BNZ Connect Panel events

Expert business insights for big-picture thinking, brought to you in association with the New Zealand Herald Business.

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Why collaborating is the new competing

In this discussion, Liam Dann, New Zealand Herald Business Editor at Large, speaks to three experts about why collaborating is the new competing, and how ecosystem-based business models can help businesses to grow.

  • Michelle Sharp, Head of Internet of Things (IoT) and Head of South Island Vodafone
  • Tony Burt, Founder and CEO of East Imperial
  • Karna Luke, General Manager of SME at BNZ

Ecosystems can help businesses to reduce costs, get closer to their customer and gain market reach

Karna Luke has over 30 years’ business experience and leads BNZ’s SME proposition, strategic partnerships, and digital activation for new channels.

In this interview, he explains how digital ecosystems which integrate software as a service applications – such as accountancy, inventory management, CRM, and logistics – can help SMEs to grow quickly.

Why collaborating could be ‘game changing’ for your business

Michelle Sharp has experience in using cross-sector collaboration to drive mutual business success.

In this interview, she discusses how to help prepare for a successful collaboration and the opportunities this approach can open up for SMEs.

How collaboration and ecosystems helped East Imperial reach 30 markets in five years

Tony Burt has a background in advertising and start-ups, and strategic knowledge of how to develop brands with strong growth.

In this interview, he discusses how business ecosystems – including cloud-based applications – allowed his business to focus on its core strengths, remain asset light, and achieve its global ambitions.

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Customer centricity: Why harnessing meaningful customer data is key to business growth

Watch the full video discussion to hear stories and practical tips from our expert panel of speakers on how they applied a customer centric approach using big data to help better understand their customers. 

For even more insights, watch the two minute interviews with each of our panel experts.