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IoT ecosystem in NZ

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IoT ecosystem in NZ

Session Abstract:

The speaker will provide an overview of the Internet of Things ecosystem in New Zealand and how the Waikato region is leading initiatives related to the application of IoT technology with respect to the environment, health and well-being, tourism and primary industries. Hear about the IoT Waikato NZ initiative launched by Wintec (www.wintec.ac.nz), a leading institute of technology, as a Group for innovators, thoughts leaders and organisations interested in developing the IoT and digital technology uptake in the Waikatoas well as the Techweek ‘18 (www.techweek.co.nz) showcase Waikato Innovation Park (www.wipltd.co.nz) is developed for May including a Featured Event focused around IoT.


Jannat Maqbool
Project Coordinator at Wintec

Jannat Maqbool is a lecturer in the Centre for Business, IT and Enterprise at one of New Zealand’s largest and leading Institutes of Technology, Wintec. She is a CPA and is currently completing a Masters in Digital Business at Waikato University.

Jannat has extensive experience managing mid to large-scale technology adoption initiatives, including introducing the first online origination, credit risk assessment and pricing vehicle finance platform in New Zealand for MTF, in 2005, in collaboration with FiNZsoft, a world leading FinTech solutions provider based in Auckland.

She joined Wintec in Hamilton in 2009 and has coordinated several collaborative projects and applied research initiatives involving students, staff and the wider community.

Jannat launched Wintec’s IoT Waikato initiative in 2017, a group for innovators, thought leaders and organisations interested in developing the Internet of Things and digital technology in the region, and recently lead the execution of TechWeek Waikato ’18 for Waikato Innovation Park.

Since the launch of IoT Waikato Jannat has been facilitating digital technology pilots and digital transformation initiatives in the Waikato focused on leveraging technology in innovative ways to benefit individuals, organisations and communities.

Jannat Maqbool is passionate about continuous improvement and the role that IT plays in improving operational efficiency and enabling business growth as well as its importance for innovation in both a business and wider context.

Session Tags

Small / Medium Enterprise

IoT, NZ, collaborate, Pilot, digital transformation

Middle Management, Business Line Management

Intermediate, Beginner




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