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Drones: Interview for Platoon Magazine

For the mobility-focused issue of Platoon Magazine I was interviewed about ARIA and our vision for a Roadless Economy.

2017: Innovation Nation Grand Challenge

The Innovation Nation Grand Challenge is an open call for New Zealanders to tackle the most pressing challenges in their communities. It’s goal is to catalyze ideas and innovations into inventions, thus building 
 in-country capabilities, next-generation industries and national resilience.

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)…

Volunteer: Makerhood

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.

Participant: Global Service Design Jam 2016

In March 2016, I participated in the Global Service Design Jam. Our team developed a unique service to reduce the water usage in cities through an IoT approach in faucets.

Building a talking forest with next-generation sensors at NatureHack Hackathon in New Zealand

In November 2015, I participated in the NatureHack hackathon which happened after a successful business introduction to New Zealand of Swedish provider Confetti and Sqore to enable the C Prize UAV competition also in 2015.

Fellowship Participant: Inaugural MIT SOLVE 2015

In October 2015, I was invited with a fellowship to participate in the inaugural SOLVE Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Trip: Synthetic Biology at iGEM 2015

In September 2016, I attended the iGEM 2015 conference to learn more about the field of Synthetic Biology and how youth are developing a new wave of citizen science projects, new digital workflows for pioneering research and civic engagement.

Participant: Business Innovation Factory 2015 Summit

In September 2015, I was invited by Saul Kaplan to the BIF2015 Summit.

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…

Semi Permanent 2015

In July 2015, I attended Semi Permanent for the first time. This is a gathering of Designers and Marketing professionals.

Design Strategy Consulting for UNITEC

Between March and July 2015, I worked as a Design Education Consultant for UNITEC in one of their internal strategy projects for blended learning capability and how to communicate it with the wider faculty and staff.

Design Strategy work for NeSI

From July to September 2015, I am working with New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) as a Design Strategy Consultant for their Capability Development Strategy for Researcher Digital Literacy.

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.

Drones: Enabling the C Prize Competition

In 2014, I assisted in the development of strategic business relationship with Swedish provider Sqore to enable the innovation competition to take place in 2015.

Speaker: AUT COLAB on Drones

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

Participant: Global Service Design Jam 2015

People who are interested in service design and using design-based approaches to problem solving and creativity will meet all over the globe.

Drones: Building a Roadless Economy

  I was invited to share my impressions with Idealog about the 2015 RPAS Symposium in Masterton, New Zealand. New Zealand’s progressive airspace governance puts it in a…

Kiwi Foo 2015

In February 2015, I was invited to attend Kiwi FOO 2015 ! Kiwi Foo Camp is a private gathering of around 150 people from New Zealand, Australia, and the…