Showcasing Technology in Manawatu

Beta Solutions is proud to be part of Techweek NZ 2019 - a festival of innovation that's good for the world (20 to 26 May 2019). 

Some of the leaders in Tech in the region will be hosting various events to inspire and build capacity in technology. The local events are as follows:

Tuesday 21 May 2019


 

Business Breakfast: Innovation & Industry 4.0 - what to do when there is no off-the -shelf solution.

Beta Solutions Techweek 2019 Industry 4.0 Business Breakfast

Hosted by Beta Solutions: "Innovation & Industry 4.0 - What to do when there is no off-the-shelf solution"

If you are a R&D Manager or an Entrepreneur, then this event is for you.

An interactive event designed to give attendees (Entrepreneurs and staff from innovative businesses) some industry insights that they can use in their workplaces and careers.

  • Time: 07:45 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Where: Beta Solution Ltd, Level 1, 44B King Street, Palmerston North
  • Covering:
    • An overview of industry 4.0 including examples
    • An interactive session where attendees can determine their Organisation's Industry 4.0 Readiness
    • Two Client Case Studies:
      • Resene SmatTouch
      • Omeo - Personal Mobility Device
    • An overview of the R&D process (stages, time-frames, rough costs, etc.)
    • How to leverage partnerships to make innovative ideas commercial realities
  • Tickets: FREE from iTicket

 

VEX IQ Robotics - Professional Development

VEX IQ Robotics PD

Hosted by Stephan van Haaren: VEX IQ Robotics PD for Primary/Intermediate Teachers

PD for primary and intermediate school teachers. Find out how easy it is to build, program and compete with VEX IQ robots.

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Where: TE MANAWA , Education Room, 326 Main St, Palmerston North
  • Covering:
    • Professional Development course for primary and intermediate school teachers, who want to inspire their students through robotics, whilst implementing the new digital technologies curriculum.
    • Find out how easy it is to build, program and compete with the VEX IQ robots.
  • Tickets: FREE from iTicket

 

Wednesday 22 May 2019



Disrupting Food with Tech


Disrupting Food with Tech

Hosted by The Factory and FoodHQ: Disrupting Food with Tech

How do we feed more people in a healthier way with less?

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Where: The Factory, 21 Dairy Farm Rd, Palmerston North
  • Covering:
    • The future of food production is shaping up to be filled with challenges around things like sustainability, malnutrition, aging populations and the increasing trend towards personalised foods. The food technology sector is responding with science based platforms such as advanced genomics, cellular agriculture and bio-informatics. There is an incredible opportunity to wrap innovative business models around food tech by clearly identifying the consumer problem to be solved.
    • This event will explore the idea that breakthrough food technology needs breakthrough business models to truly be successful.
  • Tickets: FREE from iTicket

 

Thursday 23 May 2019



Great Ball Contraption Build Day

 

VEX IQ Great Ball Contraption

Hosted by Stephan van Haaren: Great Ball Contraption Build Day

Primary and intermediate schools from Manawatu and Rangitikei Regions will be taking part in the amazing Great Ball Contraption Project and build their own Module(s)

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Where: TE MANAWA , Education Room, 326 Main St, Palmerston North
  • What is it all about:
    • 10 FREE loan kits available to primary and intermediate schools from Manawatu and Rangitikei Regions, who do not have a VEX IQ robotics kit.
    • Schools who have their own VEX IQ robotics kits can bring their kits to build their modules and join the Great Ball Contraption.
  • Tickets: FREE from iTicket


Digital Work-spaces and Employee Experience

 

IT Professionals - Techweek2019 Digital Workspaces

Hosted by IT Professionals NZ:  "Digital workspaces and employee experience"

What we are doing to create an environment where employees can thrive at work? 

  • Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Where: Property Brokers, Palmerston North
  • What is it all about:
    • Speaker: Jason Poyner, Founder & CEO @ Deptive
    • Key challenges for IT leaders in creating an awesome employee experience are enabling a modern experience for people to work anywhere while keeping data secure, and managing the digital experience.
    • Learn about the three key pillars of employee experience: Culture, Physical spaces, and Technology.
    • Understand the impact of improved employee experience, and steps to take to transform the experience of the technology pillar.
  • Tickets: FREE from IT Professionals NZ


Industry Networking

 

Industry Connect

Hosted by The Factory: Industry Networking

A central place for individuals attending different events across the week to connect.

  • Time: 17:30 PM - 19:00 PM
  • Where: The Factory, 21 Dairy Farm Rd, Palmerston North
  • What is it all about:
    • Networking afternoon over beer and pizza where people with a stake in the tech community can meetup and connect.
  • Tickets: FREE from iTicket