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The Future is Closer than you Think!

Future-Oriented Talks, Panel Discussion, Networking Sessions, Activities, Food and More

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Date and time:

Tue 17 May 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In person


Unitec, Te Puna Building 180,, 139 Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Auckland

Ground Floor, Te Puna Building 180, Unitec Mount A


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The Future is Closer than you Think!

We would like to invite you to the Unitec/MIT/ITPNZ combined Techweek Event.

You will hear Technology insights about our future at work and in the community. We will discuss how the education system is changing to meet the needs of future citizens.

During the event we will have:

- Three amazing speeches

- Panel discussion

- Heaps of networking

- Free refreshments and drinks

Direction to Carpark:

The parking is best accessible from Entry 4 (Gate 4) at the Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Auckland (Refer to the map). When you entered the campus, please follow carpark signage to the Southern carpark. (Example attached – Techweek 2022 Parking Straight)

Direction to Venue:

From Southern carpark follow venue signage to the venue at Te Puna, Building 180, Events Kitchen. (Example attached – Techweek 2022 Venue Straight)

COVID Restrictions:

Please do not attend the session if you feel unwell, are self-isolating or have recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Thank you!


1 MC Don Photo v2

Don McNamee

Head of School of Business and Digital Technologies (Manukau)

2 Welcome Speech Gus Gilmore Photo v2

Gerard (Gus) Gilmore

Chief Executive Officer at Unitec and MIT

5 Victoria Photo

Victoria MacLennan

Chief Executive Officer at IT Professionals New Zealand

4 Speaker2 Steven Photo v2

Steven Renata

Māori-prenuer and Managing Director at Kiwa Digital

3 speaker1 vanessa2

Vanessa Sorenson

Managing Director at Microsoft NZ

Vanessa Byrnes2

Vanessa Byrnes

Head of School of Creative Industries (Unitec)


Registration and Networking

Opening by Don McNamee

Welcome speech by Gerard (Gus) Gilmore

First Speech by Victoria MacLennan

Second Speech by Steven Renata

Third Speech by Vanessa Sorenson

Break, Food, Drink and Networking

Panel discussion and Q&A moderate by Vanessa Byrnes

Closing and Networking


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