Steve James

Head of Technology

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With three decades of experience in the Technology industry, I have seen it all: from starting out resetting external 28.8 modems in an ISP call centre to leading teams of Technology professionals. My true passion is People and Tech Leadership, where I combine my skills as a Technologist with my ability to inspire and motivate others. I believe that passion and laughter are essential ingredients for a successful work environment, and I try to bring them every day. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family (one wife, three kids, one cat), playing casual games, and listening to podcasts and audiobooks to keep my mind sharp.

What I’m thinking about at the moment, how my place as a Pakeha middle age male plays out as I try to kick open doors for others, how large language models can be another tool for positive change and also how to bring meaning to the people in my care at work. At Woolworths New Zealand our challenge is to provide great products and service in a highly eyeballed and sensitive market.

Next Appearance
Future of New Zealand Government Summit 2024
Breakdown
38 Speakers
16 Sponsors
Speakers
Craig Jones
Stats NZ - Tatauranga Aotearoa
AIRCDRE Carl Nixon
New Zealand Defence Force - Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa
Katrine Evans
Department of Internal Affairs – Te Tari Taiwhenua
Glenn Kirker
New Zealand Defence Force - Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa
Elle Archer
Chair - Te Matarau, The Māori Tech Association
Mark Horgan
Ministry of Education - Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Highlights
OPENING KEYNOTE | DATA & DIGITAL INNOVATION
EXECUTIVE THINK TANK | DIGITAL LEADERSHIP
LIGHTNING TALK #1 | KICKSTARTING TRANSFORMATION
DATA PANEL DISCUSSION | SYSTEM CAPABILITIES
LIGHTNING TALK #2 | PRIVACY PERSPECTIVES
CYBER PANEL DISCUSSION | RESILIENCE
LIGHTNING TALK #3 | DATA FUTURES
CLOSING KEYNOTE | DATA-DRIVEN DECISION-MAKING
FSTGov Future of NZ Government Summit 2024
29 August 2024
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Speaker on stage presenting at FST Gov Victoria 2022
31 August 2023
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
FSTGov Future of NZ Government Summit 2024
22 September - 22 September 2021
  • Virtual Conference
To participate as a speaker:
Jasmine Haw Alverez
Conference Producer
T: +61 2 8484 0918
To participate as a speaker:
Patrick Joy
Head of Production - Government
T: +61 2 8484 0996
To participate as a speaker:
Murali Ramesh
Head of Production - FSI
T: +61 2 8484 0904