Technology for those creating the future

Cyclone TertiaryPolytechnicsConference 2022

We invite you to attend a hosted education 2 day workshop in Wellington. This is a Te Pūkenga/Wananga focused event and we have secured top industry vendors who will present current and future technologies that are focused on strategic directions in Tertiary education for IT Directors and Managers.

The Rydges, Wellington

May 19th - 20th, 2022

Operating under COVID

While we are still planning for this event to go ahead in RED traffic light setting we will take all necessary actions to ensure a safe, COVID free environment for all.
We do understand the difficulties with travel and event attendance in RED but would greatly appreciate if you could let us know on the drop down within our RSVP form if you could attend in the instance we are operating in ORANGE or GREEN.

The Agenda

We have secured top vendors in the NZ technology sector who will share insights into how the tertiary sector has responded outside of NZ to cope and adjust in these testing times.

There will also be time for breakout sessions for attendees as a sector to come together and review their own New Zealand specific challenges

Thursday, May 19th

0900 Welcome and Coffee
0915 Update from Cyclone
0945 Pure Storage Presentation
1045 Morning Tea
11:00 Delegate Workshops
1300 Lunch
1345 Microsoft Session
1500 Apple Presentation (Hohepa Spooner)
1600 Philips Afternoon Tea
1730 Depart for dinner

Friday, May 20th

0700 Breakfast
0900 Welcome and Coffee
0915 Jabra
1015 Morning Tea
1030 Dell Presentation
1130 Break
1140 Dell Presentation
1230 Delegate Workshops
1330 Lunch
1345 Farewell and wrap-up from Cyclone
1400 Delegate Workshops
1530 Conference finish

Hohepa Spooner

Hohepa Spooner is lecturer at Te Ara Poutama, The Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development, and member of the Digital Media team at the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT), Auckland University of Technology.

Hohepa has actively been engaged over the last ten years in the revitalisation of Māori language, culture and knowledge through digital media. By utilising Apple technology Hohepa’s current interests include developing digital resources for teaching and learning, and then utilising that digital technology to enhance teaching and learning in practice. This is made possible with the two roles that he has in Te Ara Poutama and CfLAT.

Chris Clark

Senior Partner Manager, Jabra

The landscape of education has changed. Whether you’re teaching students in a classroom, or delivering lessons remotely, a professional teaching environment is the key to a successful lesson. To ensure that educators and students can work productively and effectively, they need professional tools and equipment.

Join Chris as he discusses how Jabra’s state-of-the-art audio and video products help educators to make their content more attractive and engaging, while enabling equal participation in lessons or lectures – no matter where the students are.

Michael Boots

Account Executive, Pure Storage

Michael Boots is an Unstructured Data Manager at Pure Storage Australia and New Zealand. Michael has almost 20 years’ experience in the IT industry in consulting, sales, and leadership roles across major technology vendors. 

In this session we will cover how Pure is helping our customers add a new last line in their defence in depth cyber strategy – focused on getting a business back to operational status in the wake data loss or encryption via a cyber breach. 

Sandy Leadbeater

Dell Technologies

Does your organization have a recovery plan for critical data and applications when a cyber-attack happens? How much can your business afford to lose?

We’ll be identifying the key components of a robust cyber recovery strategy and looking at what we can learn from other businesses who have recovered from catastrophic cyber-attacks. Sandy is an IT veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Phil Whitehead

NZ Client Technologist and Sustainability Ambassador, Dell Technologies

As we navigate this age of ‘remote work and learning’, we’re witnessing a rise in the demand for flexible and agile technologies that enable the staff and students to be effective in the office, at home or anywhere in between. Join us to learn how you can design an effective remote strategy and unlock new possibilities in the digital future.

With over 20 years in the IT industry, Phil is Dell New Zealand’s Client Technologist, with a focus on Global end user trends, modern management and supporting Customers through modern workforce transformation.  Phil also supports Dell’s 2030 Moonshot goals, with a specific passion and focus for delivering a modern, yet sustainable workspace.

Patrick Quesnel

Senior Azure Business Group Leader, Microsoft

Patrick has been in the ICT industry for over 14 years. Patrick has a deep passion for market skilling, innovation, applying a “kiwi can-do” approach to everything he does. That passion for innovation began with his career at Nike, and he is now focused on working with organisations across the Asia Pacific Region that are keen to leverage that innovation combined with Microsoft’s digital transformation solutions to help them achieve more.

Padi will be discussing the new Azure Datacenter Region in New Zealand, providing insight to the Polytechnics on key dates/timelines, what Microsoft is doing in terms of our wider investment in Hyper Scale cloud, including skilling and some of the other innovation we are seeing with other customers as they move to the cloud.

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