Showcase event

Digitally Empowering People

Thu 11 May 6:30 — 8pm

Come be part of a new initiative to empower our local community through technology.
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'Digitally Empowering People' is the Official Launch event for the Western Bay District Council and Tauranga City Council 'Digital Enablement Project' (DEP).

The Minister for Economic Development will attend and speak on the importance of digital technology to a productive New Zealand economy and our ambition to become a leading digital nation.  Special guest, Mr Ross Young , Public Policy, Google New Zealand will MC.

You will have the opportunity to hear from inspirational local business owners doing well using tech, about the DEP project, how you can benefit and show your support for this to work to help our community - young people, small businesses and startup founders - to thrive. 

Instigated and supported by Tauranga City and Western Bay District Councils, the DEP will deliver upskilling opportunities to the region.

Register interest here.


Ross Young manages public policy and government affairs for Google in New Zealand. After training in law and psychology, he worked in New Zealand and overseas, including at the BBC, Minority Rights International, Vodafone, TelstraClear and the Commerce Commission. He is a father of one and is currently reading a biography of William Gladstone
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