Frances Valintine


Tech Futures Lab

New Zealand

Frances Valintine 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 by Unitec, and in 2016, 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 200+ organisations from every sector in New Zealand and has gained a reputation as an expert futurist.

This year Frances was named the winner of the Flying Kiwi Award and was inducted into the Hi-Tech Hall of Fame. Frances was named one of the top 3 NZ Innovators of the Year at the 2017 NZer of the Year awards and last year was awarded a Sir Peter Blake Leader Award. Frances sits on the boards of Callaghan Innovation, KEA, NZ Artificial Intelligence Forum and Tech Week NZ. She also sits on a US Board of Talentnomics, committed to the empowerment of women in developing nations.