Carmen has built two multi-million-dollar, international data and technology businesses in just five years (while balancing life as a wife and mother of four young children.) Her real-life learnings are nothing short of inspirational and her passion and drive are incredibly contagious.
She was awarded with the Auckland University Business School’s ‘Entrepreneur’s Challenge’ award in 2015 and since then has continued to be recognised as one of NZ’s top business enterprise leaders being named a finalist in both the 2016 ‘Women of Influence’ awards and the ‘EY Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards.
There’s never been a more exciting time to work with data and technology. There’s so much game changing value that can be leveraged, if you’re not using data and technology you will undoubtedly be left behind!
I’m passionate about transformation and simplification and the ability to use data and technology to make the complicated simple and change the way things are done.
Data and technology is changing rapidly and the biggest challenge (and opportunity) is increased regulation and complexity, particularly in the banking industry, which adds increased process and friction at the same time as the need for more streamlined and seamless customer experiences.
There’s never been a more exciting time to work with data and technology. Carmen Vicelich
Ezel is a 25-year-old technology entrepreneur that now lays claim to three successful and innovative start-up enterprises over the last 7 years. Most recently is Passphere, building on her previous successful start-up’s (Non-Stop Tix – a ticketing platform and STQRY, a Museum mobile app), Passphere specialises in bespoke ticketing management with a correlating analytics system to help large scale events better understand their audiences.
Ezel shares a motivational entrepreneurial story full of drive and passion, with helpful insights into achieving success.
Our STEM industry still lacks the diversity needed to assist the 21st century economic growth. Our focus should be in helping the current and next generation of women seek opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths. It's a mission of mine because I would have loved somebody to look up to when I was starting my software career.
Our industry is ever-changing but the ticket buying process hasn't changed in decades - we are set on a path with Passphere to change and disrupt the industry quickly through our ticketing and analytics system to service global events.
The relentless pursuit to change and disrupt the ticketing industry - it needs a big shakeup.
The biggest challenges would be to tackle the bigger venues and completely change the way contracts are won overseas.