Digital Intelligence

Quarterly Briefings

Quarterly cross-sector insights for business decision makers

Join award-winning thought-leader and Founder of Tech Futures Lab, Frances Valintine (CNZM) as she shares the biggest global trends shaping the world of work and insights into how top performing companies are maximising the opportunities that emerging and disruptive tech have to offer.

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Who should attend?


If you're a business leader in the midst of making decisions around changing workplace skills, talent and capabilities or the impact of technology and how tech advances might affect your business / industry, then you'll benefit from attending a quarterly briefing. 

My briefings are for people making changes, who are thinking,

"what am I missing?"
- Frances Valintine

Delivered in person and online,

About Frances

Frances Valintine (CNZM) is a thought-leader in emerging and disruptive technologies and has 20 years’ experience across business, technology and education.


In 2013 Frances founded The Mind Lab to bring contemporary knowledge and practical skills to students and teachers around New Zealand. In 2016, she launched Tech Futures Lab to navigate the new world of technology enabled businesses, as exponential technologies impact on every role, every sector and every economy.  


Frances has worked with and advised 250+ organisations from every sector in New Zealand, from agriculture to finance, retail to law, and has gained a reputation as an expert in leading change initiatives.


In the 2018 New Year Honours, Frances was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit recognising her lifetime of contribution in education and technology. In 2017 Frances received the NZ Flying Kiwi Award, inducted into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame and also named one of the top 3 NZ Innovators of the Year at the NZer of the Year awards.  In 2016 Frances was named one of the top 50 EdTech Educators in the World by EdTech International, and was also awarded a Sir Peter Blake Leader Award. In 2015 Frances was awarded the Westpac New Zealand Woman of Influence (Innovation) and the Next New Zealand Woman of the Year (Education).


Frances sits on the boards of Callaghan Innovation and is a selection advisor for the Edmund Hillary Foundation, committed to supporting a community of impact entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers to build meaningful solutions to global problems.


She holds a Master of Education Management from the University of Melbourne.

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Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab, a NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. Candidates who are studying on a programme delivered by Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab.