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TWTV: Kia ora and welcome to day 1

The official kick-off to TechWeek TV. With an introduction to the day's themes and what can be expected during the week.

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TWTV: Kia ora and welcome to day 1

Date and time:

Mon 16 May 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Virtual

Nationwide (more than one region)

Free

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TWTV: Kia ora and welcome to day 1

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David Downs, will officially kick-off TechWeek TV. With an introduction to the day's themes - global impact and leaders and innovation - and what can be expected during the week.

  • This year, the Techweek TV sessions have been segmented into the Techweek22 themes.
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Speakers

TWTV: The Hi-Tech foundation and the upcoming awards

David Downs

Chief Executive Officer, NZ Story Group

David Downs is a business leader, public servant, consultant, board director, speaker – and genetically modified organism. David is now CEO of The New Zealand Story, an ambitious government-funded organisation marketing New Zealand to the world.

Previously David was a General Manager at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) for 10 years, working with the Technology sector to help fast growing tech companies grow internationally. David has held various roles at NZTE, in the Services, Customer and Corporate Services teams, and led a cross-government project for the MBIE to help grow the Agritech sector.

David spent 13 years at Microsoft, in New Zealand and as regional director for South East Asia, and he has set up and run successful businesses of his own. David is a published author on New Zealand Innovation, with two highly successful books – ‘No.8 Re-wired’, and ‘No.8 Recharged’.

He’s an ex-comedian, TV and Radio actor, semi-finalist for New Zealander of the Year, and a genetically modified organism who documented his battle with cancer in his book A Mild Touch of the Cancer.

David continues to act as a consultant for government and industry, as well as a director on a number of boards, including as chairman of The Icehouse, the Hi-Tech Trust and the Well Foundation.