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Keynote Talk: “Creation, Creativity & Crowdfunding” | Blended Learning and Technologies Forum 2019

In May 2019, I hosted the quarterly meeting of e-Learning practitioners across New Zealand at the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA Northern). During the 3-part event had a…

Panel Moderator: Digi_X 2019

I was asked by the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA Northern) to lead and moderate a panel for their 2019 Digi_X Digital Decisions event as part of New…

Talk: “The Singularity is Diversity” for EMA’s Digi_X & TechWeek NZ ’19

In May 2019, I gave a talk at Digi_X Digital Decisions 2019. The event was organized by The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA Northern) and it took place…

Talk: “The Age of Smiths” at Telco & Digital Service Futures Conference by Competenz

In March 2019, I was invited to be a speaker for the Telco & Digital Service Futures Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. The event explored converging technologies for…

Guest Speaker: Territory Studio, London UK

In November 2018, I was invited to give a talk to Territory Studio about my project Tactile Astronomy: Teaching Astronomy to blind youth. The talk + briefing was…

Speaker: ARUP London – Foresight Research & Innovation Team

In November 2018, I was invited as guest speaker for ARUP’s Foresight, Research & Innovation team in London UK to give them a talk about innovations and trends…

Speaker: “Paving the way for The Roadless Economy” at the European UAV Trade Show in London UK

In November 2018, as Co-founder of Aria Logistics and Matternet, I was invited to give a talk in Europe’s largest commercial UAV trade show in London UK. We…

Guest Speaker: Lloyds Banking Group

In November 2018, I was invited by the first ever Chief Design Officer of Lloyds Banking Group, Dan Makowski, to give a guest talk to their full Design…

2019 recap: Future of Healthcare 10-city roadshow in New Zealand

A 10-city tour of New Zealand sponsored by the Royal New Zealand College Of General Practitioners is taking place this year.

Opening Keynote Speaker: RNZCGP 2017 Digital Summit.

In November 2017, I gave the Opening Keynote for the Digital Summit 2017 with a focus on the paradigm shift of Lifespans to Healthspans.

Opening Speaker: Autodesk 2020 – The Shape Of Things to Come

In August 2017, I was invited by Autodesk to share my perception of the future of Manufacturing and Generative Design.

Closing Keynote Speaker: PRINZ 2017

In May 2017, I was the Closing Keynote Speaker for PRINZ 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Speaker: Newkind Festival in Tasmania

In March 2017, the Tactile Education team shared the journey of building new educational experiences through accesible technologies in Tasmania.

Community Volunteering: MESHED

I am involved in the development of the MESHED collaborative to support resillient communities in Auckland through neighborhood activations of MakerHood.

Speaker: User Experience Auckland Group

In August 2016, I gave a talk at the User Experience Auckland Group about the Tactile Astronomy Project.

Speaker: PLATOON Mexico

En Julio de 2016 dí una plática en PLATOON Ciudad de México con la temática de El Futuro Del Trabajo.

August 2016: Startup Mentor for Te Mahuki @ Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

I am a Mentor for the inaugural cohort of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa’s Te Mahuki program from August to December 2016.

June 2016: Strategy & Consulting – Future Of Work by NZ Labour Party

In June 2016, I participated in the Labour Party Future Of Work Commission session on the implications for the ICT sector -and related sectors- in knowledge-intensive manufacturing and services industries.

Speaker: Future of Design at Unitec

  My talk was centered on how Generative Design is changing how we see and value Design. The presentation was divided in four areas: (1) background in exponential technologies, (2)…

Speaker: Future of Transport at IPENZ 2016

My talk was centered on how Transportation will be impacted by other trends that are happening worldwide and how we should be preparing for this accelerating future.

Interview Podcast: Empathy & Genetic Makerspaces

In March 2016, I was interviewed for the Point Of Learning Podcast by Network For Learning (N4L) New Zealand on Synthetic Biology, Makerspaces… and the role of mentorship.

Speaker: Future of Learning at Blended Learning & Technologies Forum

This presentation was an introduction to exponential technologies for an audience of designers and developers of workforce training materials.

Event Designer & Facilitator: Innovation 2030 for Labour Party

I was asked to design, develop and deliver a facilitated all-day workshop to bring together a group of industry, science and academic leaders

Speaker: Capital Raising for the Roadless Economy.

As a 3-part workshop engagement with the Innovation Liberation Front, I helped co-facilitate a specific session on raising capital for UAV startups.

The session focused on IP creation, protection, understanding how a startup works and how it works in the context of UAVs and New Zealand regulations.