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Canterbury Tech Monthly Event – August 2019

August 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

JOIN US at our upcoming monthly Canterbury Tech event at PwC where we will hear from two guest speakers across two streams.  Our theme for the evening is ‘Digital Transformation’.

Our monthly Canterbury Tech Cluster events provide a great opportunity to network and listen to speakers present on a wide range of topics.

When: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Time: 5.30pm to 7:30pm

Please note the outside doors to the PwC Centre will close at 6pm so we recommend you arrive before 6pm to avoid disappointment.
Cost: Free for Canterbury Tech members, $30 for non-members.
Venue: PwC Centre, Level 4, 60 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central


Outline of the evening

5.30pm Registration opens, Networking, drinks and nibbles

6.00pm Canterbury Tech updates, industry news & quick pitches

6.30pm Two Stream Presentations – Business Speaker – Hilary Walton, Technical Speaker – Steve Knutson

7.00pm Networking and drinks

7.30pm Event closes


Our Speakers


Hilary Walton, Manager Enterprise Business Systems – Airways New Zealand 

Hilary Walton is a Psychologist, an IT leader, an author, a mother of 3 and wants to make the world a better place by inspiring more inclusion and diversity in the tech sector.

She leads strategy for Information and Technology and Digital business transformation for Airways, New Zealand Air Navigation Service Provider. Her diverse background in organisational psychology, risk management, and security sets her apart from her peers with traditional technology backgrounds. She has significant experience from offshore roles – she worked for Mi5 in London and the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games leading the Information Security programme.

She has written a book and developed an App on how to improve Security Culture. Outside of work, Hilary has recently become a ‘YouTuber’ and is a passionate sharer of ‘Digital Culture’ ideas on social media, because she believes that being ‘digital’ requires a new set of behaviours and ways of working for people to learn and adopt.

Topic: What do IT and the digital workplace have to do with culture?

Hilary Walton will share her lesson’s learned from developing a Digital Workplace from;

  • figuring out what it is when you experience it,
  • how to put it together from a technology perspective, to
  • driving adoption and digital culture change.
  • How the relationship with HR, OD, and Comms never more like a partnership with IT than it is now to affect culture change and build digital the capability of the organisation.



Steve Knutson, Director at Stratos Technology Partners

Steve is the co-founder of Stratos Technology Partners. Steve is a Microsoft MVP and has extensive experience implementing SharePoint solutions for a wide range of companies from small consultancies to large multi-national companies and local government organisations.

With 25+ years IT industry experience developing and support systems for companies from the very small to large multi-nationals his roles include software development, infrastructure, solutions architecture, and consultancy.

Topic: Building a Digital Workplace

What is a digital workplace and how do you build one? Steve answer these questions using live demo’s, war stories and share some practical advice from his experiences help build digital workplaces for organisations large and small.




August 13, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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