Kaila Colbin


Kaila Colbin is co-founder of Boma Global and CEO of Boma New Zealand.

She spearheaded the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand and Australia Summits, introducing more than 2,500 people to exponential technologies and their impact on humanity.

She is also 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 Natural Gourmet Institute; Deputy Chair of CORE Education; and a Director of ChristchurchNZ.

Kaila is a sought-after public speaker, who has delivered acclaimed keynotes at conferences across New Zealand and Australia. 

Her audiences have ranged from corporate executives to government officials, from universities to early childhood education specialists, and she is as comfortable in front of 10 people as she is in front of 10,000.

While Kaila can speak on topics ranging from community building after a disaster to the use of social media for social good, her primary focus is on helping create a better, more sustainable, and human-centered future for us all.

Her purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.


Audience Comments

“Amazing! OMG! Mind blown! I want to quit my job and spread the word!”

“Excellent presenter. Off the chart.”

“Mind blowing and so inspiring.”

“A super hub of knowledge. So good to have had the opportunity to listen to her.”

“Fantastic presentation. Gave a broad, expansive on technologies.”

“Amazing talk, so useful.”

“Excellent ideas, very well presented, inspiring.”

“Words fail me. Better than awesome!!”

“Mind blowing presentation! Really interesting and relevant.”

“Absolutely amazing – could have had the whole morning on this.”