Frances is a passionate educator and technologist. For over 20 years she has been committed to shifting education and business practice to respond to the future of work and the emergence of new industries. Over her career Frances has worked to drive education progress and to make it more equitable, relevant and inspiring for all students.
Michelle is a nanotechnologist and fracture mechanics engineer who has been working in the tech sector for two decades. Formally trained in breaking materials she is now dedicated to breaking stereotypes through her social enterprise Nanogirl Labs designed to empower, inspire and educate though STEM. Michelle is passionate about creating unique solutions to ensure that the next generation become creators not just consumers of technology.
Rachel (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Koata) is an award-winning entrepreneur and business woman whose values include kaitiakitanga, whanaungatanga and pono, relationships and integrity. CEO of Kono, the Māori-owned food and beverage business, Rachel has spent 20 years championing Aotearoa as a world-class producer of food and beverages. She is also passionate about supporting the potential and growth of other people and companies.
Joshua is an entrepreneur, programmer, facilitator and educator with a passion for business, technology and social change. When not designing decentralised organising systems and firing himself from companies, Joshua inhales science fiction and dreams of space, robots and intelligent machines.