Digital future panel: political parties and the tech sector

An event run by IT Professionals New Zealand

The 2017 election is fast approaching, but which political party really understands the challenges facing the tech sector, and which policies are going to hinder or help transform New Zealand into a future-focused tech-driven economy?

IT Professionals NZ and NZTech have joined forces to bring this political panel debate, featuring the ICT spokespeople for all of the main political parties talking about the future of tech and debating which policies are likely to see our sector, and New Zealand, flourish.

Focused on New Zealand's Digital Future, the tech manifesto released by ITPNZ, NZTech, InternetNZ and 17 other national tech bodies in May this year, the panel discussion will focus tech, skills and people; business and the economy; and future of government.

There will be an open floor - where audience members can ask anything tech-related. The debate will kick off promptly at 5:30pm (doors open from 5:15pm), with refreshments and networking following at 6.45pm.

Political panelists

Panelists include the ICT spokespeople from all the major parties:

  • Brett Hudson MP (NZ National Party)
  • Clare Curran MP (NZ Labour Party)
  • Gareth Hughes MP (The Greens)
  • Tracey Martin MP (NZ First)
  • Facilitator: Rob O'Neill

This is a joint event from ITP NZ and NZTech. Places are strictly limited - more info can be found here

Live stream


General Information
Location text
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 17:15 to 19:30
Location Name: 
Deloitte Auckland, 80 Queen Street