3 Days of Transformational Learnings

Understand. Adapt. Thrive

What is it? (Click to Expand)

An immersive 3-day experience which brings together key social, economic, technological, and environmental trends, and distills them into digestible chunks—leaving you well informed, energised, and confident about facing the dramatic changes affecting our world.

In the Boma Executive Programme, you’ll join a cohort of like-minded thinkers, all aiming for a common outcome—to shift perspective, to learn, and to evolve.

Our extraordinary team of of local and global facilitators will guide your cohort through our curated Boma process, where you'll:

Be inspired by what the future has to offer and dream an even bigger dream.

Get excited about the possibilities, and how these will impact your world.

Ground, test, and critique your vision to bring realism to this future paradigm.

Combine your inner dreamer and realist to develop the actionable steps needed to create your impact.

Day 1: Dream a bigger dream.

Day 2: Test your vision against what we know to be true.

Day 3: Create your impact.

Who should attend?

This experience is particularly relevant for you if:

  • You are in a position of senior leadership, working to figure out how to navigate your organisation through times of extreme change
  • You work in the areas of strategy, planning, culture, and innovation
  • You are actively seeking to drive change within your organisation.

Why should I attend?

Exponential change is happening. But you have questions.

How do you actually prepare for it? And how can you lead your organisation through it?

The Boma New Zealand Executive Programme brings foresight and vision into practice.

You’ll learn from local and global experts, gain insight, and focus on real-world challenges and opportunities.

You’ll connect with like-minded peers and share your own wisdom with your counterparts, and to be an integral part of a supportive, yet challenging cohort.

You’ll get to take a step back and analyse your own challenges from new angles—in a safe space—and benefit from the knowledge and new perspectives of inter-industry counterparts.

To top it off, you’ll take home real, actionable steps to change your world.

When, where, and how much?

WHEN: 6-8 November, 2018. We also are accepting applications for our next Executive Programme in March 2019.

WHERE: Tait Technology Centre, 245 Wooldridge Rd, Harewood, Christchurch 8051

COST: $5995 + GST. This includes three days of strategy sessions and workshops with our national and international faculty, hands-on field trips, meals (excluding breakfast) and transportation to and from programme field trips. Accommodation is not included, but we can offer a discounted rate at our partner hotel.

Need a hand with the cost? We do have some options available for you:

  • There are limited discounts available for employees from the not-for-profit, start-up or education sector. Please indicate you fall into one of these categories in your application and we'll contact you.
  • We also have limited scholarship youth tickets (under 25 years) available. Please indicate you're under 25 in your application and we'll contact you about scholarship options.

If you have any questions or need help with these options, please email us.

Attendee Preparation

Executive Programme attendees are expected to come into the first day with three things:

  1. A BROAD UNDERSTANDING OF EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES. We understand that many people who are keen to participate in the Executive Programme have attended the SingularityU New Zealand or Australian Summit. We will provide videos of talks from the Summits (or similar) for review, and provide an optional half-day experience prior to the start of the programme to ensure everyone is on the same page.

  2. YOUR PERSONAL CHALLENGE. Come to the Executive Programme with a problem you want to solve, a hypothesis to test, or a scenario for a future product, service, or innovation—essentially something concrete to iterate on. We'll expand it, challenge it, work through it, and leave you prepared to take action.

  3. A GENUINE DESIRE TO DRIVE TRANSFORMATION. Be willing to be a change agent. You're curious, have a design mindset, and are excited to work across multiple disciplines. Bring your tolerance for ambiguity and your social intelligence.

All the key details in PDF format

Download this handy PDF to review the Executive Programme detail again at your convenience, or share with a friend or colleague who should attend.

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Boma New Zealand Executive Programme Faculty



KAila Colbin
Exponential Change Agent

Kaila is the CEO of Boma New Zealand; a co-founder of Boma Global; the founder of Missing Link Consultants; a co-founder and Chair of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome; the Curator and Licensee for TEDxChristchurch in New Zealand and TEDxScottBase in Antarctica; Chair of the New York-based culinary school National Gourmet Institute; Deputy Chair of CORE Education; and a Director of ChristchurchNZ.

She's presented nationally and internationally to more than 20,000 people about the exponential technological trends coming our way and how we can be more intentional and intelligent about the future we're creating.




Justine Whitaker

Justine is a 'tame' behavioural psychologist, budding thought leader and passionate diversity advocate. She subscribes to the wisdom of the Dalai Lama, who taught that "the future depends on what we do in the present," infused by the ancient zen proverb "let go, or be dragged." Her combined 20 year consulting and executive leadership roles in the Asia Pacific region, including positions at IAG and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, enable her to bring challenging yet practical insights into navigating our abundant future. Justine is based in London right now, but Aotearoa will always be home for her.



Kit Hindin

Kit is a dynamic facilitator with a wealth of entrepreneurial experience within a number of industries and methodologies. As Boma New Zealand's Programme Strategy & Facilitation Leader, she uses her skills, confidence, and enthusiasm to activate her audience and promote purposeful action.

Kit is a a certified coach and NLP master practitioner and has worked as an activation coach in the start-up space, hosting events, facilitating workshops, and coaching early-stage entrepreneurs for Ministry of Awesome. She also runs a digital design company, New Media Design.



Jake Breeden

Jake cofounded Sapien Experience, a fast-growing company that creates exponential educational experiences powered by immersive simulations. He has coached, taught, and challenged leaders at Google, Cisco, IBM, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Insurance Australia Group. He is the author of Tipping Sacred Cows, a business book that challenges leaders to challenge the status quo. He also writes for Psychology Today and has taught strategy as part of the executive education faculty at Duke University, Cornell, and the University of North Carolina.



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Sue Suckling
Futures Strategist

As one of New Zealand's most influential and effective board governors, Sue's far-reaching experience spans both private and public sectors. Awarded NZ's Business Woman of the Year in her twenties, Sue recently became a finalist of the NZ Hi-Tech Awards: IBM Inspiring Individual 2018. She currently holds directorships at ECL Group Ltd, Jacobsen Pacific Ltd, Jade Software Corporation, NZQA, and Lincoln Hub.

One of Sue's greatest strengths is her ability to identify the potential for opportunities and new business models associated with the exponential growth of converging digitised technology. Her leadership in the future of work and education is widely recognised.



Chris Clay
Learning to think Differently

In 2011, Chris was named international innovative educator of the year by Microsoft ahead of over 200,000 nominees. In 2013, he entered the world of startups as the founding Education Director of The Mind Lab by Unitec. Within a year, this venture matured into a provider of a postgraduate course for teachers and within 2 years, it had a presence in 5 locations and hosted the largest postgraduate course in NZ.

Chris has a desire to push the boundaries of possibility in education and beyond, and an expertise in a wide range of areas including complexity theory, experiential futures, and the discipline of anticipation.



Mandy Simpson

Mandy Simpson is a director, consultant, and keynote speaker with a focus on the business and human impacts of fast moving technologies. Over the past decade, Mandy has held a number of senior executive roles in NZ, including Chief Financial Officer at Fronde and Chief Operating Officer at NZX. Mandy is a blockchain and cryptocurrencies faculty member at Singularity University, and a director at Punakaiki Fund, a company investing in high growth NZ companies. 

Mandy has law degree from Cambridge University and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a member of New Zealand Global Women. She is currently Entrepreneur in Residence for the SU Ventures Incubator at Singularity University.



Steve Garguilo

Steve Garguilo led the revolution to transform the culture of the 5th largest company in the world by instigating and shaping a global, grassroots movement at Johnson & Johnson that engaged 23,000 employees.

His book, Surge: Your Guide to Put Any Idea into Action, is an Amazon Bestseller.

He believes you succeed by helping others succeed, and sees no better way to do that than supporting people to make their ideas happen.





Henry Lane
Enterprise Virtual & Augmented Reality

Henry has spent over 10 years leading the design and delivery of digital engagement for the world's top tier entertainment companies such as Disney, DreamWorks, and Sony Pictures. This background enabled him to found the global VR/AR studio Corvecto, which specialises in professional virtual and augmented reality solutions for small to multi-billion dollar organisations around the world, across industries such as aviation, construction, medical, and agriculture. 

Henry is frequently engaged by TVNZ as their go-to expert for speaking on innovation and technology for national television, and a SingularityU New Zealand faculty member.