"A well-balanced schedule of
business, technology and case studies"

Building on the success of our AWS Espresso Summit in Wellington last year, this year's Espresso Summit will brief Wellingtonian ICT executives and head architects on the state of public and private sector cloud adoption in New Zealand.

  • Hear the highlights from the AWS Summit 2016.
  • See what public sector and large enterprise are doing in 'real life' with AWS platforms and technology, and how they are capitalising on new business opportunities.
  • Be brought up to speed with how AWS is empowering organisations to transform, reposition and prepare for growth.

Breakfast, morning tea and a light lunch will be served. 


Event Date: Thursday 1st September
Time: Doors open 7.00am | Presentations start 7.30am
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington




Time Topic Speaker
7.00am Doors Open  
7.30am Breakfast served  
7.30am Summit Welcome Stuart Speers
CEO & Founder, enterprise IT
7.35am - 10am AWS Update Tim Dacombe-Bird
Country Manager, AWS
Conservation in the Cloud Mike Edginton
CIO, Department of Conservation
Disruption - how NZ Government is dealing with the disruption of Cloud Ron Stuart
Manager AoG Supply Strategy, Department of Internal Affairs
The Xero journey to AWS and lessons learned Duncan Ritchie
Chief Platform Officer, Xero
10am - 10.30am MORNING TEA
10.30am - 12.30pm Innovating in the Cloud Peter Yates
Head of Operations, Platforms & IT, Spark
nomos one and AWS agility Lydia Ireland
New Business Manager, nomos one
Making sense of AWS Billing to get the best bang for your buck Mark Huttley
CIO, MetService
Wrap up and Q&A Devin Deen
enterprise IT
12.30pm Light Lunch


Speakers at the Summit

Stuart Speers
CEO & Founder - enterprise IT

After 20 years working as a Senior DBA and Architect and a brief stint in sales, Stuart founded enterprise IT in 2005 with the belief that it is possible to deliver “I.T. right first time.” He has created a truly ‘Kiwi’ offering in a Managed Services market dominated by big international players.

Tim Dacombe-Bird
Country Manager - AWS

Tim Dacombe-Bird is a veteran of the NZ ICT industry. He joined AWS 2 years ago as the first NZ employee and has built the NZ team as it exists today.

Tim is a passionate Wellingtonian and eager to bring the benefits of the AWS Cloud to the Wellington market: agility, resilience and cost effective IT Infrastructure and Operations.

Duncan Ritchie
Chief Platform Officer - Xero

Duncan has over 15 years’ experience in IT management. He is responsible for ensuring Xero’s systems and services meet the highest standards, and manages all aspects of production operations and customer support. Before Xero, Duncan spent time as Gen-i’s Head of Application Management where he managed the lifecycle of the company’s business applications.

Mark Huttley
CIO - MetService

Mark Huttley is the CIO at MetService. His current focus is on developing and delivering a global strategic platform for IT Services and solutions, balancing our commercial weather intelligence operations with provision of second-to-none public safety weather services to the New Zealand public and the aviation sector.

Prior to joining MetService, he was the Business Enablement and Capability Manager at Fronde with a strong focus on Cloud technology and security.

Pete Yates
Head/Operations, Platforms & IT - Spark

Peter was head hunted into Spark to create (from scratch) a shared service team, implement good processes and a technology strategy to support their start-up ventures. He is responsible for all of the operational activities, IT platforms and the provision/product management of technology services and systems into these ventures.

His focus is on digital innovation and agility through the adoption of cloud technologies, Kanban and SaaS and he is a strong advocate of Cloud and subscription based solutions within an organisation, and for use by IT teams. 

Mike Edginton
CIO - Department of Conservation

After over 20 years in the Department of Conservation Mike Edginton has a clear understanding of the interdependencies between conservation and technology. As CIO, Mike is leading the department’s drive towards cloud services and increased workplace mobility; carefully maintaining the balance between innovative solutions, legacy systems, and the protection of our natural and historic heritage.

Ron Stuart
Manager AoG Supply Strategy - Department of Internal Affairs

In 2013 Ron was engaged to design and support the New Zealand Government ICT Supply Management capability. He has been accountable as Manager Government ICT Supply Strategy for the recent design and deployment of the New Zealand Government ICT strategy, supplier relationship management framework and the ICT cloud services marketplace. He is regarded by his peers as visionary in terms of his design of ICT and resource marketplaces, people acquisition, deployment and performance management frameworks and methodologies.

Lydia Ireland
New Business Manager - nomos one

As one of the younger team members at nomos one, Lydia represents a generation of fluent interpreters and consumers of New Technologies that are ‘Disrupting’ traditional systems and methodologies.

Lydia's great sense of empathy and creativity coupled with her strong communication and listening skills, makes her a powerful client advocate and accurate interpreter of client needs. She's a positive contributor to both nomos one software development and the origination of systems and functions within the company.