Hands up, who feels like a kid in a candy store this week? I feel so spoilt for choice with hundreds of Techweek’17 events happening around the country. If you haven’t organised tickets, get onto it quick, grab a colleague and soak up the atmosphere.
I am starting my week in Wellington at the Code Club for Politicians at the Beehive. On Tuesday, I will be in Christchurch for three awesome events, The Future of IoT, followed by an innovative networking lunch with Coffee and Jam, where I’ll learn more about Digital Art and Fostering Curious Minds.
On Wednesday, I will be back home in Wellington and will spend the day immersed in Future Realities, meeting visionaries and entrepreneurs in IoT and mixed reality.
Thursday is our first National Coworking Day where you can visit coworking spaces all over New Zealand for free. I’ll also be with Tech Marketers in Auckland where we will be exploring How to Sell Marketing to the CEO. Then I will hear about Machine Learning at Xero.
I will start Friday at a breakfast session, listening to a panel discussion on AI and customer engagement. Then it’s time for Robotics and Automation Technologies, before my TechWeek’17 crescendo at Friday evening’s New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.
Beyond Techweek’17, our first ShadowTech Day kicks off in Auckland in just three weeks with 200 girls. Registrations are now open for mentors and students for ShadowTech Day. If you haven’t already registered your organisation, please do so you can me part of this important initiative, inspiring girls into tech. We are particularly looking for mentors in our new ShadowTech regions; Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Palmerston North and Dunedin.
Meanwhile, Government procurement continues to be a hot topics in the tech sector. The Procurement Policy Team at MBIE are listening and are now consulting on how to improve panel contracting across government. They are seeking your feedback, read here for more information.
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