Techweek 2018

A festival of innovation that's good for the world.

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19-27 May | New Zealand

New Zealand’s technology and innovation sectors are growing rapidly and changing the way we work, live and play. Technology now touches almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives and is shaping our communities by influencing how we communicate, travel and utilise our amenities. Our purpose – make everyday better – is all about enhancing lives through our work. Harnessing the potential of new technology is vital to us doing that.


Techweek provides a week-long opportunity to connect into some of the incredible innovation happening in New Zealand. Throughout May, our team showcased how technology is going to shape the future of urbanisation, with events in Auckland, Dunedin and Christchurch.

Beca’s Beacon System app won the highly contested 2018 Most Innovative Hi-Tech Service category at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards, recognising our team’s significant commitment to innovation. We are very proud of the judges’ feedback that they “were impressed by Beca’s passion and commitment in dealing with human anxiety in times of great distress”. This is a great example of the way Beca blends traditional technical and digital consulting to make everyday better for our clients and communities.

Hear from our thought leaders


Our Beca team was involved in the following events for Techweek 2018:

The future of urbanisation: make everyday better

12-3pm 21 May, Beca House, Auckland

Building a better tomorrow – Thomas Hyde, Executive Director – Beca

  • How can technology help us to create the infrastructure of the future with the beauty, livability, sustainability and vibrancy.

Human and technology as partners: creating a better world – Dr Cheryl Doig

  • New technology should focus on being emotionally intelligent, adaptive and relevant. Explore how we can use technology to enhance humanity.

The future of transport (MaaS) – Martin McMullan, Director, Connected Journeys - NZTA

  • We discuss the complexity of the challenges and solutions for safe and sustainable urban transport.

PANEL DISCUSSION: How applied IoT technology can make everyday better

  • Martin McMullan – Director Connected, Journeys - NZTA, Sue Bradley – Global Delivery Manager, Beca and Matt Ensor – Business Director – Beca.

Our panel discuss how some technologically advanced cities are using Internet of Things (IoT) platforms to monitor city infrastructures, managing everything from traffic flows and parking to water and air quality. They are using the resulting smart data to tackle longer-term planning decisions around environmental issues and challenges such as global warming. Can these technologies be applied to New Zealand’s cities? And what are we already doing?

Interactive Tech Expo

Take part in practical demonstrations of the technology we use to make everyday better. Participate in interactive demonstrations utilising Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), 360 Imagery and Point Cloud technologies for reality capture, UAV (drone) data capture and cloud-based analysis, and an AI traffic bot demonstration.

View the full agenda for the event: The future of urbanisation: make everyday better.

IoT Auckland Meetup with Beca

9-11am 22 May, Beca House, Auckland

Allan Pang, Beca's Technical Director for IoT, explains the opportunities and applications that will transform our interaction with the world that surrounds us.  How new technologies help us make the best use of our environment.

New approaches in dealing with security of critical infrastructure

12-3pm 22 May, Beca House, Auckland

The definition of critical infrastructure is expanding as more areas of our daily lives and business depend on technology. A discussion on where we can fill protection gaps with new technologies, policy and approaches.

Beca Tech Showcase

10am-2pm 24 May, Otago Polytechnic Students Common Room, Dunedin

A demonstration of virtual reality software, a lady bug 360 degree camera, survey laser scanners and drones in real world engineering applications. Explore all the cool things we do that can make everyday better.

The Fourth Revolution

8am-6.30pm 25 May, Tait Technology Centre, Christchurch

Join us in Christchurch, the city of opportunity, and meet the New Zealand innovators who are building a better place.

New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards Gala Dinner 2018

6pm-12am 25 May, Christchurch

The winners of the 2018 Hi-Tech Awards will be announced at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch. Come and celebrate the tech industry in New Zealand - its global success and its contribution to the local economy. Beca is proud to be a finalist in the 'Most Innovative Hi-Tech Service' category for our disaster resilience app, Beacon.

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