Auckland's Premiere 2021 Tech Event

Friday 23 July 2021, Ellerslie Racecourse

Auckland ITx Innovation Day

Friday 23 July 2021. Register Now

The Auckland ITx Innovation Day is Auckland's premiere technology showcase, brought to you by the team behind ITx - New Zealand's largest independent tech conference. 



Auckland Programme

(As always, the programme is subject to Change. All talks in-person)

Friday, 23rd July 2021

8:30am Arrival
9:30am Welcome
9:40am Accelerating the Tech Sector
David Downs
10:20am Morning tea


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Igor Portugal:
What does post-Covid IT architecture look like?
Graham Harris:
Complexity and Benefits
11:15am Changeover
Russell Ewart:
Transformation at scale: Harvesting the value of Customer centricity during change
Jason Greenwood:
Does your retail B2C/B2B business still need an eCommerce website?
11:50am Changeover
11:55am GGateway: Transforming lives through Tech
Rasha Abu-Safieh, Founder, GGateway
12:35pm Lunch


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1:15pm Innovation in Robotics and Bionics: Making Humans and Robots More Dexterous
Dr Minas Liarokapis, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland
1:55pm Changeover
Anthony McMahon:
Why work harder when you can work smarter: Simplifying your work
Swapna Soni:
Unlocking Agility
2:30pm Changeover
Ray Delany:
Is the traditional consulting model broken?
Alison Clear:
Tech Degrees: International Developments
3:05pm Changeover
Mark Harrison:
Service Management: a panacea for uncertain times?
Aravindh Rajagopalan:
Delivering customer value in a de-centralised working world
3:40pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm Team culture: How to innovate with the best people
John Olsen, Global HR Guru
4:40pm The Hip Op-erations Crew: Inspiring the world's oldest hip hop crew
Billie Jordan
5:20pm Conference closing
5:30pm Refreshments
Join us for end-of-day refreshments



A Full Day of speakers

The Auckland ITx Innovation Day is a full-day event.

Learn about the latest tech trends, support your team's professional development, hear about the most awesome things happening in tech right now, and most of all: have FUN!

Speakers include:


David Downs

NZ Govt's AgriTech Lead (and much more!)

Rasha Abu-Safieh

Founder, GGateway

John Olsen

Ex-HR Head at Microsoft, Amazon and others

Billie Jordan

Founder, The Hip Op-erations Crew


Check out all Auckland speakers here



Awesome sponsors

A massive thanks to our incredible Auckland sponsors

Interested in sponsoring?




Where and When

The ITx Auckland Innovation Day will be 9am-6pm, 23 July 2021

Ellerslie Event Centre, 100 Ascot Ave, Ellerslie, Auckland


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