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The role and relevance of IT in Nelson

22 September 2020: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mahitahi Colab
322 Hardy St

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If there is anything 2020 has taught us it's that the world never stands still. COVID-19 presents us with the greatest economic shock in living memory and although the full extent of this has still to play out it is clear that our regional and national economy will be significantly changed and we must respond.

Come and join us for this two-part session on the future of IT (and ITP) in Nelson.

Project Kōkiri is a collaboration between Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council, Nelson Regional Development Agency, Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce, iwi and regionally based government agencies. It has been established to respond to and mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the Nelson Tasman region.

Richard Chadderton (Chad) will update us on one initiative within Project Kōkiri which targets businesses and innovation support.

In the second half of the session, ITP CEO Paul Matthews will join Chad to lead an exploration of the role of IT and ITP in Nelson through an open discussion. Event attendance has been dropping and with Covid happening, what does the Nelson community need from ITP?

There will be opportunity for all of us to contribute to this "fireside style" chat, so come and be part of this important discussion.

Please register now to secure your spot. Food and drinks will be provided for all.


About The Speaker

Chad, originally from Wellington, completed an undergraduate degree in Sciences, by the skin of his teeth. Then he departed for the UK and became a tax accountant and auditor.

After several years he drifted into the City of London and became an investment manager looking after the global equity portfolios of some of the largest and most prestigious institutions in Europe. Chad got going on his family a little later in life and quickly realised New Zealand was the place for such a hazardous task, returning to Nelson in 2012.

Chad is a stakeholder in Nelson Angels, Co. Starters and can be found most days at the Matahi Colab where he runs drop-in sessions for businesses on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.


Registration Details:

All ITP members and non-members welcome.

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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