Auckland 2020

12-13 Aug, Wed–Thu 10am–5pm, ASB Showgrounds

Priti Ambani

Priti Ambani

Priti Ambani - Director of Innovation at Tech Futures Lab

Priti Ambani is an engineer, entrepreneur and educator. Over the last 11+ years, in Asia, North America and Europe, Priti has led initiatives and startup ventures that leverage the dynamics of digital collaboration and emerging disruptive technologies to create thriving societies. She is a thought leader on networked business models, business sustainability and the future of work.

Priti is the Director of Innovation at Tech Futures Lab, where she helps leadership teams design and develop corporate innovation programmes. She is also part of the business innovation faculty on post graduate programmes and advises Masters candidates on their business and startup projects.

Priti is co-founder and host of Moonshot:City, a podcast and blog exploring the big questions around what makes a resilient and regenerative city and sits on the boards of Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Superdiversity Council.

See Priti Ambani live in Auckland 2020

Thursday 13 August
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.