MITCHELL PHAM is a Vietnamese-Kiwi business & social entrepreneur, who came to NZ as a refugee at age 13. He is a Co-founder, Director, Board member, head of Marketing & International Development of the Augen Software Group, as well as Chairman of its operation in Asia, and head of its iHDSS (Integrated Health-Disability-Social Services) business in New Zealand.
He will also address how his business transforms to stay relevant in an ever-changing environment, and his view of the landscape of opportunities for Southland and Central businesses and innovators.
Augen provides information management capabilities through a range of business & technology services. Their achievements have been recognised by NZ & international awards, including the NZ ComputerWorld Excellence Awards and the international Red Herring Top 100 Awards. Augen iHDSS provides the Health-Disability-Social Services sector with services & technology building blocks for advancing from operational efficiency to leading change through innovation.
Mitchell is experienced in information management, software products & services, sales & marketing, international operations, integrated health-disability-social services, strategy development, collaborative partnerships & business growth through innovation. Internationally, he is also recognised in leadership – as an Asia 21 Fellow of the Asia Society, and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
In the government sector, Mitchell serves as a trustee of the Asia New Zealand Foundation, and an advisor at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
In the community sector, Mitchell served on the Board of Refugee Services Aotearoa (now part of NZ Red Cross), and is a Co-founder & Trustee of the Auckland Refugee Family Trust (ARFT) and the Foundation for Social Responsibility NZ (FOStR-NZ).
In the business sector, Mitchell is involved with the Ethnic People In Commerce (EPICNZ) network and the Asian Leaders (NZAL) forum. Internationally, he is a member of the Strategic Alliance Vietnamese Ventures International (SAVVi) network, and on the Executive Committee of the global Vietnamese diaspora business network (BAOOV).
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