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Christchurch Techweek Events 2019

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SIGNAL is sponsoring several events for Christchurch Techweek 2019. On Tuesday, May 21, 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 at EPIC from 2 - 3 pm, and the other at the University of Canterbury College of Engineering from 5.30 - 7 pm.

We are also hosting or sponsoring a number of other events! From innovation and product managers workshops with leading Christchurch industry speakers, to new career opportunities sessions, there is something for everyone in the events running around the city from Monday, May 20 to Sunday, May 26 - see you there!

(Click on the event names for info and booking link)

Tim Packer Christchurch events:

What are Smart Cities and how can we get there?

EPIC, 2- 3 pm Tuesday, May 21

Hear from Tim Packer, one of NZ's leading Smart City Practitioners, who explores how data and new technologies can make our cities smarter, safer places for us to live, work & play.

What is a Smart City?

Do we really need Smarter Cities and are they here yet?

What’s working and what’s not?

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.

Tim will also offer an alternative view and practical approach that may facilitate the next major breakthroughs required to ‘move the meter’ on smart city ambitions.

This session includes plenty of time for questions from the audience, but seats are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Tim Packer @ The University of Canterbury:

Christchurch: Smart City of the Future

Tuesday May 21, 5.30 - 7pm

Christchurch city is undergoing rapid transformation, partly due to the post-quake rebuild, and partly as it is home to some of NZ's most engaged future-tech adopters. 

Tim Packer will share his knowledge of new and emerging technologies within the SmartCity area.

He will be joined by some of Christchurch's leading innovators, to examine current and future projects underway within the city, and how this technology can and will influence how we work, live and interact with our city environment.

Nibbles and light refreshments will be served, seats are limited and registration is essential.

Other SIGNAL Christchurch Techweek events include:

'Delivering world-class results by combining innovation and product management frameworks'

SIGNAL ICT Grad School 

Tuesday May 21, 3- 5pm

Align the forces of innovation and product management to achieve success with your product or service!

The event will be in two parts: a workshop and an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session.

Top class speakers include:

How to SLAY in Tech without getting technical - A Christchurch Women in Tech for everyone

SIGNAL ICT Grad School

Wednesday May 22, 4 - 6pm

Come be inspired by the stories of people who have flourished in technical roles and industries with no technical background whatsoever. As part of the session, we will go through a checklist of typical skills and attributes required in each of the roles, so you can see how they match your existing capabilities.   You will also have the chance to talk to the speakers, and other ‘mentors’, and understand how you could transfer your expertise to a role in technology.

Kickstarting Innovation - Using Story Maps to define your MVP

SIGNAL ICT Grad School Chch
Thursday May 23, 4 - 7pm

Bring your crazy product ideas, and learn to tell if they are just crazy enough to work!

If you are a startup, an existing business evaluating new product strategies, or an investor supporting tech innovators, or just have a ton of ideas and don't know which one to focus on, come along to get some hands-on practice on defining, or simply confirming, your product market fit.

But WAIT!  There's more.....

Sites all around the city will be hosting events, from tech help drop-in sessions to virtual reality experiences.  You can view and book for the full range of Christchurch Techweek events here: