Stefan Korn

Chief Executive Officer

Callaghan Innovation

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Stefan took the helm as Chief Executive of Callaghan Innovation in September 2022, following several pivotal roles within the organisation. With a background that includes three years on the Callaghan Innovation Board and subsequent leadership as Chief Product Officer, he has been instrumental in steering the organisation towards ambitious innovation-driven goals.

Prior to his tenure at Callaghan Innovation, Stefan distinguished himself as CEO of Creative HQ, where he facilitated the launch of accelerators and inclusive innovation initiatives. His entrepreneurial journey spans successful ventures across Australia, the US, and Europe, reflecting a deep-rooted passion for startup and scale-up ecosystems.

Stefan holds a PhD in Neural Networks/Artificial Intelligence and an MBA in International Business. He is also an accomplished author, contributing insights on early-stage venture development and parenting for dads to various publications.

Stefan is committed to advancing innovation in both the private and public sectors, guided by a vision to realise groundbreaking advancements and transformative growth at Callaghan Innovation. His leadership embodies a dedication to achieving Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision of catalysing 100 companies to drive New Zealand’s future.

Next Appearance
Future of New Zealand Government Summit 2024
27 Speakers
7 Sponsors
Elle Archer
Chair - Te Matarau, The Māori Tech Association
Liz MacPherson
Office of the Privacy Commissioner Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu
John Baddiley
Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua
Bryan Ng
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise - Te Taurapa Tūhono
Stefan Korn
Callaghan Innovation
Milica Zivanovic
Public Service Commission - Te Kawa Mataaho
Opening Keynote: Innovative Solutions: Harnessing Digital Solutions for Governmental Savings
Executive Think Tank: How Does New Zealand Deploy Innovation to Solve Legacy Challenges and Harness Emerging ICT?
Panel Discussion: Cyber Resilience in Action: How New Zealand Navigates Emerging Cyber Threats in its Digital Ecosystem.
Panel Discussion: Unifying Data for Enhanced Government Services in New Zealand
Closing Keynote
Future Gov New Zealand 2024
29 August 2024
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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