Upcoming tech industry events

Friday August 2, 2019
Kylie Jackson

Canterbury Tech Summit:

SIGNAL is proud to be a third time sponsor of this annual event, which embodies Canterbury Tech's (and SIGNAL's) commitment to Grow, Connect and Inspire the South Island tech community.    The Canterbury Tech Summit attracts over 700 of New Zealand's brightest minds, technology advocates and educators to converge and connect at Christchurch Air Force Museum on Thursday September 12. 

Speakers this year include:

Stephen Scheeler - Former Facebook CEO Aus and NZ
Nigel Latta - NZ Psychologist and author  
Brooke Roberts - Cofounder and CEO Sharesies 

More info is available at: 


Kylie Jackson

ITx Rutherford 2019

Hosted by IT Professionals of NZ, this bi-annual event complements the larger ITx event, held every other year.   Focussing on innovation, technology and education, it brings IT professionals, decision-makers, leaders and academics together under one roof. This is where industry, academia and government come together to network, learn and engage.

2019's ITx Rutherford features two conferences in one:

SIGNAL Director Dr Stuart Charters will be presenting on

"Industry-based Education: What it is and why it's important" and will address the on-going dilemma for tertiary education and industry, of how to balance three key areas to deliver work ready-graduates: teaching concepts and theory, technical skills and industry-current technologies.  Stuart will also discuss the impact on students and businesses, of using alternate models of education. 

ITx Rutherford 2019 is a conference like no other, and you're invited! There are still tickets available to this inspiring and valuable event, visit https://itx.nz/ to secure yours. 

Kylie Jackson

The Future of Learning:  

Running over two days, September 30 and October 1 in Christchurch, this event is designed to help attendees 'REDEFINE & TRANSITION' learning in the future.  

Accelerating technology change is affecting every part of our society – from the way we communicate and collaborate, to the work we do, the skills we need, and the way we learn those skills. Learning is the key – for employees adapting to new ways of working, and to educators preparing students for an uncertain future.

This national event brings together educators, government, business and community organisations to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities of rapid technology change – to students, to staff and to organisations. We’re entering a period of rapid change and uncertainty, and this event's goal is to catalyse the systemic change needed to ensure we can adapt successfully.

More info and tickets at: https://futureoflearning.nz/

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