In 2017 we’re proud to be able to offer members of the public and conference delegates access to SEVEN free 30 minute sessions that are being run by our wonderful exhibitors.  The following programme will give you some more information to help plan your day at the NZ HR Expo.

Speaking programme for 13 September 2017 –  Marlborough Room 3

Time Speaker Session description
10.45am – 11.15am






Simon Oldham – Qjumpers


Trends in Recruitment Software



He has been with the company since 2005 after spending 6 years in a global management position with a large multinational in Asia. His goal was to return to New Zealand and to help a small start-up company go global. Simon has been guiding the QJumpers’ innovative recruitment technology strategy ever since.

QJumpers has been leading the way with some of New Zealand’s major innovations in the recruitment industry, including the country’s first online talent pool and shaking up the recruitment industry by unbundling the recruitment process, radically changing the pricing model and bringing it all online.

Now, after years of research, QJumpers is finalising a state of the art recruitment platform which will be launched this year in the United States and then rolled out across New Zealand and beyond

11.45am – 12.15pm





Kim Harrison – Director-P&T Solutions – Partner of Ramco Systems


Creating Outstanding Employee Experience

Kim’s 15 years as a change and project management professional, is supported by 10 years in HR & Payroll Management with experience in working with Executive Teams and Boards to provide guidance in resolving strategic and operational human resource issues and developing cross-enterprise and industries alliances to align HR with business strategy in a global, multi-location environments. Skilled at designing performance enhancing initiatives and HR solutions that improve retention/engagement, managing complex industrial environments, and promoting sustained organisation growth. is various roles including Executive Human Resource roles.
1.15pm – 1.45pm






Simon Lind – Montage Online


A different approach to HR software – 100% tailored for you



Simon Lind is the Practice Lead for Montage Online – a tailored Human Resource and Health and Safety software solution. He believes all businesses are unique and one size does not fit all. He is on a mission to deliver Human Resource systems that save time and are aligned to organisational strategy and culture, and then enabling a process of continual improvement.

Simon has spent the past 15 years proving this by delivering cost effective solutions in the fields of Human Resources, Health and Safety, and Business Intelligence throughout Australia and New Zealand. He has worked for and with a variety of businesses, from rapidly growing agile organisations to large corporations.

Simon loves the opportunity to solve HR problems. Come and listen to Simon talk about how Montage Online has solved people process problems while also engaging organisations and their people – with solutions tailored for each client’s specific environment.

2.15pm – 2.45pm




Rustica Lamb – Bloom Learning Technologies

XAPI – big data analysis for learning programmes – what it is, why do it and how to do it

Rustica is a learning designer, LMS consultant, edupreneur, facilitator and founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012) and cofounder of the first New Zealand Green School New Zealand (2016). She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring. She travels and searches the world for the best people, tools and technology and brings them to New Zealand so that we can all share in the latest trends that makes our world and workplaces a better place to be.


3.15pm – 3.45pm






Vanessa Hamilton – Cornerstone On Demand

How To Drive Organisational Success through an Engaged Workforce


In this Session, we’ll uncover what it is that an engaged workforce crave, how you can tap into it and what you can do to have a more successful organisations that employees love to work for.






Speaking programme for 14 September 2017 – Marlborough Room 3

Time Speaker Session description
10.45am – 11.15pm




Jane Ward – Tomorrow’s People


The impartial view on selecting new HR Technology

Jane is the founder and CEO of Tomorrow’s People, operating as Alwyn HR prior to the 2017 rebranding. Her early career experience in recruitment and implementing payroll systems combined with her nerdy passion for the latest technologies made for a natural progression into establishing New Zealand’s first specialist consultancy in HR Tech. Jane is a regular guest speaker at industry events where she shares he passion and insights into how to optimise the relation of human experience and emotion, changing business needs and the digital revolution of work.
12.00pm – 12.30pm






Mike Fiszer and Jane Parker – Massey University


The future of people and work



Mike Fiszer leads the Master of Advanced Leadership Practice programme at Massey University, an 18 month transformational leadership programme. He is passionate about meaningfulness of work wanting us all to lead well-lived lives. Qualified in Psychology, Education and Business from Edinburgh and Warwick Universities.


Jane Parker is Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations at Massey University. She has written and presented extensively on HR and employment issues in New Zealand. She is the HRINZ 2017 HR Researcher of the Year and an Associate Fellow of the Industrial Relations Research Unit at Warwick. Jane is co-editor in chief of the Labour and Industry Journal and on the board of the NZ Work Research Institute. She is currently editing a text on HRM and employment relations in Australasia.