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Canterbury Tech Cluster March 2017

Last updated: 27th February 2017

When: Tuesday 7th March 2017 from 5:30pm (presentations start at 6:00pm).
Venue:Vodafone Head Office, Tuam Street, Christchurch

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Outline of the evening:

5.30pm Networking, drinks and nibbles

6.00pm Canterbury Tech update, industry news, quick pitches

6.25pm Spit into 2 streams (technical and business)

7.00pm Networking and drinks until 7.30pm


 Technical Stream

Speaker: Tim Schurr,  Director of Product & Innovation at ARANZ Geo

Tim leads a product team of several Product Managers and Product Owners at AGL.  Tim loves to ski & tramp and at one point in his life moved home to New Zealand just to be close to our Southern Alps again.  A father of two girls, Tim plays in three different bands, and loves volunteering and all things “community”.  Tim has a real problem saying no.

Talk Title: Taking Geology to the cloud

Tim recounts the discoveries, pivots and lessons learnt as he and the team took ARANZ Geo’s latest 3D geosciences product from concept to reality.  This story is centred around the development of Leapfrog Central, told from the perspective of the Product Manager filling the gap between a rockstar dev team and a bunch of enthusiastic customers.

Business Stream

Speaker: Dr Maria A Pozza, Corporate Solicitor at Lane Neave
 Along with offering corporate and commercial law advice, Maria offers legal advice over Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones), Aviation law, Space Law, and other areas of Technology Law.

Talk Title: Drones and New Zealand Law

The presentation will provide an non-legalise (i.e. in plain English) overview of the law pertaining to drones in New Zealand,  We will consider Part 101 and 102 registrations. The business of operating and providing services through drones, is changing.  This presentation will also consider practical applications which operators might put in place in order to offer enhanced business safeguards.

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