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Closing Keynote Speaker: PRINZ 2017

I was the Closing Keynote Speaker for PRINZ 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Speaker: Newkind Festival in Tasmania

Along with the Tactile Education team, we will share the journey of building new educational experiences through accesible technologies.

Community Volunteering: MESHED

I am involved in the development of the MESHED collaborative to support resillient communities in Auckland through neighborhood activations of MakerHood.

Speaker: User Experience Auckland Group

In August 2016, I gave a talk at the User Experience Auckland Group about the Tactile Astronomy Project.

Speaker: PLATOON Mexico

En Julio de 2016 dí una plática en PLATOON Ciudad de México con la temática de El Futuro Del Trabajo.

August 2016: Startup Mentor for Te Mahuki @ Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

I am a Mentor for the inaugural cohort of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa’s Te Mahuki program from August to December 2016.

June 2016: Strategy & Consulting – Future Of Work by NZ Labour Party

In June 2016, I participated in the Labour Party Future Of Work Commission session on the implications for the ICT sector -and related sectors- in knowledge-intensive manufacturing and services industries.

Speaker: Future of Design at Unitec

  My talk was centered on how Generative Design is changing how we see and value Design. The presentation was divided in four areas: (1) background in exponential technologies, (2)…

Speaker: Future of Transport at IPENZ 2016

My talk was centered on how Transportation will be impacted by other trends that are happening worldwide and how we should be preparing for this accelerating future.

Interview Podcast: Empathy & Genetic Makerspaces

In March 2016, I was interviewed for the Point Of Learning Podcast by Network For Learning (N4L) New Zealand on Synthetic Biology, Makerspaces… and the role of mentorship.

Speaker: Future of Learning at Blended Learning & Technologies Forum

This presentation was an introduction to exponential technologies for an audience of designers and developers of workforce training materials.

Event Designer & Facilitator: Innovation 2030 for Labour Party

I was asked to design, develop and deliver a facilitated all-day workshop to bring together a group of industry, science and academic leaders

Speaker: Capital Raising for the Roadless Economy.

As a 3-part workshop engagement with the Innovation Liberation Front, I helped co-facilitate a specific session on raising capital for UAV startups.

The session focused on IP creation, protection, understanding how a startup works and how it works in the context of UAVs and New Zealand regulations.

Speaker: Hapori Hangarau [Network Society] at NetHui 2015

    I had the opportunity to co-present Network Society on Day Zero of NetHui 2015 on 08 July. This presentation was done in Te Reo Māori and…

Design Strategy: UAV’s & Disruptive Innovation.

I partnered with The Innovation Liberation Front on a 3-part workshop to help jumpstart the New Zealand Roadless Economy. My talk focused on giving an understanding of the field, what the trends are and what potential applications exist with the current technology horizons.

Speaker: AUT COLAB on Drones

In March 2015, I spoke at AUT COLAB about the emergence of the New Zealand Roadless Economy.

X PRIZE Think Tank Auckland Speaker

2014 Continuous Improvement Forum Speaker

I was invited to speak at the 2014 CI Forum in Auckland. I shared my insights on designing corporate training of CI Tools.

Speaker & Mentor: LifeHack LABS 2014

  During August and September 2014, I will be part of the 2014 Mentors for LifeHack LABS in Wellington, New Zealand. Lifehack Labs 2014 is 5 week design-led bootcamp…

JCI Auckland Guest Speaker

I’ve been invited to speak at the June meeting of the Auckland Chapter of Junior Chamber International (JCI).

IBM Watson

In June 2013, I was invited by IBM to be part of a panel for applications of IBM Watson in Australasia.

AMP Amplify Festival 2013

The first week of June 2013, I had the honor of traveling to Sydney, Australia for the AMP Amplify Ideas Festival.

The internal event at AMP focuses on bringing innovation and insights into the latest global trends in finance, markets and thought leadership.

Falling Walls Conference

I participated in the Falling Walls Lab 2011 and presented MATTERNET as part of the 2011 Falling Walls Conference in Berlin, Germany.

Autodesk IDEAS

I participated in Autodesk’s IDEAS, an exclusive gathering of thought leaders for the purpose of exploring design—as a systematic approach to problem-solving and innovation, encompassing form, function, and performance—and its impact on corporate and societal success.