Candace is an experienced CEO, advisor and Director in the technology sector. She is the founder of the national Women Tech Execs group representing female executives in the industry in New Zealand and is passionate about encouraging women of all ages and backgrounds to pursue a career in technology. Candace acts as an advisor for Palantir Technologies and is also a non-executive director for NZX listed company ERoad. Previously, she was the CEO of NZTech, the tech sector’s representative group and prior to that, she was the CEO of Biomatters, a leading global scientific software company headquartered in New Zealand with subsidiary offices in the USA. Candace has been recognised as a "Top 10 Female CEO in New Zealand," and is on the advisory boards for the University of Waikato Cyber Security Lab and Massey University School of Business, a Chapter Director for the Cloud Security Alliance and on the selection panel for the Government ICT Graduate School program.