Associated Events

NetHui Welcome Function – Networking Drinks and The Soapbox

WEDNESDAY 29 June 2011, 5.00-6.30pm at NetHui 2011, SkyCity Convention Centre

To welcome you to NetHui at the end of the first day there’ll be the chance to have drinks and nibbles with fellow participants. MC Lance Wiggs will also oversee “The Soapbox” – if you’ve been building up a head of steam all day, haven’t got it all off your chest, then this is the chance to stand on the Soapbox and tell everyone what has got your goat!

After that, hey you’re in Auckland – grab your friends, colleagues and new acquaintances and grab a meal at one of the many eateries at SkyCity or in the CBD. Or if you’re all talked out, take the rest of the night off, relax, and be all ready for another great day of NetHui!

Registration for the Welcome Function is part of your NetHui registration

NetHui Associated Event: Auckland Innovation and Technology Summit

THURSDAY 30 June 2011, 5.30-9.00pm at Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Rd, Auckland

NZ Computer Society in partnership with NetHui 2011, Crown Fibre Holdings and Lloyd Executive brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, IT Professionals and others from across Auckland to work together to address the challenges and identify the opportunity of a future of technology-led innovation in Auckland. It’s a time to discuss, debate, reflect, then act.

This is your chance to hear from some of the most successful innovators and entrepreneurs in New Zealand, put across your ideas and provide input into the future of our great city. And best of all, it’s free!

Panelists include:

  • Julia Raue, CIO of Air New Zealand
  • Rod Drury, CEO of Xero
  • Ian McCrae, CEO of Orion Health
  • Roanne Parker, Owner of Jericho (digital marketing)
  • Michael Whitehead, Owner of WhereScape
  • Prof John Hosking, Director of Centre for Software Innovation (Auckland University)
  • Rohan MacMahon, Strategy Director at Crown Fibre
  • And many others.

Example topics might include the opportunities of Ultra Fast Broadband for Auckland, how the new Auckland Council can be leveraged and what other opportunities are now in play. The event and discussion will be facilitated by the new NZCS Auckland Branch Chair Brett Roberts.

Bring your thinking hats too – this isn’t just a sit and listen session. Following a panel-style discussion all attendees will have a chance to shape and develop what’s been discussed over beer/wine/juice and pizza, then present it back for discussion by a second panel.

Must be registered for separately to NetHui, at NZCS website.

More info here

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NetHui Associated Event: Creative Commons Meetup

THURSDAY 30 June 2011, 5.30-6.30pm at NetHui 2011, SkyCity Convention Centre

Kiwis interested in Free Culture and Creative Commons are invited to come to the Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand Meetup. Whether you are a teacher, student, employee, creator or innovator, come along and learn about the licences, ask questions, meet others from a range of sectors using Creative Commons and help shape a Creative Commons Roadmap going forward.

At this free meetup:

  • You’ll be hearing from Albany Senior High School about how they have built the licences into their school policy and everyday teaching practices.
  • The ‘People in Your Neighbourhood’ project will demonstrate how they have been combining aspiring artists from diverse communities together with the best of contemporary UK talent – to collaborate and create CC licensed music.
  • A representative from ‘Mix and Mash: the great NZ remix and mashup competition’ will show us how they reward innovative reuse of openly licensed New Zealand data and content and tell us about the upcoming Mix and Mash 2011.

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is keen to hear about your CC experiences, and to support you moving forward. If you’re interested in coming along, please email

NetHui Associated Event: icode Meeting

THURSDAY 30 June 2011, 5.30-6.30pm at NetHui 2011, SkyCity Convention Centre

InternetNZ has invited ISPs, Telecommunication firms and other security-interested professionals to meet with Peter Coroneos, departing CE of the Australian Internet Industry Association, and discuss the icode, a consistent approach that has been implemented in Australia for ISPs to help inform, educate and protect their customers in relation to cybersecurity and malware on customers computers and networks. Insights will help shape New Zealand’s own understanding of this path, in line with the recently announced National Cyber Security Strategy. Those wishing to attend this meeting but who have not received an invitation should

Also at SkyCity: 2011 NZ CIO Summit

MONDAY 27 June & TUESDAY 28 June, 2011, SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland

In the two days prior to NetHui, SKYCITY Convention Centre is also hosting the 2011 New Zealand CIO Summit. Featuring a mix of top-level local and international thought-leaders and practitioners, the 2011 Summit will deliver high-level discussion on the evolution of the CIO role from information guardian, to technology enabler, to innovation partner and to business leader. Enjoy the learning and networking opportunities as we incite, inspire, enthuse and engage you with leading-edge content and speakers.

See for more information regarding the conference agenda and registration details.