What’s on, What’s HOT in the Auckland Digital Scene

By: Jessica and Gemma 11 Jan, 2018

Well, well, well. 2017, has ditched us. Where did the year go?! As 2018 graces us with its presence, we’ve got a whopping 365 days to fill with whatever we choose (apart from the compulsory job, family, friends and general life commitments, of course) and what better way to get started than filling your social calendar with a few events.

Digital is no longer up and coming. It is in its prime and it is roaring! We’re talking about everything from AR, VR to CX. Come join in on the digital fun, network the hell out of it and I’m sure in return you’ll receive some invaluable information which you can implement in your organization.

Here’s to a new year full of events!


Brainy Breakfast – CX in 2018 | 14 February


Attend this one for some early morning food for thought! It explores what CX looks like in your organisation and how marketing plays a role in it. It’s crucial that these two work together. We hear the thoughts of  Wayne Pick, Executive Director + Head of CX at Colenso BBDO, Elke Van der Meijden, Head of Customer Strategy and Insights and Colleen Ryan, Head of Strategy, both from Mercury and lastly Dougal Swift, General Manager – Membership & Brand at AA New Zealand.


Digital Nations 2030 | 19-20 February


This one is for all you peeps who enjoy the government and legal side of things in the digital market. Digital Nations 2030 is an international summit from the world’s leading Digital Nations. These international thought leaders will be joined by digital leaders from NZ’s government and industry to engage in stimulating dialogue and aspirational discussion on actions needed to create a truly digital nation by 2030.


#AIHappyHour @ IBM | 15 February


This is THE networking event you want to be at! AI Happy Hour meet-ups are attended by 100-200 Tech-Savvy, AI-Curious business leaders, data scientists & non-technical professionals that are keen to learn about AI. Learn how businesses are building AI tech and learn from experts in AI. This month you’ll be hearing from Issy Fernando, NZ’s resident Watson expert. Learn how to leverage Watson in your organisation.


The Great Programmatic Panel Discussion | 21 February


Calling all Sales and Account Management teams in Agency’s as well as digital professional from brands. This panel explores the programmatic ecosystem, its effect on publishers, agency’s, their challenges as well as the mobile end of things.


DX 2018 | 20 March


Is your business in the midst of a digital transformation or is the New Years resolution to embark on this? If so the ones for you! DX 2018 explores trends, challenges and customer experience driving digital transformation. It provides local and international insights from the some of biggest names in the game such as Walt Disney, Fonterra, Mercury Energy and Air New Zealand just to name a few.


F*ckup Meetup | 22 March


This is Razzbri’s very first solo event! We’re inviting some of the big names in the digital industry to come share their stories of how they fucked up in their lives and careers. We’re stripping it down and making it raw. Come join us and share your own fuck ups over a few beers and light snacks.


AI-Day 2018 | 28 March


This is NZ’s official Artificial Intelligence event presented by the one and only AI Forum NZ and NewZealand.ai. This all day conference is for peeps in every sector, especially leaders – the instigators of change keen to learn how AI will impact their organization and the world around them.


Digital Day Out 2018 | 08 May

This is the must-attend event for all marketers bringing in a audience of about 600 marketing professionals. All gathering for the opportunity to get insights into the hottest topics surrounding digital marketing. This conference showcases those who are leading the way, and closely examines the trends, technologies and innovations which are shaping its future.


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