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Emerging technology trends in 2021

Ben Reid will share an overview of new technologies emerging internationally, plus some innovations, trends and issues relevant to Aotearoa.

This event does not require registration.

Monday 24 May
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Gore District Memorial RSA, Function Room,
12 Bowler Avenue, Gore, New Zealand
Free event
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What's it all about?

Great South is pleased to bring Ben Reid to Southland to talk to the business community about what's on the horizon, and to share his insights into trends and issues relevant to Aotearoa. Don't miss this opportunity to join us for lunch and hear Ben's insightful and thought-provoking presentation. To register, please email Mark McCann, Closing the Gaps Coordinator, Gore District Council,, 021 327 611.

Ben Reid is one of Aotearoa New Zealand's leading experts in emerging technologies and their relevance to our future economy and society. Ben is the author of the popular weekly Memia newsletter, covering leading edge technology developments and global change with a particular focus on the impacts for Aotearoa. From 2017-2019 he was the founding Executive Director of the AI Forum of New Zealand, a national association focused on growing New Zealand’s AI ecosystem and advancing AI policy. Ben is also a Beachheads Advisor at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, working with New Zealand exporters to grow digital capability, and a Director of Canterbury Angel Investors Inc., the Canterbury region's early stage investor network.

This event is brought to you by Great South, Southland Regional Development Agency.


You should be present for the whole duration of this event.


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Ben Reid

Director, Memia

Ben is an experienced speaker and a trusted strategic technology advisor to senior leadership teams throughout New Zealand and Australia. He brings over 25 years' experience in software, digital transformation and strategic business consulting into his insightful and thought-provoking presentations.

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