Dear BGS Members,
Our friends from University of Sydney have invited us to yet another interesting 'Business Not As Usual' webinar series. Please find below the event details below:
The ‘Business Not as Usual’ webinar series is where we explore many of the different aspects organisations, employers, teams and employees are facing. This webinar will explore which leadership characteristics, competencies, models and frameworks will work with AI and Machine Learning as organisations move to augmented workplaces.
Join Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean of the Business School, Alan Hargreaves Managing Director, Copabella Investments and Dr Catriona Wallace, Founder & CEO at Ethical AI Advisory as they explore the future of leadership in a post COVID-19 world.
Wednesday 9th September - 1pm to 2pm (AEST)
Zoom Webinar (link will be confirmed, closer to the date)
Complimentary for BGS members
60 minutes - Panel discussion with audience Q&A
(Prior questions can be directed to www.slido.com using the event code #BNAUW7)
Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean of the University of Sydney Buisness School
Dr Catriona Wallace, Founder & CEO at Ethical AI Advisory
Catriona has been recognised by the AFR as Australia’s Most Influential Woman in Business & Entrepreneurship. Based between Australia and the US, she is the Founder of consulting practice, Ethical AI Advisory and also the Founder & Director of Artificial Intelligence company Flamingo Ai - the second only woman led business to list on the Australian Stock Exchange. Dr Wallace has a PhD from Sydney Uni & UNSW and is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Graduate School of Management. Catriona is one of the world’s most cited experts on Artificial Intelligence, ethics, women in leadership and crisis leadership. Recently the Royal Institution of Australia recognised her as one of Australia’s pre-eminent scientists, she sits on the Boards of BOAB AI Accelerator and Responsible Technology Australia, is a philanthropist, human rights activist and …. mother of five.
Alan Hargreaves, Managing Director, Copabella Investments
Alan has spent 40 years in international business. An Economics graduate of Sydney University, he is author of three management books and has built businesses in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New York. He remains heavily engaged in Asian business. Alan is a Director of leading-edge electronics firm, Beyonics, and of the Singapore-listed oil & gas corporation, Amos. He is an advisor to several Asian venture capital funds and sits on the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong-based private equity firm, Shaw Kwei & Partners.
If you are interested, please register here –
Raising Your Innovation IQ Nurturing your company culture amidst uncertainty with Leena Patel (USA) - CEO, Sandbox2Boardroom
Our good friends at AUT have invited BGS members to an exclusive online webinar.
Innovation is occurring across multiple industries globally and while product and process innovation is critical to business success, the winners in the near future will be the leaders that are also embracing innovation in a critical – yet often overlooked – area: leveraging the talent of their team and nurturing an innovation-focused culture.
In this keynote, U.S. based expert Leena Patel will share her four-part Innovation Expansion Framework that will give you a step-by-step approach to cultivating creative thinking. Whether you have (or are part of) a small team, head up a business unit, or lead an entire workforce, this talk – backed up by great stories, compelling data, lesser known case studies, and actionable takeaways – will give you the "how-to" to go forth and make innovation a priority.
Leena Patel is the founder of Sandbox2Boardroom.com, and a leading expert on helping leaders worldwide drive innovation from creative ideation through to strategic execution. Her strategies have helped organisations win new business, increase market share, and drive bottom line revenue – you can’t afford to miss this presentation!
Register Here for Tickets - https://events.humanitix.com/raising-your-innovation-iq/tickets
A big thanks to the great people at AUT for inviting BGS and its members for its Trading Room opening today! The AUT Trading Room, one of its kind, houses real time databases which enable staff and students to better understand and track financial and economic events and factors that affect then.
The Trading room offers authentic practice-based learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level and fosters real-world connections and cross disciplinary integration, while at the same time increasing research space and capacity.
#BetaGammaSigma #BGSNZ #AUT #AUTTradingRoom #Investment #Trading #NZX
BGS New Zealand is pleased to announce a new partnership with ANZ Bank (NZ). Based on feedback from the recent BGS NZ COVID-19 survey, we saw a need from our members around banking and personal finance. While BGS NZ is not in a position to financially assist members, we can partner with organizations such as ANZ who can offer certain financial benefits for our members.
Thanks to the partnership, ANZ will now offer BGS NZ members a competitive banking package with a range of special discounts and benefits.
The BGS ‘ANZ@Work’ package includes:
• Special discounts on home loan interest rates
• Personal credit card with no annual fee for the first 12 months (new or existing card)
• Personal loan discounts
• Life and Living Insurance discounts
Who can register for the ANZ@Work Package?
All members of Beta Gamma Sigma NZ Alumni Chapter that presently bank with ANZ and new customers that wish to join ANZ. You will need to have your income credited to an ANZ account.
How to register for the ANZ@Work package?
1) Pop into any ANZ branch
2) Call 0800 269 296
3) Visit anz.co.nz/anzatwork
Terms and Conditions
Please refer to the attached ANZ@work benefits flyer for a full set of terms & conditions.
BGS New Zealand is pleased to announce a new partnership with Donaldson Brown (DB). In a world that has undergone significant change since the start of COVID-19, relationships and trust have become of utmost importance.
As BGS NZ continues to build new partnerships throughout New Zealand, we are looking for organisations who we can both build long-term and trusting relationships with. Having this in mind, we believe Donaldson Brown is a perfect match.
Here is what you get as a BGS NZ member:
**DB will commit to negotiating a 10% discount on new Life & Disability Insurance policies with the most suitable insurer.
**You will be managed and looked after by one of your own. Cory has been a BGS member for several years now and is wanting to give back to the society.
**DB will provide a no-obligation, free review of your existing policies.
**Alternatively, this could lead to Cory finding a package that is more suited to you and your situation. It is a win-win.
Should you have any questions regarding Life Insurance, contact Cory at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have other insurance needs, let Cory know, and he will connect you with the right person at DB as they do it all.
We are pleased to share with you the first INFINZ offering to BGS members. This is their discounted BGS NZ membership rates to 31 March 2021. The rates are:
Those under 30: $60 inc gst
Those 30-34: $120 inc gst
Those 35 and over: $240 inc gst
Your membership benefits over the next nine months will include:
**Free access to eight IO1 webinars - introduction on company valuation, M&A, derivatives etc
**Virtual Annual Conference on 19 and 20 October providing over 6 hours CPD including international speakers, for only $150 plus gst (“early-bird” pricing till the end of July)
**Free mentoring for those under 40, selected from applications made
**Three free events for cohorts under 40 focussed on their stage of career
**Three free events delivered by and for the INFINZ Young Women in Finance group
**Other free events such as an upcoming address from the ANZ CEO, Antonia Watson, on 22 July
And there is more!
For one lucky person, if you become an INFINZ member before the end of July 2020, you will go into the draw for one complimentary ticket to the 2020 INFINZ Awards in October.
Should you wish to learn more about INFINZ, or join-up, visit www.infinz.com, or email Iona Gibbs at email@example.com and advise that you wish to take advantage of the special BGS NZ membership offer.
A big thanks to Sydney University for inviting BGS NZ members to the Pivoting Business and Brand webinar last Wednesday.
We were able to watch Brian Walker, CEO and Founder, Retail Doctor Group, and Dr. Michelle Kam, Partner, Strategy, share their insights on the challenges and opportunities facing organisations responding to the changing needs of customers and markets. The discussion was led by Dr Sandra Peter, Director, Sydney Business Insights.
Some key takeaways from the session were:
***Online retail was not an economically profitable option for many stores, now it is not only profitable but may be necessary to survive and they need to demonstrate their UVP.
***As organisations adjust their business models to meet market changes, it's essential they take their employees on the journey. This includes up-skilling and partnering to utilise staff that need to be redeployed.
***Consumers have built trust in online stores and many will continue to shop online. The main exception being for large purchases and financial decisions where face to face discussions and advice are still an important part of the process.
For those who were not able to join the discussion, please find a recording of the webinar below:
BGS New Zealand is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ).
INFINZ is the pre-eminent body for professionals in finance roles and in NZ’s financial sector eco-system. They have over 1800 members here in NZ and abroad. Members include: institutional and investment bankers, sharebrokers and corporate financiers, CFOs, Treasurers and Directors, corporate lawyers, regulators, academics, journalists, tertiary students and funds management professionals.
By partnering with INFINZ, BGS NZ members will be in a better position to make connections with those in the financial sector eco-system throughout NZ.
Here is what the INFINZ partnership means for you:
Complimentary access to digital issues of the INFINZ Journal
INFINZ subscription offers for BGS NZ members
Access to a selection of online content throughout the year
Should you wish to learn more about INFINZ, or join-up, please visit their website at www.infinz.com, or contact Iona Gibbs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the coming weeks, we will provide you with more information related to the partnership.
Beta Gamma Sigma NZ
Regular BGS NZ updates of events, news, or topical information.