Several clusters of leading edge applications of Internet of Things showcased across the Waikato.
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Waikato Innovation Park has curated a programme of events showcasing the application of Internet of Things technology in the areas of environment, health and well-being, primary industries, smart cities and tourism.

Participants can tour the Waikato, the fastest growing Tech region in NZ, facilitated by an App, and experience innovative applications of IoT that are good for the world.

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Andrew is a trusted, results focused manager leading the work on Community Living's Greatest Imaginable Challenge "Secure financial freedom as we build communities where everyone belongs".
Dr Hinze is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Waikato University. Her research focuses on location-based information systems, semantic analysis and citizen science.
Ashleigh has a MSc from Waikato University and recently joined AgriseaNZ to lead product research and business development.

Ashleigh’s Masters research explored alternative, sustainable agrichemical control options for the long-term management of the country’s kiwifruit industry.
Originally from the south coast of England, Doug has worked in the education sector in New Zealand for 15 years and is Chair of the Central North Island Principals Assoc. Over the last 4 years Doug has overseen the development of Paeroa College from a traditional model to a nationally recognised innovative school.
With a background in mathematical and computational sciences Dougal's areas of specialisation include modelling sediment dynamics; oil, pollutant and nutrient dispersal; larvae dynamics, primary production modelling & analysis and modelling of great tsunami (applied at numerous worldwide locations)
Elizabeth completed an International MBA at Waikato University and has been involved in the dairy industry for the last 40 years. In 2002, Elizabeth worked as a Breeding Consultant for LIC and then Liberty Genetics followed by a role with DairyNZ as their Animal and Pasture Specialist.
John is a passionate information technology executive and is the CTO for Smart Parking Limited. John leads the technology product developments and cloud based production services for the company, delivering smart parking, smart cities, and leadership data intelligence solutions.
With over 20 years leading change in primary care, John is passionate about bridging the gap between technology and outcome and is now leading the convergence of a range of cross industry opportunities to supercharge the health sector.
A proven technology leader passionate about building teams and improving NZ businesses.

Nick understands technology, but more importantly, he understands its about solving business problems or creating business opportunities through the smart application of technology.
Dr Huggan is a consultant in general medicine and infectious disease and director of physician education. An energetic Physician with extensive experience and achievement in post-graduate Medical Education, Clinical Practice, Innovation and Leadership.

With a PhD in Human Geography and over 15 years experience in community development, resource management, climate change adaptation, and risk assessment.

Peter has been leading initiatives for mainstreaming climate risk assessments across the Pacific and through Asia.
With a BSc in Marine Biology from the University of the South Pacific and a Diploma in Permaculture Design, Rick has spent 12 years as a professional ecologist with NZ Wildlife Service & Department of Conservation and has also worked for 25 years in various conservation and social change NGOs in NZ, the Pacific & Middle East.
Sebastien has a BSc (France) and a MSc in Oceanography from the University of Waikato.

With extensive experience in the offshore industry all around the world his role is to advise international clients and partners to ensure optimal design and operation of ports and harbour weather services.
Sen Kong is the International Sales Manager for Zealong Tea and has negotiated contracts for markets across Europe, Asia, and America.

Raised in the Waikato, Sen received his Masters in Management Studies, Majoring in Strategic Management and Marketing from The University of Waikato.
After more than a decade in software development Shane took the opportunity to live and work in the UK for two and a half years where he gained experience in technical operations and that has enabled him to become a versatile IT professional with a solid background in software development, team leadership and management.
With a MSC Physics from Germany, a Grad Dip Teaching from Waikato University and 30 years in the IT industry Thomas has been teaching at Mercury Bay Area School since 2013 in the areas of physics, earth and space science (including the development of micro-controller enabled data-probes), mathematics+statistics and computing.
Vikram has a track record of innovation and wide knowledge about all things Internet. Vikram has worked across business, government and not-for-profit sectors in New Zealand. He was previously the CE of InternetNZ and often writes about Internet issues and opportunities.

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