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TechWeek event showcases Virtual Reality

Special TechWeek event on building businesses and showcasing Virtual Reality

Photo: TechCafé using Virtual Reality set-up that will be at the event in Rotorua on Wednesday 10 May.

For immediate release: 9 May 2015

Rotorua X with TechCafé is hosting a special networking function onWednesday 10 May as part of TechWeek NZ. The event is all about building businesses across New Zealand with Technology, setting up NZ’s first High School eSports League and showcasing virtual reality.

TechWeek is a nationwide event with more than 100 events around the country to amplify inspiring technology, innovation and design thinking that’s thriving across New Zealand.

TechCafé is an IT services company focused on leveraging the best technology solutions to transform businesses, grow New Zealand’s technology sector and create career pathways for students and graduates in the industry.

Darren McGarvie Chair of Rotorua X says they have an impressive panel of speakers lined up to share how they support and upskill New Zealand businesses while helping students and graduates into the technology sector.

“It’s so important that businesses utilise the vast array of technological solutions to improve productivity, streamline operations and overall make life easier.”

“We encourage all businesses owners and professionals to come along to this TechWeek networking event to hear about some of the options available as well as the exciting things that are happening in the technology space,” he said.

“Each member of the panel will have a few minutes to introduce themselves then we will open it up for questions. This will be a dynamic and interactive session,” McGarvie said.

Matt Dawson, National Manager at TechCafé said he excited to bring two Virtual Reality systems for everyone to try.
"The Virtual Reality (VR) experience with our custom designed packages will blow your mind and absolutely must be tried.”

“Forget about taping your phone to your head, the setups we will have on the night offer a full immersion experience. You will feel and believe you are in a completely different world. This is the most exciting latest technology experience I've had and can't think of what comes close to this," he said.

TechWeek with TechCafé is on Wednesday 10 May from 5.30pm at Third Place Café. To find out more or RSVP go to To see all the events that are on for Techweek visit

About Rotorua X
• Rotorua X is a not for profit with the purpose to inspire, educate and connect Rotorua businesses and social enterprises. Our mission is to improve the leadership and collaboration of the business community driving sustained economic growth and well-being of the Rotorua District.
• Governed by a board of trustees of local business people that are passionate about Rotorua, revitalising our CBD and helping businesses and social enterprises launch and grow.
• To find out more about Rotorua X go to

Event panel
Jay Bocock – General Manager TechCafé
Technology is rapidly changing. Jay will share TechCafé plans to ensure NZ businesses stay up to date with the latest offerings and their plans to have eight super locations in the North Island - Gisborne, Hamilton, Hastings, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Rotorua and Tauranga.

Matt Dawson – National Manager TechCafé
With operations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Matt will share TechCafé’s latest move into the regions with opening a site in Rotorua. He will talk about what this means for Rotorua businesses and how they deliver technology solutions that can reduce overheads and increase productivity.

Duane Mutu – Director
Gaming is the gateway to get kids into technology. Duane will talk about setting up NZ’s first secondary school e-sports competition and how it helps encourage youth into the technology sector.

Jonathan Jansen – Country Manager Xcerio
Partnering with the world’s leading software vendors, such as Microsoft, Adobe, HP Jonathan will share Xcerio’s training, software packages and internationally recognised certifications. Ideal for people and businesses that want to upskill to drive productivity, performance and results.

Darren McGarvie – Founder & Chief Coach Firestation
Darren will MC the panel discussion and will talk through the importance of utilising technology to grow your business.


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