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Futureproof your business by taking advantage of technology change and convergence

12.00 noon - 2.00pm Thursday 12 October 2017
Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Street, Gisborne

Technology is changing our world and creating new jobs, businesses and whole industries. Increasingly, these technologies are converging and creating new possibilities. New Zealand businesses can thrive by taking advantages of these changes, or they can become obsolete.

In partnership with Activate Tairawhiti, join Callaghan Innovation's technology experts on Thursday 12 October in Gisborne, to gain insight into:

  • Big data
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • The internet of things
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Advanced materials
  • Biotechnology.

We’ll look at how these technology areas are converging, how other businesses are using them to succeed and how yours can get ahead of the curve by incorporating these technologies into your product development.

You’ll also get to try some tools for thinking about how technologies can create opportunities and solve issues for your business.

Connections are crucial for innovation success, so you have the chance to build some during networking before and after the event. A light lunch will be served. 
We will also be showcasing a collaborative robot which is currently being trialled in Gisborne and hearing local business Pultron Composites' innovation story.
Finally, we’d like to hear from you – please email Tane Aikman to let us know what your challenges are and what technology questions you’d like answered.

Event details

Thursday 12 October 2017
12.00 noon - 2.00pm

Turanganui Room
Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Road