Emerging tech for good - in action

Wed 23 May 7:30 — 9:30am

Datacom Auckland, 58 Gaunt Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland

Move ideas to reality with emerging techs. The why, the how, and the lessons learnt.
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Harnessing artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and smart speakers – these emerging technologies are said to be redefining industries and have the potential to change the world on a scale that has never been seen before. So how do we even begin to venture into these technologies and use them for good? We invite you to find out how at Datacom’s Emerging Tech for Good Breakfast Event.

We are delighted to invite you to attend Datacom’s ‘Emerging Tech for Good’. An event that will see internationally and nationally renowned speakers discuss topics ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and smart speakers to sustainability. This year, we have 4 awesome speakers from 4 industries using 4 different methodologies to kick-start 4 different emerging techs. This event is taking place on:

Who are the speakers?

Speakers from both the international and national stage will cover a variety of topics, ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and smart speakers to sustainability with each speaker informing us on how emerging technologies are redefining industries and changing the world on a scale that has never seen before. Line-up as follows: 

Savannah Peterson, a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology and the Founder of Savvy Millennial. She will separate the hype from truth surrounding Blockchain and the digital asset revolution. She will present a very special case featuring Sophia, the humanoid robot, and her newly cryptocurrency crowdfunded brain.

Te Aroha Morehu, Innovation Officer and Tribal Digital Transformer, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will take us on a visual journey of how AR/VR has been embedded into Maori education. 

Roxanne Salton, Head of digital strategy & delivery for Mercury, will talk about how they adopted a new approach to deliver changes across the business and how they experimented across the business using the 5-day Rapid prototyping approach.

James Wells, CIO, Vulcan steel, is here to talk playing it safe with the use of vision intelligence to ensure workplace safety. This was featured in the Microsoft Build conference and is first experimented via a hackathon - Datacomp.

How can I attend?

This event is completely free to attend but spaces are limited. Don’t delay in registering for this one-off event that will connect you with key figures in industry and provide the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals. Refreshments will be provided alongside the opportunity to ask our speakers questions and network after the presentations.

We look forward to hosting you in Auckland. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with any of the event organisers to find out more. Look forward to seeing you on the 23rd pf May.

General Event details: 

Parking is unfortunately unavailable onsite, however, there are multiple public carparks available within walking distance to the office, alongside great public transport links. 

Refreshments will be available on arrival. 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality
  • Blockchain
  • Machine Learning
  • Virtual Reality
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Kerry is a passionate business & technology leader who is driven to improve corporate innovation, venturing and developing an adaptable, high-performance culture and capability within Datacom, and their key customers. Kerry has been working in the tech industry for almost 20 years.
At Mercury, we are on a mission to inspire New Zealanders to enjoy energy in more wonderful ways. Roxanne is leading the digital evolution of Mercury’s next generation energy services, to define and create rewarding and inspiring experiences that customers rave about.
Savannah Peterson is a 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology and the Founder of Savvy Millennial. She is an international public speaker, livestreamer, community builder and innovation strategist.  
Te Aroha is a descendant of his Tribe, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Since joining his Tribal Development arm, he has held the portfolio for Culture and Identity and has lead out on a Digital Transformation strategy since November 2016. His aspiration is Oranga Iwi, which is the lifting of his tribal nation.
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