8.00amRegistrations & Networking
9.00am Welcome
9.20amOpening Address
9.40amOpening Keynote Speaker | Sponsored by Jade Software
Rich Mironov, Mironov Consulting
Product Waste and How Product Management Adds Value.
10.35amThe Economic Environment

Stream 1: Tiffany Bloomquist, AWS
Leveraging tech to thrive in the current environment. Hear innovative customer stories and tips for how local businesses and employees can grow, scale, innovate, and thrive in today’s current economic environment.
Stream 2: Luke Thomas, Comrad Medical Systems
Why we teach our workforce to hack, phish and steal cookies.
Stream 3: Brett O'Donnell, Webtools
Mistakes to avoid when selling your business.
From start-up to exit: Hear first-hand the experience of selling a successful tech company – tips for how to prepare, what to expect, and pitfalls to avoid.
11.05amUnicorn Ultra (U2U) Foundation Morning Tea & Networking
11.50amThe Tech Workforce & Scaling Up

Stream 1: Janine Grainger, Easy Crypto
Mastering the art of the digital workplace: Real world lessons, failures and successes to help you short cut your way to a thriving work culture in a remote and digital age.
Stream 2: Brad Parker, BNC Advisory (formerly of Yahoo!, Cisco Webex, Salesforce and Google)
The challenges of what really happens on a day-to-day basis inside the technology delivery mechanisms of these firms; the companies upon whom you rely on to deliver your entertainment, and more importantly, your product and services to the world.
Stream 3: Deanna Anderson, Energy Academy
Avatars for capability development - How gaming methodologies could help grow our talent pool.
12.30pmPreparing for the Future & Tech for Good

Stream 1: Ben Reid, Memia
Fast Forward Aotearoa: How emerging technology is defining the future of New Zealand... and what we can do about it.
Stream 2: Nina Oberg Humphries, Tagata Moana Trust
Mo Mai Moana - Engaging Pacific communities in the technology sector, investing in the Future of Tech.
Stream 3: Dr Karaitiana Taiuru, Taiuru & Associates Ltd
Assessing ethical and social implications over AI inventorship via a Te Tiriti lens.
1.00pmDatacom Lunch & Networking
2.00pmAdapting to the Age of AI: Perspectives from Canterbury Businesses

Andy Masters, Onside

The AI Advantage – Build your product faster with a Virtual Tech Team.
Michelle Shirtcliffe, Publica
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should - An AI in the workplace case study.
David Carter, Stratos Technology Partners
From theory to practice: solving a real-world challenge with AI.
2.55pmInspiring Voices

Stream 1: Cris D. Tran, Unicorn Ultra (U2U) Foundation | Sponsored by the Asia New Zealand Foundation
Asymmetric Competition in the Digital Age, from an Asian perspective and actionable insights for New Zealand.
Stream 2: Brendon Muschamp, Loom
Migrating 1 million customers without breaking it - a walk through of Loom's chosen strategy for migrating their Chrome extension to a new recording technology.
Stream 3: Elle Archer, Te Matarau (The Māori Tech Association)
Converging Ecosystems – Tech’s role in unity #tech4kotahitanga. Exploring technology’s role in bringing people and shared outcome together.
3.25pmEagle Technology Afternoon Tea & Networking
4.10pmClosing Keynote Speaker Vaughan Fergusson, Founder, Vend
The weird path to success - and what we can do to embrace it, to help others.
5.00pmWrap Up / Key Findings: MC's Pip Loader, Melissa Baer & Daniel Harte
5.15pm Closing Remarks: Canterbury Tech
5.30pmEnable Networking Drinks & Nibbles
6.30pmEvent Finishes