Groundswell Presents...Work that’s worth it: Tech for Good 2020

Where tech tools, skills and purpose meet to create a flourishing future.

What's it all about?

Technological skills are already in high-demand by organisations whose highest purpose is profit and shareholder returns.

What do these same skills accomplish when the highest purpose of an organisation is to deploy technology for common-good – ongoing improvement of community, environmental, social, as well as economic well-being.

What to expect of this 90-minute event:

Presentations by *impact entrepreneurs* who are working on solutions locally and nationally to solve challenges in our food, homes, waste and capital/investment systems.

Four kiwi entrepreneurs share their passion for doing good - addressing deep issues that affect our people and our planet - while mobilising the latest tech & expertise.

Facilitated networking activityPanel discussion with experts facilitated by a local leader in the entrepreneurial/technology ecosystem in the Bay of Plenty 

This 90-minute event will open your eyes to:

the possibilities of tech-for-goodwhat’s already being done locally and nationally, enabled with technologyhow you can contribute, how these impact ventures are/could address these challenges in Tauranga and Western Bay.


This event is part of Groundswell Festival of Innovation - A digital festival of online events


This community event listing is made possible with the support of NZTech.

You can drop into this event at any time.


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Wednesday 29 Jul
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Free event
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Greer O'Donnell

Director at the Urban Advisory & Chair at the Society for Alternative Housing Development

Greer has worked in urban development for 10 years and specialises in alternative development models.

Topics to discuss: Technology as a way to build community; examples of online platforms that help with consensus decision making and collective investment.

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Debs Hancock

Founder at Reposte Analytics

Debs loves applying strategies to create a new social data model to provide workplaces, schools and organisations ethical access to a collective dataset of social wellbeing data, so that they can uncover the underlying causes of social problems and can provide the right support at the right time.

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Prof Suzanne Wilkinson

Associate Dean Research, Doctoral Mentor Supervisor, College of Sciences, Professor of Construction Management, School of Built Environment

My research focuses on disaster management, construction innovation, resilience and smart cities.

I am interested in how cities, communities and organisations, including construction organisations, plan for disasters and manage hazard events.

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Vivien Conway

Co-founder of Ace The Gram

Viv is Co-Founder of Instagram specialist company, Ace The Gram.

Venture Centre is delighted to welcome Viv as Facilitator for this event!
Viv will bring in her energy as podcast host and her insights as an entrepreneur.

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Kaye Maree Dunn

Co-founder of āhau

Quality Governance, Enterprise and Data Sovereignty is a passion for Kaye-Maree where she can use her untiring commitment and drive to ensure individuals have the right tools and support to govern their organisations with confidence.

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