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Webinar: Sara Clemens, Chief Operating Officer @ Twitch | What is a COO/GTM Strategy

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KIWI LANDING PAD PRESENTS:

A new event every week bringing you interesting, informative sessions with people from our community, on topics that you’ve asked for. Our format is all about engagement, dialogue and learning!  Come join our community of 4,500 people, ask your questions and learn some stuff!

Join us online, November 14th @ 11am (NZT) to hear from Sara Clemens, Chief Operating Officer @ Twitch. 

Tune in, or catch up later, we bring you a digestible format that you can listen to whilst at your desk working, or come back and watch the recording later.

SPEAKER BIO: Sara Clemens | Chief Operating Officer @ Twitch. 

Sara joined Twitch in January 2018 as Chief Operating Officer, leading the commercial, operations and go-to-market teams globally.  She has over 20 years of leadership experience in the broadcast, technology, and entertainment industries.  Prior to Twitch Sara was COO at Pandora, where she worked to transform the internet radio pioneer into a personalised music service connecting artists directly with fans at scale.  Her efforts to build strong relationships with the music industry placed Sara on Billboard’s coveted list of Most Powerful Women in Music in 2015 and 2016. Prior to Pandora, Sara was on the Executive Team at LinkedIn, responsible for corporate development and new ventures, during which time she led the company’s successful entry into the China market.   Sara spent five years in a range of leadership positions at Microsoft, including leading international expansion, business operations and new ventures for the Xbox division.  During this time she was a founding member of the team that created HoloLens, Microsoft’s market-leading Augmented Reality headset.  Sara has extensive experience building consumer internet businesses across a broad range of international markets, including EMEA, LATAM, and the Greater Asia Pacific.  She holds an MA with honors from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

HOST: SIAN SIMPSON | Director of Community & Content @ Kiwi Landing Pad

Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) was established in 2011 to help New Zealand high growth technology companies expand into the US market. KLP is a rapidly growing community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Webinar: Jennifer Mumford, People Development Lead @ SafetyCulture | Building a High Performance Startup Culture

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KIWI LANDING PAD PRESENTS:

A new event every week bringing you interesting, informative sessions with people from our community, on topics that you’ve asked for. Our format is all about engagement, dialogue and learning!  Come join our community of 4,500 people, ask your questions and learn some stuff!

Join us online, October 31st @ 10am (NZT) to hear from Jennifer Mumford, People Development Lead @ SafetyCulture. 

We’ll be discussing: 

- What is a high performance culture?

- What they’ve built at SafetyCulture

- What you can build, starting now

Tune in, or catch up later, we bring you a digestible format that you can listen to whilst at your desk working, or come back and watch the recording later.

SPEAKER BIO: Jennifer Mumford | People Development Lead @ SafetyCulture. 

Jennifer is a radically-candid and driven people rebel, leading SafetyCulture’s People Development & Ops across APAC, Europe and North America. Her role is at the core of enabling SafetyCulture, a $440M venture capital funded Australian tech company, to disrupt the workplace safety and quality industries through enabling their workforce to thrive at scale.

Prior to commencing at SafetyCulture, Jennifer was a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s management consulting practice. The role spanned a diverse range of industry sectors, with a focus on workforce transition, organisation design, people development strategies and leading change, as part of large scale transformation projects. She covered everything from designing network operations centres, to team structures complementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA), driving large-scale change across global offices, to performance frameworks and development opportunities to level up aspiring and established leaders.

HOST: SIAN SIMPSON | Director of Community & Content @ Kiwi Landing Pad

Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) was established in 2011 to help New Zealand high growth technology companies expand into the US market. KLP is a rapidly growing community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Webinar: Robbie Allan, Senior Product Manager @ Intercom | Approaching Mobile for Non-Mobile Companies

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KIWI LANDING PAD PRESENTS:

A new event every week bringing you interesting, informative sessions with people from our community, on topics that you’ve asked for. Our format is all about engagement, dialogue and learning! Come join our community of 4,500 people, ask your questions and learn some stuff!

Join us online, October 26th @ 10am (NZT) to hear from Robbie Allan, Senior Product Manager @ Intercom.

We’ll be discussing:

- What makes mobile different
- The four key approaches to mobile strategy
- How to identify opportunities throughout your customer journey

Tune in, or catch up later, we bring you a digestible format that you can listen to whilst at your desk working, or come back and watch the recording later.

SPEAKER BIO: Robbie Allan | Senior Product Manager @ Intercom.
Robbie is a Sr. Product Manager at Intercom focusing on monetisation and first-use experiences. Prior to this he lead the mobile product team at SurveyMonkey, sold virtual unicorns as a Product Manager at Zynga, and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. His writing has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, AdWeek, USA Today, and the front page of Reddit.

HOST: SIAN SIMPSON | Director of Community & Content @ Kiwi Landing Pad
Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) was established in 2011 to help New Zealand high growth technology companies expand into the US market. KLP is a rapidly growing community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Webinar: Tim Doyle, Head of Marketing @ Koala.com | Building a Customer Acquisition Engine

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KIWI LANDING PAD PRESENTS:

A new event every week bringing you interesting, informative sessions with people from our community, on topics that you’ve asked for. Our format is all about engagement, dialogue and learning!  Come join our community of 4,500 people, ask your questions and learn some stuff!

Join us online, October 18th @ 10am (NZT) to hear from Tim Doyle, Head of Marketing @ Koala.com. 

We’ll be discussing: 

- Testing and scaling channels
- Building a growth team
- Understanding performance creative

Tune in, or catch up later, we bring you a digestible format that you can listen to whilst at your desk working, or come back and watch the recording later.

SPEAKER BIO: Tim Doyle | Head of Marketing @ Koala.com. 

Tim has been at Koala.com for two years, starting as Head of Strategy & Growth and more recently as Head of Marketing.

He has overseen the development of the in-house performance and creative teams that have taken the brand from zero to 60M revenue run rate in just 2.5 years.

HOST: SIAN SIMPSON | Director of Community & Content @ Kiwi Landing Pad

Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) was established in 2011 to help New Zealand high growth technology companies expand into the US market. KLP is a rapidly growing community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Webinar: Greg Cross, Chief Business Officer @ Soul Machines, Formerly Power by Proxi | The Art of Commercialisation

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KIWI LANDING PAD PRESENTS:

A new event every week bringing you interesting, informative sessions with people from our community, on topics that you’ve asked for. Our format is all about engagement, dialogue and learning!  Come join our community of 4,500 people, ask your questions and learn some stuff!

Join us online, October 12th @ 10am (NZT) to hear from Greg Cross, Chief Business Officer @ Soul Machines. 

Tune in, or catch up later, we bring you a digestible format that you can listen to whilst at your desk working, or come back and watch the recording later.

SPEAKER BIO: Greg Cross | Chief Business Officer @ Soul Machines. 

Greg is one of the original tech nomad’s, who has spent his career travelling to and living in every major tech market in the world. He now lives in New Zealand but creates businesses that compete on the international stage. Most recently PowerbyProxi a company he co-founded was sold to Apple in 2017.

In 2016 Greg teamed up with Dr Mark Sagar to create Soul Machines to focus on humanizing Artificial Intelligence and exploring the future of human machine cooperation. With global corporations like AutoDesk, Mercedes Benz and Royal Bank of Scotland as early customers Soul Machines is re-imagining what is possible in the delivery and underlying economics of highly personalized customer experiences and specialized knowledge.

Greg is also the Sir John Logan Campbell Executive in Residence at the University of Auckland Business School.

HOST: SIAN SIMPSON | Director of Community & Content @ Kiwi Landing Pad

Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) was established in 2011 to help New Zealand high growth technology companies expand into the US market. KLP is a rapidly growing community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

New Zealand Companies You Should Know – October 2018

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Every month at the Kiwi Landing Pad, we do a monthly update that covers who is in, what’s going on, and companies we have meet, come across or talked with lately, they are in varying industries and stages and in no particular order, sometimes old, sometimes new.

To subscribe to our updates please follow this link or send us an email to info@klp.org.nz

NZ Companies you should know – check them out:

SteadyPaySteadypay provides an alternative credit service for the gig economy that enables people to earn a consistent income, even when they work inconsistent hours.

Modlar- Modlar helps bring great design to life by connecting architects from the world’s top firms with building products from the world’s best brands.

Thankyou Payroll - Thankyou Payroll is a social enterprise that offers a cloud-based payroll software system to manage all the complexities of payroll, leave entitlements and taxes.  

The Babysitters Club – The Babysitters Club is a premium babysitting service, which makes it easy for busy parents to do the things they love or need to do, without the worrying about the safety and well-being of their children.

FlossieFlossie is the smarter way to book beauty services in seconds. Curating only premium, tried and tested salons and spas across Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Melbourne.

Melon Health – Behaviour change platform for chronic disease management and prevention. Helping people help themselves. Patient empowering digital health programs for physical and mental health.

Montoux- Montoux is the global leader in pricing transformation for the life insurance industry. Our application’s integrated modules allow life insurers to combine pricing, competitive analysis, elasticity analysis and price optimization in one reliable, easy to use application.

KuraCloud- kuraCloud is a cloud based learning and authoring platform that allows educators to easily create, publish, and manage active learning content on any device.

TownSquare- Find shows, markets, live music, activities, exhibitions, events to learn something new, family-friendly events and more using our hashtag-powered search engine. Town Square provides a one-stop solution with features to bookmark events, share them with friends, add them to your online calendar, navigate to the venues and get tickets for events.

EROAD- EROAD’s user-friendly solution sets the standard for accurate data collection, fleet performance management, electronic compliance and tax reporting.

iMoved- iMoved is an easy way to update your contact details in NZ with businesses, family and friends, quickly, securely and completely free!

What about us ?

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Kiwi Landing Pad has been running for almost a decade making the journey of building a global business from New Zealand easier. One of the ways we tackled this was by making use of technology, building a global and virtual community so that founders, entrepreneurs and talent can get access to what they need anywhere and anytime.

This is one of the reasons we started the Sales and Marketing Jams in an attempt to bring best practise in the areas of scaling sales, marketing and product management teams and methodology back to New Zealand.

Whats more, we launched our webinar program so that we could help our community keep learning throughout the year in topics that we know they need to grow different areas of their business.

What we noticed over the last three years we’ve been running these programs, our most engaged community members come from various regions across New Zealand outside of the major city centres. Its a privilege (to us) to bring people together online every week, providing access where traditionally there hasn’t been, and whats turned into an engaged community most Thursdays at 10am.

With the next round of Sales and Marketing Jams coming to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch we thought we’d help with the proximity piece and get two lucky community members the chance to attend a jam for free, and thanks to our foundation jam sponsor Air New Zealand, for covering your airfares too.

Our program and KLP is expanding to the regions, something we are working on, which will be ready in 2019, in the meantime, we thought we’d bring you to us.

The Offer: 

We are delighted to be able to offer two FREE places at our upcoming Jams for those of you not located in the Wellington, Christchurch or Auckland area (75km radius) INCLUDING A FREE AIRFARE to the closest Jam location.

Go into the draw here by entering your details.

Webinar: Joshua Zerkel, Head of Global Community @ Asana | Live Q&A: Building Community at Asana & Evernote

 

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KIWI LANDING PAD PRESENTS:

A new event every week bringing you interesting, informative sessions with people from our community, on topics that you’ve asked for. Our format is all about engagement, dialogue and learning!  Come join our community of 4,500 people, ask your questions and learn some stuff!

Join us online, September 27th @ 10am (NZT) to hear from Joshua Zerkel, Head of Global Community @ Asana. 

Tune in, or catch up later, we bring you a digestible format that you can listen to whilst at your desk working, or come back and watch the recording later.

SPEAKER BIO: Joshua Zerkel | Head of Global Community @ Asana. 

Joshua Zerkel is Head of Global Community at Asana, the easiest way for teams to track their work and get results, and is responsible for growing and engaging the Asana community around the world. For over a decade, he has focused his career on helping people and businesses get more organized and increase their productivity.

Before joining Asana, Josh was Evernote’s Director of Global Customer Education and Community. He is the author of the books, Evernote @ Work and Integrate: Evernote and has been featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, National Public Radio, CBS News, ABC News, the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, Online Organizing, among many others. He’s also an inaugural Certified Professional Organizer® and is a two-term past president of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, San Francisco Bay Area chapter.

HOST: SIAN SIMPSON | Director of Community & Content @ Kiwi Landing Pad

Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) was established in 2011 to help New Zealand high growth technology companies expand into the US market. KLP is a rapidly growing community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Webinar: Cassie Roma, Head of Content Marketing @ The Warehouse Group | Storytelling, Social Media & Growing Your Brand in The Long-term

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KIWI LANDING PAD PRESENTS:

A new event every week bringing you interesting, informative sessions with people from our community, on topics that you’ve asked for. Our format is all about engagement, dialogue and learning!  Come join our community of 4,500 people, ask your questions and learn some stuff!

Join us online, September 19th @ 10am (NZT) to hear from Cassie Roma, Head of Content Marketing @ The Warehouse Group. 

We’ll be discussing:

  • Storytelling
  • The Role of Social Media in the Marketing Mix (new & emerging channels & learnings)
  • The Importance of Brand over Time

Tune in, or catch up later, we bring you a digestible format that you can listen to whilst at your desk working, or come back and watch the recording later.

SPEAKER BIO: Cassie Roma | Head of Content Marketing @ The Warehouse Group 

A San Diego girl transplanted in Auckland, New Zealand, I’ve got my feet firmly planted in two hemispheres.

As a born creative with my head firmly in the clouds – I’m most at home playing the role of storyteller, public speaker, writer, media strategist and photographer. In fact, I love nothing more than connecting with people and places. And, in doing so, delving into the stories and experiences that both bind us as human beings, and allow us to stand out as individuals. Cheesy, but true.

By day I get my kicks as a Head of Content for some of New Zealand’s most beloved brands – working alongside innovative, creative, and kind people to help brands & influencers find their own unique voice. And, in doing so,  marrying geekery, content strategies, & creativity to create memorable moments & strong engagement in an omni-channel world.

I’m also a keynote and public speaker. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to share my thoughts, experiences, & insights in many countries across around the world. Some highlights include VidCon, Social Media Marketing World, NZFW, Simpliflying, and New Zealand’s own Digital Day Out.

HOST: SIAN SIMPSON | Director of Community & Content @ Kiwi Landing Pad

Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) was established in 2011 to help New Zealand high growth technology companies expand into the US market. KLP is a rapidly growing community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

New Zealand Companies You Should Know – September 2018

Every month at the Kiwi Landing Pad, we do a monthly update that covers who is in, what’s going on, and companies we have meet, come across or talked with lately, they are in varying industries and stages and in no particular order, sometimes old, sometimes new.

To subscribe to our updates please follow this link or send us an email to info@klp.org.nz

NZ Companies you should know – check them out:

Datch – Datch is a smart voice assistant for the factory, enabling manufacturers to make informed decisions no matter where they are; meaning understanding the factory is as simple as having a conversation.

Wanderer VR – An interactive virtual reality series, Wanderer re-invents the greatest stories and adventures from some of the most iconic moments and civilizations in time.

Aimy Plus – Aimy Plus is software designed to help After School Care, Child Care, Clubs, Classes and Organisations administer their programmes and track of everything, from kids & parents to invoices and roll call.

Contento – Guest posting platform for smart marketers. Offer your articles to reputable publishers. Gain brand awareness, add inbound links, increase your SEO, and drive real traffic to your website with high-quality content placement.

FaceMe – A platform that enables your chatbot to become an engaging, visual customer experience that creates emotional connection.

McCarthy Finch – Combining pioneering research in the fields of natural language processing & machine learning with leading legal expertise to create the future of law.

LearnCoach – An online oasis of free tutorials to help students succeed in their NCEA & University exams.

Dawn AeroSpace – A new class of vehicles providing responsive, low cost hypersonic, suborbital and orbital access.

Breadcrumbs – Breadcrumbs app is designed to help you discover things to do based on your individual interests. Connect with locals & travelers to share your gems!

Unleashed Software – Powerful Inventory Management. Unleashed manages your inventory and easily integrates with accounting and eCommerce platforms like Xero and Magento.

 

Webinar: Rowan Simpson, Chair @ Hoku & Founder @ OneMetric.io | How Founders Can Use Metrics To Ask Better Questions and Tell Better Stories

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KIWI LANDING PAD PRESENTS:

A new event every week bringing you interesting, informative sessions with people from our community, on topics that you’ve asked for. Our format is all about engagement, dialogue and learning!  Come join our community of 4,500 people, ask your questions and learn some stuff!

Join us online, September 12th @ 10am (NZT) to hear from Rowan Simpson, Chair @ Hoku & Founder @ OneMetric.io 

We’ll be discussing how founders can use metrics to ask better questions and tell better stories, including:  

- Why this is important

- Why this is so hard for most founders

- A plan for doing this  

Tune in, or catch up later, we bring you a digestible format that you can listen to whilst at your desk working, or come back and watch the recording later.

SPEAKER BIO: Rowan Simpson | Chair @ Hoku, and Founder @ OneMetric.io  

Rowan is an early-stage investor and software developer who is passionate about creating great products that people love to use.

Rowan has been involved as an investor, advisor and employee in a number of iconic high-growth technology businesses in New Zealand, including Trade Me, Xero and Vend. He was one of the original investors in Timely, Atomic and ThisData (previously Revert), and continues to work closely with the founders of all of these businesses.

Prior to all of this, Rowan completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington.

Rowan proudly lives in New Zealand with his wife and two sons.

HOST: SIAN SIMPSON | Director of Community & Content @ Kiwi Landing Pad

Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) was established in 2011 to help New Zealand high growth technology companies expand into the US market. KLP is a rapidly growing community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Webinar: Kiwi Founder Series with Siobhan Bulfin | CEO & Founder @ Melon Health

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Join us online August 29th @ 10AM NZT to hear from Siobhan Bulfin, CEO & Founder @ Melon Health.

We’ll be discussing her journey as a founder, chatting about:

- Persistence

- Resilience

- Self-awareness.

Tune in live, or catch up later; we bring you a digestible format that you can listen to whilst at your desk working, or come back and watch the recording later.

SPEAKER BIO: Siobhan Bulfin | CEO & Founder @ Melon Health

One of eight children born in Hawera, Taranaki, Siobhan founded Melon in 2012.  Melon provides online communities and behaviour change tools for chronic disease prevention and management. Alongside Melon, she also serves as an advisor to US-based startup BetterBiotics.

An entrepreneur since a young age, Siobhan spent many years travelling the world which set her in good stead for the roller coaster ride of a sole founder.

HOST: SIAN SIMPSON | Director of Community & Content @ Kiwi Landing Pad

Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) was established in 2011 to help New Zealand high growth technology companies expand into the US market. KLP is a rapidly growing community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.