eLearnz VIRTUAL WEB SUMMIT – Learning Tech at Work

eLearnz 2019 is a virtual Web Summit that brings together the world’s top learning tech speakers. In a world where the rapid pace of technology change affects all industries, the way we learn and adapt to that change is fundamental to our successful future. Bloom Learning Technologies continually scans learning and development trends and technologies around the world to ensure you get the latest tech, tools and thought leaders at eLearnz to drive best practice L&D in Australasia.


Founder & Director

Rustica is a learning designer, edupreneur, facilitator and founder of Bloom Learning (2012). She is also co-founder of the first New Zealand Green School (2016). She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring.
Rustica travels and searches the world for the best people, tools and technology and brings them to New Zealand so that we can all share in the latest trends that make our world and workplaces a better place to be.


General Manager

Nicki is responsible for the day-to-day running of Bloom Learning. and ensures that everything (and everyone!) is in order. She is also in charge of our Events schedule including eLearnz conference and eLab.
Nicki is a grounded positive manager who leads with an empathetic style and can always be counted on to ‘go the extra mile with a smile’.


Business Development Manager

Garry’s key role is to develop lasting relationships with our clients and to raise brand awareness of Docebo in New Zealand.
He is pivotal in the sales process ensuring everything runs smoothly from needs assessments and demonstrations through to implementations. Our clients value his expert advice.

eLearnz  Virtual Web Summit

14th May 2019


Join us for eLearnz Web Summit, either virtually or live at Vodafone HQ in Auckland – you’ll be surrounded by learning and development professionals from all industries, ready to share their success stories and advice. Get ready to connect, inspire and be inspired.

Venue: Vodafone HQ, Arena Room, Smales Farm, 74 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland

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Virtual Web Summit

The virtual Web Summit consists of five international speakers throughout the day. You can watch as many as you like or register to watch all 5. Each session also allows for interactive Q&A. All sessions will be recorded so if you are unable to make it on the day please do register as the recording will be sent to all attendees.

Web Summit Live Day Pass Auckland

The Web Summit live day is an opportunity for the New Zealand learning and development community to come together to watch the latest in digital learning trends and case studies. There will be conversation and collaboration that will inspire and invigorate so don’t miss this exciting opportunity to get face to face with your peers and learn from these amazing speakers!

Don’t miss the most exciting L&D event of 2019 for inspiration and skill building to grow your own career.


Donald H Taylor, Chairman

The Learning and Performance Institute UK


2019 learning results and trends (2019 L&D Global Sentiment Survey)

Donald H Taylor is a recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies.

Donald will be sharing the survey results from his annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey on what L&D professionals think will be hot in 2019, with results both globally and from the Australasian sector. Attendees will receive a copy of the global report.

There are some interesting differences in NZ in trends compared to the rest of the world. Last year personalisation and adapative delivery topped the table, pushing collaborative and social learning into second place. Personalisation is hotter than ever thanks to the possibilities offered by algorithms and artificial intelligence. Microlearning was a hot topic for NZ but that does not mean it is well defined, understood or implemented. VR, AR and AI all featured highly. Are they mature enough to impact mainstream enterprise L&D in 2019?

Keynote Speaker

Amy Brann, Synaptic Potential


Boosting Performances with Change ReadinessNQ – the Human Tech side of digital transformation

• Understanding how the science of ChangeReadinessNQ works

• Applying the framework to assess your individual and organisational ChangeReadinessNQ

• Developing strategies for your employees to achieve great performance

ChangeReadinessNQ: Strengthening your organisation’s /employees ability to manage change and cultivate opportunity.

What is ChangeReadinessNQ? No organisation is immune to change. The way your organization prepares for and reacts to sudden shocks or long-term changing trends has a huge impact on its success. Technology is not pushing pause anytime soon.

ChangeReadinessNQ is the capacity of your organisation – and in particular the employees working within your organisation – to intelligently anticipate, prepare for, manage and respond to change, proactively cultivating the resulting opportunities and mitigating potential negative impacts.

By identifying and assessing potential capability gaps in your employee’s ChangeReadinessNQ across its core pillars, you will be able to make informed decisions that will strengthen the change readiness of your organisation.

By identifying and assessing potential capability gaps in your employee’s ChangeReadinessNQ across its core pillars, you will be able to make informed decisions that will strengthen the change readiness of your organisation.

Amy will cover:

  • Why is ChangeReadinessNQ important?
  • What are the Core Pillars of ChangeReadinessNQ? (the Framework)
  • What drivers optimize ChangeReadinessNQ?

“I love making organisations better through game changing neuroscientific insights. I do this as an author, consultant, workshop creator and speaker all over the world”

Amy Brann blends her academic knowledge of how the brain works with her experience of leaders’ challenges to share uniquely insightful ways forward.

Amy consults, delivers workshops, keynotes and runs culture change programmes globally to companies such as Accenture, EY, and Warner Bros. Her organisation partnered with Bangor University’s Behaviour Change Centre to enable participation in researching and developing the cutting edge insights that are solidly underpinned by science. These sort of credible approaches mean organisations trust her to partner with them to get results.

She is the author of ‘Make Your Brain Work’, ‘Neuroscience for Coaches’ and ‘Engaged: The neuroscience behind creating productive people in successful organisations’.

Based in Warwick in the UK, she is frequently described as an inspiring and engaging speaker who shares bite sized actionable takeaways.

Keynote Speaker

Gary Cookson, EPIC


Successful Digital Transformation

What makes digital transformation succeed or fail? As 53% of business leaders feel their business faces digital disruption over the next 2 years, why do less than half of these have a formal digital transformation strategy in place?

Transformation, digital or not, creates anxiety and fear amongst employees – so getting it right is key to employee engagement as well as business productivity. If we are to make it work, we need to understand not just the technological side of change but the cultural side too.

In this session, Gary Cookson will explore how businesses can get digital transformation right, and explain 9 key tips that you can use to get your organisation ready.

Gary Cookson’s organisation, EPIC, helps people and places to Evolve, Perform, Improve and Compete.

Gary Cookson is a CIPD Chartered Fellow, Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute, qualified coach and member of the Association for Coaching, Personal Trainer accredited by the REP, teacher, qualified workplace mediator, qualified H&S professional and a distance learning tutor.

Career-wise, before launching EPIC, Gary was Associate HR Director at the DBS, and HR Director at Trafford College. Prior to that he was doing HR/OD integration work at a new housing group, and before that Head of HR & OD at Golden Gates Housing Trust for 11 years. He has also managed and delivered CIPD programmes for many years and delivered face to face and distance learning qualifications for a range of providers and awarding bodies.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Robin Petterd, Sprouts Lab


How can L&D become more data driven?

Data has become the goldmine for future innovation in all industries.

During this session Robin will explore what it means for L&D to become more data driven. Learn about cutting edge trends such as AI and machine learning but also simple approaches to data driven L&D like building dashboards and correlating data and looking for useful data beyond your LMS.

Robin Petterd has a PhD in interactive digital media and has worked in that field since 1993. He is the founder of Sprout Labs (2007) where he helps organisations transform how they learn. At the moment, Sprout Labs is working on a new AI based learning analytics platform. He is the host of the Learning While Working podcast and virtual conference and regularly runs webinars and other events.

Donald H Taylor

Chairman, The Learning and Performance Institute UK

Amy Brann

Synaptic Potential

Dr. Robin Petterd

Director, Sprout Labs

Gary Cookson


Speaker Programme

Master of Ceremonies: Rustica Lamb

Web Summit Pricing


eLearnz Virtual Web Summit Tuesday, 14th May 2019

EARLYBIRD Full day live pass AUCKLAND (on sale until 31st March)
US$195.00 + $38.93 fee & GSTRegister Your Spot
Full day live pass
US$295.00 + $57.96 fee & GSTRegister Your Spot
Virtual Session 1: Donald H Taylor - 2019 learning results and trends (2019 L&D Global Sentiment Survey)
US$6.75 + $3.12 fee & GSTRegister Your Spot
Virtual Session 2: Amy Brann - Boosting Performances with Change ReadinessNQ - the Human Tech side of digital transformation
US$6.75 + $3.12 fee & GSTRegister Your Spot
Virtual Session 3: Gary Cookson - Successful Digital Transformation
US$6.75 + $3.12 fee & GSTRegister Your Spot
Virtual Session 5: Dr Robin Petterd - How can L&D become more Data Driven
US$6.75 + $3.12 fee & GSTRegister Your Spot


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