Following on from the earlier Auckland "Election 2017 Policy Debate" event there will be a further one in Wellington this coming Wednesday, 30th August .. but it's already sold out. Here's what they say about the event:
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 on the following policy areas:
Tech, skills and people (education, future of work, immigration)
Business and the economy (exports, security, research funding)
Future of government (procurement, open standards, privacy)
Open floor - audience can ask anything tech-related
The panel will be facilitated by RNZ's Kathryn Ryan, the panel debate will kick off promptly at 5:30pm (doors open from 5:15pm), with refreshments and networking following at 6.45pm.
Sold out, as we say, so no refreshments for us ... but fear not, this is the Internet and they have the ways and means to stream it all live.
Check out the full event details at the InternetNZ site: Digital future panel: political parties & the tech sector
Next Tuesday (5th September) our ICT Election Special will be published which includes each of the main parties' ICT representatives (Gareth Hughes, Clare Curran, Brett Hudson, Tracey Martin, David Seymour) answering 5 questions about their ICT policy PLUS one special question each from you fine listeners ... subscribe to make sure you don't miss it.
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