Who's speaking

Abhinav Keswani

Digital Business & Team Topology Hacker

Since 1999, Abhinav has built and managed digital systems, apps, architectures, businesses with the honour of working with some amazing people across the globe in these ventures.

He firmly believes that people matter most, that great relationships yield the most long term value, and underpin a team’s chances of achieving any objective. Further to this, he stands by the fact that every business leader has always had a responsibility to make good decisions by our planet, customers, employees, communities, shareholders.

Personally, he focuses on family, friends, food, music, environmentalism, local & global community service, long term thinking and mountain stoke on a bike, climbing, skiing, hiking.

Matthias Risse

Chief Technology Officer


Matthias H. Risse is a technologist, designer and photographer. He is currently based in sunny Nelson, New Zealand. Born in Germany, he was among the first generation of digital natives and has worked at the intersection of technology, art and design for more than two decades.

Hear from Matthias on Creative Technology. Creativity and technology are often thought of as two separate disciplines. We will explore in this talk why they are indeed two sides of the same coin and harnessing this perspective has the potential to create superior outcomes. How do we encourage individuals to go out of their comfort zone? How do we encourage them to be inspired and collaboratively turn their curiosity into sticky products customers love?


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