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IT leaders gather to celebrate 50 years of innovation

17 Aug 2010

The New Zealand Computer Society has named the key presenters for next month's 50 Years of ICT Innovation conference in Rotorua.

Conference Chairman, Elizabeth Eastwood, said, "With Minister of ICT Hon Steven Joyce opening, and opposition ICT spokesperson Hon Clare Curran in attendance, along with a who’s who of the ICT sector presenting and participating, this will be an event like no other”.

The event (running from September 15th to 18th) features over 40 presentations that will cover a range of ICT topics and legals aspects of cloud computing and open source.

Eight keynote speakers have been confirmed so far including Google Engineering Director Craig Nevill-Manning, KiwiBank’s Founding CEO Sam Knowles, Trade Me Founder Sam Morgan and Xero Founder Rod Drury.

"This conference is about innovation, and it’s about mapping out where innovation will take ICT over the next 50 years,” continued Eastwood. "We’re privileged to have attendees and presenters from all corners of the sector, from 3D graphics to robots, open source to proprietary, industry and academia, our history and our future.”

Those interested in attending need to register before the end of August.