Smart cities - What are they and how can we get there?

Hear from one of NZ's leading Smart City Practitioners, who explores how data and new technologies can make our cities smarter, safer places for us to live, work & play.

What's it all about?

Following on from last year's popular Techweek event in Dunedin, SIGNAL ICT Grad School is pleased to bring to Christchurch an event featuring Wellington's Tim Packer,  who explores how data and new technologies can make our cities smart, safe places for us to live, work & play.

This session will cover:

What is a Smart City?

Do we really need Smarter Cities and are they here yet?

What’s working and what’s not?

Tim Packer, co-founder of BucketLabs and former head of Smart City Solutions at NEC NZ Ltd will take you on a journey into an emerging toolkit of new technologies being applied for smart city purpose, give a critical assessment of the overall progress being made by the smart city movement, and the challenges and opportunities they face.

Tim will also offer an alternative view and practical approach that may facilitate the next major breakthroughs required to ‘move the meter’ on smart city ambitions.

This session includes plenty of time for questions from the audience, but seats are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.


You should be present for the whole duration of this event.

Signal ICT Graduate School, EPIC Centre - 100 Manchester St, CHCH, 181 High St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

Tuesday 21 May
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Free event
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Tim Packer

Cofounder BucketLabs

Tim Packer has experience across a range of technologies, from telecommunications to precision agriculture. Prior to co-founding BucketLabs 'Paving the way to a SmartNation', he led the SmartCities team at NEC NZ Ltd, exploring how to make best use of emerging technologies to improve our lives and environment.
When he is not helping local government and companies make sense of their data, Tim can be found in his local community gardens or karate dōjō.

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