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Race to the Future

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This article was published on 14 August 2018

Engage with international leaders and experts who are shaping the future of innovation.

When
31 August 2018
Where
PowerSmart HQ, 18 Tukorako Drive, Tauranga
Website
Register online

About Race to the Future

In collaboration with Groundswell Festival of Innovation and PowerSmart Solar, we invite you to attend Race to the Future, part of the Groundswell Festival of Innovation. 

Engage with international leaders and experts who are shaping the future of innovation - for a full day, or in a half day seminar or workshop. 

In the morning seminar, speakers from Tesla, PowerSmart and Vector will showcase innovations that are changing the cleantech industry.

The afternoon workshop will reflect on the learnings from the morning seminar, and help you understand how combining emerging technology with innovative thinking can equal success for you and your business. 

Event details

When: Friday 31 August
Venue: PowerSmart HQ,18 Tukorako Drive, Tauranga

Full day workshop 9.00am -16.00pm. Cost: $75.00
Morning seminar 9.00am - 12.00pm Cost: $50.00
Afternoon workshop 1.00pm - 4.00pm Cost: $50.00

Race to the future

Programme

Morning Seminar: Giga-factories, flying cars, and smart poles 

Speakers from Tesla, PowerSmart and Vector will showcase innovations that are changing the cleantech industry.

Speakers & topics:

  • Cleve Schupp – Senior Marketing and Channel Manager, Tesla APAC
    Cleve will give an overview of the whole Tesla environment including cars, solar, batteries, gigafactory and production.  
  • Rogier Simons – Managing Director, PowerSmart
    How solar, batteries, peer to peer trading, EV cars, and self-driving cars will change how we live. 
  • Paul Davidson - CFO, Tauranga City Council
    Solving urban transport issues one business at a time.
  • Christiano Marantes – Head of Engineering, Vector Smartpole
    How the power pole of the future looks today. 
  • Marie-Eve Bacon – Emerging Technologies, Vector
    Systems of Systems for large companies and utilities.


Afternoon Callaghan Innovation Workshop: New Value Through Emerging Technology

Understand how emerging technology and innovative thinking can accelerate success for your business.

In the afternoon, Race to the Future will explore emerging technologies that are shaping the future, and how you could apply them to create innovative products and services. 

This quickfire hands-on workshop will be led by the Future Insights team at Callaghan Innovation and will focus on technology platforms such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Industry 4.0, Robotics, Biotechnology and Smart Materials.

Register online now