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Friday Live Webinar - Covid-19: Tech and the Law

17 April 2020: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Each Friday of Level 4 lockdown ITP will be hosting the brand new ITP Friday Live webinar.

This week's session features a tech news roundup with the TechBlog team, followed by a great talk and Q&A session on the legal aspects of Covid-19 from a panel of 4 legal experts. What are the big legal issues of Covid-19 from a tech perspective and what do you need to know - both individually and in business?

Plus your questions answered.

These Level-4 weeks are long and times are tough. So grab a beer, wine or juice and finish your week off right with this informative and entertaining session, delivered live online nationwide.


4.00pm: TechBlog Panel Chat

The Friday Live webinar will kick off with a chat with ITP's awesome TechBlog team, giving a quick roundup of this week's big stories on TechBlog and elsewhere.

The TechBlog team includes:

The team are a "who's who" of tech journalism in New Zealand over many years. They know their stuff and between them have edited or covered tech for many household name publications in NZ.

ITP CEO Paul Matthews will facilitate the session and put your questions to the team.


4.20pm: Covid-19: Tech and the Law

Things have certainly been challenging over the last few weeks and will be for some time. But with lockdown and other impacts there's a whole legal mindfield for both individuals and businesses to navigate, in tech and elsewhere. So what are your rights and what do you need to know as we move off Level-4?

This week we welcome a panel of 4 legal experts from Buddle Findlay including:

This will be a fascinating panel discussion about the legal issues brewing both now and over the next few months.


4.40pm: Q&A with panel

ITP CEO Paul Matthews will put your questions to the legal panel - ask them anything about the legal implications of Covid-19 and related issues.


5.00pm (ish): Go and enjoy your weekend!

You've earned it.


Connecting in 

We'll be using Zoom's Webinar Edition for this session, so if you haven't used Zoom before we suggest trying to join 5 minutes early to download the software.

We will email the connection details 30-60 minutes prior to the session to those registered, to their registration email address, so please check your email!


The use of Zoom for webinars

We've been watching closely the developments in relation to Zoom and other videoconferencing software.

Having taken advice, we are informed that our use case isn't affected by the issues that have been uncovered to date. For example, our webinars aren't confidential (in fact they're freely available, live), we don't enable chat functions, and none of the other issues affects us at this stage.

While we are concerned and are actively evaluating alternatives, we'll be continuing to use Zoom in the meantime for non-confidential use cases. Those who hold concerns can still access the webinar using the web browser version, or via the ITP Facebook page (albeit without Q&A). 



Attend the webinar at 4pm by clicking here


While the ITP Friday Live webinar is open to anyone in tech, future sessions may be limited to ITP members only.

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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