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Innovation Talk: Designing for the Digital World

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Christchurch 23 July I Wellington 24 July I Auckland 25 July

New Zealand

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Welcome to Innovation Talk: Designing for the Digital World.

Join us for a few hours of exclusive expert learning sessions in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. We are seeing an emerging trend in digitization of technologies across critical power and IT infrastructure. Understand what this means for you, across the different parts of your designs and how innovative solutions can help meet your customer’s needs.

We have 2 specialised concurrent streams (details below) running at each location so please choose your preferred topic stream to attend when you register. Stream 1 is recommended for APC Channel Partners and Stream 2 for Contractors and Consultants.


Date/Time: Tuesday 23 July 2019 - 7.30am to 11.00am

Venue: Rydges Latimer Christchurch, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch

Inclusions: Breakfast (7.30am - 8.00am) and morning tea


Date/Time: Wednesday 24 July 2019 - 7.30am to 11.00am

Venue: Thorndon Hotel Wellington, 24 Hawkestone St, Thorndon, Wellington

Inclusions: Breakfast (7.30am - 8.00am) and morning tea


Date/Time: Thursday 25 July 2019 - 12.00pm - 3.15pm

Rydges Auckland, 59 Federal St, Auckland Central,

Inclusions: Lunch (12.00pm - 12.30pm) and afternoon tea

Stream 1: Grow your business at the Edge

Designed for our APC channel partners, these innovation talks will help you navigate the rapidly changing world of IT technology to bring certainty in a connected world.


  1. Edge Computing opportunities for Partners - focus on the key imperatives driving computing to the Edge and what makes up a resilient Edge computing solution. Presenter - Joe Craparaotta - Vice President, IT Division
  2. How to create recurring revenue streams with EcoStruxure IT - learn about its portfolio and how it's being used to deliver visibility and insights proactively, efficiently and effectively. Presenter - Lee Smith - Software Sales Manager Pacific Zone
  3. APC Smart UPS: Lithium-ion and SmartConnect - covering major market trends driving distributed IT requirements and the innovations. Presenter - Adam Wilkinson - Product Manager
  4. Cooling opportunities at the Edge - focus on secure cooling which is required to provide maximum efficiency and reliability to the IT room and UPS. Learn about precision cooling vs comfort cooling and the implications when the correct solution has not been applied. Presenter - Jason Molloy - BDM NZ and South Pacific

Stream 2: The essentials of power distribution redefined

For consultants and contractors, these expert sessions will cover a variety of topics from key fundamentals of power distribution, to how it is being redefined by technology and integration, to help optimise and future proof your client’s power infrastructure.


  1. Understanding current limiting devices and earth fault protection - why current limiting breakers or fuses do NOT reduce fault levels and the danger of assuming they do. When is more protection too much protection and how it can compromise compliance to AS/NZS3000. Presenter - Boris Fuchs - Systems & Architecture Engineer
  2. Current AS/NZS standards for Auto Transfer Switching. Learn about the key points from the standards to help with your electrical designs for critical applications. Presenter - Spilios Rigopoulos - Business Development Manager, ASCO
  3. Electrical System demands and how current technology can assists with the right design and meeting the correct standards and regulations as well as enhancing electrical safety and optimising the loads at your final distribution. Presenter - Ras Jayawickrama - Channel Manager Pacific Zone
  4. Understanding how technology and innovation incorporated from early design stages can be maintained through the tender process to ensure the end customer achieves the desired outcome. Project examples which demonstrate a new approach compared with the traditional model. Presenter - Dominic Lauten - Director, Caspiral Engineering.

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Christchurch 23 July I Wellington 24 July I Auckland 25 July

New Zealand

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