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The Taupō Business Chamber invites you to the Future Crunch with Tané Hunter.


The disruptive technological trends shaping the 21st century.

Technology, which used to be thought of as a function to be outsourced, or a sector on its own, is now a strategic layer across all aspects of the economy. 

Global connectivity, digitisation, blockchain, artificial intelligence, intuitive computing, robotics, renewable energy, 3D printing and biotechnology. Together, they're like a roaring tornado creating once in a hundred year revolutions in every industry at once. 

Understanding what's over the horizon is essential for any organisation wishing to harness the opportunities of a rapidly changing global economy in the 21st century. 

Audiences will come away from this talk with the ability to think clearly and critically about the way technological disruption is changing the economy, a skill that's particularly relevant for leaders who wish to maintain a strategic advantage — and protect their organisations against competitors looking to do the same.


Have a sound understanding of concepts central to the process of technological innovation.

Receive the most up to date information on the current state of technological change in multiple industries.

Tools to harness 21st century working practices for innovation, change management and disruption.

Members: Free + GST

Non-Members: $25 + GST

About Tané Hunter - Cancer Researcher
Tané is the co-founder of Future Crunch and Lighthouse Data Science. He is a cancer researcher, bioinformatician, and science communicator. Tané is best known for his public speaking and consulting as Future Crunch, a think tank designed to foster intelligent, optimistic thinking about the future, and to empower people to contribute to it. His day job is working with big data in the biological realm using machine learning to determine what is causing a particular cancer and identify ways to fight it with cutting- edge clinical therapies.
In 2004 Tané won a US national mountain biking title and was heading for a career as a professional cyclist. Unfortunately, an injury in 2006 brought his cycling career to an end and he refocused on science, statistics, and viticulture.
Tané’s interest in medical genomics, big data, and evolutionary biology eventually led him to the University of Melbourne where he completed a Masters in Bioinformatics in 2013. He has worked for the Royal Children’s Hospital diagnosing rare genetic diseases in children and is currently completing his PhD at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, using molecular biomarkers and bioinformatics to better understand, diagnose and improve treatment for people suffering from cancer. He is also an avid sailor and participates in races around the world.

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Wednesday, 6th March, 2019
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Great Lake Centre Theatre, Taupo