Techweek Highlight Event

Techweek TV : The Tech Intern

Learn about the importance and role of the Tech intern, hear real world stories from students, companies and Auckland ICT Graduate School.

What's it all about?

Internships can be the perfect career kickstart, with opportunities like real industry experience and networking it's a great way to prepare for a career in Tech. Internship programs have just as much value for businesses, providing fresh perspectives, the ability to test-drive talent for future hires and increased capacity.

This TechweekTV session discusses the importance and role of the Tech Intern. Join us to hear real world success stories from both students and companies and make the most of the opportunity to ask your questions in the Q&A.                                                                                                                                                              

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Monday 20 May
1:30pm - 2:00pm

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Michael Potts

Alumni, ICT Graduate School

Michael Potts completed a Master of Information Technology at the University of Auckland and is currently employed as an Insights Analyst at Data Insight, Auckland - an analytics agency that contracts to a wide range of organisations. In this role, he has worked in the public, fuel, hardware, energy, media and financial sectors.

Michael also has a performing arts background. He has been singing in musicals and opera since the age of 16 and still performs regularly. Most recently, he was Captain Von Trapp in an Auckland production of The Sound of Music.

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Professor Gill Dobbie

Director Auckland ICT Graduate School

Gill Dobbie is a Professor at the University of Auckland and Director of the Auckland ICT Graduate School.
Her main research interests are big data, stream data mining, keyword queries, data management and software engineering.
She convenes the Mathematical and Information Sciences panel for the Marsden Fund, chairs the PlantTech Science Advisory Committee and is the Science Lead for the Precision Driven Health joint partnership.

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Nuwanthie Samarakone

ICE & ICT AKL Graduate School Chair

Nuwanthie is the CEO of ICE, an early in careers people consultancy firm specialising in
designing, delivering and developing schemes for organisations looking to build talent
pipelines for the future.
She believes that young and aspiring individuals represent the future of the organisational environment and will be responsible for driving the seismic shift in both workplace culture and functionality. Moving beyond the traditional early talent processes and exploring new alternatives for how we can develop emerging young professionals in this constantly changing world of work is critical. Approaching these issues holistically has enabled the development of having offices across 6 markets, covering 24 countries with a team of specialist thinkers, designers and consultants. Some of the clients ICE partner with are FTSE 500, Forbes top 100 brands and across Government Agencies

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Trent Mankelow

CEO, Summer of Tech

Trent Mankelow is the CEO of Summer of Tech, New Zealand's premier IT internship programme, after being an admirer from afar for many years. Most recently, he was Trade Me's inaugural Chief Product Officer and then Chief Customer Officer, sitting on the Exec and reporting to the CEO. Before that, he was the CEO of Optimal Experience, Australasia's leading user experience consultancy. He co-founded the company and grew it from two people sharing a desk, to 30 staff across Auckland, Wellington and Sydney, before selling it to PwC in 2014. His current obsessions are brewing beer and climbing mountains.

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Mona Gabr

Mona is a passionate UX/UI designer who is continually searching for approaches to enhance herself and extend her skills. She based in Auckland, but originally she is from Egypt.

Mona holding computer science bachelor since 2008 and recently graduated with another Bachelor of Media design, majoring interactive in NOV 2018. She picked up loads of skills and experiences through internships with Xero summer 2017/2018 and Air New Zealand summer 2018/2019.

Also, had been volunteering in various hackathons and won the first prize twice. She was awarded Bronze in the Student Public Good category at the Best Awards 2018 for Allay.

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