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Recognising Blind Spots in a Digital Future

From intellectual property theft, cyber threats, loss of reputation to fraud, the risks to tech companies are as complex as they are varied. Be prepared.

Tech companies are subject to some of the same consumer and investor protection regulations as traditional financial institutions, but must balance compliance requirements with the need to innovate, grow, and develop new products. 

Privacy risks and ever-growing cyber challenges can contribute to significant economic loss and reputational damage. As the digital landscape continues to evolve so do the risks, those that are unable to adapt may face obstacles in their business models. 

Join Marsh, Wotton + Kearney and APLYiD for an interactive discussion where we will outline the most pressing risks and challenges for the tech industry right now. We will take a look at the future landscape and the potential disruption of unforeseen blind-spots as technology opportunities grow; the impact this can have on your business and effective strategies to mitigate and manage your risks.


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Speakers

Joseph Fitzgerald - Cyber, Privacy and Data Security team - Wotton + Kearney
Joseph Fitzgerald is a Partner at Wotton + Kearney in the Cyber, Privacy and Data Security team. Joe provides advice to large sporting, health, education and infrastructure bodies, as well as SME and non-profit entities. He takes a proactive and commercial approach to addressing issues such as incident response, cyber insurance coverage, data privacy and data protection. Joe has worked in both NZ and the UK and is a fellow of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. In 2021, Joe was recognised for his expertise as a finalist in the Young Insurance Professional of the Year category at the ANZIIF NZ Industry Awards.
Mike Sanders - Business Development Manager - Marsh
Mike Sanders is a Business Development Manager at Marsh, assisting business owners struggling with overly complicated insurance policies by making the process a lot simpler, easier and friendlier. Mike spent six years as a sales specialist in banking before he then went on to manage ‘Idealog’ a media company focused on business innovation, technology and design. After a successful career working with business owners, Mike continues to help them with their growth strategies and risk management.
Jivan Gill - Client Executive - Marsh
Jivan Gill commenced his insurance career in Marsh’s Financial Lines division, after graduating from the University of Auckland in 2019 majoring in Accounting & Finance. He has a keen interest in the Technology field, specifically Technology PI & Cyber Insurance, leading him to join Marsh’s Cyber Specialty team in 2021. He is passionate about helping clients to understand and mitigate their risk exposures & enjoys working with clients in different fields. Jivan is also responsible for Marsh NZ EasyCyber facility and its continued sustainability.
James Brown - Director of Global Partnerships - APLYiD
An industry leader focused on driving new innovation to deliver better customer outcomes. A business connector focused on helping New Zealand build innovative technology products and solutions to export to a global market. Expert in change and transformation and passionate about the way we work, balance our life goals, family and giving back to the community An Ambassador for the 4 day week campaign to drive productivity and fundamentally change the way we think about the working week.
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Details

Date:
Mar 16
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Type
Online
Is this event run by the Tech Alliance?
Yes
Event Category:

Venue

Online

Organizers

FinTechNZ
Marsh