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ITx Rutherford 2019: NZ's conference of tech

9 October 2019: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Rutherford Hotel and Conference Centre
27 Nile St West

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Get your ITx Rutherford 2019 ticket now!

ITx Rutherford is where NZ's tech sector comes together - you don't want to miss this.

ITx Rutherford 2019 is a spin-off conference from ITx, New Zealand's technology mega-conference, and features conferences from IT Professionals NZ and CITRENZ.

ITx brings tech professionals, decision-makers, leaders and academics together under one roof - it really is where industry and education come together to learn, engage and network.

Hundreds of awesome people. Inspiring cutting-edge speakers. Insights you can't get elsewhere. A huge social programme. Welcome to ITx.


You can find out more on the ITx Conference Website.


Keynotes presenters

As well as over 75 presenters, ITx Rutherford 2019 includes the following keynotes:


Figen Ulgen

Dr Figen Ulgen

Head of Analytics and Insights Strategy, Woolworths NZ

Dr Figen Ulgen started her journey in data science with Ph.D. in Machine Learning before her career journey weaved analytics across many domains - consulting for Fortune 100 clients at McKinsey & Co, building a high performing Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics section at Microsoft Corporation, harnessing AI as a General Manager at Intel Corporation and more. At ITx Rutherford, she'll talk about data science and analytics in the "real world".


Dheeren Velu

Dheeren Velu

Director of AI, CapGemini (Melbourne)

As one of Australasia's leading gurus on Artificial Intelligence, Dheeren was awarded Australia's coveted ICT Professional of the Year award in 2018. He previously worked extensively on IBM breakthrough Watson project and several other early commercial AI implementations and is now heading up CapGemini's AI practice from Melbourne. He'll be talking at ITx Rutherford about some of the latest developments in AI and the ethical challenges they present.


Gaynor Parkin

Gaynor Parkin

Founder and CEO, Umbrella Health

So what is "psychological safety" and why is it so important to your work? Gaynor Parkin is a Clinical Psychologist who founded Umbrella Health, New Zealand's leading workplace wellbeing practice, and at ITx Rutherford 2019 will outline real, practical steps to improve psychological safety in the workplace.


Andy Prow

Andy Prow

CEO and co-founder, RedShield Security

Security gurus Andy Prow and Kirk Jackson will look back at the past decade of security misfortune. At ITx Rutherford 2019 they'll recreate the hacks that shocked us and breached global corporations live on stage and ask the question: What have we learnt? The answer may surprise you.


More speaker details on the ITx website


More than 75 Presentations from leading experts

As well as a series of top local and international keynotes, ITx Rutherford 2019's component conferences will feature more than 75 talks and presentations from many of New Zealand's leading experts in all areas of digital technology.

With five streams of presentations running simultaneously across a broad range of areas, there really will be something for everyone. Your registration gives you access to all sessions across all streams in all conferences (subject to availability).


Introducing our awesome sponsors

We're super excited to have the following awesome organisations helping make ITx Rutherford a reality:


View all sponsors and find out how you can be an ITx sponsor on the ITx website.


All-inclusive pass

Your full conference registration is your all-inclusive pass and includes:

  • Select from over 75 conference sessions on 10th and 11th October 2019
  • Welcome function on the evening of 9th October
  • ITx Rutherford Innovation Tour on the afternoon of Weds 9th October
  • Conference morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on both days
  • Gala dinner on Thursday 10th October
  • Coffee. Lots of coffee. Maybe ice-creams too.
  • CITRENZ Pass also includes all sessions, lunch, and morning/afternoon tea on 9th October 2019


2-day ITP Conference, or 3-day CITRENZ Conference

You can choose to attend the main conference (10th-11th October), or attend the full 3 days with a day of CITRENZ presentations on 9th October.


Structure of Conference

The full programme is available on the ITx website.

ITx Rutherford 2019 will commence at around 9am on Wednesday 9th October, and conclude at around 6pm on Friday 11th October. The CITRENZ conference runs for the full 3 days, with the ITP conference on Thursday and Friday (with the welcome function on Wednesday night).



We've secured a great deal on accommodation at the Rutherford Hotel. Check out the website for more info.


Registration Details

You can register for ITx Rutherford via Credit Card online now by using the link below, or alternatively call 0800 252 255 with your Credit Card details.

If you are a member of ITP or an employee of a CITRENZ member institution, please choose the appropriate Member Rate. All registrations at these rates are subject to confirmation with the organisation.

Approved organisations can opt to pay by invoice by calling 0800 252 255 or emailing attendee and business details through to [email protected]. Credit criteria and other conditions apply.

Unfortunately we're unable to accept cancellations after 30 September unless for serious medical or emergency reasons. Cancellations prior to 30 September will incur a $100 cancellation fee. Note that registrations CAN be transferred up until the start of the conference at no cost.


Earlybird registration now closed. Registration cost:

  2-day ITP Conference 3-day CITRENZ conference
Member of ITP or CITRENZ $695 $795
Staff of ITP Corp Partner $729 $829
Non-members $895 $995


All prices include GST.

All tickets include entry to social functions, including the gala dinner on Thursday 10th October.


Additional registrations to the Excellence in IT Awards Gala Dinner are $149 incl GST (purchase when registering).


Register now to secure your place!

NOTE: Please select the Wednesday add-on to register for the CITRENZ conference on Wednesday 9th October as well.

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.

Attendance Cost

Staff of CITRENZ member institution$604.35 + GST / $695.00 incl GST
ITP Financial Members$604.35 + GST / $695.00 incl GST
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$633.91 + GST / $729.00 incl GST
Non-Members$778.26 + GST / $895.00 incl GST

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