Event theme: Mahitahi – partnerships and collaboration

The proposed theme of Hack Aotearoa 2023 is Mahitahi – partnerships and collaboration. Artificial Intelligence, digital health and data science are key enablers for transformations within health systems, organisations, and models of care – we aim to bring together people to develop a greater understanding of the respective fields, the opportunities to improve health outcomes and equity, showcase Māori and Pacific data and digital innovation, and learn collaboratively through a datathon event.

Plenary themes include:

  • The health reforms: Ki te pae tawhiti – Data-driven flourishing and prioritising equity
  • Health informatics on a national scale
  • Māori Data and Digital Innovation – Data sovereignty and digital solutions
  • Pacific data insights – epidemiology and research
  • AI for Health: Augmenting Clinical Care
  • COVID-19: Transformations in models of care through digital health
  • Smarter health decisions with data science
  • Future directions: Career opportunities and growing our AI and digital health workforce

The Hack Aotearoa Conference & Datathon 2023 programme at a glance: 

DAY 1: Friday 17th March 2023 – Hack Aotearoa Conference Programme (Pullman Hotel)

A conference programme of plenary sessions including international faculty from MIT and local experts from across healthcare and data science speaking to the various applications of data science, digital health, and AI for healthcare

9:00AM  – 4:30PM          Conference programme (welcoming and plenary presentations)

5:00PM – 6:00PM           Conference reception and overview of datathon and datathon teams announced

DAY 2: Saturday 18th March – Hack Aotearoa Datathon (University of Auckland Business School)

9:00AM – 9:45AM          Session 9

        • Dr Jack Gallifant
          Imperial College London NHS Trust and honorary researcher at King’s College London
        • Amio Matenga Ikihele
          Innovations Lead (Moana Connect), PhD candidate

9:45AM – 10:30AM           Datathon briefing

10:30AM – 5:00PM          Datathon event ( scheduled mentoring session check-ins)

DAY 3: Sunday 19th March – Hack Aotearoa Datathon

9:00AM- 12:00PM           Datathon continues

12:00PM -12:30PM         Datathon presentations submitted & lunch

12:30PM – 2:00PM          Datathon team presentations and judging

2:00PM – 2:30PM          Prizegiving and closing ceremony/karakia

Conference Venue

Hack Aotearoa 2023 will be held at the Pullman Hotel on Friday, March 17th and the datathon event on Saturday, March 18th to Sunday, March 19th will be held at the Owen G Glenn Building at the University of Auckland Business School.


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Key Dates 

  • Registration Open -7 Dec
  • Early Bird Ends – Extended to 8 Feb
  • Conference – 17 March
  • Datathon – 18-19 March

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