Reshaping our world through design, innovation and technology, Techweek AKL is a schedule of inspiring, insightful and educational events for innovative humans. We asked GridAKL Activation Manager and Startup Grind Auckland Co-director Eva Perrone to give us her top picks from the week to get you excited.
Tue 17th of May | 9AM – 1PM | ASB Cube
“By giving computer control over contracts, we can make business more efficient and make the legal system more equitable. What if you could cut your mortgage rate, make it easier to update your will, and ensure that your buddy was never able to weasel out of paying up on a bet – all without a trusted middle man or legal system? That and much more is the promise of smart contracts, a technology that is now here with open-source smart contract platform Ethereum.org.”
We are excited to see Mark, a friend of GridAKL, hosting this session with Taylor Gerring, Jack Peterson and Peter Borah.
PwC Herald Talks
Wed 18th of May | 7 – 9AM | SkyCity
“Innovation within your businesses is key to staying current in your market. Join our keynote speaker and expert panel to find out ways to make innovation a reality or a stronger driver of value in your business.”
A great panel, including familiar faces Savanah Peterson (Forbes Under 30 2016) and Claudia Batten.
Wed 18th of May | 6 – 8PM | GridAKL
“Entrepreneurs and angel investors feed the pipeline of new technologies critical to growing New Zealand’s burgeoning tech economy. Angel@mytable brings both groups together in an evening based on the popular TV show Dragons’ Den, where entrepreneurs pitch to a panel of investors.”
Investment is an ever interesting topic that we know is important to startups and stay-ups alike.
Women’s Collective – The Changing Face of Advertising
Sat 21st of May | 9AM – 2PM | GridAKL
“Innovation, creativity, gender and diversity in advertising – a his and hers perspective. Tara and Iain have been working together for almost a decade. In that time they’ve worked in advertising on both sides of the ditch, and now work for Google as Creative Directors across the Asia Pacific region. In their session they’ll be discussing the evolution of the industry from their unique perspectives, and how to build diverse creative culture focused on innovation.”
Women’s Collective events are always deep, meaningful and intense. This one will be a goodie.
Precision Medicine: The New Revolution
Thu 19th of May | 4:30 – 6PM | GridAKL
“Ian McCrae discusses why Precision Medicine in New Zealand requires the sector to take a collaborative approach, and why an open data platform will create opportunities for third parties to innovate.”
The medical industry harnesses technology, but is traditionally slow to innovate in the way it strategically works, so this topic is interesting and timely.
Techweek AKL runs from the 14th to the 22nd of May here in Auckland, with a host of events spread out across the city. For all the latest information head to the the Techweek website, or follow them on twitter.