"Virtual Happy Hour" NZHIT In Association With Umbrellar

Virtual after work "Happy Hour" brought to you by NZHIT and Umbrellar

NZHIT members are invited to join us for a relaxed get-together in the early evening that will start with a speaker discussing a topic relevant to the current situation followed by a brief Q&A session, then we’ll finish off with an informal chat amongst ourselves.  

There are so many (serious) webinar type events being offered at the moment that we’d like to give you the opportunity to join us over a drink, sit back, relax and simply chew the fat.

Our speaker for this event is David Downs who is well-known and highly regarded as a business leader, senior government official, board director, author and inspirational speaker along with being a champion of the role digital health plays in our health sector nationally and globally.

David will talk for 20 minutes on the broad topic of business and personal resilience as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and key factors to be aware of as we come out the other end. David’s presentations are well known for bringing a humourous angle to a serious topic so he’s ideal for setting the tone for a relaxed and fun get-together.

When: Thursday 16th April, 2020

Time: 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

How: Click “register” & join the session via the Microsoft Teams link.

Cost: FREE. Absolutely free to attend (BYO drinks and nibbles of choice)

As an added bonus, all attendees will earn NZHIT “Virtual Credits”.  As you’ll be providing your own drinks and nibbles for this event we will pay these credits back by shouting the drinks at the first in-person NZHIT event we hold at the most suitable time in the future!

Be in quick to grab your slot as registrations are capped at the first 50.

David Downs

General Manager at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), working with the Technology sector to help fast growing tech companies grow internationally, and leading a cross-government project for the Agritech sector. David has held various roles at NZTE, in the Services, Customer and Corporate Services teams.

David spent 13 years at Microsoft, in New Zealand and as regional director for South East Asia, and he has set up and run successful businesses of his own. David is a published author on New Zealand Innovation, with two highly successful books – No.8 Re-wired, and No.8 Recharged.

He’s an ex-comedian, TV and Radio actor, semi-finalist for New Zealander of the Year, and a genetically modified organism who documented his battle with cancer in the book A Mild Touch of the Cancer. David regularly presents and gives talks on his cancer journey and on the power of positive thinking and optimism.



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