Tuesday 3 Nov 2020

Cordis Hotel, Auckland CBD
11:15am – 6:00pm


Tuesday 3 Nov 2020

Cordis Hotel, Auckland CBD
11:15am – 6:00pm

 The M2 Summit is a live event series bringing the pages of M2 Magazine to life!

With a focus on Innovation, the Future of Work, Disruption, Strategy, Wellness and Technology, designed to keep you, your colleagues and your valued clients ahead of the game in a rapidly changing environment.

You will network with like-minded business professionals working on ideas and solutions to meet the challenges of growth in today’s exciting world. Each event has 10 expert keynote thought leaders speaking on a variety of topics.

You will come away with actionable ideas, new business opportunities and new contacts for your innovation journey.

Our 2020 Auckland event is on Tuesday 3 Nov.

You can book single tickets or tables of 8.

The Schedule

Tuesday 3 November 2020
Cordis Hotel, Auckland CBD

11:15 am
Arrival – Coffee & Tea
11:30 am
Welcome by M2 Editor, Andre Rowell
11:40 am
“How to give a voice to young New Zealanders who are suffering with depression and suicide.”
Jacob Skilling – Founder, The Broken Movement Trust
12:00 pm
“The Future of Education”
David Cameron – CEO, LearnCoach
12:20 pm
“What can a marathon teach you about running a business?”
Duncan Shand – Founder & CEO, YoungShand
12:40 pm
1:30 pm
“What is the future of food and how can New Zealand benefit?”
Dr. Clive Cornford – Plant Biology Researcher
1:50 pm
“How to monetize your own data”
Kathryn Topp – CEO & Founder, Yabble
2:10 pm
“How long can your business keep doing what it’s doing?”
Mark Eltom – CEO, Core Innovation
2:30 pm
“Re-Imagining Indigenous Tech Futures.”
Kaye-Maree Dunn – Director, Indigital Blockchain Limited
2:50 pm
Afternoon Tea
3:20 pm
“From small town New Zealand to global tech influence”
Andrew Flavell – Chief Technology Officer, Plexure
3:40 pm
“What is the future of mobility?”
Lewis Mills – Head of Public Policy, Uber NZ
4:00 pm
“Hackers don’t break in, they log in – the basics of cyber security culture”
Hilary Walton – CISO, Kordia Group
4:20 pm
Networking Cocktail Party
6:00 pm



David Cameron

CEO, LearnCoach

“The future of education”

David is the founder and CEO of LearnCoach, a company that delivers secondary schooling online. He is the 2018 Young New Zealander of the Year, a Peter Blake Leadership recipient and an Edmund Hillary Fellow.


Duncan Shand

Founder & CEO, YoungShand

“What can a marathon teach you about running a business?”

Duncan’s a marketing guy. He spent most of his career client side at Air New Zealand, a biotech start-up and ihug, one of the original ISPs. He started YoungShand 10 years ago which quickly made an impact on the local agency landscape and is now one of New Zealand’s most respected independent agencies, pioneering how new agencies can work.


Lewis Mills

Head of Public Policy, Uber NZ

“What is the future of mobility?”

Lewis is Head of Public Policy for Uber in New Zealand. He spent the early years of his career in private practice as a Crown prosecutor and regulatory lawyer at Meredith Connell, and clerked for the judges of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague. Prior to joining Uber, he worked as a lawyer in the public sector, most recently as Senior Counsel for the Mayor of Auckland. Lewis studied for his BA / LLB (Hons) at the University of Auckland and on exchange at the University of Virginia School of Law.


Kathryn Topp

CEO & Founder, Yabble

“How to monetize your own data”

Kathryn is a multi-award winning global researcher with over 20 years experience. She has conducted research across 83 countries, set up and run two successful research agencies and is now transforming the way data is bought and sold through her technology company, Yabble.
Yabble is one of the first businesses globally to use blockchain technology to create consumer-to-business data marketplaces.


Mark Eltom

CEO, Core Innovation

“How long can your business keep doing what it’s doing?”

Working with the likes of Callaghan Innovation, MBIE and Auckland University, Mark Eltom has helped hundreds of startups and established businesses grow through guidance and insights into R&D strategy and access to funding. He has now started Core Innovation to create a responsive and innovative solution for companies looking to grow. Mark’s background across industry, academia and government gives a unique insight into new problems.

Kaye-Maree Dunn - M2magazine.co.nz

Kaye-Maree Dunn

Director, Indigital Blockchain Limited

“Re-Imagining indigenous tech futures”

Māori Entrepreneur and Facilitator, Kaye-Maree has been working in the space of Māori and Community Development and public relations with a particular talent for strengthening cross-cultural relationships. Kaye-Maree works with Māori groups to build capability and identify risks and possibilities for development.


Andrew Flavell

Chief Technology Officer, Plexure

“From small town New Zealand to global tech influence”

Andrew Flavell joined Plexure from Nike where he held roles including Privacy Distinguished Engineer, VP of Architecture and VP of Nike+ and Brand. In these roles he was responsible for defining and driving global solutions for privacy, overall architecture and direction of modern APIs and micro-services and delivery of mobile applications and services for Nike’s consumer ecosystem. Plexure is a listed company with 162 million end users on its platform in approximately 61 countries, that works closely with (new shareholder) McDonald’s, and last year was the best performing stock on the NZX by a significant margin. Earlier this year, several analysts (again) picked Plexure as a high-growth stock, and one to watch…


Hilary Walton

CISO, Kordia Group

“Hackers don’t break in, they log in – the basics of cyber security culture”

Her career has included working with Mi5, managing the information security for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and a stint with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Hilary has a wealth of experience overseeing digital business transformation and information security in challenging environments.

As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Kordia Group, a provider of business-critical connectivity, cyber security and cloud solutions, Hilary’s day-to-day remit is to develop and implement cyber security processes to protect businesses.

As a registered psychologist, Hilary takes a people first approach to security – and is passionate about sharing digital culture ideas with the wider technology and business community. She has also authored a book on security culture.

Your Host


Dominic Bowden

Signed to US agency William Morris Endeavor, Dominic broke into US broadcasting in 2007 as host of talent show The Next Great American Band. He has also worked on shows like The X Factor USA and The X Factor (NZ). Dominic’s work goes beyond the screen.


“The guests we hosted and myself had the opportunity to re-invest in ourselves & our businesses. It was about personal and business and we all got a lot out of it. During our usual workday we are busy, but the M2 Summit allowed use to re-calibrate. I was able to invite people I bump into in the industry that I wanted to spend more time with. The variety of topics & speakers made a valuable day, as opposed to just one speaker / one topic events – there was something to keep everyone engaged throughout the event”.      – Reese Barragar, Senior Commercial Broker at Barfoot & Thompson Commercial.

I enjoyed the day and came away with several excellent take outs and a couple of good networking opportunities for follow up. Often when one attends such events, they are industry specific and themed, but what really made the day was the eclectic range of speakers covering a broad spectrum from start-ups to business stars with something to interest most people. I think the 20 min speaker format kept things interesting and moving as did the format and variety from individual speakers, to Andre interviewing some of the presenters. Well done to you and your team.
-Les Probert

Many thanks for the exceptional day! The broad range of speakers were inspirational, as were the amazing people that filled your audience. The venue was spot on and the food was awesome! I particularly enjoyed the format – fast moving that showcased the depth of talented people doing some incredible things both here and internationally. I’m looking forward to more.
-Peter Adams

What an inspirational start to a Wednesday, hearing Dave Letele aka the Brown Buttabean open the #m2successsummit. Love his message that health is the real wealth – it’s not uncommon to forget this if we’re too focused on our work life demands. A good reminder to stop making excuses for neglecting your physical and mental wellbeing (and with that, I’m leaving the office and heading off to play a game of netball!).
-Sally Vernon

Well done on an exceptional event. By far the best of its kind in New Zealand. Can’t wait for the next one.
-Melanie Reece

Companies that Attend

Companies That Attend M2 Success Summit - M2magazine.co.nz

Each ticket includes:

– Learnings and advice from 10 inspiring speakers
– Network opportunities throughout the day with like-minded people
– Lunch included
– Further networking opportunitites at the cocktail function (drinks included)
– A 1 year M2 Subscription including a summary of the event, all the speakers & image galleries
Held at Cordis Hotel, Auckland CBD

M2 Success Summit November 2019 Gallery


Tuesday 3 Nov 2020

Cordis Hotel, Auckland CBD
11:15am – 6:00pm

How we’re hosting a safe event

We’re taking appropriate measures to ensure your safety at M2 Summit by working closely with the Cordis Hotel to provide a safe and seamless event. 

Everything will be planned according to the best interest of our attendees, also taking into consideration the rules and regulations advised by the Government at the time of the event. 

Areas we will focus on for the event. and that we are working on with The Cordis include:

– Advance online registration and managed contact tracing

– 5 star sanitisation and hygiene practices

– Appropriate seating arrangements

– A table service menu and table drinks service

– Signage to remind all attendees of the current safety requirements

If you have any questions around what we are doing to keep you, our staff and the Cordis team safe, please don’t hesitate to reach out to fleur@m2now.co.nz