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Clean and creative tech focus for Techweek 19

Aotearoa is synonymous with our clean green reputation, and this kaitiaki (care) extends to everything we do and create. Techweek19 is set to open on 20 May with a launch event featuring with keynote presentations and panel discussions by entrepreneurs and companies leading the way in Clean and Creative technology, with keynote speakers Aliesha Staples and Dr Sean Simpson announced today.

Staples VR founder Aliesha Staples will discuss how the creative sector is interconnected and the importance technology plays to ensures its continuation. Aliesha and a panel will also touch on how to ensure those under-represented in tech are involved in the development of the sector.

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of LanzaTech Dr Sean Simpson returns home to New Zealand for his keynote on Clean Tech, focusing on how innovation can assist us as we work to preserve New Zealand’s natural beauty and resources.

A short panel discussion will follow each keynote, with the keynote speakers joined by panelists:

Creative Tech: Bradley Scott (FaceMe), Maru Nihoniho (Metia Interactive), Tim Carr (Mindkits),

Clean Tech: Bill Currie (Powerhouse Wind), Imche Fourie (Level Two), Kosala Gunawardane (AUT), and Will Barker (Mint Innovation).

Techweek19 will be officially opened by Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Hon Dr Megan Woods. Tickets are free but must be booked at

Techweek Launch: Good for the World

20 May, 7-10:30am
ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey Street, Auckland

Bookings essential at:

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