Maori IT Leaders set to gather in Wellington at NetHui 2013

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A gathering of Maori ICT leaders, business owners, innovators, educators and enthusiasts is being organised to start the annual NetHui 2013, New Zealands largest and most-inclusive Internet-related conference.

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The Maori ICT Hui presents an opportunity for whanau who work in the IT industry to meet with tech leaders, for students to hear inspirational stories & leading edge research and for roopu, hapu and iwi to share knowledge and wisdom with Maori IT professionals.

Maori ICT Meet Up @ NetHui 2013
Monday 8th July 2013
Wellington Town Hall

The overall theme of NetHui 2013 is the Power of the Open Internet, which covers broader issues of Access, Culture, Economy & Business, Education, Internet and the Law, Governance, Health, Safety and Security and more.

You can view the full NetHui programme here: http://nethui.org.nz/programme

Amongst the korero, attendees will hear opinions on Maori Spectrum and how the Government might recognise the importance of te reo Maori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the 21st century; we will hear from researchers who analyse how Maori utilise social media and learn from business leaders who have developed economic opportunities from IT; we will also learn about Maori IT groups such as the Digital Maori Forum (DMF), Nga Pu Waea, The Maori Internet Society and Te Huarahi Tika Trust.

A final schedule for the Maori ICT Gathering will be made available on the NetHui 2013 website shortly.

For more information, please click here: http://nethui.org.nz

3 COMMENTS

  1. Im no professional, but I believe you just crafted the best stage. You certainly totally understand what youre speaking about, and I can definitely get behind that. Thanks for becoming so upfront and so honest.

  2. I am a big fan of NetHui because of the way it connects Maori culture with technology. Some background: I am writing across the Pacific, from Mexico where I work with a number of indigenous communities. Being able to show off TangataWhenua or Hika Lite on my smartphone allows me to ask my local friends what they’d like to see on the increasing tide of smartphones that are entering the city and rural communities alike. I know my friends and I are not your target audience, but I wanted to share with you how your event has positive influences around the world.

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