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Thursday, October 11
 

08:00

Registration
Thursday October 11, 2018 08:00 - 09:00
(1) Atrium

09:00

09:20

Keynote: The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the rapidly growing network of connected devices. Using embedded sensors to collect and exchange data, everything from vehicles, traffic lights, home appliances and medical devices can be connected. The IoT is impacting the way consumers, businesses and governments interact with the world. Think smart cities, smart homes, wearable tech and autonomous vehicles.

Speakers & Facilitators
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Patrick Cheffins

Business Smart Solutions, Spark Digital Services, Spark
Patrick has spent the last 12 years working in technology, business strategy and IT services, first in the UK and then in Auckland. He joined Spark 7 years ago, and today works in an agile squad that is commercialising IoT solutions running over Spark's wireless networks. IoT is a... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 09:20 - 09:55
(2) CB 1 & 2

10:00

(Discussion A) The Impact of Technology on Education in an Isolated Region
The questions and prompts below are just to get you thinking, rather than being a prescriptive list of topics.
 
Current Situation
  • Thinking about your current situation (either as a teacher, parent, member of the community) what/how is technology being used to support learning?
    • Consider what technology is in classrooms
    • greatest accomplishment
    • something you saw that impressed you
  • Thinking back to the first steps you made outside your comfort zone in using technology for education;
    • What was the key driver in your first steps?
    • What inspired you, what/who supported you, what did you do?
  • What are the things that are creating barriers to effective use of technology for education?
    • Think about issues unique to the West Coast, your own experience, issues that may have been resolved for you but still exist for others,
    • Are these barriers systematic, people, financial, technical?

Future Situation                             
  • If you could wave a magic wand what would your situation look like?
    • Think about the technology available, the support given, the opportunities or experiences
  • How will/could technology change education on the West Coast for the better
    • Thinking realistically what could be different in 5 years, 10 years, what is the change in educational outcomes, students skills, opportunities?
    • What would make things better for you, quick wins, longer term projects


Speakers & Facilitators
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Vikki Roadley

Tai Poutini Polytechnic
Vikki Roadley has spent the last 20 years in the tertiary education sector, in teaching and management roles.  Prior to joining Tai Poutini Polytechnic she has worked at AUT, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Aoraki Polytechnic and Ara Institute of Canterbury.  She is passionate... Read More →
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Jessica WIlkes

Teacher, Business Studies & Digital Technology, Pathways Department, Buller High School
Jessica is a current high school teacher at Buller High, teaching Digital Technology, Math and Business Studies. She founded the BHS Robotics Club and Westport Tech Club, which includes code club, Junior Robotics and Evolocity. She has taken a robotics team to represent NZ this year... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
(3) Conference Room

10:00

(Discussion B) Rural Connectivity
An update on the West Coast infrastructure roll out. What is it? Where is it going? Will we still have some gaps? What will it mean for our rural communities?

Speakers & Facilitators
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Brendon Burns

Creative Development Solutions
Brendon moved to Marlborough 21 years ago after a career as a political journalist to become anaward-winning Editor of The Marlborough Express. From 2002 to 2005 Brendon managed acommunications unit in the Prime Minister's Office. In 2008, he became MP for Christchurch Central and... Read More →
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Dayal Phillips

Creative Development Solutions
Dayal, who is based in Christchurch, has wide ranging experience, working in NZ and internationally.  He has deep knowledge of the technologies used in the energy, commercial, health, local government, telecommunications and information technology sectors, having led and delivered... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
(2) CB 1 & 2

11:00

Morning Tea
Thursday October 11, 2018 11:00 - 11:25
(1) Atrium

11:30

(Discussion A) Beyond Bricks and Mortar
See how some small Kiwi businesses are utilising simple digital tools to transform how they operate. We’ll use real life Kiwi business case studies to illustrate how you could save time, reduce your workload and make running your small business easier. Plenty of time for questions and discussion too.  (Bring your laptop, tablet or smart phone)

Speakers & Facilitators
AB

Alice Bernard

Digital Economy Team, MBIE
RH

Richard Holstein

Digital Journey
Richard is a digital coach, trainer and project manager with Digital Journey where he is currently working on projects in the cyber security, and rural broadband connectivity areas. Digital Journey is a social enterprise, whose purpose is to improve the productivity and performance... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30 - 12:30
(3) Conference Room

11:30

(Discussion B) Building Community Resilience through Technology
Resilience is a hot topic - especially for rural communities. How can digital technology improve our resilience?  

Speakers & Facilitators
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Jo Paterson

Natural Hazards Analyst, Civil Defence
Jo Paterson is a proud 5th generation West Coaster. Straight out of Westland High School she studied biology, chemistry, and environmental science at the University of Canterbury but soon realised her love for earth's processes while she took a break to work as a Glacier Guide on... Read More →
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Renee Rooney

Development West Coast & Inchbonnie Farms
Renee was newly elected to DWC in 2016 for the Grey District. Renee is a West Coaster by birth, a mum to three school age children, and a dairy farm business owner with her husband.Renee is actively involved in her local community, and also holds a variety of roles at both regional... Read More →
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Tony Wright

GM Shareholder Services, Westland Milk Products
Tony has been employed at Westland Milk since February 2015 in the position of GM Shareholder Services. Prior to that he was in a Regional Manager role in a similar part of Fonterra looking after the South Island and parts of the Lower North Island. Before that Tony  has had  a... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30 - 12:30
(2) CB 1 & 2

12:30

Lunch
Thursday October 11, 2018 12:30 - 13:25
(1) Atrium

13:30

(Discussion A) Website DIY
Whether you’re a business, community organisation, club or any other type of organisation, you’ll need an effective website. These days, that doesn’t have to mean lots of money. There are a range of cost effective and easy to use tools to help create your own website that works. Come along and look at the options. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of different website building tools and look at how you can get started. (Bring your laptop, tablet or smart phone)

Speakers & Facilitators
AB

Alice Bernard

Digital Economy Team, MBIE
RH

Richard Holstein

Digital Journey
Richard is a digital coach, trainer and project manager with Digital Journey where he is currently working on projects in the cyber security, and rural broadband connectivity areas. Digital Journey is a social enterprise, whose purpose is to improve the productivity and performance... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 13:30 - 14:30
(3) Conference Room

13:30

(Discussion B) Consumption, Addiction, & Safety on the Internet
How do we support and encourage people to be safe? How can we inform and grow groups of helpers?

Speakers & Facilitators
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Adele Reweti

West Coast PHO
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Nicola Searle

West Coast PHO
Nicki is a general counselling practitioner and facilitator. She has been working with individuals, couples and families, and has been a member of the NZ Association of Counsellors since 2000. Nicki has trained in and uses a variety of therapy models, including ACT, CBT and BIC, which... Read More →
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Shelley Taylor

Open Energy


Thursday October 11, 2018 13:30 - 14:30
(2) CB 1 & 2

14:30

Afternoon Tea
Thursday October 11, 2018 14:30 - 14:55
(1) Atrium

15:00

(Discussion A) Let's Boost Our Region Using Social Media
We have had Boost your Town with Facebook's Steve Adam. We've got the Coasters Club, Council Facebook pages, events pages, Tourism West Coast's Instagram feed …. How do we make all of this work for the benefit of the region?

Speakers & Facilitators
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Steve Adams

Facebook
Steve Adams is the founder of Socialize, a digital agency in Auckland. In 2015 he launched AboutUs, working with Councils around New Zealand to help local business communities get online and build their online presence using social media.In 2018 he delivered the #BoostYourTown campaign... Read More →
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Samantha Beneke

Tourism West Coast
Sam has 10 years of experience working in the digital media industry for companies including Auckland Transport, Timaru District Council, Saltwater GIRL Magazine, The radio station, and The Rock radio station. She has been an online editor and a social media advisor, and is now Marketing... Read More →
AR

Aaron Rees

Events Manager, Development West Coast
Aaron Rees is the Events Manager at Development West Coast. He has extensive marketing and digital marketing experience from running a business in India for six years. He is interested in helping West Coast businesses work together to reach wider markets through digital technolog... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 15:00 - 16:00
(3) Conference Room

15:00

(Discussion B) Computer Security
Join a discussion on the current cyber threats that affect organisations in the South Island and share some simple tips for how organisations can mitigate the risks to their operations.

Speakers & Facilitators
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Ben Creet

Policy Manager, InternetNZ
Ben Creet is InternetNZ’s policy manager and one of New Zealand’s leading technology policy specialists. He leads a team of policy professionals who work for an Internet that is secure, open, and for all New Zealanders.Ben is a policy analyst, cyber-security professional and technology... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 15:00 - 16:00
(2) CB 1 & 2

16:00

Panel: How will Blockchain Transform the Digital Economy?
Blockchain is widely considered to be a once in a generation revolutionary technology because of its ability to digitise, decentralise, secure and incentivise the validation of transactions. Most people know it because of the initial use case crytocurrencies (including Bitcoin); however, it has since evolved into so much more. This widely applicable technology is set to massively impact our financial systems, digital identity, our governments, supply chain management and automation. A wide range of industries are evaluating Blockchain to determine assess whether this technology will radically impact business in the same way that the internet has. Join the EPICWestport Blockchain Hub and our panel of speakers to discuss how blockchain technology works, discover what virtual currencies, smart contracts and distributed ledgers are, how this technology will impact our lives and how we are addressing this opportunity on the West Coast.

Speakers & Facilitators
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Julian Brown

Blockchain Hub Director, EPIC Westport
Julian Brown is the Director of the NEM innovation hub in EPIC Westport. He is responsible for driving innovation in the Blockchain space and is in charge of the cryptocurrency mining operation. In a previous life, Julian was the Infrastructure and Architecture manager for Prudential... Read More →
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Tash Dellaca

Co-Founder & CEO, EPIC Westport
Natasha Barnes Dellaca is a founder of the EPIC Westport innovation hub. Natasha previously held research and design roles at CerebralFix and the Disarmament and Security Centre. Before working in the startup/ICT space, Natasha worked for governmental and non-government organisations... Read More →
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Ryan Jenkins

Lead Developer, EPIC Westport
Ryan Jenkins is the lead developer for EPIC Westport having moved across from CerebralFix. He has 8 years experience in the gaming and software development industry, including turning trampolines into gaming control panels, programming robots to work with children on the autism spectrum... Read More →
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Ray Long

Head of Games, Game Fix
Raymond Long is the Head of Games at Lootwinner/GameFix and creates games out of the Epic Westport Innovation Hub. Raymond designs and produces games and applications for multiple platforms. Previous to Lootwinner/GameFix Raymond worked for such companies as GameShow Network, PlayFirst... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 16:00 - 16:55
(2) CB 1 & 2

17:00

17:30

Networking Nibbles & Drinks
Thursday October 11, 2018 17:30 - 18:30
(1) Atrium