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This article was published on 2 March 2017

An afternoon of outstanding international speakers, and networking opportunities for Callaghan Innovation customers.

Register now for Callaghan Connect

3 April 2017

Viaduct Events Centre

Event information

Our customers tell us that the connections and networks we help them build are a really valuable part of what we do for them. Callaghan Connect, our first customer event, will combine a range of international innovation keynote speakers with the opportunity to connect, network and exchange ideas with New Zealand’s most innovative companies.

Our objective is to create a stimulating and inspiring space and experience where we can bring our customers together to help ignite connections and spark collaborations all in one of Auckland’s most spectacular venues, the Viaduct Events Centre.  We also want you to know more about us and the comprehensive range of support we can offer to help with your innovation challenges and opportunities.

Tickets to this invitation-only event are for Callaghan Innovation customers and selected ambitious technology businesses. And the best news is that it is free!

The afternoon will kick off at 1.30pm with lunch and networking, and end with the 2017 C-Prize launch event.


Edith Yeung

Digital Strategy during Digital Disruption

Edith Yeung

Edith Yeung is a partner at global venture capital seed fund 500 Startups, which has invested in more than 1800 tech companies in more than 60 countries. She leads a microfund focused on investing in mobile apps, virtual and augmented reality, internet of things and consumer internet startups.

Before this, Edith was the Vice-President of Marketing & Business Development for Dolphin Browser: a mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. She also founded RightVentures, a seed stage investment firm focusing on mobile and consumer internet companies.

Peter Dingle

The Innovation Equation: Developing Products for the rising Asian Markets

Peter Dingle

Peter M Dingle is a new technology, customer focused, strategy developer and executor with nearly 20 years experience working with multi billion dollar brands in Asia. Peter has worked directly with 75 startups across Healthcare, FinTech and Smart City IoT, to accelerate growth and enable them to go on to raise upwards of USD$30M in seed rounds from Investors in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Phil McKinney

Networking for innovation

Phil McKinney

Phil is an award-winning innovator of technologies and products used by hundreds of millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. He worked as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for HP’s USD40B Personal Systems Group, and also founded and oversaw HP's Innovation Program Office. Since his retirement Phil has focussed on his award-winning blog, podcast “Killer Innovations”, written his first book and is CEO of CableLabs. Phil is also holding workshops on innovation leadership on 4 and 5 April.


1.30pm Kick off with lunch and networking
2.30pm Keynotes start
6.00pm C-Prize Launch Event