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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: 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.

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.

Webinar: Tanya Neary, People Geek @ CultureAmp | Two In a Box: The Magic of a Good SDR & AE Relationship

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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, August 22nd @ 10am (NZT) to hear from Tanya Neary, People Geek @ CultureAmp. 

We’ll be discussing:

  • Why should I hire an SDR
  • When is the right time to hire
  • What does a good SDR and AE relationship look like

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: Tanya Neary | People Geek @ CultureAmp. 

Tanya Neary joined Australian start up Culture Amp post Series A as employee number 35 and one of the early sales team members. 3 years on, Culture Amp now employs 200 people across 4 offices and works with over 1400 customers worldwide. Prior to working at Culture Amp Tanya started her career in Financial Services working in Retail Banking and Asset Management in Ireland. Working in Financial Services during the recession gave Tanya a real taste for how companies operate from a culture, customer and industry perspective in extremely trying times. Landing in Australia in 2009 Tanya worked in Recruitment and Employee Benefits prior to joining Culture Amp in 2015.

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.

Celebrating 6 years, with 6 events – Something For Everyone

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“Building a business is hard, building a global business is even harder” - Sam Morgan

 

The idea for Kiwi Landing Pad began in the Kiwi entrepreneurial community in 2008 with a small group of entrepreneurs reflecting on their own journey and how to make it easier for the next wave of entrepreneurs to successfully follow – but faster and smarter.

The New Zealand government planned to invest more to support the technology and innovation ecosystem to make it easier for our companies to land and expand into the US market. During an “NZ Inc” meeting in 2010, John Holt & Sam Morgan put up their hands to collaborate and make the vision of a physical hub in Silicon Valley a reality three years ahead of plan – KLP was born.

In July 2011 we opened our doors in San Francisco for the first time, and with our first residents Xero, Vworkapp and Magritek.

On September 16th 2011, we held our very first Kiwi Landing Pad event. This year it’s now been 6 years, and we’ve had over 250 events with no signs of slowing down, right now we have one a week, at least.

This month we are celebrating the success of 6 years, with 6 events – as our community is global, 4,000 members in 36 countries around the world, we decided to have something for everyone whether thats a jam, webinar or our very first party in New Zealand. We encourage you to come along and meet our community (your peers) and learn more about where we are going in the future.

The Events:

Webinars

Sales & Marketing Jams

Party/Drinks

Thanks for your support over the last 6 years, onwards to make technology the number #1 export in New Zealand and continue building great businesses, great products and helping Kiwis think big.

Sian & John
@ Kiwi Landing Pad

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Matt Heinz, President @ Heinz Marketing | Full Funnel Marketing

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Marketing & Sales Spotlight:

Themes:

It’s no longer enough for B2B marketers to feed their sales team with qualified leads, supply them with content and bid them good luck the rest of the way. Today’s “full funnel” marketers are actively working side-by-side with the sales team throughout every stage of the buying journey and sales process, embracing revenue responsibility and measuring their impact based on not just sales pipeline contribution but marketing influence on closed business and direct revenue growth.

This expanded role for modern B2B marketing organizations is transforming how the function is viewed, prioritized and funded – converting marketing from a cost center to a strategic profit center in companies big and small across all industries. Full Funnel Marketing is your guide to transforming your role, your team and your business with the Full Funnel Marketing approach. You’ll find specific, tactical and pragmatic approaches to every facet of modern marketing success, including:

  • Helping your buyers challenge the status quo and engage
  • Establishing need and urgency to accelerate sales pipeline velocity
  • Coordinating sales and marketing activity to close more deals in less time
  • Accelerating the pace, volume and conversion of qualified sales opportunities

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: Matt Heinz – President @ Heinz Marketing

Prolific author and nationally recognized, award-winning blogger, Matt is President and Founder of Heinz Marketing with 20 years of marketing, business development and sales experience from a variety of organizations and industries. He is a dynamic speaker, memorable not only for his keen insight and humor, but his actionable and motivating takeaways.

 Matt’s career focuses on consistently delivering measurable results with greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty. He has helped organizations such as Amazon, Seagate, Morgan Stanley, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and many others create predictable, repeatable sales & marketing engines to fuel growth.

Matt is a repeat winner of Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management and Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers.  Matt is living through the renovation of a 105 year old historic farmhouse in Kirkland, Washington with his wife, Beth, three young children, dog, two rabbits, and seven chickens.

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.

Kiwi Founder Series – Mike Carden & John Holt – Co-Founders @ Sonar6

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By popular demand from within our community I’ve asked John Holt and Mike Carden to be our Kiwi Founders for July. Sonar6 was a HR technology company that scaled from Auckland, New Zealand and sold to CornerStone on Demand in 2012. Unusual for us to have both founders on a webinar but very useful for a deep dive into this company and a successful SaaS business that has scaled from nothing and ended up being acquired. There is something to be said for ‘going through the process.’ Knowing these two cats, this will be a lively webinar, and one not to be missed – I have the expectation that it will be the most entertaining to date.

 

Webinar: Zheng Li – VP of Product @ Raygun | Product Managers’ Guide To Taming Fires And Winning Friends

Join us online, Friday 23rd June at 10am (NZT) to hear from Kiwi Product guru Zheng Li – VP of Product at Raygun.

Themes:

What do Product Managers actually do, Building and communicating your roadmap, How to avoid the common Product Management pitfalls (dealing with churn, prioritisation, distributed teams, comms and office politics) & exploring a day in the life of a Product Manager (and some tools to help you along the way).

When: Friday 23rd June 10am NZT.

SPEAKER BIO: Zheng Li | VP of Product

Zheng Li is the VP of Product at Wellington-based software intelligence company, Raygun. Raygun is used by over 40,000 developers worldwide to build better software and websites. The company processes billions of data points every day for customers and provides the most complete crash reporting and real user monitoring solutions on the market. Customers that improve their software with Raygun include Microsoft, Domino’s Pizza, 4 Seasons, Nordstrom and AutoDesk

Zheng has deep product and UX expertise, including four years as Founder and CEO of Zing Design, where her design agency helped traditional businesses create and market their products online. Zheng has 10+ years experience in UX and product design, having previously worked for Trade Me, Rabobank and Nike.

Zheng is an ambassador for FutureinTech, Co-Founder of Women Founders NZ, a Women of Influence Awards double finalist and was named as one of the top 50 Women in Tech in Australasia by the Startup Daily.

Webinar: Kiwi Landing Pad Monthly AMA: A Common Language on Company Stage

Theme: This month the Kiwi Landing Pad team are focusing on setting a common language around company stage, we have noticed many times and through the data we capture from the Sales & Marketing Jams that companies seem to struggle to identify their company stage, we want to help shape this and make it easier which will help founders, teams, advisors and investors in the long run.

When: Friday 16th June @ 9am NZT.