Technology events from around the region and NZ

Here we promote technology events from around the region either hosted by us or our partners, or really just anyone that is contributing to building capacity and fostering regional technology innovation.

We also include events of interest from around New Zealand, information on regular technology focused meetups, and other technology and innovation initiatives from around the region.

Technology events

FLINT: Digital Trust in 2019 - 14 March, Hamilton

Have you ever wondered about how much information companies have stored about you and what you do online? How secure is your bank information? And that’s just you as an individual - what about theRead more

AI-Day - 27 March, Auckland

We’re back at the beautiful ASB Waterfront Theater for a multi-day conference showcasing local and international innovation and thought leadership in Artificial Intelligence, and its impact on peopRead more

ANZ Biz Start-up Series - 6 March, Hamilton

Thinking about starting your own business? New to running your own business? Starting a business is extremely exciting but being prepared for speed bumps along the way is important to success. DidRead more

The Next Economy - 6 March, Taupo

The disruptive technological trends shaping the 21st century The Taupō Business Chamber invites you to the Future Crunch with Tané Hunter. Understanding what's over the horizon is essential forRead more

NZ Digital Skills Hui - 27 March

Join us for a day of problem-solving, connection-making and opportunity creation within the digital technology sector at the New Zealand Digital Skills Hui 2019, on Wednesday 27 March. The huiRead more

DevOps Talks Conference - 26 March, Auckland

DevOps Talks Conference (DOTC) aims to attract leaders and engineers who are practicing DevOps in startups and leading-edge enterprise companies. World-class speakers from cutting-edge IT startupsRead more

DX 2019 - 14 March, Auckland

Putting digital transformation at the forefront of innovation. DX 2019 promises to put digital transformation to the forefront of innovation. The best applications of digital transformation occurRead more

MobileTECH 2019 - 3-4 April, Rotorua

MobileTECH 2019 brings together over 300 technology leaders, innovative developers, early adopters and the next generation of primary industry operators from throughout New Zealand and Australia.Read more

Techweek'19 Waikato - 20 to 27 May

Running from 20-27 May we are gearing up again to host a festival of innovation across the region. Plans are underway to host a programme of events to attract over 2000 attendees to this yearsRead more
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Regular meetups

Meetups are about connecting people with something in common. There are a number of regular Meetups running in the Waikato related to technology innovation, some of which are supported by CultivateIT.

If you feel there is a gap and you are interested in starting a new technology related Meetup or need help running your existing Meetup there are some useful resources at or please get in touch with us.

Python User Group Meetup

This is a group for professional developers and users of the Python programming language in Hamilton meeting monthly to expand our network of people, opportunities and ideas. Events are held everyRead more

IoT Waikato Tech Meetup

A group for innovators, thought leaders and organisations interested in developing the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technology in the Waikato. An opportunity to get together, share,Read more

Agile Hamilton Meetup

The Agile Alliance NZ was set up in 2016 as a not for profit organization and is affiliated with the global Agile Alliance. Whose purpose is to be a leading forum to create and sustain a nationwideRead more

Data Meetup

Looking at using Power BI in your organisation? Want to understand how it works? What does the licensing mean?There sessions will be run monthly covering the basics of data and Power BI with someRead more

Waikato Linux Users Group

The Waikato Linux Users Group is a support community for Open Source and Free Software, for Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD (and other Open Source or Free Operating Systems). Everyone is welcome,Read more

Hamilton Crypto, Blockchain & Decentralisation Social Events

Have you got an interest in Cryptocurrency, the Decentralized Web, or just want to learn what a blockchain airdrop or ICO is and how to participate, then join us here. Events held regularly. ForRead more

Dev/Talk Hamilton

Monthly presentations on developer topics. Open to all developers regardless of language preference. Click here to vote for topics and you can watch past talks on YouTube. Events held regularly.Read more
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Other technology and innovation initiatives

Smart Hamilton

Smart Hamilton, our smart cities initiative, is about thinking differently. Through innovation, insight and technology we want to work with the community and industry to improve our community's well being.

NZ Startup Bootcamp - 17-19 May 2019


This weekend will provide you a platform to test your entrepreneurial skills, test and validate an idea you've been working on or get feedback and exposure on a startup you are building from mentors and business legends. 

Fieldays Innovations Awards

The Fieldays Innovation Awards provides you with profile and promotion of your innovation, networking opportunities, and access to exclusive support and advice from some of New Zealand’s most respected organisations. Applications are now open and will close May 1, 2019.

Food Waikato

FOODWAIKATO, New Zealand’s first and only independent spray dryer capable of developing new products, from concept to commercialisation. The commercial sized processing plant provides scale up opportunities and access for independent milk suppliers and nutritional bands looking to produce milk or ingredient powders.

The Kiwi Innovation Network

KiwiNet’s role is to empower people by helping them to access the tools, connections, investment and support they need to commercialise research.


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