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# 1 Business Event

in New Zealand

We all fail.
So why do only some of us bounce back and win?

Turn failure into your secret weapon
Unfiltered Live: Fall Forward, powered by Kea, will teach you how the best become stronger through failure.

From the hottest Silicon Valley start-ups to the head of one of America's most significant organisations, Unfiltered Live will bring together top business leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world to share the biggest, most transformative mistakes they’ve made and how they turned devastating failure into global success.

Every speaker will take the stage for just 20 minutes each to share the three biggest mistakes they ever made in business, how they fixed them, and what they learnt from them.

You’ll walk away with over 30 powerful insights and with the inspiration to relentlessly chase your dreams, no matter what challenges you face.

A day focused on mistakes, screw-ups, challenges and how to overcome the most serious of obstacles that entrepreneurs and business leaders face. It will be fast. It will be intense. And it will be totally Unfiltered.

Don’t miss the # 1 Business Event of the year
With one attendee describing the day as “no nonsense, just straight up billion dollar advice,” and 97% of attendees wanting to return, Unfiltered Live: Fall Forward is unlike any other business event.

The only real failure is not to try.

So don’t miss out: get your tickets to Unfiltered Live today!

For the first time Unfiltered Live is heading to Christchurch as well as Auckland.

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Those who want to come back again

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Don't listen to us...
97% of those that attended Unfiltered Live want to attend again

Unfiltered Live is breathing new life into the way today's smartest entrepreneurs learn about business. I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Peter Huljich Partner, Christopher & Banks; Director, Pushpay

Unfiltered Live events makes TED talks look like a quiet night in a rest home. If you want naked stage passion rampant energy and cut through knowledge and inspiration then this is the gig for you.

Sir Ray Avery (GNZM) Scientist; Inventor; Enterpreneur

Unfiltered Live is a brilliant experience to learn from people who have been there and done it - hopefully helping you skip some steps on your own journey.

Nick Mowbray Co-Founder & Co-CEO, ZURU

I’ve been to every Unfiltered Live so far and found the speeches well presented and inspirational on every occasion

Dr. Don Brash Chairman, ICBC; Former Leader of the Opposition

Unfiltered brings together people at the top of their game and sets the scene to learn from a wealth of experience, to hear from thought leaders, to understand challenges and to be inspired by smart thinking. It was a great experience and I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this highly professional event.

Deborah PeadFounder & CEO, PEAD PR

If you’re a big thinker wanting inspiration then this is your tribe! My favourite event in NZ bringing together the best of the best to share lessons learned and helping us all succeed, faster and better!

Carmen VicelichFounder & Managing Director, Data Insight; Valocity

Unfiltered Live is an absolutely phenomenal event. Jake and his team consistently garner both local and international entrepreneurs and thought leaders who deliver keynotes that challenge traditions in business. I highly recommend this event to motivate, drive and re-invigorate as well as to get you thinking differently.

Anna MowbrayCo-Owner & COO, ZURU

Unfiltered was the standout business conference for me in 2018. Incredible inspirational leading rockstar speakers and incredible group of diverse business people who have achieved so much. The day and night was a huge inspiration for me personally and the opportunity to share and learn from my peers was unparalleled. It inspired and motivated me to go on through the challenges of life and business with a renewed sense of life and purpose.

Annette PresleyCo-Founder, CallPlus

Unfiltered Live is the best event New Zealand can offer for entrepreneurs. Throughout the day you will get excellent insight from interviewees that will be of immense value to your career.

Nick KovacevichPartner, Wynn Williams

I’ve worked on large scale productions both in America and here at home, so I know how hard it is to pull off a successful event. From logistics to talent, Unfiltered Live is amongst the best I’ve seen. For Kiwis looking for an edge and a community of like-minded people, it’s not to be missed.

Dominic BowdenInternational TV Presenter

12 speakers, 2 panels and 1 live interview.
3 ideas from every speaker. 2 Epic Events

  • Auckland Friday 21st June
    AKL 21st June
  • Christchurch Tuesday 25th June
    CHC 25th June

A Speaker Line-Up Like No Other

DAN GOLDIN
Former Administrator, NASA

DAVID ROGIER
Co-Founder & CEO, Masterclass

DR. ELIZABETH IORNS
Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman, Science Exchange

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DAVID BELL
Co-Founder and President, Idea Farm Ventures; Former Professor, The Wharton School

GARY HIRSHBERG
Co-Founder & Chief Organic Optimist

CARMEN VICELICH
Founder & CEO, Valocity; Founder & CEO, Data Insight

KEVIN ROBERTS
Founder & CEO, Red Rose Consulting; Former Executive Chairman & CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi

TIM BROWN
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Allbirds

CRAIG PIGGOTT
Founder & CEO, Halter

SIR GEORGE FISTONICH
Founder and Former-CEO, Villa Maria Estate

NAOMI BALLANTYNE
Founder & Managing Director, Partners Life

JAMIE BEATON
Co-Founder & CEO, Crimson Education

GAVIN FAULL
President & Chairman, Swiss-Belhotel International

CHRIS HEASLIP
Co-Founder & CEO, Pushpay

LIAM MALONE
2x Gold Medalist, 2016 Rio Paralympics

STEVE BROOKS
Serial Entrepreneur & Property Developer

Elite Athletes Panel

LIAM MALONE
2x Gold Medalist, 2016 Rio Paralympics

NICO PORTEOUS
Bronze Medalist, 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics; New Zealand’s Youngest Olympic Medalist

SARAH WALKER
Silver Medalist, 2012 London Olympics Olympian; 2008 Beijing Olympics

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High-Stakes Leadership Panel

JULIE CHRISTIE
Founder and Former-CEO, Touchdown Productions

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DAVID ROGIER

Co-Founder & CEO, MasterClass

Speaker San Francisco

  • Has grown MasterClass into one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley
  • MasterClass has raised a total of US $136.4 million over five rounds
  • In September 2018, raised $80 million in a Series D round led by IVP
  • Produced more than 50 classes with celebrities such as Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Serena Williams and Gordon Ramsay
  • Travelling from San Francisco to speak in New Zealand for the first time ever

David Rogier is the Co-Founder & CEO of MasterClass, where he is leading the re-imagination of online education.

From entrepreneurial beginnings to an $80 million capital raise and doubling sales year-on-year, David will share his personal story building one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley right now.

Founded in 2015 on the idea that everyone should have "access to genius,” MasterClass is an online education platform providing classes taught by the greatest minds in film, music, sports, photography, cooking, writing and more.

Today, MasterClass has more than 50 classes with celebrity instructors including Martin Scorsese, Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Serena Williams, Gordon Ramsay, James Patterson, Usher, Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Thomas Keller, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Curry, Hans Zimmer and more.

MasterClass has raised a total of U.S. $136.4 million in funding over five rounds. Their latest was an $80 million Series D in September 2018 led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), to fuel the company’s international expansion.

MasterClass is headquartered in San Francisco, where David is travelling from to speak at Unfiltered Live.

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DAN GOLDIN

Former Administrator, NASA

Speaker San Diego

  • Longest serving NASA chief
  • Reported directly to three U.S. Presidents
  • Led the revitalization of NASA through one of its most challenging times
  • Led the construction and initial operation of the $120 billion International Space Station
  • Travelling from San Diego to speak in New Zealand for the very first time

Entrepreneur and technologist Dan Goldin is a respected leader in space exploration who served three presidential administrations and led NASA through its renaissance.

As the longest tenured NASA chief (1992-2001), Dan not only led the reemergence of NASA through one of its most challenging times after the Cold War, but also fostered East-West international cooperation, led the construction and initial operation of the $120 billion International Space Station and established robotic exploration of Mars - all while implementing tough management reforms which saw NASA’s productivity climb 40 percent and produced a $40 billion cost reduction from the agency’s prior budget plans.

Dan’s career has spanned numerous technologies and businesses in space science, national security, semiconductors, and artificial intelligence. Most recently he founded Cold Canyon AI, an innovation advisory company.

Prior to NASA he was Vice President and General Manager of the TRW Space and Technology Group (now Northrop Grumman) where he oversaw a broad range of advanced space and technology developments focused on America’s national security, scientific exploration of our solar system and the universe and development of commercial products for the global marketplace. He began his career as a research scientist at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, working on electric propulsion systems to enable future human interplanetary travel.

Dan is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and International Academy of Astronautics. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Competitiveness, a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the American Astronautical Society.

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DAVID BELL

Co-Founder and President, Idea Farm Ventures; Former Chaired Professor, The Wharton School

Speaker New York

  • Developed the Wharton School’s first courses on digital marketing and e-commerce
  • Inc. Magazine called David the “guru of the direct to consumer movement”
  • Helped and invested in brands like Bonobos, Burrow, Harry’s, Jet and Warby Parker
  • Speaks globally for clients such as Alibaba, Google, Haier, Nike and Ralph Lauren
  • Travelling from New York City to speak at Unfiltered Live

David is President and Co-Founder at Idea Farm Ventures (IFV) in New York City, where he is building and backing the next generation of exceptional millennial lifestyle brands.

Inc. Magazine referred to David as the “guru of the direct to consumer movement” for his role in helping and investing in brands like Bonobos, Burrow, Harry’s, Jet and Warby Parker. He’s also been called “the man who kick-started the direct brand economy.”

Prior to IFV, David had a 20-year academic career at the Wharton School where he was a Chaired Professor, award-winning researcher and teacher, and developed Wharton’s first courses on digital marketing and e-commerce.

David speaks globally for clients including Alibaba, Google, Haier, Nike and Ralph Lauren and is the author of ‘Location Is (Still) Everything’ an authoritative book on how to win in the digital economy. His award-winning academic research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Marketing Science, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

David holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business and an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University, as well as an M.Com. (1st Class Honors) and B.Com. from the University of Auckland.

Based in New York City, David is travelling back to New Zealand for Unfiltered Live.

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KEVIN ROBERTS

Founder & CEO, Red Rose Consulting; Former Executive Chairman & CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi

Speaker United Kingdom

  • At 32, Kevin became CEO of Pepsi-Cola Middle East, and later Pepsi-Cola Canada
  • Former CEO Worldwide of creative giant Saatchi & Saatchi in New York
  • Has held other senior executive roles at Gillette, Procter & Gamble and Lion
  • Made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013
  • Current Chair of home food delivery service My Food Bag

Kevin Roberts (CNZM) is an international business leader, founder and educator. His company Red Rose Consulting counsels business leaders on creative thinking, marketing and leadership.

A CEO for 22 years, he has an uncompromisingly positive and inspirational leadership style, with an ability to generate ideas and emotional connections that accelerate extraordinary value.

Born in the north of England, Kevin started his career with iconic London fashion house Mary Quant. He became a senior marketing executive for Gillette and Procter & Gamble in Europe and the Middle East, and at 32, became CEO of Pepsi-Cola Middle East, and later Pepsi's CEO in Canada. In 1989, Kevin moved to Auckland, to become the Chief Operating Officer of Lion Nathan, growing the company to become the region's leading brewer.

From 1997 to 2014, Kevin was New York-based CEO Worldwide at Saatchi & Saatchi with responsibility for the effectiveness of several of the world’s leading advertising budgets including for clients Toyota and Procter & Gamble. He retired as Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi in 2016.

He's the author of ‘64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy World,’ and ‘Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands’. In 2013, he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business and the community, and he holds honorary appointments and doctorates at a number of universities.

Kevin is a member of the Kea World Class New Zealand network. The World Class New Zealand network of almost 500 handpicked individuals, counts among its member's leaders in technology, science, business, politics and the creative sector - all of whom are committed to building and reinforcing relationships that will deliver economic outcomes for the benefit of New Zealand.

Currently, he is Chair of My Food Bag and The Herdy Company (U.K. homeware and accessories retailer). He also sits on the Boards of U.K. grocer Booths and the Wigan Athletic Football Club. He is a former Director of the New Zealand Rugby Union and former Chairman of USA Rugby.

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CRAIG PIGGOTT

Founder & CEO, Halter

Speaker Auckland

  • 24 year-old Founder and CEO of fast-growing AgTech startup Halter
  • Since 2016, has grown Halter to 35 staff with U.S. $5 million in Series A funding
  • Secured investment from world-class investors including Data Collective and Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund
  • Spent a year working alongside Peter Beck, who is now on the Board at Halter
  • Finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018

Craig Piggott is the 24-year-old Founder and CEO of Halter, an AgTech startup designing and building advanced technology to remotely guide animals. Craig’s vision is to enable a future of fence-less farming which is more efficient for farmers, less stressful for animals, and more environmentally sustainable.

Since its launch in 2016, Halter has grown to a team of 35 employees and has received widespread recognition for its technology including awards at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards. Craig was also a finalist for the 2018 New Zealand Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award and EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Craig raised U.S. $5 million for Halter in 2018, in a Series A round led by Data Collective, alongside Rocket Lab's Peter Beck and Peter Thiel-led Founders Fund. The company is currently releasing its technology to trial farms as it prepares to enter the open market.

Craig grew up on his family's Waikato dairy farm and attended St Peter's College in Cambridge. After a year working at Rocket Lab alongside Peter Beck, Craig set out to build his own AgTech innovation, Halter.

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JAMIE BEATON

Co-Founder & CEO, Crimson Education

Spearker San Francisco

  • Co-founded Crimson Education while studying an MBA at Stanford
  • Crimson Education is now valued at $200+ million and operates in 18 cities globally
  • Graduated from Harvard University Magna Cum Laude with a double-degree
  • Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Oxford
  • Finalist in the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Jamie Beaton is breaking down the barriers in education by helping young people gain entrance to top-ranking universities such as Harvard, MIT and Oxford.

He co-founded Crimson Education with Sharndre Kushor in 2013, where students receive personalised guidance and mentoring online to gain admission and scholarships to the top schools. Crimson now operates in over 18 cities around the world with a global network of over 2,300 high-calibre tutors and mentors, and over 20,000 students.

Since 2015, Crimson students have collectively received 147 offers to Ivy League schools and 39 to Oxford and Cambridge universities; as well as over U.S. $45.7 million in scholarship funding and financial aid.

Jamie himself graduated from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude with a double-degree in Applied Mathematics-Economics and Applied Math in 2016 - two years ahead of schedule. He was also one of the youngest in the world to be accepted to Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, at just 20-years-old.

In his final year of high school in Auckland, Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained admission to all of them, choosing Harvard. While studying at Harvard, Jamie also joined global hedge fund Tiger Management as an analyst.

In 2017 Jamie spoke at the UN about eradicating poverty. He also featured on the 2017 Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 List and was a 2017 finalist for multiple awards, including New Zealand’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year, New Zealand Innovator of the Year, NZ Hi-Tech Young Achiever, and Young New Zealander of the Year. In November 2017, Jamie was awarded the 2018 Rhodes Scholarship to carry out post-graduate study at the University of Oxford.

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GAVIN FAULL

President & Chairman, Swiss-Belhotel International

Speaker Auckland

  • Employs over 7,000 people worldwide
  • Has grown Swiss-Belhotel into 150 hotels globally
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2012
  • Operates hotels in 20 countries including Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, China, Vietnam and Qatar
  • Managing Director and owner of an award-winning 400 hectare dairy farm

Gavin Faull is the Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, and the driving force behind the brand’s recent extreme growth.

When Gavin acquired Swiss-Belhotel, the group owned just three properties. Today, it owns over 150 hotels and projects under management in locations ranging from Kuala Lumpur to Kuwait, China, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In total the brand spans 20 countries and employs some 7,000 people worldwide.

Gavin is a chartered accountant and started his career with EY. At age 34, he was offered the role of CEO of Kingsgate International, a publicly listed hotel owning and management company in Australia and New Zealand including hotels operated by Hyatt International, the turning point in his "business and hotel life." Collectively, he has more than 35 years experience in hotel management, operations and development across New Zealand, Australia and Southeast Asia.

He is also a director and investor in a number of private agricultural, property, management and consulting companies in Australia and New Zealand, and is the major shareholder and Managing Director of an award-winning dairy unit in North Taranaki. He has received widespread recognition for his business and agricultural endeavours and was named a finalist in the 2012 EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

Gavin is a member of the Kea World Class New Zealand network. The World Class New Zealand network of almost 500 handpicked individuals, counts among its member's leaders in technology, science, business, politics and the creative sector - all of whom are committed to building and reinforcing relationships that will deliver economic outcomes for the benefit of New Zealand.

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NAOMI BALLANTYNE

Founder & Managing Director, Partners Life

Speaker Auckland

  • Founding employee and former COO of Sovereign
  • The single longest serving Chief Executive in the New Zealand life insurance industry
  • Likely the only woman in the world to have started two life insurance businesses
  • Made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to business

Naomi Ballantyne dropped out of university and went on to found two multi-million dollar insurance businesses. She is currently the Founder and Managing Director of Partners Life, the second largest Life Insurer in New Zealand behind only Sovereign.

Founded in 2010, Partners Life now has 170 full-time staff, has insured 130,000 lives, has $190 million in annual premiums, and has raised a total of $315 million in equity (including $200 million from multinational private equity firm Blackstone).

Prior to Partners Life she started Club Life (now known as OnePath Life), which she sold to ING in 2003. She was also the founding employee and Chief Operating Officer of Sovereign.

Naomi has 36 years of experience and is the single longest serving Chief Executive in the New Zealand life insurance industry, a career she fell into after dropping out of a degree in marine biology, and pursuing the "first job that caught my eye: Management Trainee, Life insurance."

Naomi was recently made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to business. She is an inductee in the Company of Women Female Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, and received the ANZIIF Lifetime achievement award for her services to the New Zealand life insurance market.

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DR. ELIZABETH IORNS

Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman, Science Exchange

Speaker San Francisco

  • Has grown Science Exchange into the world’s largest marketplace for outsourced R&D
  • Science Exchange has facilitated tens of thousands of scientific experiments and raised more than U.S. $72.5 million in venture funding
  • Elizabeth is also a part time Partner at accelerator Y Combinator
  • She holds a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research
  • She has been named one of Nature Magazine's ‘Ten People Who Mattered,' and one of WIRED's '50 Women Who Are Changing The World'

Co-Founder and CEO of Science Exchange, Dr. Elizabeth Iorns is building the world’s leading marketplace for outsourced research and development.

Founded in 2011, today Science Exchange has over 2,500 service providers, 6,000 services available, has facilitated tens of thousands of scientific experiments at an average value of $25,000 and has raised $72.5 million in venture funding.

Elizabeth is also a Co-Founder and Chairman of Reformer Therapeutics, Co-Director of the Reproducibility Initiative; Co-Founder and Board Director of Perception Therapeutics; Advisory Board Member of Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS); and an Expert at Y Combinator.

She has a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research (U.K.), and was formerly an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami (where she remains an Adjunct Professor).

Elizabeth has been named one of Nature Magazine's ‘Ten People Who Mattered,' one of WIRED's '50 Women Who Are Changing The World' and was awarded Kauffman Foundation’s Emerging Entrepreneur Award.

Elizabeth is a member of the Kea World Class New Zealand network. The World Class New Zealand network of almost 500 handpicked individuals, counts among its member's leaders in technology, science, business, politics and the creative sector - all of whom are committed to building and reinforcing relationships that will deliver economic outcomes for the benefit of New Zealand.

Elizabeth lives in Palo Alto, California where Science Exchange is headquartered.

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CHRIS HEASLIP

Co-Founder & CEO, Pushpay

Speaker Seattle

  • Co-founded one of the fastest-growing New Zealand startups
  • Has led Pushpay to IPO on the NZX and ASX, with a current market cap of $900 million
  • Pushpay has 350 staff, 7,500 customers and processes more than $5 billion in annual transaction volume
  • Mortgaged his house and at one point had to tell his eight employees he couldn’t make payroll
  • Was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015

Chris Heaslip co-founded Pushpay out of a belief that complexity was killing potential transactions.

Along with Co-Founder Eliot Crowther, Chris envisioned an integrated consumer-friendly, cloud-based mobile commerce solution that could simultaneously provide a platform for increased sales and revenue, while simplifying business processes and reducing costs.

Today the company is laser-focussed on the niche of donations in the faith sector, making giving to your local church, nonprofit or education provider easy.

Pushpay is one of the fastest-growing businesses founded in New Zealand. Today, Pushpay has a market capitalisation of $900 million, 350 staff, 7,500 customers and processes over $5.1 billion in transactions annually.

Mortgaging his house and pouring every cent he had at the time into the startup, it very nearly all fell apart in 2013 when the company’s accounts literally ran dry. At one point Chris had to tell his eight staff that the company was unable to make payroll.

Chris has previously served as CEO of an accounting and tax consultancy, a tax management professional and business adviser at KPMG, and an investigator for the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.

Alongside Eliot, Chris was named New Zealand EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015.

He has a Masters in Tax (Hons) from the University of Auckland, a Graduate Diploma in Commerce, Taxation and Law and a BCom. in Accounting. Chris lives with his family in Seattle.

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GARY HIRSHBERG

Co-Founder & Chief Organic Optimist

Speaker New Hampshire

  • Has built Stonyfield Farms into the world’s leading organic yogurt producer
  • As Co-Founder & CEO, grew Stonyfield to global sales of more than $360 million
  • In 2017 Stonyfield was sold to French dairy multi-national Lactalis for $875 million
  • Named one of ‘America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs’ by Business Week
  • Was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations by President Obama

Gary Hirshberg is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer, dedicated to the idea that “healthy food means healthier people, healthier business, and a healthier planet.”

Founded in 1983 by Gary and Samuel Kaymen from a small, seven-cow organic farming school, Stonyfield Farm is today the world’s leading organic yogurt producer.

As CEO, Gary led Stonyfield Farm from its inception to global sales of more than $360 million in 2011, when he stepped down from his role. During his tenure, Stonyfield Farm grew at an incredible compounded annual growth rate of over 23%, capitalising off superior products and innovative and purpose-driven marketing.

After starting off with just organic yogurt, Stonyfield expanded into smoothies, soy yogurt, frozen yogurt, milk and cream now sold in supermarkets, natural food stores and colleges across the United States, and all produced without the use of toxic pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or GMOs.

In 2001, Gary arranged the sale of Stonyfield to French food conglomerate Groupe Danone, staying on as CEO for an additional ten years before moving into the role of Chairman and Managing Director of Stonyfield Europe.

In 2017, Groupe Danone sold Stonyfield Farm to French dairy multinational Lactalis for $875 million.

Gary has served on several corporate and nonprofit boards including Applegate Farms, Honest Tea, Peak Organic Brewing, Late July, The Full Yield, Glenisk, the Danone Communities Fund and the Danone Livelihoods Fund.

He has received twelve honorary doctorates and won numerous awards for corporate and environmental leadership, including a 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the US EPA. He has been named one of "America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs" by Business Week and one of the top ten "Most Inspiring People in Sustainable Food” by Fast Company. In 2011, President Obama appointed Gary to serve on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

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CARMEN VICELICH

Founder & CEO, Valocity; Founder & CEO, Data Insight

Speaker Auckland

  • Carmen has rapidly built two multi-million-dollar data and technology businesses
  • She balances life as CEO of Data Insight and Valocity and wife and mother of four young children
  • Won ‘Best Business to Business Solution’ at the TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards in 2015
  • Named a finalist in the 2016 Women of Influence awards
  • Named a finalist in the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Agility and innovation are at the heart of everything Carmen Vicelich does. Carmen is a powerhouse entrepreneur who has rapidly built two multi-million-dollar, international data and technology businesses at the same time as balancing life as a mother of four young children.

Data Insight uses advanced analytics to help businesses leverage data to make data driven decisions and works with industry leaders across multiple verticals including government, utilities, telco, casino, FMCG, insurance and banking.

Their flagship product, Valocity, is a cloud based mortgage lending platform, that helps banks transform and streamline the mortgage valuation process to deliver improved customer experience with increased regulatory compliance.

In 2015, Data Insight won ‘Best Business to Business Solution’ at the TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards, and Valocity claimed the Nexus Supreme Prize less than two years after launch, beating out companies like Saatchi & Saatchi and ASB.

Carmen’s energy, drive and ability to make the complex simple has already earned her numerous awards – both personally and for both her businesses. These include being named a finalist in the 2016 ‘Women of Influence’ awards, winning the Auckland University Business School’s ‘Entrepreneur’s Challenge’ award in 2015 and being named a finalist in the ‘EY Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards.

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LIAM MALONE

2x Gold Medalist, 2016 Rio Paralympics

Panel: Elite Performance United Kingdom

  • A double-gold medal winning Paralympian
  • Represented New Zealand at the 2016 Rio Paralympics
  • Has won gold medals in the Men's 200m and 400m, and silver in the Men's 100m
  • In 2017 was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to athletics

Liam Malone knows all about mindset, motivation and performance at the elite level.

He is a double gold medal Paralympian who represented New Zealand at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he won gold medals in the Men's 200m and 400m, and silver in the Men's 100m.

Liam was born with bilateral fibular hemimelia (congenital absence of the fibula bone) and as a result had to have both legs amputated below the knee when he was 18 months old. He lost his mum to bowel cancer aged just 18, and at 19 hit "rock bottom," after drunk driving and crashing his car multiple times. He set himself the goal to go to the Paralympics and within three years had achieved it - after raising $20,000 from the public and training "24/7 for three years."

In May 2017, Liam was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to athletics.

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ELIZA McCARTNEY

Bronze Medalist, 2016 Rio Olympics

Panel: Elite Performance Auckland

  • Won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • At just 19 years-old, she became the youngest-ever Olympic medalist in the women’s pole vault
  • Won the silver medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • In July 2018, she cleared 4.94m, the third highest jump of all time
  • Eliza is the current Oceania Record Holder in the women’s pole vault

Eliza McCartney stormed onto the international athletics scene in 2016, winning the bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games in her first ever major event. At just 19 years-old, she became the youngest-ever Olympic medalist in the women’s pole vault.

The first strong indication of McCartney's prodigious talent came at the end of 2015 when she set a world junior pole vault record, clearing 4.64m. Two years later Eliza backed up her Olympic bronze with a silver medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Just months later in July 2018 in Germany, McCartney cleared 4.94m, the third highest jump of all time and a new National and Oceania record.

In her first competition of 2019, McCartney cleared 4.85m in Hastings, breaking her New Zealand resident record.

Eliza began pole vaulting at Takapuna Grammar School in 2011, progressing from track and field where she was a successful high jumper in her early teens. She is currently studying physiology part-time at the University of Auckland.

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NICO PORTEOUS

Bronze Medalist, 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics New Zealand’s Youngest Olympic Medalist

Panel: Elite Performance Queenstown

  • Nico is an Olympic and X Games bronze medalist in freeski halfpipe
  • He made history at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games
  • At 16-years old, he became New Zealand’s youngest ever Olympic Medalist
  • He is the second-youngest Winter Olympian in New Zealand’s history
  • Nico is also the 2018 Junior World Champion for freeski halfpipe

Nico Porteous is a 17 year-old Olympic and X Games bronze medalist in freeski halfpipe. He made history at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, becoming New Zealand’s youngest olympic medalist (16 years-old), the second-youngest Winter Olympian in New Zealand’s history, and only the third New Zealander to ever win a medal at a Winter Olympics.

Nico is also the 2018 Junior World Champion for freeski halfpipe. When he was just 14 years-old, he became the youngest person in the world to land the triple cork 1440 (upside down three times, and four full spins).

Recently he claimed the bronze medal in the superpipe event at the 2019 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.

Nico began skiing at the age of four on a family holiday to France. By thirteen Nico was chasing back-to-back winters, training and competing in Breckenridge in the USA and Cardrona Alpine Resort in NZ, balancing his sports commitments with school work. As one of the youngest skiers on the circuit he has earned the nickname ‘Nipsy’ but also the respect of the freeski elite.

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TIM BROWN

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Allbirds

Speaker San Francisco

  • Tim has grown Allbirds to a reported $1.4 billion valuation
  • Allbirds have been dubbed "the world's most comfortable shoes" by TIME Magazine
  • Recently raised U.S. $50 million in a Series C round in October 2018
  • Allbirds has attracted a huge celebrity following including Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford and Matthew McConaughey
  • Former Vice Captain of the New Zealand All Whites

Tim Brown is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Allbirds, a footwear brand that specialises in manufacturing eco-friendly wool shoes. Its first product the Wool Runner was dubbed "the world's most comfortable shoes" by TIME Magazine.

Tim started direct-to-consumer brand Allbirds alongside Joey Zwillinger in 2015. Allbirds sold more than a million pairs of shoes in its first two years of business, making it the "the fastest growing shoe company in the world."

Allbirds has raised U.S. $77.5 million in five funding rounds from investors including T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global Management. Its most recent round was a $50 million Series C in October 2018, at a reported valuation of $1.4 billion.

The company is headquartered in San Francisco where Tim leads a team of 50 employees, as well as 40 employees at a Nashville warehouse and 350 contractors in a factory in South Korea.

Since the Wool Runner, Allbirds has expanded its product range to include loungers, boat shoes, runners made from eucalyptus tree fibres and flip-flops made from sugar cane. The brand also released a kids line, ‘Smallbirds.’ The brand is hugely popular with celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio (an investor), Cindy Crawford, Hilary Duff, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck.

Tim is a member of the Kea World Class New Zealand network. The World Class New Zealand network of almost 500 handpicked individuals, counts among its member's leaders in technology, science, business, politics and the creative sector - all of whom are committed to building and reinforcing relationships that will deliver economic outcomes for the benefit of New Zealand.

A former professional athlete, Tim retired from the soccer field in 2010 where he was Vice Captain of the New Zealand All Whites at the FIFA World Cup. Tim is the creative vision behind Allbirds, with an eye for all things design. His experience as a World Cup soccer player for New Zealand led him to think about things on a grand scale, whether that be crafting shoes or running a business. He's constantly driven by the desire to do things better. For him, it’s not about the specific product or sport, it’s about the meaning and intention behind it.

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SIR GEORGE FISTONICH

Founder and President, Villa Maria Estate

Speaker Auckland

  • Has grown Villa Maria into New Zealand’s most awarded wine company
  • Drinks International recently named Villa Maria in the top three Most Admired Wine Brands in the world
  • Villa Maria is a major player in New Zealand’s $1.7 billion export wine market
  • Currently exports to 60 countries and employs more than 250 people

Sir George Fistonich founded Villa Maria Estate in 1961. With vision and determination, he has steered the company into New Zealand’s leading wine award winner.

Today Villa Maria is one of the largest New Zealand-owned wineries, exporting to 60 countries and employing more than 250 people. A big player in the $1.7 billion dollar international export market for New Zealand wine, the large-scale producer is recognised as the top winery in New Zealand and has been the country's most awarded winery for over 30 years.

In March 2019, Villa Maria achieved another world first for a New Zealand winery as it was named the third Most Admired Wine Brand in the world by respected industry publication Drinks International, beating out thousands of other wineries around the world.

From an early age Sir Georgehad strong ambitions of becoming a winemaker, but his father had other ideas. His parents immigrated to New Zealand in the late 1920’s, and following in the tradition of Croatian households where the eldest son takes up a profession and the second a trade, completed an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery.

However, he knew he didn’t want to be a builder. In 1961, at just 21 years of age, he leased five acres of land from his father in Mangere, Auckland and with just an acre of vines, started making wine under the name Villa Maria.

From early on, Sir George focused on the importance of regional differences in relation to grape quality and wine styles. He pioneered the use of contract growers and led Villa Maria to become the first New Zealand wine company to initiate payment for grapes based on quality rather than a flat contract price.

Sir George does not believe in change for the sake of change, but is recognised as one of the true innovators of the New Zealand wine industry. Villa Maria was the first major wine company in New Zealand to declare the winery a “cork-free zone”, sealing all wines from the 2002 vintage onwards with a screwcap.

In February 2018, after more than 50 years in the role, Sir George stepped down as CEO of Villa Maria. He remains President and Brand Ambassador for the company.

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JULIE CHRISTIE

Founder and Former-CEO, Touchdown Productions

Panel: High Stakes Leadership Auckland

  • Dame Julie founded international television company Touchdown Productions, Touchdown Productions was acquired by Dutch media company Eyeworks, then later sold to Warner Bros
  • She is the Producer behind numerous critically acclaimed reality or unscripted shows, including Rachel Hunter: Cover Girl, Changing Rooms, My House My Castle, Treasure Island, and Game of Two Halves
  • She has served on the Boards of NZTE, the Rugby World Cup 2011 and Mediaworks

Dame Julie Christie is the Founder and Former CEO of international television company Touchdown Productions, acquired by Dutch media company Eyeworks in 2006, and then later sold to Warner Bros.

Amongst New Zealand's most well-known media industry veterans, Dame Julie is the Producer behind numerous critically acclaimed reality or unscripted shows, including Rachel Hunter: Cover Girl, The is Your Life, Changing Rooms, My House My Castle, Whose House Is It Anyway, DIY Rescue, Trading Places, Treasure Island, and Game of Two Halves.

Starting off initially in journalism, Dame Julie moved into television in the late 1980's and started Touchdown Productions in 1991. Within a few years, she had grown the business into New Zealand's largest producer of entertainment TV with a thriving business in exporting program formats.

Dame Julie has served on the Boards of New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, Rugby World Cup 2011 and Mediaworks. She is currently on the Board of Tourism West Coast, Trustee of Development West Coast, is on the Steering Group for New Zealand's participation at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, as well as chairing the Board of the Ngāi Tahu Tourism-New Zealand rugby joint venture, The All Blacks Experience. She also now works as a business strategy, media and performance consultant.

In 2007, she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit and was the inaugural New Zealand recipient of the prestigious global Veuve Clicquot Award, which celebrates female entrepreneurship. She received the Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2017.

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SARAH WALKER

Silver Medalist, 2012 London Olympics Olympian; 2008 Beijing Olympics

Panel: Elite Performance Cambridge

  • Sarah is New Zealand's first Olympic BMX medalist, winning silver in the Women's BMX at the 2012 Olympics in London
  • She was also a competitor at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing
  • Sarah overcame a bad accident which nearly ended her Olympic dream in 2012
  • When she arrived in London, she was ranked No 7 in the world, but she rose to the occasion winning the silver medal

Sarah Walker is New Zealand's first Olympic BMX medalist. A competitor at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, she won silver in the Women's BMX at the 2012 Olympics in London. She started racing at the age of 10, after watching her brother riding BMX and wanting to have a go herself.

BMX made its Olympic debut at Beijing in 2008, where Sarah was selected to compete, winning fourth place. She then went on to win the world championship in Adelaide in 2009, winning both the elite and elite cruiser events. She stayed at the forefront of BMX racing throughout 2011, making the podium in three out of four World Cup events and winning the overall World Cup title.

Sarah had to overcome serious challenges to get to London for the 2012 Olympics, after a bad crash in Norway in April 2012 where she dislocated her shoulder. For a time she feared her Olympic dream was over. Just six weeks after the crash, she managed to qualify for the Olympics at the world championships in Birmingham. When she arrived in London, she was ranked No. 7 in the world, but she rose to the occasion winning the silver medal.

The crash earlier in the year meant Sarah had to walk a tightrope to get to London, knowing any slip-up would end her games bid. "I was scared every time I rode my bike until about two weeks ago. Sometimes I'd do jumps and have a close call and I'd just cry. I was living right on the edge of either being a medallist or not even being at the Olympics.” Sarah credits sports psychology sessions, which she undertook weekly for two years in the lead up to London, for much of her success.

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STEVE BROOKS

Serial Entrepreneur & Property Developer

Speaker Christchurch

  • Steve became New Zealand’s youngest ever Real Estate Agent at 14, and was a self-made millionaire by 19
  • Has built up a portfolio of over 270 residential and commercial properties making him one New Zealand’s largest private landlords
  • Finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010
  • Founder of My Refund, which he grew to 70 staff and 50,000 customers in just 12 months

A true entrepreneur, Steve Brooks set himself a goal of becoming a self-made millionaire by 21 and achieved this at just 19 years-old.

Steve started his first business when he was just 12. He would go to the local rubbish dump to purchase old bikes and lawn mowers, refurbish and sell them for a tidy profit.

At the age of 14 he qualified as New Zealand’s youngest ever Real Estate Agent. At 15 he had a successful property maintenance business, and at 16 he purchased his first rental property for $89,000 and watched its value increase by more than $50,000 in just six months. He moved into investing, then developing and over the next three years built up a substantial property portfolio. By 19 he was a self-made millionaire.

When the Global Financial Crisis hit, Steve moved quickly. He created My Refund, the first tax refund company in the South Island, and grew the business to 70 staff and 50,000 customers in just 12 months.

Today his business interests range from everything from beauty therapy to hospitality, event hire to property management. He is the Founder of the My Group, which consists of the companies My Refund, My Body, My Bar, My Will, and My Accountant, amongst others. His other business interests include Astute Property Management, Quantum Developments, Brocom and Happy Hire.

More recently, Steve joined Moola in 2016 and has been fundamental in growing the business to become New Zealand's leading digital lender. Steve plans to launch a number of exciting fin-tech products over the coming 12 months.

Steve is still very active in the New Zealand property market and has built up a portfolio of over 270 residential and commercial properties, making him one of the largest private landlords in the country.

Steve was named a finalist in the EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010. He is also the founder of the ‘Dream Believe Succeed Foundation,’ supporting youth to develop their entrepreneurial spirit.

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Your host:

Tim Norton

A serial entrepreneur, Tim has been starting and growing businesses since he was 20-years-old. He has a mix of technology, marketing, design, finance and leadership experience, and at one point in his career was $750,000 in debt.

Tim has grown his latest business, 90 Seconds, to over 150 employees based in Singapore, London, Tokyo, Manila, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Sydney and Auckland. He recently raised U.S. $20 million for 90 Seconds in a Series B round led by globally-renowned VC firm Sequoia Capital, at a valuation of more than $100 million.

After blowing the audience away as a speaker at Unfiltered Live 2016, we had to invite him back as MC. Flying in from Singapore to take the stage at Unfiltered Live, Tim will run a fast-paced, high-octane day and leave you energized to take your business to the next level.

Unfiltered Live is the best entrepreneurial business event and community connect in New Zealand for both well established and aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders. The speakers, learnings and actionable outcomes are second to none and truly life changing. It’s where the future of global New Zealand is cultivated. -Tim Norton

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Really good line-up of speakers, one of the best I have seen globally.

Motivating and inspiring speakers from a variety of industries.

So much applicable advice and awesome atmosphere.

I don't run my own company yet but left Unfiltered Live incredibly inspired and ready to go!

The insights and different take-outs from each individual speaker was incredible. The rawness and transparency of it all.

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