Tech Talk Taupo – Taupo – 23 May 2018

What

Join us at this official NZ Tech Week event here in Taupo.

We have invited eight guest speakers who will be presenting in ‘Pecha Kucha’ style on topics all related to technology.

From robots to electric vehicles, digitization to future thinking – this will be an evening of inspiration and aspiration.

This free event is suitable for all ages… we encourage parents to bring their teens… or come after work with your colleagues.

Topics include:
– Is it time to join the electric vehicle revolution?
– How to start and succeed in a global market from Taupo
– Artifical intelligence – the robots are coming
– How technology is changing the film industry
– Will technology solve the future problems of the world?

Where and When

5pm – 7:30 pm Wednesday 23 May 2018
Presentations will start at 5:30pm.

Great Lake Centre,
5 Story Place,
Taupo

How much

Free

A complimentary beverage is provided on arrival, then a cash bar will operate.

More

Event Page

Emerging Tech for Good: In Action – Wellington – 22 May 2018

What

Harnessing artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and smart speakers – these emerging technologies are said to be redefining industries and have the potential to change the world on a scale that has never been seen before. So how do we even begin to venture on these technologies and use them for good? We invite you to find out how, at Datacom’s Emerging Tech for Good Breakfast Event.

We are delighted to invite you to attend Datacom’s ‘Emerging Tech for Good’. An event that will see internationally and nationally renowned speakers discuss topics ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and smart speakers to sustainability.

Who are the speakers?

Speakers from both the international and national stage will cover a variety of topics, ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and smart speakers to sustainability with each speaker informing us on how emerging technologies are redefining industries and changing the world on a scale that has never seen before. Line-up as follows:

Savannah Peterson, a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology and the Founder of Savvy Millennial, will talk all things blockchain, humanoid robots and the digital asset revolution

Te Aroha Morehu, Innovation Officer and Tribal Digital Transformer, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will take us on a visual journey of how AR/VR has been embedded in to Maori education

Roxanne Salton, Head of digital strategy & delivery for Mercury, will discuss the sustainability of emerging technologies

James Wells, CIO, Vulcan steel, is here to talk playing it safe with the use of vision intelligence to ensure workplace safety. This is a project that was started at Datacomp in 2017.

When and Where

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor,
147 The Terrace, Wellington

Tuesday 22nd May 2018
7:30 AM – 10:00 Am.
Registration opens at 7:00 AM.

How Much

Free but spaces are limited.

More

More info at Eventbrite or TechWeek pages

 

Better Rules Hack – Wellington – 19 + 20 May 2018

What

A hackathon with the aim of exploring the ideas and practice of making legislation into machine consumable ‘digital rules’ that can be reused and integrated across domains for the benefit of businesses, individuals and communities. The aim is to understand the feasibility of providing government hosted machine consumable legislation as part of Government as a Platform. We want to understand how well aligned existing standards, languages, and toolsets are for across domain integration, and what the options are for how machine consumable legislation can be presented as authoritative open data. We also want to understand the value of machine consumable legislation to community and industry.

Hackathon participants will be required to build a working demonstrator that benefits their sector or community using digital rules from more than one source, for example, legislation from multiple agencies, or trade agreements, or any other form of rules from more than one source. Teams will need to show the value of digital rules, how they made the digital rules consumable by everyone, and share their lessons learnt.

As background, see the recent work from the Service Innovation Lab on Better Rules for Government.

Please make sure to read the hackthon’s Code of Conduct.

When and Where

Assurity Consulting,
Level 3, 95 Customhouse Quay,
Wellington

Saturday 19th May and Sunday 20th May, 2018
9am – 4pm each day.

How Much

Free. Please register via Eventbrite.

More

More information on the Better Rules Hack page including competitions.
If you have any questions please contact us via email betterrules@legalhackers.nz.

The Magnificent Mahuki Tech Tour of Te Papa – Wellington – 19-27 May

What

Exclusively for Techweek, Te Papa and Mahuki are opening the doors to explore the digital technology, past, present and future in the museum. The Mahuki team will be taking groups of 15 people through front-of-house and back-of-house in the museum looking at all things tech in Te Papa!

Talk tech-turkey with graduates from Te Papa’s Innovation Hub, Mahuki, and interact with their ground-breaking exhibition technology. You will be exploring the Museum through a tech lens, seeing our oldest, newest and up-and-coming digital interactives. Our Mahuki team will talk through their favourite exhibition technology and the ideas behind their conception. You will also be seeing the Innovation Hub in back-of-house Te Papa.

When and Where

19 May 2018 – 26 May 2018
10:30am or 2:30pm
Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington

How Much

$16.35

More

TechWeek Page

Rocket Lab Update – Gisbourne – 22 May 2018

What

Learn more about Rocket Lab and what it’s like to remove the barriers to commercial space by providing frequent launch opportunities to low Earth orbit from our small corner of the World.

When and Where

Tue 22 May 5:30 — 8pm
Waikanae Surf Club, 285 Grey Street, Gisborne, New Zealand

How much

Free

More

Information and registration
Part of Techweek

 

ShadowTech Day – Palmerston North – 25 May 2018

What

ShadowTech provides girls in years 9 -11 with an opportunity to experience what working in the tech sector is like, encouraging them onto education pathways that lead into tech sector roles.

The programme connects girls at school with women mentors working in the tech sector, and students spend the day with them at their workplace, learning about the diverse range of jobs available within ICT.

Our objective is to see an increase in the number of girls who choose STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related subjects at a secondary and tertiary level, and ultimately choose a career in technology.

When and Where

Fri 25 May 9am — 3pm
UCOL, 109 King Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Note: Similar events are being held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch the same week.

How Much

Free

More

Techweek Page
ShadowTech Information Page
Part of Techweek 2018

Creative Realities – Wellington – 24 May 2018

What

Creative New Zealanders are using new tech to invent a future that’s good for the world. See it come to life in Wellington on 24 May.

Technology is rapidly changing the way we live and work, and ensuring the impact of that change is good for humanity is a complex, creative endeavour. New Zealand’s creative industries are filled with innovative thinkers and tinkerers who are searching for ways to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges using artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality and the internet of things as creative tools. Join us in Wellington, a hub of creativity, on 24 May and meet the innovators who are inventing a better future, hosted by comedian and actor Josh Thomson.

When and Where

Thu 24 May 9am — 5pm
Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Wellington

How much

General $295
Students $95

More

Information, Schedule and Registration
Part of Techweek 2018

Good For The World Open Days – Auckland – 21-22 May 2018

What

Discover the country that’s innovating for a better world. Join us in Auckland for the official opening of the Techweek’18 Headline series, the Good for the World Open Days, delivered in partnership with Trans Tasman Business Circle.

Be part of the full two day event in Auckland – Good for the World Open Days – or select from one or more of the sessions within the programme – the choice is yours! Click on the ‘TICKETS’ button and make your selection.

If you’re on board for the full Good for the World Open Days event, begin your Techweek journey at the official opening event, 9am on 21 May. You’ll hear from New Zealand thought leaders and innovators as they discuss the importance of innovation that’s good for the world, and the role that New Zealand has to play in harnessing new technologies to create a better world for future generations. This three-hour event is an entry point to New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem, discover its unique connectedness, its novel approach to doing business, and its driving force: solving global problems.

This opening event is followed by a day and a half deep-dive into New Zealand’s unique, interconnected innovation ecosystem, featuring panels, workshops and talks hosted by companies across Auckland on varied topics from AI to design-thinking, from blockchain to the future of work.

When and Where

21 May 2018 — 22 May 2018
ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey St, CBD, Auckland

How Much

$150  Early Bird
$195  Full Price
$95    Students
$45    Half Day

More

Conference Page
Full Schedule
Part of Techweek