PwC Herald Talks is a thought-provoking business networking series, designed to give knowledge, insights and strategies to grow and diversify in the ever-changing landscape of New Zealand business.

Join in the conversation as subject matter experts discuss business trends including innovation, the internet of things, leadership, and issues impacting local and global business operations. Held at breakfast time, PwC Herald Talks are a great opportunity to start your day off right, networking with like-minded business professionals.

“ATEED is committed to helping Auckland’s SME community grow successfully and sustainably. We’re delighted to support PwC Herald Talks, fostering SME growth by equipping them with knowledge on topical issues and providing an opportunity to connect with like-minded business owners and professionals. ATEED Business Advisors are on hand at each event, sharing helpful advice on how to build business capability and connect with organisations that enable growth.” 

- Jane Finlayson, Head of Business, ATEED.

PwC Herald Talks – The Tech Revolution

Learn how to get into a revolutionary mindset and explore ways of solving business problems with tech solutions.


Listen to Paul Spain, Tech Futurist, Founder and CEO of Gorilla Technology as he explains how we can all be the Peter Becks in our field with two thought experiments focusing on a revolutionary mindset.


Hear from a panel of tech revolution experts, including:

  • Lindsay Zwart - Business Director, Vodafone New Zealand
  • Vikram Kumar - Founder, KotahiNet
  • Marijana Brajkovich - Director, Kumeu River Wines
  • Angie Judge - Founder and CEO, Dexibit
  • Jonathan Miller - Future Insights Manager, Callaghan Innovation

PwC Herald Talks - The Global Marketplace

Learn why understanding your target market and executing strategy are key planks to successfully taking your company global.


Hear from John Kippenberger, former CEO of Manuka Health New Zealand on his learnings for taking your company global, starting with why taking the time to understand your target market is crucial to global success.


The panel of global marketplace experts includes:

  • John Kippenberger, former CEO of Manuka Health New Zealand
  • Peter Chrisp - Chief Executive, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • Marijana Brajkovich - Director, Kumeu River Wines
  • Mike Bignell - Partner, PwC New Zealand
  • Hon David Parker - Minister for Trade and Export Growth

PwC Herald Talks - Leading Diversity and Inclusion

Explore why businesses are being urged to celebrate and promote diversity within teams and to ensure workforces reflect the ethnic makeup of society.


Hear from Ziena Jalil, former New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Singapore and consulting partner at SenateSHJ, on why organisations that embrace diversity and inclusion outperform others in profitability and productivity.


Hear from a panel of diversity and inclusion experts, including:

  • Ziena Jalil - Consulting Partner, SenateSHJ
  • Vitale Lafaele - Diversity Advocate
  • Rachel Hopkins - CEO, Diversity Works
  • Dr Trudie Cain - Senior Lecturer, Massey University
  • Minnie Baragwanath - Chief Executive, Be. Accessible

PwC Herald Talks - The Gig Economy: Future of the workforce

Find out why businesses need to embrace today’s flexible workforce to keep up with change, attract and retain talent.


Hear from Monica Yianakis, Head of Lion Ventures, Lion, as she compares doing business without smartphones, Google Maps and Facebook 20 years ago, with the fast-paced world of technology-enabled business today.

Monica shares how the pace of change driven by technology will continue to increase and why businesses need to evolve to stay relevant.


Hear from a panel of gig economy experts, including:

  • Monica Yianakis - Head of Lion Ventures, Lion
  • Amy Prebble - CEO, Getaflex
  • Hon. Chris Hipkins - Minister of Education & State Services
  • Professor Elizabeth George - The University of Auckland
  • Felicity Brown - Head of Employee Service, MYOB

PwC Herald Talks - Cyber Security

Tune in here to discover how subject matter experts think we should be tackling Cyber Security. 


Hear from keynote speaker Colin James, Head of Cyber Security at Vodafone Group, as he draws on experience from managing cyber risk across Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, while providing a safe, connected experience for Vodafone’s global customer base.


Hear from a panel of Cyber Security experts including:

  • Colin James - Head of Cyber Security at Vodafone Group
  • Kendra Ross - Cyber Security Entrepreneur
  • Adrian van Hest - Partner and Cyber Leader, PwC New Zealand
  • Stephen Kraemer - Chief Information Security Officer, Ports of Auckland

Register for the next PwC Herald Talks event here.