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Auckland Information Technology SIG 2021

The IT group provides members with the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in IT. Meetings are held bi-monthly and cover two to three areas of technological interest with topics that are informative and relevant for all levels of IT users.
A connected network of CAs focused on the learning about the latest developments in Information Technology.

Annual Purchase

Price includes 5 meetings per year.
Member $172
Non-Member $250

Casual Purchase
Member $51
Non-Member $64

Half year Purchase (July - Dec)
Only available for purchase from July 2021
Meeting Dates

Tuesday, 9 March
Tuesday, 11 May
Tuesday, 13 July
Tuesday, 14 September
Tuesday, 9 November 
Topics and Presenters from 2021

March 2021

Building Digital Resilience in New Zealand's Next Normal: Are We There Yet? - Presented by, Louise Francis, Country Manager, IDC New Zealand
Crossing the streams: How we can leverage New Zealand's new Privacy Act to build a stronger security culture - Presented by, Chris Hails, Head of Information Security, Heartland Bank

Topics and Presenters from 2020
Modernize Finance & Operations: Increase your Speed of Business with Unified Processes and Predictive AnalyticsPresented by, Helen He, Country CFO, Microsoft and Tess Otineru, Enterprise Controller, Microsoft
Is your Business at Risk? Presented by, James Muir & Justine Rawiri, CodeBlue & Acuo Consulting
Cyber Security: 2020 and Beyond… Presented by, Chris Hails, Security Services Manager, NZTA

All things Privacy Presented by, Alicia Young, Special Counsel, Russell McVeagh
Working from Home: How secure are you? Presented by, Philip Whitmore, Partner, KPMG 
Navigating the COVID-19 Impact in the New Zealand Technology Market Presented by, Louise Francis, Country Manager, IDC New Zealand

Secure Remote Teamwork by Microsoft Presented by, Lohit Batra, Modern Work & Security Manager, Microsoft
All you need to know about Hyperautomation Presented by, Andrew Castleman, Intelligent Automation Director, PwC
Digital Enablement - Taking your Business Online Presented by, Michael Carney, CEO, Netmarketing Courses

Microsoft: All there is to know about Surface Devices Presented by, Alex I’Anson, Surface Specialist, Microsoft
Latest Trends in Cloud Telephony Presented by, Adam Clarke, Unified Communications Consultant, Datacom
The Future for IT – A Look into the Next Five Years Presented by, Paul Spain, Chief Executive & Futurist, Gorilla Technology & Philip Whitmore, Partner, KPMG

Recruitment trends post COVID Presented by Megan Alexander, General Manager, Robert Half NZ
All you need to know about presenting online Presented by John Quinn, Presentologist, AudienceAl!ve

Topics and Presenters from 2019
Working Smarter Not Harder Presented by,  Kathryn Anda, Managing Director NZ, License owner of PEP Corporate Australia
What is Open Banking and what does it mean for NZ? Presented by, Andrew Dentice, Senior Associate, Hudson Gavin Martin
It really is that easy – a practical demonstration on how easy it is to gain unauthorised access Presented by, Philip Whitmore & Chintan Gurjar, KPMG

Privacy Bill Update and impact to IT Presented by, Michael Wigley, Principal, Wigley & Company
5G – the future is open for business Presented by, Nicky Luis, Spark 5G Programme Specialist, Spark
Microsoft Teams: All you need to know Presented by, Mike Stroud, Sales Team Leader, Kinetics Group

Advances in Facial Recognition Presented by, Jennifer Shadbolt, Business Unit Manager, Datacom
All things Cloud – Google Cloud, AWS and Azure (what's happening in the cloud world) Presented by, Jeremy Nees, Chief Technology & Product Officer, The Instillery
Industry 4.0 what it is + case studies Presented by, Simon Hunter, Partner, Advisor
19 September 

Convergence of Physical and ICT Security Presented by, Jennifer Shadbolt, Business Unit Manager, Datacom
Libra – currency of the future? Presented by, Troy Pilkington and Ling Yan Pang, Partner and Senior Associate, Russell McVeagh
Virtual Reality Technology– Real Life Examples Presented by, Rupert Brown, MD, Experience Design

IRD Update: Digital Transformation Presented by, Vanessa van der Schraft Channel Owner – Digital Web Services, IRD
Innovation Lab: Digital Twinning Presented by, Jim Taylor & Rose McColl, Theta 
Six stages of Security Incident Response Presented by, Philip Whitmore, Partner, Cyber Security Services, KPMG
Chartered Accountants ANZ Conference Centre
Ground Floor, Carlaw Park
12-16 Nicholls LaneParnell 
Auckland 1010


Via live webcast
Committee Members

Sarah Ellisdon
Caroline Graham
Philip Whitmore


Topic: Member Regional Events

Sub-Topic: Special Interest Group

Format: Seminar

CPD: Upto 2 hours