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Techweek 2017 to include AR in New Zealand

TechWeek

Augmented Reality is going to be one of the themes discussed at Techweek in New Zealand which has more than 100 events throughout the country.  Sessions will include the Future of Farming, starting your own business, VR, AR, game development, women technology and many more. One main focus from this event is the diverse elements within the tech sector.

Farming 2020 is set to showcase the Agricultural Industry’s digital future and New Zealand’s role in the Agtech environment.

Herd improvement, software, pasture mapping and a variety of other data mining tools are being integrated into in farm practices to maximise productivity and profitability. Other key segments on display include blockchain – the building block technology behind the next wave of digital currency and could disrupt global commerce itself.

Virtual and Augmented Reality are two of the fastest growing trends within the tech sector today, and one of the main events within Techweek will be the AR/VR Garage gaming weekend. John McDermott runs the IoT Auckland meet-up group, and has worked with Rob Hanks, founder of AR development company Curiat and Jessica Manins, who represents the NZ VR/AR Association, to develop the Future Realities stream – a programme of events introducing New Zealand to AR/VR and IoT technologies, applications and businesses.