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Horizon State co-sponsors, participates in and hosts a range of events around the globe. If you'd like someone from Horizon State to speak at your next event, please contact us at

Upcoming Events

TOP Leadership election

Wellington, New Zealand ‐ 1st - 8th December 2018

The Opportunities Party (TOP) will run their first ever leadership election on the emerging global technology, Blockchain. Horizon State, a New Zealand technology firm based in Porirua, will provide the mobile election services with which members of the party will be able to vote from their phones. The blockchain-secured approach will be a first for New Zealand.

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Past Events

Public Sector Innovation Show

Wellington, New Zealand ‐ 7th November, 2018

Expanding upon the success of the 3rd annual Public Sector Innovation Show in Australia, the show will be in Wellington New Zealand in November 2018. Join 120+ of your peers in Wellington this November and take part in the inaugural gathering of public sector leaders in New Zealand, who will be taking a different look at how we can better deliver government services, using innovative new ways of thinking, and transforming the way we develop and deliver services, using new tools, technologies, and processes.

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Crowdsourcing Week

Washington D.C. ‐ October 24 - 28 2018

Horizon State was a proud partner of CSW Global 2018. The theme of decentralization took center-stage, as crowdsourcing continues to positively influence economies and industries worldwide. CSW Global featured 70+ international speakers from 35 countries taking part at the state of the art Carnegie Institution for Science auditorium.

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World Economic Forum

Tianjin, China ‐ 18th - 20th September 2018

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is the foremost global summit on innovation, science and technology, promoting entrepreneurship in the global public interest. Established in 2007, the meeting convenes the next generation of fast-growing enterprises shaping the future of business and society, and leaders from major multinationals, government, media, academia and civil society.

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Innovation Labs World

Singapore ‐ 25th September 2018

Now into its third year, Innovation Labs World brought together over 1,000 policymakers and technologists alike to showcase the most inspirational government case studies in the world. This year saw the launch of new sessions on Skills; Payments; Inclusive Innovation; Critical Infrastructure and Connectivity & Internet of Things (IoT). The conference also hosted Ministerial keynotes from across the world, including the world’s leading digital nations, and ASEAN’s biggest Smart Cities.

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Wellington Meetup

Wellington, New Zealand ‐ 20th September, 2018

The team at Horizon State provided an update of their project including the release of their new charity app - CoinPocket.

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Innovation for Impact

Sydney ‐ August 23 2018

Horizon State along with Power Ledger and ShareRing joined together on Thursday, 23 August in Sydney to explore how technology can create exponential and positive social impact to improve the lives of everyone.

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Forefront Events

Sydney ‐ August 21 2018

Jamie Skella presented a keynote to 150 CIOs, CEOs, Founders & Transformation Leads from large organisations, aiming to move beyond the buzz to focus on more practical ways that businesses can harness blockchain for improved efficiencies.

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Better Boards

Adelaide ‐ August 9 - 12 2018

Blockchain's opportunity to create impact is the topic that Jamie Skella is tackling for an audience of Directors, Chairs, and Board Members. Disruption, risks and opportunities all await in a blockchain future where energy supply is being decentralised, finance is being disintermediated, and governance is becoming distributed.

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BMW Foundation

Lillehammer ‐ June 23 - 26 2018

25 global leaders from EU national parliaments, multinational corporations, and international organisations have been invited to join the BMW Foundation Global Table in Norway this June - including Horizon State's Jamie Skella. Together, they will be putting in place plans to strengthen democratic processes and improve community dialogue.

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Horizon State

Oslo ‐ June 26 2018

Concluding his trip to Norway to attend the BMW Foundation Global Table, co-founder Jamie Skella will be in Oslo for an informal talk, Q & A, and meet-and-greet at co-working space MESH.

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Vivid Sydney

Sydney ‐ June 5 2018

CPO Jamie Skella joins an esteemed panel for 'Democracy is being disrupted: Governing in the 21st Century' at Vivid Sydney. A ‘how to’ professional development event for government executives and advisors that explores how governments might use emergin technology new tools to lead and represent more effectively.

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Barcelona Ethereum Developers Meeting

Barcelona ‐ May 9 2018

Rubbing shoulders with community members to talk Horizon State tech and progress, CTO Nimo Naamani will also be joined by Bingen Eguzkitza from Aragon at this Barcelona Ethereum Developers Meeting.

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Melbourne ‐ February 7 - 11 2018

What if you could vote on policy issues as they happen, instead of just on policy packages every few years? Horizon State's Co-Founder, Jamie Skella, takes us on a journey into a radical future where all voices are heard, and the record of our collaborative decisions are perfectly secure. Democracy is being redesigned for the 21st century.

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Cyprus ‐ November 2 - 3 2017

Jamie Skella takes the stage at DECENTRALIZED 2017, which brings together some of the world's leading executives and academic experts to discuss the current trends and future developments on blockchain technology. Professionals from key industries across the globe will gather for a 2-day world class summit, to harness the latest innovations and discuss the challenges that lay ahead in this ever growing ecosystem.

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Melbourne ‐ November 1 2017

CTO, Nimo Naamani, joins the CIO Summit: Australia’s premier gathering of IT leaders. It’s an opportunity for IT chiefs and their direct reports to gain insights from technology and business leaders from Australia and the world. There is no other place where you will hear from the IT industry’s best speakers who explore the latest IT and business trends that will shape your business this year.

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Ethereum Meetup Melbourne

Melbourne ‐ October 17 2017

Jamie Skella heads to Melbourne’s Ethereum Meetup to talk blockchain and the future of democracy: blockchain beyond buzzwords and government consultations without 122million price tags. Join the community to learn more about Horizon State and how we are using blockchain technology to modernise democracy.

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Ethican Enterprise Conference 2017

Melbourne ‐ October 16 - 17 2017

Jamie Skella talks blockchain disruption, risks and opportunities at this year’s Ethical Enterprise Conference, which aims to challenge traditional business models, inspire to do things differently and bring together amazing thinkers, doers, entrepreneurs and disruptors. We will explore how to change mindsets and shift our thinking through adaptation and innovation.

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SAP TechEd

Las Vegas ‐ September 25 - 29 2017

At TechEd, Horizon State Co-Founder Jamie Skella talks about redesigning democracy on the blockchain. If democracy was designed with today’s technology, what would it look like? Our models for collaborative decision making are a relic, centuries old. Driverless cars are now a reality, yet our democratic processes remain a horse and cart. With the advent of blockchain, a historic change in those processes await.

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Singapore ‐ September 28 - 29 2017

Horizon State CTO, Nimo Naamani, heads to Singapore to present our technology at a jointly organised event by the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE), the Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre (NTC), and the Centre for Economics and Public Administration Ltd. (CEPA). It will bring together distinguished politicians, top public officials, noted academics and senior management of international technology companies to consider how new technologies will affect citizens’ trust in government and the legitimacy of the state.

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Innovation Labs World

Singapore ‐ September 26 2017

Chief Technology Officer, Nimo Naamani, joins an all-star panel titled The New Global Innovators, where we discuss how new technology such as Horizon State’s voting platform is changing the face of governance. Innovation Labs World brings together innovators from around the world to discuss public service delivery in the 21st Century. It unites the public and private sectors to learn from each other and create solutions.

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Asia Pacific Cities Summit

South Korea ‐ September 11 - 13 2017

Speaking to Mayors from around the globe, Co-Founder Jamie Skella talks about redesigning citizen engagement for the 21st century using blockchain. If our methods of constituent engagement were designed with today's technology, what would they look like? Driverless cars are now a reality, yet the way we solicit opinion and votes remain a comparative horse and cart. With the advent of blockchain, historic improvements in those processes await: security, immediacy, transparency, and cost.

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