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Play to dominate.


Robett Hollis is ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 3 Most Influential New Zealanders. If you are looking for the most current, freshest speaker but with business credibility and passion like no other - Robett is your man!

Robett Hollis is a passionately driven Maori Entrepreneur and Ex-Professional Snowboarder who was ranked No. 1 in New Zealand and received a Silver Medal at the Snowboard World Championships in the USA. Robett is now heavily involved in the media and technology industry and advises companies and execs both here and in Silicon Valley.

Previous experience:
Entreprenuer: In 2006 Robett founded FRONTSIDE, one of NZ's leading Video Production and Content Consultancy Agencies, which in February 2018 joined forces with Saatchi&Saatchi and now officially sits under Publicis Groupe - The 3rd Largest Communications Company in the World.

In 2013, to help support the startup and tech landscape in New Zealand Robett created ColabNZ, a Commercial Real Estate Co-Working business which he successfully expanded to New Zealand's Largest Network of Co-Working Shared Spaces operating in thousands of square meters in a collection of different buildings.

In July 2018 Robett Hollis had his second successful exit within 6 months of each other when ColabNZ was purchased (100%) by Generator.

Current work: His latest venture innovateHQ, acquired both the New Zealand Innovation Council & the New Zealand Innovation Awards from KPMG and launched a 50 million dollar ‘Open For Growth’ initiative to help more kiwis win in business.

As the youngest Board Member of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association, Board Member of Figure New Zealand, Executive Council Member of NZ Tech Marketers, Founder of the New Zealand Entrepreneurs Festival and Judge at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards Robett is extremely driven to see other New Zealanders win.

There is nothing Robett does by halves, and he can help take your company to the next level covering a range of topics - particularly focused on challenging the thinking within big Business - Culture and Alignment, True Innovation, Ideas vs Execution, Disruption and as an expert influencer on Social Media, Robett understands the media and content landscape better than most.

Robett is not for the faint hearted - he will push and challenge your entire audience and thrives in a Q&A environment where he can add the most value possible. In Robett's words - 'Play to Dominate!'



  • Culture
  • CEO & Company Directors
  • Change Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs
  • Disruption


  • Creativity
  • Futurists
  • Science & Technology
  • Blockchain
  • Digital


  • Inspiring Stories
  • Entrepreneurship
Robett is a dynamic, energetic speaker with a firm view and understanding of the future built by having a clear plan of how he will navigate his own journey to success. His ability to combine both a current and future looking perspective, blended with his own unique style and insight makes him an engaging and thought provoking speaker, who can stimulate new thinking, challenge status quo and yet reassure that the future is exciting and achievable. Robett navigates the boundaries of business and generations by using his perspective and experiences, with a healthy dose of forthright opinion to engage and inspire his audience. He presents a refreshing perspective and opinion that can help business change lens and view the future with optimism. Tompkins Wake
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