Centrality general manager and MYOB futurist-in-residence Keran McKenzie chat with Ben Mack about where we're at with understanding cryptocurrencies and blockchain - and what the future might have in store.
Joni Brennan, president of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC), chats with Ben Mack about what digital ID is, why it's importance, what the future of personal data might look like, and more.
Lauren Vasey, research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart, chats with Ben Mack about the role artificial intelligence and machines are playing in design - and how the construction industry is poised for a rapid disruption.
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield - in New Zealand for IBM Think - chats with Ben Mack about what role small nations like New Zealand can play in space exploration and the space industry, how technology is changing space exploration, how private businesses are disrupting things, a technology that has really surprised him, and more.
In this special edition, digital editor Ben Mack has a roundtable chat with the team behind the start-up Akudos and MYOB about Kōkiri, a unique business accelerator dedicated to speeding up the development of Māori businesses, as well as the importance of large businesses supporting start-ups, what we mean when we talk about agile working, Māori innovation, and more.
Bridget Ellis-Pegler and Ronel Schodt, creators of The Zingoshi Chronicles, chat with Ben Mack about their new multimedia venture, using tech to get young people away from tech, letting kids be kids, what the support of the likes of Theresa Gattung, Dame Julie Christie, Cecilia and James Robinson means, integrating STEAM and entertainment, and more.
Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, director of the Bretton Woods II programme at New America, chats with Ben Mack about what blockchain is exactly, why people should care, and how New Zealand businesses of all sizes can use it to better compete in global markets.
Miranda Hitchings and Jacinta Gulasekharam, who founded Dignity with the idea to create affordable and accessible sanitary items for all women and menstruating people in New Zealand, chat with Ben Mack about the need for sanitary items in workplaces, the importance of providing sanitary items to schools, equality, and more.
On a recent trip to Auckland, Jenny Arden, Airbnb's user design experience manager, has a chat with Idealog's Elly Strang about Airbnb's design practices, how good design can build trust, the age of the designer founder and more.
Accenture's Timoti Wharewaka, who was hired after taking part in the TupuToa internship programme, chats with Ben Mack about his journey so far, why businesses should hire Māori and Pasifika staff, and offers advice for young Māori and Pasifika people interested in tech careers.
Amazon's Alayna Van Dervort - who works with global organisations on the front lines of AI and machine learning projects in education, environmental advocacy, accessibility, healthcare, wildlife protection, child sex trafficking and global crises - chats with Ben Mack about ways artificial intelligence is being used to make the world a better place.