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Driverless cars - the pathway to the future?

23 August 2017: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Johnny Cash Room
G Block
322 Hardy St

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Join us for an exciting panel event to discuss just what the future might hold and whether Nelson could be the place where driverless cars take off?

IT Professionals is hosting a discussion to find out more about autonomous transportation and it's future in our region. We have an outstanding panel of local forward thinking and innovative speakers with Richard Liddicoat of Fresh FM as MC. The aim is for spirited and engaging conversation, with everyone invited to take part in a lively Q&A afterwards.

It's also a chance to do a bit of networking and find out what's happening with new technology in our region.  

Light refreshments will be served - please register for catering purposes

About The Speakers

Pic Picot 

Pic is the founder of Pic's Peanut Butter, and has always been an innovator with a keen interest in new technology. As someone who is visually impaired, he has a particular interest in how autonomous transportation is developing. 

Des Carroll   

Des is the founder and director of the Drone Company based in Appleby, providing remotely controlled and autonomous drones for mapping, surveying, construction and facility management.  

Des has designed and delivered Intelligent City Networks Strategy for several Middle Eastern clients as part of a long international career in telecommunications, fibre networks and strategy consulting in UAE, Qatar, Korea, France, Spain, Japan and Canada.  

Kent Fergusson 

Kent is a creative thinker, father and adventurer. With a passion for all things on the journey forward Kent lives in a world some call the future. Kent is all about digital tech making a difference tomorrow, next week, next year. Kent is centred around digital and insurerTech. 

Alec Louverdis 

Alec Louverdis is Group Manager Infrastructure at the Nelson City Council. Alec is passionate about innovation and brings a wealth of knowledge from his portfolio which covers public transport, roading, utilities (water, sewer, stormwater), parks, reserves and facilities.

Registration Details:

Light refreshments will be served - please register for catering purposes, if you find yourself unable to attend please e-mail as soon as possible.

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

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