Smart city vision proposed for Tauranga

Members of Tauranga’s technology community are circulating a strategy document aimed at galvanising community feedback on how best to shape a digital strategy for Tauranga.

Pip Loader, Tauranga City Council’s manager, strategic events, got the ball rolling earlier this year when she organised a meeting with local technology entrepreneurs and established companies to start a conversation around developing a digital strategy for Tauranga.

“I have some knowledge of the possibilities and changes that technology advancements are bringing and I want us to stay in touch with and ahead of those changes,” said Murray Clode, a Chamber of Commerce board member and associate of the Venture Centre.

Mr Clode, former general manager of Spark Digital Tauranga, developed the discussion document with Jo Allum, co-founder of the Venture Centre. More…

Bay of Plenty Times, 10th December 2014