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Community Volunteering: MESHED

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

Semi Permanent 2016

In August 2016, Google New Zealand sponsored my attendance to Semi-Permanent. SP is a global creative and design thinking platform.

New Affiliation: Astronomers Without Borders

In August 2016, I joined Astronomers Without Borders as part of the development of Tactile Education and Tactile Astronomy.

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.

The New Zealand Roadless Economy

Drones – #SMCAKL Speaker: The NZ Roadless Economy

In July 2016, I was invited to be a guest speaker and panelist for the Social Media Club Auckland meet-up on Drones.

Hyperloop New Zealand

I am part of the New Zealand Hyperloop team. We are developing a proposal to reimagine the movement of matter across the nation.

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.

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…