Dunedin has a huge and unique opportunity to grow its reputation as a great gaming hub, with a strong community and excellent initiatives like the CODE – NZ’s Centre of Digital Excellence – based here. But how do we take this one step further?
Kylie Jackson is no stranger to building communities, having been the Dunedin-based Deputy Director of the SIGNAL ICT Graduate School, helping build collaboration through Ōtepoti Games, and serving on both the ITP Dunedin Branch and TechWomen’s National Executive.
Tim Ponting is a 32-year veteran of the international games industry, was European Comms Director for Activision and co-founder of Renegade PR. And now he's the Establishment Director of CODE.
Join Tim and Kylie as they talk about Dunedin’s great opportunity, and how we can all get involved to build on the foundations and grow Dunedin’s tech talent on the back of the gaming industry.
MD, Ōtepoti Games
Kylie Jackson is a key driver in Dunedin's tech scene. Previously the Deputy Director of the SIGNAL ICT Graduate School overseeing Dunedin's offerings, she's now the Managing Director of Ōtepoti Games Company Ltd, and Sth Island Customer Success Manager for PaySauce.
Amongst other contributions, Kylie also serves on both the TechWomen National Executive and the ITP Dunedin Branch Committee.
Establishment Director, Centre for Digital Excellence
A 32-year veteran of the international games industry, Tim was European Comms Director for Activision and co-founder of Renegade PR. He provides business development advice and angel investment to indie teams across New Zealand.
He is currently the Establishment Director of the Centre for Digital Excellence in Dunedin, New Zealand, a $10m PGF-funded initiative to grow the games industry in the region.