Technology could hold the answers to some of the world’s biggest problems and help create
a better world. That’s the view of NZTech, the organisers of New Zealand’s annual
Techweek – a national series of events that showcase the best of New Zealand innovation.
Here in Taupō, Amplify (formerly Enterprise Great Lake Taupō) will once again be hosting a
range of innovative and engaging local speakers as part of Techweek 2021. “Often people
think that technology is just about computers and robots. But tech is so much broader than
that. It could be anything from using aerial mapping to improve farming practices, to helping
connect job-seekers to employers. It’s a really big area” says Rick Keehan, Senior Business
Advisor at Amplify.
Rick says it’s also a common misconception that technology-focused businesses are only
found in big cities. “There are actually some pretty incredible tech-based businesses in the
Taupō district. They are achieving international success and their based right here in the
Central Plateau – that’s pretty cool” he says.
This year’s Taupō Techweek includes an impressive line-up of speakers and topics.
Digital deep dive - a practical look at how to improve website content, social media presence, and online customer interactions
AR (augmented reality) – using AR in marketing strategies
Software solutions – implementing software to get ahead
Digital filming – creating online videos for business
Sustainability in tech – greening your business using technology
Amplify are also hosting a morning event with some of Taupō’s leading change-makers,
including Sri Govindaraju of Zealandia Honey, Ed Stevenson of Sonda Pods, Bodhi Vette of
Driver Guide Hire, and Matt Browning of Salt and Tonic.
“The purpose of Techweek is to bring people together to connect and share the latest
thinking and innovation. It’s open for everyone – not just businesses. If you’re interested in
new ideas, working smarter, learning, and being inspired, then we’d love to see you” says