IoT Waikato Tech Meetup
The IoT Waikato Tech meetup is an event 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, and find out what is happening with the IoT and other digital technology around the region, NZ and the world, and what it means or could mean for the Waikato.
The November Meetup is our last event for the year and as such will include an opportunity to view research, project and placement posters from IT students and staff at Wintec, University of Waikato and Vision College.
We are going to take this opportunity to celebrate the Waikato and wider NZ technology sectors, including an update on progress from CultivateIT, and we have a special treat in store for attendees who enjoy a good cup of coffee!
We will be hearing from –
- Graeme Muller (NZTech) – Graeme is the CEO at NZTech. NZTech is the voice of the New Zealand technology ecosystem with a simple – more prosperity for New Zealand through better use of technology.
- Greg Shanahan (TIN) – Greg is the Founder and Managing Director at the Technology Investment Network (TIN), the leading independent source of information on New Zealand’s technology sector. TIN has been taking the pulse of NZ’s technology exporters for nearly 20 years, with a simple mission: to help facilitate the growth of the technology sector in New Zealand.
- Jason Catchpole (UneeQ) – Jason Catchpole is Lead Scientist, based in Hamilton, at UneeQ (formerly FaceMe), the global standard for digital humans, enabling the best creative minds to design and build amazing experiences that improve human life. Jason will introduce us to the world’s first digital human barista, a collaboration between UneeQ and fellow tech companies Jade Software and Ambit. The collaborators set themselves a challenge: creating a digital human who can take a coffee order through natural conversation and make it on the spot…in just two weeks!
One fortnight, a hacked De’Longhi machine and a lot of lattes later, UneeQ, Jade and Ambit had created the first digital human barista anywhere in the world.