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Dunedin Techweek Events 2019

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SIGNAL is sponsoring several events for Dunedin Techweek 2019. On Wednesday, May 22, we are hosting two sessions with Tim Packer, Smart City Practitioner and former team lead for the NEC NZ's Smart Cities Solutions business unit. One of these will include an evening discussion with Tim Packer, the Honourable Pete Hodgson, and NZ Innovator of the Year Ian Taylor CNZM, on how smart city technologies could be utilised in the Dunedin Hospital rebuild, and the proposed Dunedin Harbourside Vision.

We are also hosting or sponsoring a number of other events! From Industry 4.0 workshops and Customer Experience and Innovation Breakfasts,  to repeats of the hugely successful AGILE Dunedin Day  and the interactive and hands-on Dunedin Techweek TEXpo, Techweek Dunedin has something for everyone!   

(Click on the event name for info and ticket links)

Smart[er] Cities - A chat with Tim Packer

Wednesday May 22, 12 - 1.30pm  @ SIGNAL

Tim Packer, co-founder of BucketLabs and former head of Smart City Solutions at NEC NZ Ltd will take you on a journey into an emerging toolkit of new technologies being applied for smart city purpose, give a critical assessment of the overall progress being made by the smart city movement, and the challenges and opportunities they face.

Shaping Dunedin's Future with SmartCity Technologies

Wednesday May 22, 6.30 - 8.30pm  @ SIGNAL

How could new and emerging technologies be best utilised in the Dunedin Hospital Rebuild and the proposed Dunedin Harbourside Vision?   We hear from the Honourable  Pete Hodgson, Ian Taylor CNZM and Tim Packer - Smart City Practitioner, who will share their views on new and emerging technologies, and how they can shape the future of Dunedin.

AGILE Dunedin Day 2019
Friday May 24,  8.30 am - 3 pm @ SIGNAL

Business Agility is a key requirement for success in a fast-changing world. Hear from four of NZ's top Agile coaches who are only in Dunedin for this one-day event.

AGILE Dunedin is a one day event focused on building capability within the business sector for those exploring AGILE practice, and for those already utilising AGILE in their organisation.
Business Agility is about putting the customer at the centre of the organization’s focus, changing from measuring activities to outcomes and creating an ecosystem which unleashes the productivity and innovation already present in the people in the organisation.
Hear from four expert speakers (detailed in event link) from the AGILE Alliance NZ, and take part in the afternoon unconference, where discussions centre around topics as chosen by attendees.  

Make sure to secure your seats - this event will sell out!

Dunedin Tech Women: Pushing boundaries & building businesses

Wed May 22, 3 - 5pm @ SIGNAL

Join us for an afternoon of canapes and conversations as we hear from some of Dunedin’s most inspiring Tech Women. 

Speakers include:


SIGNAL is also hosting the roving Techweek TV film crew on Thursday May 23, which will feature a number of local organisations,  founders and techies, speaing on a range of topics from the booming Startup scene in Dunedin, to conservation tech and creative tech, and how the Internet of Things is changing the world. Keep an eye out for the session on Signal's SHIFT programme featuring two of our fabulous graduates. Be sure to dial in from your desk to find out what's hot in tech in NZ, the full Techweek TV schedule is viewable here: https://techweek.co.nz/techweek-tv/


Some other Dunedin Techweek event highlights are listed below,   but make sure to check out the whole  list of Dunedin events HERE:


University of Otago MedTech Showcase:

Mon May 20, 6 - 8pm  @ Castle St Lecture Theatre

A panel of highly respected health sector professionals will discuss the pros and cons of medical innovation.

Business Breakfast: Customer Experience as a Driver of Digital Transformation 

Tues May 21, 9 - 10.30 am @ SIGNAL

We are joined by Intergen who share with us 'How do we transform the experiences we create – for our customers, users, citizens and the people within our organisations through personalised content?'

Game ON! An insight into the massive global gaming industry and the growing role of NZ as a game dev hub

Tues May 21, 12 - 1.30 pm @ SIGNAL

The global gaming industry is currently worth USD$139 billion, and in 2018 NZ Game Development Revenue hit NZ$143 Million, a whopping 43% Rise on the previous year.
Hear from local and overseas game developers and studio heads on what this huge growth industry does, and how to be part of this global boom!

AGILE 101 for Teachers

Tues May 21, 4 - 5 pm @ Otago Girls High School 

The skills needed in future workplaces are changing! Find out what collaborative skills your students need to be future proof with IT Consultant Phil Baskerville from Effectus.

Discovery Workshop: Innovation for Industry 4.0

Wed May 22, 9 am - 12 pm @ SIGNAL 

Join innovator, researcher and entrepreneur Henk Roodt as he helps you answer these critical questions: What is Industry 4.0 and what does it mean for my business and for me?

Dunedin TEXpo

Sat May 25 11am - 3 pm , Campus Precinct

See and experience Dunedin's most innovative tech products, research and industries, in this free, collaborative, cross campus showcase of innovative tech research, products and industries in our great city. 

With two sites on Union St East: The University of Otago Business School and the Otago Polytechnic Hub, there will be loads of interesting tech on display, from business exhibits and demonstrations, emerging technologies and hi-tech innovations produced by staff and students at each institution. Things to get your hands on, something for the whole family!

BrewTech: The Past, Present & Future within the iconic Speights Brewery

Tues 21 MAY and Wed 22 MAY 6- 9 pm @ Speights Brewery

A unique & exclusive look behind the scenes at the cutting edge technology used at the iconic Speights Brewery followed by a 3 course meal & beer match.


OCHO Tour & Tasting
Daily tours 11 am - 12 pm and 2 - 3 pm.
Learn about chocolate making right from where cacao is grown to how it is crafted into bars. Using a combination of bespoke machinery and craft philosophy, OCHO is building an innovative business model that is good for the world. 







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