Frances Valintine


Tech Futures Lab

Chair and Founder

The Mind Lab by Unitec

Frances Valintine is an Education Futurist and the founder of The Mind Lab by Unitec and Tech Futures Lab. She has been an educator for over 20 years and in the past three years her organisations have taught over 100,000 school students, 2,000 teachers and worked with 250 New Zealand organisations. In 2016 Frances was recognised as one of the Top 50 EdTech Educators in the world by EdTech International in the UK. She was also awarded a Sir Peter Blake Award as a Blake Leader. In 2015 Frances was awarded the Westpac New Zealand Woman of Influence (Innovation) and the Next New Zealand Woman of the Year (Education). Frances sits on the Callaghan Innovation, Education NZ and KEA Boards. She also sits on the US board of Talentnomics, committed to the empowerment of women in developing nations. She holds a Master of Education Management from the University of Melbourne and is alumna from the Singularity University. (Photo courtesy of Fairfax Media)