Future of FinTech Leadership

We are excited to invite you to our DLA Piper Future of FinTech Leadership panel discussion, held in conjunction with Techweek19.

What's it all about?

FinTech innovation promises to revolutionise conventional financial services both globally and locally.

What could more cognitive and identity diversity in the leadership and governance of FinTech’s disruptive forces mean for the future of FinTech? Should FinTechs, as well as traditional institutions, be doing more?

Find out at our panel discussion on May 22. The discussion will be followed by networking.


- Carmen Vicelich, CEO and Founder at Valocity Global

- Renata Hakiwai, Managing Director at HTK Group

- Rod Snodgrass, Director at The Exponential Agency, Geo, Genoapay and Metlifecare

- Sinead Lynch, Special Foreign Legal Counsel at DLA Piper (Sydney)


Katie Carson, Partner at DLA Piper 

Katie Carson leads DLA Piper’s FinTech initiatives in New Zealand, in collaboration with other practice groups and offices around the globe. As the head of DLA Piper New Zealand's Finance, Projects and Restructuring practice, she handles a broad range of banking and finance requirements for domestic and international banks, FinTechs, VC and PE funds, corporate borrowers and trustees. Katie is passionate about understanding the future of business and people at work, both in the legal profession and in her clients’ sectors.

You should be present for the whole duration of this event.

DLA Piper, Level 22, 205 Queen Street, Auckland

Wednesday 22 May
5:00pm - 8:30pm

Free event
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Katie Carson

Partner, DLA Piper

Katie Carson heads DLA Piper's Finance, Projects and Restructuring practice in New Zealand, which is described as 'excellent - its advice is cutting edge, practical and smart' [The Legal 500 2019]. She has a particular interest in global FinTech innovation.

Carmen Vicelich

CEO and Founder, Valocity Global

Creating disruptive, innovative solutions through technology and data to solve customer problems and deliver game-changing value is the driving force behind Carmen’s success. She has founded two companies that do just that – Valocity Global which streamlines the mortgage lending and valuation process; and Data Insight which helps businesses leverage the power of data through the end to end data journey.

Renata Hakiwai

Managing Director at HTK Group

Renata is passionate about using his knowledge and experience to support initiatives that build capability and capacity within Māori, but first and foremost, those that support whānau transformation by developing Māori leaders. HTK Group specialises in working with Māori and indigenous groups to meet the growing demand for a consultancy organisation that understands the needs of Māori and indigenous organisations across the spectrum, from those building start-ups, developing existing businesses and programmes or seeking investment opportunities. Renata’s interest are in STEM workforce development and employment, economic development (through human capital), the future of work and impact innovation. Renata also has interest in a number of companies and on holds Governance roles in a number of organisations.

Rod Snodgrass

Director at The Exponential Agency, Geo, Genoapay and Metlifecare

Rod is a professional director and strategic advisor on business innovation, growth, transformation and change. He has extensive experience in corporate strategy, business and product innovation, digital growth, transformation and disruption in the New Zealand communications and media sector.

Sinead Lynch

Special Foreign Legal Counsel at DLA Piper (Sydney)

Sinead Lynch has significant experience in large scale, innovative sourcing transactions, managed services initiatives, telecommunications procurement and other strategic and complex tech, telecommunications and commercial projects for customers and suppliers in both the public and private sector. She has particular experience advising in regulated industry sectors, including telecommunications, energy and utilities.


5.00pm - 5:30pm
Guest Arrival
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Panel discussion
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Networking, drinks and canapés

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