 November 2018 / Julian Bajkowski / itnews
    Dave Curran, Chief Information Officer, The Westpac Group

    “If you are going to move to a more open data-connected world, which we clearly are – open banking being the start, but we're going to see it across, and technology's going to create that – you have to solve the problem of digital identity,” Curran told iTnews at a recent Trans Tasman Business Circle speech.

  • Westpac's Curran Warns Big Tech Companies Lagging Behind

    23 October 2018 / Oliver King / TheBull.com.au
    Dave Curran, Chief Information Officer, The Westpac Group

    Speaking at the Trans-Tasman Business Circle late last week, he told the audience that there is an urgent need for everyone involved in the sector to come together and help drive necessary progress.

  • Westpac CIO Curran Warns ‘Big Tech’ is Out of Step

    22 October 2018 / Julian Bajkowski / itnews
    Dave Curran, Chief Information Officer, The Westpac Group

    "Addressing the Trans-Tasman Business Circle in Sydney on Friday, Curran’s equivalent of a 30-year career valedictory saw the highly-regarded technologist caution Australia’s business community, regulators, government and educators must urgently coordinate their efforts much better to stop the nation from falling behind of the skills and capability front."

  • Westpac CIO Dave Curran Warns of Risks as Open Banking and Skills Shortage Looms

    21 October 2018 / Paul Smith / The Australian Financial Review
    Dave Curran, Chief Information Officer, The Westpac Group

    In a colourful address to a Trans-Tasman Business Circle event on Friday afternoon, the influential tech executive laid bare the challenges facing institutions caused by impending open banking rules and yawning technology skills shortages, and warned the country risks being left behind in the tech-driven world without better co-ordination.

2017

  • Becoming a trust superpower - Taking New Zealand's Cyber Security to the Next Level

    4 December 2017 / Paul Ash, Director, National Cyber Policy Office, Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
    Delegation Led By: Paul Ash, Director, National Cyber Policy Office, Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

    New Zealand and Australian Cyber Security Delegation to Israel
    23-27 June 2017

  • Inquiry will put off investors, raise recession risk: Westpac

    30 November 2017 / Michael Roddan / The Australian
    Speaker: David Lindberg, Chief Executive, Business Bank, Westpac

    "Speaking at the Trans-Tasman Business Circle in Sydney yesterday, Mr Lindberg said a royal commission could ignite a drought in global investment in Australia, adding to similar warnings from Westpac chairman Lindsay Maxsted and National Australia Bank chairman Ken Henry."

  • Fonterra to lead Agritech Delegation to Israel

    28 November 2017 / Innovation Circle
    Delegation Led By: Miles Hurrell, Chief Operating Officer - Farm Source, Fonterra New Zealand

    New Zealand agriculture will have the chance to tap into advanced agricultural innovation when Fonterra leads a delegation to Israel from 4 – 11 May 2018, coinciding with the triennial Agritech Israel Exhibition and Conference in Tel Aviv - http://agritechisrael.org/

    The delegation, led by Fonterra’s Chief Operating Officer Farm Source, Miles Hurrell, is being organised by the Trans - Tasman Business Circle under its Innovation Circle and will promote international collaboration.

  • ANZ heralds Apple advantage in payments

    28 November 2017 / Paul Smith / Australian Financial Review
    Speaker: Gerard Florian, Group Executive, Technology, ANZ

    "Speaking with The Australian Financial Review after addressing a Trans-Tasman Business Circle lunch event in Sydney on Friday, ANZ's group technology executive, Gerard Florian, said he was surprised that none of the other big four banks had sacrificed a slice of payment revenue to sign on with Apple Pay, and that ANZ was delighted it took the plunge in April 2016."

2016

  • Mike Smith returns to IBM following 17 years in the ICT industry

    13 December 2016 / Ashton Young / IT Brief
    Speaker: Mike Smith, Managing Director New Zealand, IBM

    Recently we brought Jason Leonard, Director, IBM Watson Asia Pacific, to New Zealand to meet local clients and speak to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle.

  • Australia Can Learn Key Lessons

    6 December 2016 / Luke Malpass & Aaron Patrick / Australian Financial Review
    Featuring John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

    Key has been held up as a model for Australian conservatives, to his first speech, when it was clear that he would defeat Tony Abbott as Liberal Party leader in September last year, Malcolm Turnbull singled out Key for praise. At a Trans-Tasman Business Circle lunch in February, Turnbull described Key as "a great role model for me and for any leader".

  • PM hailed for lifting NZ's economy

    6 December 2016 / Damon Kitney / The Australian
    Featuring John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

    Trans-Tasman Business Circle CEO Johnny Weiss pointed out how Mr Key was able to resonate with everyday New Zealanders and “take the people with him”.
    “He gave the people self-belief and pride. We are now perceived by Australian businesspeople, who come to visit, as innovative, smart and nimble,’’ he said, also noting how Mr Key had driven the growth of the nation’s tourism sector.

  • The new hot spot for Australian start-ups

    26 November 2016 / Catherine Armitage / The Sydney Morning Herald

    Up to 40 Australian trade delegations have visited Israel this year: "a record for sure", says commissioner Ethy Levy of the Israel Trade and Economic Commission in Australia. NSW Premier Mike Baird led one in April; Greater Sydney Commission chief commissioner and prime ministerial spouse Lucy Turnbull led one in May.

    A further deluge of Australians hit in late September, coinciding with the city's annual DLD Innovation Festival in Tel Aviv where start-ups, governments, multinationals and venture capitalists from all over the world congregate in search of deals. At least six separate delegations including from Telstra, the AMP, Visy Industries and the Trans-Tasman Business Circle toured the start-up capital's innovation ecosystem.

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The Trans - Tasman Business Circle is a strategic growth partner for the region’s leading organisations in the private and public sector.

The Circle partners with our clients to build their strategic relationships, business insights and profile by developing customised programs for stakeholder engagement.

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