Techweek, New Zealand’s annual festival of IT innovation, kicks off tomorrow as part of a nine-day programme that brings our innovation stories into focus. With hundreds of events taking place up and down the country, there really is something for everyone from school students to CIOs. If you’re looking at heading to an event or two in Auckland in the coming days, but haven’t quite decided on which ones to attend, here are our five must-see events to get along to during Techweek.
19 May 2018
As reported in our 2017 Salary Survey report, women are proportionately scarce in tech, and what better time than to get them involved and interested at a young age. Designed for female students aged 13-17 years old, DigiGirlz provides hands-on activities to engage girls with the tech industry and inspire the next generation to pick up a career in tech.
19-20 May 2018
The Maori community are underrepresented in tech but have a unique and valuable view to bring. The DIGMYIDEA Ideation Weekend is designed to bring Maori digital entrepreneurs together with mentors to help transform ideas into quality business ventures.
21 May 2018
This IBM-hosted event draws on various Kiwi experts from a range of industries to explore how AI is making our lives better. You’ll be given a comprehensive perspective on what is happening and where technology is going, providing deep insights across a broad sector of society.
21-22 May 2018
Delivered in partnership with TransTasman Business Circle, this headline event will see you gain inspiration from those who are innovating, challenging and disrupting todays accepted solutions, whilst bringing a socially responsible approach.
22 May 2018
It’s not just about technology, but such is its impact that moving forward, people and the future of work will be comprehensively changed. This engaging discussion will focus on developing the skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce.
New Zealand’s technology industry is growing at a rapid pace, and Techweek is just one way we can raise its profile. However, to realise Techweek’s vision to be recognised as world-leader in this space, organisations must be continually investing in the IT skills that drive the development of innovative technology solutions.