WE EMPOWER ORGANISATIONS TO LEAD THE DISRUPTION AS WE EXPLORE THE SOLUTIONS WITH THE BROADEST IMPACT
Award-winning serial tech entrepreneur and industry leader Mitchell Pham is proud to be a cofounder of SLS and the Lina.review platform.
Mitchell started his tech-entrepreneur career in 1993, when he co-founded his first start-up in the Augen Software Group, which grew to include 11 tech businesses covering a range of software products and services, serving the financial services, healthcare and many other industry sectors. Originally a software developer, he propelled to undertake management and leadership roles in technology development, business development, organisational development, market development, industry sector and international leadership.
Mitchell brings 25 years of experience in product & service development, revenue & engagement models, protection of intellectual property, sales & marketing channels, business offerings & capabilities, operational scalability for speed-to-market and internationalization, and his global business and community networks.
Mitchell’s roles in business and industry leadership include: cofounder & director of Kiwi Connection Tech Hub (KCTH), Chair of NZ Technology Industry Association (NZTech) and NZ Financial Innovation & Technology Association (FinTechNZ), numerous board-level and government advisory appointments, cofounder of the NZ Health IT Association (NZHIT) and most recently the Global InsurTech Alliance (GITA), to name but a few.
Mitchell’s leadership has earned him recognition as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Asia 21 Fellow by the Asia Society, and a World Class New Zealander by KEA Global. He also led Augen to win the Red Herring Top 100 Asia-Pacific and the ComputerWorld Excellence awards.
UK Finance Monthly Magazine's 2017 NZ CEO of the Year Leigh Flounders is proud to be a cofounder of SLS and the Lina.review platform. Leigh has been the recipient of a number of innovation and financial technology awards in the past 24 months, from the 2017 Austin Texas South By South West FinTech pitch competition, through to the 2017 New Zealand Hi Tech Awards – Tech Start-Up of the Year; 2017 Best Emerging Business finalist; and 2016 Australia New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) – Start-Up of the Year.
Leigh has presented at technology events from London through to the US, and recently chaired the 2017 China FinTech conference in Shanghai. Over the past 22 years he has been involved in financial services, with the last ten years leading teams in data and financial technology. He has been the Chief Executive of two of the most progressive and iconic FinTech companies in New Zealand over the last five years.
Leigh has led businesses that have partnered with some of the most innovative brands and businesses in The United Kingdom, Australia, China, Singapore and the US. From Tencent, Ant Financial and Baidu in China through to leading western financial services and technology companies.
Currently, Leigh is deeply involved with a number of international FinTech and blockchain-based businesses, including Ammbr, Vigilance and a number of others soon to be launched publicly. He brings his energy and experience in building global tech start-up's to work with the rest of the Lina team to grow the business and drive the industry change that we are about.
Serial entrepreneur, growth hacker, and Block-chain evangelist, Greg (Zvi) Kushnir is proud to be a cofounder of SLS and the Lina.review platform.
Greg has over 7 years' trajectory in Block-chain and 15 years in the Internet and mobile space, turning great ideas into successful businesses. He specializes in Disruptive Innovation, Rapid Prototyping and Commercialization.
Greg cofounded 8 great companies. He acts as Angel Investor and board member with a number of startups.
Greg is a seasoned manager with a track record of leading technology teams, creating products and delivering marketing strategies. He is an expert in Blockchain, Cloud Computing, P2P, Online Marketing and Disruptive Innovation.
Greg specializes in turning ideas into products, vision into a company, inspiration into profit. He identifies business models, and defines technological and marketing requirements, plans budget and activities, recruits and leads tech teams, sets up infrastructure, creates and delivers business strategy, establishes channels and partnerships. From inspiration to creation – he drives it all the way to success.
Greg served as a consultant to companies with online products/services, helped establish a number of online gaming operations, created and managed all marketing activity, affiliate program, UX, product design, payment processing, mailing, global infrastructure, back office.
He gets things done!
Strong technological background, rich startup experience and proven managerial skills make Greg a valuable member to any venture.
Originally from the UK, Mark Pascall has spent the last twenty years immersed in complex internet-based technology solutions. He is passionate about helping organisations to understand emerging technology trends and their potential for business transformation.
Recently migrated to New Zealand, he has presented at conferences on topics including digital disruption, ‘Internet of Things’, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.
Mark leads a global team of blockchain and smart contracts experts, and advises blockchain businesses around the world on technical development and ICO.
Paul works with companies to gain insight into disruptive and emerging technologies and is recognised as a thought leader around practical use cases for Blockchains & Smart Contracts.
In addition to undertaking Blockchain projects across various industry sectors, he also facilitates Executive Workshops with Tech Futures Lab to help decision makers navigate the potential risks & opportunities of working with Blockchains.
Paul is co-Founder of BlockchainLabs.nz and is on the committee of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand with a focus on education and increasing adoption in New Zealand.
Isaac is an experienced smart contract developer. He has a demonstrated history of working in the mobile industry, skilled in both native Android and native iOS development. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) focused in Computer Science from University of Otago.