The Internet of Things

It's 2015 – why isn't my fridge ordering its own milk yet?
Wednesday 18 March 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm @ Vodafone, 20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland City

The #IOT is one of the biggest technology trends of 2015. Internet connectivity, once limited to computers and smartphones, is now baked into everything from smoke alarms, to bicycle locks, sex toys, electricity meters… even entire cities.

What does this mean to us as consumers? Will it make life better? Is it just for geeks? Do we risk having stuff that once “just worked” crashing and falling prey to viruses? And what about privacy?


Roger Dennis

Roger DennisRoger is the founder of Sensing City - an initiative to incorporate sensors and a data overlay into the rebuild of Christchurch. He has been mentioned in the FT, written for Scientific America and speaks regularly around the world on innovation, data and cities.  He never passes on the chance to write his own bio.

Amber Craig

Amber CraigAmber is a senior architect at ANZ and an elected Councillor at Internet New Zealand. Amber has worked elerxtensively in the banking and telco sectors. Outside work, she blogs about gaming and technology and helps organise Geek Girl Dinners.

Michael Ramsay

Michael RamsayMichael is General Manager Digital at Fisher & Paykel Appliances with a remit including connected appliances. Michael's whole career has been spent in digital, first on the content side at Telecom Xtra, then in a range of technology, digital and mobile roles at ASB before joining Fisher & Paykel in 2013.

Rohan MacMahon

Rohan MacMahonRohan is Strategy Director at Crown Fibre Holdings, which was established by the Government to manage its investment in ultra fast broadband. He's worked in telecommunications and Internet services for over 20 years: at Telstra (Australia), as founder of an Internet start-up business and as a management consultant.


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Vaughn Davis (@vaughndavis) is owner and creative director of advertising agency The Goat Farm. In 2010 he wrote New Zealand's first book about social media, Tweet This Book. His favourite gadget is called Mother and his favourite goat is called Korma.



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