Yeah OK, the acronym is getting unwieldy. But bear with me here.

Readers will recall my ongoing tales of tribulation at the hand of natural forces and bureaucratic nightmares resulting from those forces. Well I’m stoked to see that next month sees the holding of an event that seems a perfect example of what TED is all about. TEDxEqCHCH aims to re-imagine the future of Christchurch, and will be held on Saturday, May 21st.

I’m stoked to be involved, albeit in only a small way – I’ll be blogging the event (as I did for the last TEDxCHCH held late last year). I’m excited to see the caliber of speakers already confirmed – Cameron Sinclair, CEO of Architecture for Humanity and TED Prize winner, will be speaking, along with Roger Sutton, CEO of Orion.

Big ups to the sponsors and organizers of the event – this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine a modern city. We need to grasp that opportunity with both hands. Come along, or watch this space…


Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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