Tech Summit a chance to meet old friends and new

The opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in Canterbury’s tech sector is a major drawcard for the Canterbury Tech Summit.

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That’s why local institution Signal, a collaboration of University of Canterbury, Lincoln University, Ara Institute of Canterbury, University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic, are proud Silver Sponsors of the 2018 event.

“We see the Christchurch tech sector as a fantastic place for technology and the Tech Cluster is a great environment to meet people,” says Signal Director Stuart Charters.

“The Summit has great speakers coming and while you don’t get everybody in the sector together in the one place, you get as near as you can. It’s great to meet up with old friends and to meet new people as well.”

The Canterbury Tech Summit, held on September 12 in Wigram, Christchurch, is an industry-driven tech mecca and the largest tech event in New Zealand.

The must attend event has been created and formed by ordinary Kiwis passionate about tech and its ability to make things go faster, better, and more efficiently.

Charters says he’s looking forward to seeing examples of the creativity and diverse innovation currently going on in the tech sector as well as sharing the word on cool work SIGNAL is doing.

“We are all about growing and developing tech professionals for New Zealand. We offer a range of courses to encourage people into the profession and to develop those who are in the profession already,” Charters says.

The theme for the 2018 event is “Amplify”, and the Summit will be a stage and podium to amplify voices, inspire others, and multiply new ideas and opportunities.

An exciting line-up of speakers from homegrown tech firms including Rocket Lab, RedShield Security, FaceMe, and Trineo will share their experiences and technologies with 700 attendees.

Find out more about the sponsors here