Auckland 2020

25-26 Nov, Wed–Thu 10am–5pm, ASB Showgrounds

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John McDermott

John McDermott

John McDermott - Executive Council representative at NZ IoT Alliance

John McDermott is an IoT innovator and founder of the popular IoT Auckland meetup group and he is a member of the executive council of the NZ IoT Alliance. John has a mission to assist entrepreneurs, developers and users to maximise benefits and value from Internet of Things opportunities with a goal of making New Zealand a world leader in IoT applications. John is working with Tech Futures Lab to provide the postgraduate certificate in Connected Environments, this programme provides business leaders with the skills and knowledge to create advantage and positive outcomes in their organisations.

See John McDermott live in Auckland 2020

Thursday 26 November
Connected Environments: What it takes to become a smart organisation in a smart country.
3pm-3:45pm Bunnings Trade Speaker Series

Our world is moving at a speed where nearly anything can be continuously digitally connected. Now, more than ever, the opportunities made available by these connections are revolutionising our homes, our workplaces and our cities.

To fully realise the economic and societal opportunities IoT offers Aotearoa, we need more strategic leaders and innovators who understand the multiple dimensions of a ‘Connected Environment’: technology, data, ethics & governance, and ultimately business impact.

With new techniques of machine learning and artificial insights, and advances in wireless communications such as 5G we are able to manage human activities and engagement to a far deeper and meaningful level. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, digital twins are examples of technologies that support human activity through automation, deep insights of information meaning and engagement for critical action.

Whether you’re operating at an enterprise level or you’re an individual wanting to leverage technology to drive organisational efficiency and advantage using sensing systems, this is a critical time to recognise the impact of IoT, 5G and deep data analytics. The insights it can expose requires strategic consideration and foresight. Creating a Connected Environment is more than adding sensors to existing operations, it is a strategic decision enabling better organisational outcomes and more effective delivery of your purpose to your clients.

How will we make effective use of Connected Environment technologies to make Aotearoa a more liveable and prosperous nation? How will we imbue technology solutions with values that draw on our indigenous knowledge and history to create a positive impact for people and planet

Join the conversation with our panel of entrepreneurs and experts to discuss why Connected Environments represent a digital turning point that will impact all of us.