Future-proof your co-op

Future-proof your co-op

Co-operatives have a strong history and a collaborative working model that many businesses should strive to achieve. But will this be enough to ensure success going forward? Fintechs and Big Techs are moving into the financial services sector at pace.

Tech Futures Lab founder and CEO Frances Valintine




Changing demographics, consumer preferences, environmental concerns and other global trends are affecting many of our traditional markets and industries. Artificial intelligence and automation are set to have a huge impact on every sector imaginable, not just manufacturing.

Tech Futures Lab is New Zealand’s only private graduate school with its laser-sights set on helping organisations anticipate and meet the challenges ahead. Its Master of Technological Futures programme has been designed to integrate with a person’s working role, allowing them to develop the mindset and skills required to help your co-op thrive in periods of change.

Outcomes are unique to every candidate but all will build connections with people and concepts, and develop confidence in the tools, practices and technologies shaping modern work and life: a great professional development option for your co-operative leaders.

The programme can also be used to explore a specific innovation, potentially developing it to MVP stage, while simultaneously building innovation capability within your team.

Tech Futures Lab is industry-led, which means those undertaking the Master’s have direct access to some of New Zealand’s leading innovators and entrepreneurs to inform their applied research.

It’s not too late to enrol for the November full and part-time programmes. There is also a part-time programme starting in January 2020. To find out more about this opportunity and enrol, head to techfutureslab.com/master-degree