Christchurch Networking Event - Technology Lure of the US

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Join us to celebrate the 2019 TIN Report Launch in Christchurch on Wednesday November 6 at Biz Dojo on Ash Street.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of TIN tracking the Kiwi companies that have made technology one of our country’s leading export sectors.

This event will bring together some of our country’s most talented, creative, and motivated people from leading tech companies and support agencies, providing a networking opportunity not to be missed. Join us to celebrate the tech export sector highlights of 2019 and acknowledge the entrepreneurs who are helping drive the industry to record levels of revenue and investment.

Our panel of tech professionals will discuss how their companies are working to be a force for good in New Zealand, and how the tech sector can bring about positive societal change.

Register now to join the top names in tech for our most exciting TIN Report Launch yet!

Order of Events:

5.00 – Arrival, networking, drinks and canapes sponsored by IDA Ireland
5.30 – Welcome, highlights of the TIN Report
5.45 – Panel discussion, Q&A
6.30 – Further networking
7.00 – Close

Date & Time:

Wednesday, 6 November 2019
5:00 PM

DRESS CODE:

Business attire

2019-11-06 17:00:00
2019-11-06 20:00:00
Biz Dojo, Christchurch CBD
Launch of the 2019 TIN Report


Location:

Biz Dojo
4 Ash Street
Christchurch CBD

Speakers:

JAMIE CAIRNS
CEO
Taska Prosthetics

Jamie is CEO at Taska Prosthetics. Taska are inventors of the worlds first waterproof myoelectric prosthetic hand, a high tech product that truly changes lives. The company builds all of its hands in Riccarton before exporting the majority to markets including North America and Europe. Taska has seen rapid market growth and the product has attracted the attention of international research and development providers that share their opinion that this is an international market leader.

Jamie is an experienced executive with strong focus upon the comercialisation of technology in high-growth businesses. He has worked in a variety of private and public sector roles with organisations including Vodafone, Snap Internet, CropLogic, and the UK Ministry of Defence

MARGARET PICKERING
Co-founder & COO
Mtech Games

Margaret is Co-founder and COO at both Stickmen Media and Mtech Games.

Margaret co-founded MTech Games in 2015, a startup which provides VR solutions for rehabilitation, including a simulator for “wheelchair pilots” to help patients learn wheelchair skills in a safer environment using computer simulation. In 2017 MTech won a Champion Canterbury Professional Services Award.

Margaret had previously co-founded Stickmen Media in 2012, a software development company specialising in entertainment and serious games for mobile, console and PC, mobile apps, virtual reality, augmented reality and some very sciency IoT things. The expertise gained from Stickmen Media was applied to founding Mtech Games and has helped reinforce its success to date, both companies work in tandem supporting the other.

MICHAEL TRENGROVE
Founder & General Manager
Digital Future Aotearoa

Michael is the Founder and General Manager of the NZ charity – Digital Future Aotearoa (DFA). DFA exists to help New Zealanders succeed in the digital world of today and gain the skills required to create and shape the future we imagine for all our tamariki. Included under the DFA umbrella are Code Club Aotearoa, Code Club for Teachers, Code Club for Corporates, Electric Garden and She Can Code.

Michael was Chair of Canterbury Tech from 2014-2016. His experience is strongly tech focused, with roles in both public and private sector.

STUART MCKENZIE
CEO
ArcActive

Stuart has been CEO at ArcActive since 2011. ArcActive has re-engineered the traditional Lead Battery to improve the fuel economy/lower CO2 emissions of cars with low levels of hybridization, known as Micro and Mild Hybrid Cars. Micro/Mild Hybrids are expected to constitute the bulk of new cars sales for decades to come. The level of improvement is such that ArcActive batteries are talked about as “Li-ion performance at Lead Battery prices”. ArcActive has partnered with two large battery companies who are deeply engaged in incorporating ArcActive electrodes into their batteries. The innovation is also applicable to Energy Storage Systems to support renewable energy production, the need for which is likely to grow as the electricity grid is decarbonized.

Prior to ArcActive, Stuart spent ten years as a partner/director of two venture capital companies and has been involved in the development of numerous technology businesses. He was an Innovation Board member of the NZ Ministry of Science and Innovation, a Commercialising Research Action Group member, and previously a member of the NZTE Beachhead board and a council member of the NZVCA. Prior to being a venture capital investor, Stuart had a ten year career as a professional engineer, managing a number of major engineering projects.

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