NZ Tech Week Starts 6 May

  • 04 May 2017

NZ Tech Week Starts 6 May

About Techweek

Techweek launched in 2016, with 55 events in Auckland over 10 days that attracted more than 10,000 attendees. In 2017, Techweek goes nationwide, with more than 100 events running from 6 to 14 May.

SIBA (NZ) Talk Geospatial breakfast series

To advance and enhance the promotion of the spatial industry to the wider technology sector, SIBA (NZ) is holding 3 breakfast events – Talk Geospatial – to share the positive impacts of the use of geospatial information and technology to those on the periphery of our industry.

Our speakers will share some of their own experiences of applying spatial in some exciting areas:

Sean Audain, Innovation Officer Wellington City Council – The Council’s Living Labs project is a community-driven collaboration using smart technology to make Wellington safer and smarter for the city’s vulnerable. The Living Labs project is a multi-award winner, taking the Supreme Award at the 2016 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards Gala Dinner last November and more recently, the JK Barrie Award at the 2016 Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards in Sydney. Developed by Wellington City Council, Living Lab overlays sensory data such as glass breaking, screaming and anti-social behaviour on a real-time map, with the resulting alerts used to help keep people safer in the city.

Dan Newman, Head of Design at Koordinates - There’s a lot of great open data online these days — but much of it isn’t being heavily reused. Dan Newman, Head of Design at Koordinates and former Creative Director at Xero, believes that poor design is a big part of the problem. In this talk, he’ll go through the process his team is using to redesign the Koordinates platform, arguing that good design is much more than ‘making it look pretty.’ In fact, design is fundamental —for better or worse — to the work of both data publishers and data users; and by paying more attention to design, we realise the enormous potential impact of spatial data for our economy, society and environment.

Dr Sara McBride, GeoNet Information Team Leader, GNS Science - Spatial as a view on how NZ "feels" Earthquakes (more presentation details to follow).

To Register

See the table below for more information and to register.

Auckland Mon 8 May

8.00 am to 10am

GridAKL 101 Pakenham St W
Wellington Wed 10 May

8.00 to 10.00 am

Biz Dojo, 115 Tory Street
Christchurch Thu 11 May

7.00 to 9.00 am

The George, 50 Park Terrace

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