Smart[er] Cities - A chat with Tim Packer

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?

Why aren’t we all living in Smart Cities?

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.




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

Signal ICT Graduate School, 123 Vogel St, Dunedin

Wednesday 22 May
12:00pm - 1:30pm

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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