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ITx 2018: NZ's technology mega-conference

11 July 2018: 9:00 am, to
13 July 2018: 5:00 pm

TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6 Complex
4 Queens Wharf

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Get your ITx 2018 ticket now!

ITx is New Zealand's Technology mega-conference: a collaboration of 12 tech-focused conferences and bodies and focusing on innovation, technology and education.

ITx brings IT professionals, decision-makers, leaders and academics together under one roof. This is a conference like no other: where industry, academia and government come together to network, learn and engage.

Full (3-day) registration also includes entry to the New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards gala dinner on the evening of Thursday 12th July.

You can find out more on the ITx Conference Website.


Keynotes presenters

As well as over 150 presenters, ITx 2018 includes the following keynotes:



Colin Ellis

Project Guru, Melbourne

Want to know how to create an Agile-ready culture? Colin Ellis is an award-winning international speaker, renowned project leadership expert and best-selling author who works with organisations around the world to help them build capability that's fit for the future of work. 



Jacqui Maguire

Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director, Umbrella

TVNZ Breakfast regular Jacqui Maguire is an expert in building resilience and wellbeing in the workplace. She'll be outlining how to protect you and your staff's mental health and maximising performance.



Dr Amy Fletcher

Associate Professor and ethics of AI expert

Amy Fletcher is a researcher specialising in science, technology and environmental politics. She'll be talking about the ethics of AI and robotics, and the impact AI will likely have on the future workforce.



Greg Sanker

CIO, Oregon Department of 
Administrative Services (USA)

"Digital Transformation" has become the single most overused phrase in the global IT industry. But what does it actually mean for you? Oregon-based CIO Greg Sanker is a leading international expert on *real* transformation.



Kaila Colbin

Futurist and Ambassador, 
Singularity U

Known for bringing SingularityU to New Zealand and her work as founder of the Ministry of Awesome, Kaila Colbin is New Zealand's leading authority on exponential technology. Will robots and AI take over, and when should we bow to our new AI overlords? 



Doug Kim

Snr Content Editor, 
Microsoft (USA)

Empathy in AI - is it an oxymoron? Apparently not. Doug Kim is one of Redmond's leading content strategists and is coming to ITx to talk about the next big wave in AI and conversational agents: Empathy.



Alexia Hibertidou

GirlBoss NZ

So what's *really* going on in the minds of Gen Z? Activist, entrepreneur and GirlBoss NZ Founder Alexia Hilbertidou will present an inspiring, funny and surprising insight into the minds of NZ's Gen Z.



Julie Mohr

International speaker 
and author (USA)

As we progress as a society from the knowledge economy through the disruption economy, our customers are becoming more vocal about what they want and need from their service providers. So why aren't we listening?

More speaker details on the ITx website


Register now

A collaboration of 12 tech-related conferences in one, this is an unprecedented professional development opportunity and features inspirational speakers, numerous panels and unparalleled networking opportunities.

ITx is 12 tech-related conferences in one, from NZ's leading tech associations:

  • IT Professionals New Zealand (ITP), the largest body of IT Professionals in NZ
  • NZ Technology Industry Association (NZTech), the body representing tech companies
  • NZRise, the representative body for NZ-owned digital technology companies
  • IT Service Management Forum NZ, the network for IT Service Management professionals
  • CITRENZ, the body of computing schools in the Institute of Technology and Polytech sector
  • Health Informatics NZ, the leading body for individuals practicing in health IT
  • TUANZ, the representative body for ICT and communications users
  • TechCommNZ, the body for technical communicators in New Zealand
  • Agile Day, one-day conference for Agile professionals from the creators of AgileNZ conference
  • InternetNZ, the voice of the internet community
  • Project Management Institute of NZ, representing PM professionals
  • NZ Open Source Society (NZOSS), the body promoting Open Source Software in NZ 

Full details of the conference here.


More than 150 Presentations from leading experts

As well as a series of top local and international keynotes, ITx 2018's component conferences will feature more than 150 talks and presentations from many of New Zealand's leading experts in all areas of digital technology.

With nine 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).

As well as talks and presentations, ITx features NetHui guided conversations, unconferences, panel discussions, games, and much more.


Introducing our awesome sponsors

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


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


All-inclusive 3-day pass

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

  • Select from over 150 conference sessions on 11th, 12th, 13th July 2018
  • Conference morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on all three days
  • NZ Excellence in IT Awards gala dinner on 12th July
  • Welcome function on the evening of 11th July
  • Coffee. Lots of coffee. Maybe ice-creams too.

This is the best value registration option.


Is 3 days too long for you?

Keen to attend ITx but is three days of awesome a bit much? You can also register for just one day, or take advantage of a two-day combo to attend on any two days of the conference.

If you're attending on Wednesday you can also attend the networking drinks on those evenings at no cost. Note that 1 and 2-day tickets do not include entry to the Awards dinner.


Structure of Conferences

The following conferences occur on the following days (some with several streams, all subject to change):

Day 1 (Weds 11th) Day 2 (Thurs 12th) Day 3 (Fri 13th)
ITP Day 1 ITP Day 2 ITP Day 3
itSMFnz Day 1 itSMFnz Day 2 itSMF Day 3
Agile Day HiNZ Digital Health Day TechCommNZ Day
Future of Work PMINZ IT Project Mngmt Day NZOSS Open Source Day
Unconference Unconference Tech Women

The full programme is available on the ITx website.

The conference will commence at around 9am on Wednesday 11th July, and conclude at around 5.30pm on Friday 13th July (conference sessions conclude around 5.30pm each day).


Masterclass Workshops

ITx also includes 6 Masterclass Workshops on Tuesday 10th July.

See full details here.



Please see the ITx 2018 website for accommodation options.


Registration Details

You can register for ITx 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 one of the associations above, please choose the appropriate Member Rate. All registrations at these rates are subject to confirmation directly with the association, and the full rate will be charged for those that are found to not be financial members. Please contact us if you are unsure.

You can choose 1-day or 2-day options, otherwise registration is for the full 3-day conference.

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

Unfortunately we're unable to accept cancellations after 30 June 2018 unless for serious medical or emergency reasons. Cancellations prior to 30 June will incur a $100 cancellation fee. Note that registrations CAN be transferred up until the start of the conference at no cost.


Registration cost

Registration to ITx is as follows:

  Full Registration 2-day Ticket 1-day Ticket
Member of ITx Partner Association $995 $795 $495
Non-members $1195 $895 $595

All prices include GSTThe above EarlyBird Rates are for a limited time and until sold out. Standard tickets begin at $995 for a full ticket for members of partner organisations.

Full 3-day passes include entry to the Excellence in IT Awards gala dinner on 12th July 2018.


Additional registrations to the Excellence in IT Awards Gala Dinner are $195 incl GST (purchase when registering).


Register now to secure your place!

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

One Day Only (Member of ITx Partner)$430.43 + GST / $495.00 incl GST
One Day Only (ITP Member)$430.43 + GST / $495.00 incl GST
One Day Only (Non-member)$517.39 + GST / $595.00 incl GST
Two-day Registration (ITP member)$691.30 + GST / $795.00 incl GST
Two-day Registration (Member of ITx Partner)$691.30 + GST / $795.00 incl GST
Two-day Registration (Non-member Rate)$778.26 + GST / $895.00 incl GST
Staff of CITRENZ member institution$865.22 + GST / $995.00 incl GST
ITP Financial Members$865.22 + GST / $995.00 incl GST
Non-Members$1,039.13 + GST / $1,195.00 incl GST

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