Tech Talanoa

Sharing Pacific stories that connect, inspire and transform future Pacific journey's in Tech.


What's it all about?

Tech Talanoa is an an event that would increase awareness and inspire Pacific people looking to find out more about Tech and the various pathways into the sector by connecting them with Pacific People in the Tech Sector. Speakers will share stories on their various journeys into the Tech sector and in particular how their Pacific-ness or cultural capital helps them succeed in Tech. An interactive event it will allow people to engage with members of the Tech Sector and provide awareness on scholarships, internships and career pathways into Tech.

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Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church, 207 Champion St, Cannons Creek, Porirua, New Zealand

Wednesday 22 May
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Free event
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Brittany Teei

Visionary Entrepreneur | International Speaker | KidsCoin

Brittany Teei is a proud Cook Island and NZ Maori woman who was born and raised in Central Auckland. She is involved in a wide range of projects across sectors including education, technology, sports, commercial real estate, travel and others.

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Sandy Antipas

IBM Enterprise Account Manager

Brown broadcaster
Communication specialist
Relationship gatherer
Creative problem solver
IT enthusiast

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Winona Ngaro


Winona Ngaro - Malifa (MAppliedPrac) is a Data Analyst and tech developer who recently completed her Masters in Applied Application of Technology. She is passionate about creating pipelines of access for women and women of minority’s in the technology industry.

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Jenni Ralph

Digital Product Owner, BNZ

Jenni Ralph is a Digital Product Owner with BNZ, passionate about making things better, a problem solver who just happens to use to tech to get stuff done. A SAFe certified Agilest, with a Victoria Uni Masters in E-Government majoring in digital transformation & 10 years Lean Six Sigma experience.

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Richard Busby

Arepa Gamers Club

Richard is a co-founder @ Arepa Gamers club. Half Samoan & Half Maori Richard has drawn on both sides to seek adventure & opportunity to grow his business. As a gaming enthusiast Richard moulded Arepa Gamer club to become a community-based gaming hub which uses tools to connect & teach its community

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Elise Semisi

Agile Project Manager, SilverStripe

Elise is a proud Samoan/Tokelauan and one of SilverStripe’s Agile Project Managers. With 10+ years working in the public sector, Elise has worked over 7 of those years at frontline, before taking up an opportunity with an IT project.

  • Information and communications technology
  • Education Technology
  • Financial Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • CreativeTech
  • Transport technology
  • Digital Divide
  • Meetup
  • Apps
  • Family friendly
  • Māori & Pasifika
  • Meet-up
  • Youth
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