ITx Rutherford 2019 Programme

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An Educational Journey in Tech

Wednesday 4:40pm - 5:20pm, CITRENZ (Ara Room 3)

Ian Apperley has been working in the technology industry for the past twenty-five years as well as freelance writing for a number of publications including the National Business Review.

Technology education has formed an important part of the journey he’s made to reach where he is today. Join Ian to hear an often humorous story of his education journey, providing insight into how people learn from a non-educationalist perspective, where industry is heading and the journey back to the future.

From the industry’s perspective, you are the stars. Education plays an increasingly pivotal role as technology potentially becomes New Zealand's number one export industry within a few years, and the “applied” style of polytechnic education will be crucial to getting us there.


Ian Apperley

Director, Tempest Group

Ian is the Director of Tempest Group and has worked in the IT Industry for the past twenty-five years providing independent consulting advice and analysis to large agencies and private companies.

In addition, Ian is a freelance journalist working most recently for the National Business Review as a tech commentator.