Live Local, Work Global Tech Expo

Local businesses with a global footprint plus organisations and initiatives to inspire and support others to do the same.

What's it all about?

The Live Local, Work Global Expo will kick off Techweek19 Waikato as a showcase of local businesses with a global footprint plus organisations and initiatives providing information and insights to inspire and support others to do the same.

Focused on regional capacity building the Tech Expo is designed to cater to young children, youth, small business, technology enthusiasts, industry, council and the wider community through opportunities to -

- get hands on with technology
- hear stories from leading technology businesses within our regional technology ecosystem
- find out more about career paths and study options to retain and grow local talent
- get information on local expertise and resources available to support businesses on their digital journey
- engage with initiatives and organisations driving regional innovation and growing exports

Drop in anytime between 11 and 4 and stay for as long as you like. Drinks and snacks can be purchased on site. 

Over 20 exhibitors are locked in so far and we also have a great line up of speakers between 12.30 and 2.

The Expo will include smart cities technology, drones, agricultural technology, electric vehicles, technology for small business, digital humans, artificial intelligence, facial recognition, sensors, augmented and virtual reality, data storage, software development and autonomous vehicles. 


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Learn why Waikato has been the fastest growing technology sector in NZ for two years in a row and build awareness as to what the future may hold for technology and how we all can be a part of this evolution from right here in regional New Zealand.

The event includes an opportunity for school students to get hands on with education technology and teachers and parents can talk with educational technology providers and related initiatives that are available to support schools with the delivery of the digital technologies curriculum.

You can drop into this event at any time.

Claudelands, Exhibition Hall, Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton

Monday 20 May
11:00am - 4:00pm

Free event
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Matthew White

Partner at PwC

With vast international experience having worked on large international acquisitions in Indonesia, Mexico, Canada and Switzerland, Matthew brings a commercial approach to his clients and can draw on his varied experiences to bring fresh ideas to their business.

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Mike Ryan

Manager - Product, Stakeholders and Industry at Ultrafast Fibre

Mike works to make sure our communities have everything they need to benefit greatest from awesome broadband and digital technology. As the industry lead Mike is also the conduit between UFF and the greater telco sector with product and regulatory policy.

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Matt Glenn

CEO RoboticsPlus

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in commercial scientific and technology industries. Matt was previously the CEO of Hill Laboratories, New Zealand’s leading analytical testing laboratory, a role he served since 2014.

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Donnamaree Pakinga

CEO at Vexecute

Donnamaree is an experienced RPA Practitioner who has set up two enterprise wide RPA COEs in both NZ and Australia. Her passion lies in empowering and leading organisations to embrace innovation, transparency and change so they can truly execute their vision with excellence and at speed.

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David Hamilton

Senior Software Engineer - FaceMe

David's expertise includes real time applications, video communication and scaling complex systems. Having worked for companies based all over the globe he has wide ranging experience which comes in handy when navigating the weird world of digital human development.

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Jamie Littin

Developer at FaceMe

Jamie has been with FaceMe from its early days as a video conferencing company through to today’s delivery of digital humans, and is finding the AI & ML from his master’s research at the University of Waikato useful as FaceMe digs deeper into the challenges of making digital more human.

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