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IoT Waikato Tech December Meetup

The IoT Waikato Tech meetup is a group for innovators, thought leaders and organisations interested in developing the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technology in the Waikato.

An opportunity to get together, share, collaborate, contribute and co-create, or just come along and find out what is happening with the IoT and other digital technology and what it means or could mean for the Waikato.

When: Wednesday 12 December. 12-2pm
Where: Events Room 1, Gallagher Hub, Wintec City Campus
Register: Register here (this is a free event).

The Meetup will commence with nibbles and networking from 12pm before formalities kick off at 12.45pm.


CultivateIT - launch of the Digital Waikato 2025 strategy
CultivateIT is an association created for the Waikato tech sector by people within the Waikato tech sector and exists to:
  • nurture technology talent within the Waikato
  • maximize business opportunities for member organisations
  • advance the Waikato as a regional technology powerhouse
In collaboration with Te Waka - Waikato's economic development agency and a digital stakeholder group made up of representatives from around the region we have developed the Digital Waikato 2025 strategy and will be providing more information about the portfolio of work around Digital and ICT included in the recently launched economic development programme.

Hamilton City Council - smart cities initiative update
Smart Cities leverage innovation, technology and insight to serve the community. They are built around the community and are designed to make cities more liveable, optimise resources and create sustainable economic growth.

The Smart Hamilton approach aims to achieve the following three community outcomes: a great river city, a city that embraces growth and a Council that is best in business.

The Council will provide an update on the programme and also talk about how the Waikato councils are working together to build a regional portal for open data to simplify access for consumers.

Kiwi Orbitals on trends in the aerospace industry
Cameron Brown, founder and CEO of Kiwi Orbitals, an aspiring startup in the aerospace industry, will speak about some of the current trends taking shape in the aerospace industry, what trends he sees forming in the near future, and how these trends relate to Kiwi Orbitals.

IoT Waikato is a Wintec initiative and is supported by Design Factory NZ, Waikato Innovation Park, Pepper Creative and CultivateIT.