Organising Committee

HACK Aotearoa Organising Committee & Datathon Leadership Team

Dr Mataroria Lyndon (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland. Equity Lead, Mahitahi Hauora PHO, Northland)

Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whātua, Waikato

Born in Whangarei, Mataroria graduated in 2011 and worked as a doctor at Middlemore Hospital and a clinical lead in Ko Awatea, and the Maaori Health team at Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB). He has completed his PhD in Medical Education at the University of Auckland before receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to complete his Master of Public Health at Harvard University in 2017.
He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at the University of Auckland, the Equity Lead for Mahitahi Hauora PHO in Northland, and is board member of the Health Promotion Agency NZ. He was nominated for the Young New Zealander of the Year 2016 for his contributions to Māori Health and was awarded the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Young Professional of the Year 2016. He is passionate about achieving health equity through public health and medical education, and emerging technologies in digital health and big data analytics.


Anzel Singh (Co-Founder of Socius) 


Curious about how technology could be used to improve healthcare. Anzel became a reporter for the Healthcare Technology Association during his BSc in Biological Sciences & Psychology. Interviewing clinicians and eHealth experts to provide medical and data professionals with up to date information on advancements within their industry. Not long before his final semester, participating in The University of Auckland’s Summer Lab lead him to develop his first venture ‘Socius VR’ with his two Co-Founders. A Virtual Reality system that aims to help people with Autism practice social interaction in a more comfortable environment. Selected as a finalist idea in the mSchools SDG Challenge, involving the opportunity to pitch at the 4YFN Conference of Mobile World Capital in Barcelona. Winning a Blues Award for Innovation after returning to New Zealand. Discovering a new sense of passion for social enterprises, Anzel wants to further explore bettering wellbeing and overall health through technological methods.

Datathon Leadership Team


Dr Andrew Meads   B.E, PhD

Professional Teaching Fellow at The University of Auckland’s School of Computer Science. Involved in Software Engineering and InfoTech for the Auckland ICT Graduate School.

Dr Nhung Nghiem BEcon, PhD

Senior Research Fellow for the Department of Public Health at The University of Otago. Economist and Modeller with the Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE³). 

Oliver Robertson BA, MCom

Assistant Research Fellow at The University of Otago in the Department of Public Health. Economist and data analyst with the Housing and Health Research Programme, and a member of the Integrated Data Research Group.

Dr Yun Sing Koh  BSc, MSoftEng, PhD

Senior Lecturer at The University of Auckland’s School of Computer Science. Researching  Machine Learning, specifically concept drift detection and life-long learning.

Dr Martin Urschler MSc , PhD

Lecturer at the The University of Auckland’s School of Computer Science. Previously a Key Researcher and Principal Investigator at LBI Clinical Forensic Imaging.  

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