The life of pi
Date:30 July 2019, 7:00pm - 30 July 2019, 8:30pm
Massey University | In this talk, Professor Downey, awarded the Rutherford Medal in 2018, will examine the history of how we began to understand the number pi over the last four millennia. This is also the story of the development of a branch of modern mathematics called analysis; a story still being told today. Speaker: Professor Rod Downey, Victoria University of Wellington.
The Future of Customer Engagement: a Project Connect talk
Date:2 July 2019, 5:30pm - 2 July 2019, 7:30pm
AUT| Kirsty Traill Kirsty will explore how new technologies and behaviours are helping to tighten the bonds between brands and consumers. From building stronger connections with customer communities, to the need for hyper-personalisation in social advertising, learn about the seismic shifts headed our way to help you build the capabilities you need to win with customers. Kirsty is VP of Customer at Hootsuite, the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform, where she is responsible for Hootsuite’s Global Customer Support organisation, Voice of the Customer, Customer Experience, Customer Marketing and Customer Advocacy.
Predicting GDP using machine learning
Date:25 June 2019, 7:00pm - 25 June 2019, 8:30pm
Massey University | Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on its own is not a very sexy topic, but trying to predict it using machine learning and data analysis might be! Although often criticised as an economic measure, the problem that needs to be solved is not GDP’s relevance, but the ability to get quick up-to-date indicators of GDP in a relevant time frame. Information on what happened three months ago is of limited use. We will look at the colourful history of GDP including criticisms and some clever global estimation strategies.
Our changing world
Date:26 June 2019, 6:30pm - 27 November 2019, 7:30pm
Wednesday 26 June | Dr Bill Angus, Shakespeare and human obsolescence in the 21st century ***** Join us each month in Auckland to discover the latest insights from our leading thinkers in humanities and social sciences. Hear first-hand from Massey University scholars and explore with them unique and captivating perspectives to better understand modern-day challenges. Register ***** Wednesday 6 March | David Belgrave Is it only our way or the Huawei? Past, present and future options for New Zealand and China Reflecting on the history of New Zealand policy towards China is especially pertinent now as we navigate the current tensions between globalisation and nationalism in global politics.
Metro Park East, Silverdale planting day
Date:29 June 2019, 9:00am - 29 June 2019, 4:00pm
Auckland Council Help plant one million trees. To register, visit www. milliontrees.