At 11:30 today, Ashton Kutcher will take the stage in Sydney as part of his role as a product engineer at Lenovo. Details on what will be announced are scarce, but it’s possible we’ll see a new product announcement. Most large, international companies make product announcements when the US is awake, so this would be something quite unique.
The event will be live streamed on YouTube and we’ve embedded the player below for our convenience.. you’re welcome. If you want to follow along on twitter, the event hashtag is #techmyway and if you don’t already follow @aplusk like 16.7Million other people, get on it.
While Kutcher is famous for his acting, his love for technology is not a lie. He’s an investor in a lot of tech companies who’s products and services you use on a daily basis. Spotify, Airbnb, Foursquare, Fab, Uber, Dwolla and Path are all on his list of successes. We’re yet to see him put his stamp on a product from Lenovo since joining the company back in 2014, so hopefully today is the day that all is revealed.
It’s no secret Kutcher was a big fan of Steve Jobs and after playing him in the motion picture, Jobs, it’s not surprising to see him in a jobs-like pose in the promo avo. Lenovo will be hoping some of the Apple magic rubs off on them, particularly in the way people love apple and are more ambivalent about Lenovo. The key of course is to make great products often and people will naturally lean towards them.
There was no product announcements today, but you can now watch the event replay. Fast forward to around the 40 minutes mark for the start of the event where 2012 Young Australian of the year and founder of RoboGals, Marita Cheng provided an incredibly inspiring speech.
Around 1 hour and 5 minutes in you’ll find a talk from founder of Black Milk, Cameron Parker. The star of today’s event, Ashton Kutcher begins at 1hr, 24 minutes into the stream, so skip there if you want the main attraction. Kutcher started out very slowly, but quickly got comfortable with the crowd, making plenty of jokes through an inspiring talk (and pitch) to developers to go change the world.