Fifteen years ago, Navman, one of New Zealand’s largest tech companies, was sold for around $100 million. Callaghan Innovation’s new ‘Growing the Pie’ report details how the money and expertise gained from that sale have since been reinvested in many more businesses - and several of these are now world leaders in their fields.
Join our expert panel as they discuss some of New Zealand’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, their businesses, their exit strategies, and the significant contributions that they are making to our wider innovation eco-system.
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As Chief Executive of New Zealand’s innovation agency, Vic Crone leads a team dedicated to activating innovation and helping businesses grow faster for the benefit of all New Zealanders.
Vic has significant executive and governance experience in strategy, transformation and innovation in the tech sector. Before Callaghan Innovation she was Managing Director of Xero, NZ and New Markets, following roles at Chorus and Telecom NZ.
She has been an Independent Director on the Boards of a number of companies and organisations in the technology sector, including RedShield, Figure.NZ, Creative HQ and the Hi-Tech Trust.
As an Executive Leader at New Zealand’s Innovation Agency, Rosalie drives the research, insights and foresights team fuelling an important mission – to activate innovation and help New Zealand businesses grow faster. She has deep experience in technology market disruption, strategic response, and forecasting impact, previously being head of market strategy and insights at Chorus, and having held research director, principal analyst and strategist roles with global research and consulting companies Ovum and IDC.
John Scott brings a wealth of experience in building successful, global, technology companies to Inveco. He has over 20 years of global expertise in managing large multi-site supply chain operations including design, technical support, procurement and delivery, with global pricing, maintenance and margin responsibility. He has an in-depth knowledge of the rapidly developing dynamics of global electronics supply, big data and IoT growth opportunities plus experience pf Asia, Europe and North American markets.
Up until recently he was executive vice president, product management vice president and a member of the corporate executive for Navico, a specialist electronics company and a world leader in marine electronics for the recreational and commercial markets.
His responsibilities have included global product management and marketing, successfully delivering a major product release every 30 days, over 250 product families, to create the worlds most awarded marine electronic portfolio. It resulted in over USD$450 million sales in 2018 delivering a go-to market strategy to virtual every country in the world.