Techweek TV: Connecting Our Future

Techweek2020 will kick off with all eyes well and truly on the future.

What's it all about?

The opening session of TechweekTV brings together current tech leaders and teenagers in a discussion about what the future holds.

Following an opening address by NZTech CEO Graeme Muller, secondary school students will engage with leaders from some of New Zealand’s biggest tech companies.

IBM New Zealand Corporate Social Responsibility Lead Liz Hampton, ANZ’s Transformation Manager Emma Parker and Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies at AUT, Professor Guy Littlefair, will speak about what they are doing to future proof their organisations for the next generation.

Students from Manurewa High School will get the chance to outline the role tech plays in their lives, and their dreams and concerns for their future careers.

Join us as we launch Techweek2020 with the first of 60 episodes of Techweek TV. 

You can drop into this event at any time.

This event does not require registration.

Monday 27 Jul
9:00am - 10:00am

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Prof. Guy Littlefair

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean for the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies (DCT), Auckland University of Technology 

Professor Guy Littlefair is a Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean for the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies (DCT) at Auckland University of Technology.  
The DCT Faculty has a unique interdisciplinary focus on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, which connect the core themes of design and creative technology. 
Previously Professor Littlefair had been the Dean of Engineering in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and the Built Environment at Deakin University in Australia since 2011. Combined with an academic career spanning 25 years, Guy has also had the opportunity to spend time in the industry, most recently at Navman where he oversaw the integration of the Mercury Marine business when the company was acquired by the Brunswick Group. 
Professor Littlefair is internationally regarded as an expert in the field of machining, having lead teams of researchers in England, New Zealand and Australia focusing on the machinability of materials. In these leadership capacities, Professor Littlefair has worked with some of the world’s most innovative research-led manufacturing organizations, including Rolls Royce, DeBeers, Toyota and Land Rover. 

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Emma Parker

Technology Transformation Manager, leadership coach, and capability lead, ANZ

Technology Transformation Manager, leadership coach, and capability lead at ANZ NZ. Emma brings nearly 20 years of experience and eminence in leadership coaching, strategy and development across various industries. Emma holds a Masters in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Emma guides and supports leaders throughout technology to help themselves, teams members and teams reach their potential. Most recently Emma has lead ANZ Technology’s delivery of talent programmes and development opportunities through programmes such as Summer of Tech, Girlboss Advantage, as well as awarding scholarships and awards across AUT and WelTec including best female technologist, Pacific and Maori awards and best overall technologist.

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Liz Hampton

IBM Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

Liz Hampton is IBM New Zealand's Social Responsibility lead, with expertise in business-community partnerships and a passion for education and the evolving future of work.

Liz works collaboratively with business, educational institutions and community organisations to deliver sustainable partnerships that address societal issues, and focus on workforce skills and organisational capability.

She is most known for bringing the IBM educational P-TECH programme to New Zealand, setting up a three way partnership between business, tertiary and high school. P-TECH, or Pathways in Technology is an innovative school model, integrating high school and tertiary coursework, alongside building work-ready skills for students. At the programme base is student mentoring, workplace visits and projects and work experience and internship opportunities.
In New Zealand, the P-TECH partnership includes Aorere College and Manurewa High School, IBM and the Warehouse Group, and Manukau Institute of Technology. The programme is underway with a Year 1 cohort of 43 Year 11 students.

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