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Canterbury Tech Cluster October 2016

Canterbury Tech

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 at 5:30 pm

Canterbury Tech Cluster October 2016

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Event Details

October 2016 Event 

When: Tuesday 4th October 2016 from 5:30pm (presentations start at 6:00pm).

Venue: Tait Communications, 245 Wooldridge Road, Christchurch
5.30pm: Networking & Welcome
6:00pm: Canterbury Tech update and industry news
6.25pm: Split into technical or business stream


Technical Stream

Speaker: John Emerson, Global C.I.O, Tait Communications

John’s Global C.I.O. responsibilities include I.C.T. and Security and he is based in Christchurch. ICT contributes to many parts of Tait solutions, including services, hardware and software. John’s brief is to provide leadership in the evolution of Tait into a digital organization, beginning with the Cloud in 2012. While we must be easier to do business with, Tait must also continually improve our internal operations, automating wherever possible.

Prior to joining Tait in 2012, John worked in Public Safety, Health as Chief Information Officer. While working in four countries, most of his time was spent in the United States.

Talk Title: “The Evolution of the Cloud”

  • Tait’s Current Use Cases
  • Cloud Trends
  • The Digital Organization
  • Taits Cloud Future


Business Stream

Sean Brogan, Head of Commercial at Baldwins IP

sean-broganSean helps private and public sector bodies structure their business and operations in order to protect, commercialise and otherwise best use their assets. He has substantial experience in advising on and drafting all manner of commercial documentation. Sean has particular expertise in advising on IT and IP contracts, including large scale software development, outsourcing and service agreements.

Before joining Baldwins, Sean worked in the commercial and corporate department of a well-known boutique firm in Sydney. He also spent several years in one of the UK’s leading technology and outsourcing law firms.

Talk Title: “Contracting for Agile Software Development – A refresher”

Software development utilising the agile methodology is by no means a new concept. However, contracting for such development is still something that is approached with trepidation by many legal advisers and often executed poorly adopting drafting styles that fit more comfortably with the traditional waterfall methodology. This presentation analyses some of the key issues in agile software development and how risks associated with these issues can be addressed contractually.

7:00pm - 7:30pm: Networking


Cost: Free for Canterbury Tech members and students, $20 for non members

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When & Where

Tait Communications
245 Wooldridge Road
Christchurch, 8053
New Zealand

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 at 5:30 pm

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Canterbury Tech

Canterbury Tech (formerly known as Canterbury Software Cluster) is a non-profit organisation helping Canterbury’s tech sector succeed at home and worldwide. Our aim is to help individuals and companies connect, be inspired, and grow.

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