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Jo Eggers - Deep Inside The Machine

Jo Eggers (@IslandBayGirl) works as senior project administrator inside New Zealand central Government and we can to chat about what it's like being deep inside the machine. We also divert into what iot's like being a woman inside IT, a common thread we cover in many episodes ( Jo has a fascinating take on the differences (or none) between the works she does and many IT Departments do and those out in the so called "start-up" and commercial world...

Duration: 00:38:53

Deborah Robb - Loving Life and Banking

Deborah Robb (@) is a powerhouse of positivity, joie de vivre, and seeing all things half glass full. Working in, and loving (of course), the world of banking for many years she takes Mike and Raj on a journey from South Africa to New Zealand and how we can all learn from the advantages we have in life to ensure we give back as much as we possibly can. (and Deb and Raj had a wee dance as well - check out the photos on the website) ------------------------------------------------------ We...

Duration: 00:53:22

Jim Donovan - Professional Director Changing The World In Big Ways

Jim Donovan (@jimisambard) loves change and positive disruption! He began his career as an information systems engineer, progressing through project management, sales, marketing and general management in Britain and New Zealand. As a CEO, he led the transformation and expansion of several substantial technology-based companies: Electra, Fronde and Deltec (Hi Tech Company of the Year in 2000). He's advised major corporations in New Zealand, Australia and SE Asia on business strategy and...

Duration: 00:56:50

The year that was #WellyTech 2017

What a monster of an 2017 ending we have for you! In between the fantastic interviews with the #WellyTech Xmas Do guests, Raj and Mike name their top episodes of 2017 ending with their picks of the year - what was yours (leave a comment) We take the #WellyTech interviews in batches of 3, thus: - Hon Clare Curran (@clarecurranmp) - "Minister of the Future" (Mike's supplied title, not official) - Liz MacPherson (@GovStatistician) - CEO of Stats NZ - Vic MacLennan (@optimalhq) - best person,...

Duration: 01:08:54

Jenene Crossan – Growing successfully but taking time for yourself

It's always awesome when we have people back to share their ongoing stories and with Vaughan catching up with Jenene Crossan (@Jenene), founder and CEO of and winner of the 2016 Most Inspiring Individual at NZ Innovation Awards, that's exactly what we have* Vaughan and Jenene discuss the changes that have happened, the growth in the company and the challenges therein. They also discuss how important it is, as founders and CEO's of young growing companies, to take time to look after oneself,...

Duration: 00:49:52

Julie Treanor - Corporate to startup, it's all the same people challenges

Julie Treanor (@domesticexec) has worked in "HR / leadership" (people focussed areas) at all levels of the corporate ladder but recently decided to stride out on her own and found herself in Wellington's BizDojo surrounded by "startups". Through a number of workshops, sitting down with people and listening she discovered that the differences in challenges were ones of scale not content. Julie has recently started her own business, Just Lead, set-up a woman-focuses mentoring service (Triple...

Duration: 00:46:40

Pia Andrews (Waugh) – To do something so well that you transcend the act itself

Pia Andrews (recently married, you probably know her as Pia Waugh, @piawaugh) is a deep thinker, a deliciously cohesive speaker and one of the most active and effective people we have ever met when it comes to making changes in how governments work. Mike and Pia discuss her work in various parts of the Australian Government, the recent challenges therein, and how she is now (openly) working on Government As A Platform (GaaP) within the Lab+ team within DIA for us Kiwis. We also find out why...

Duration: 00:35:13

Aliesha Staples – The reality of storytelling

Vaughan Rowsell (@rowsell) talks to Aliesha Staples who comes from a 13 year film industry and VR/AR content creation background. Aliesha is the founder of Staples VR, a production studio for the creative technologies sector, and Staples Rentals, an emerging technology equipment rental company. Aliesha was the winner of the High Tech Awards Young Achiever of the year award for 2017 (Idealog story) and her company Staples VR is the finalist for both innovation and emerging business categories...

Duration: 00:40:27

Natalie Albert – Diversity is hard work

Natalia Albert (@nataliaalbert) is currently a Project Manager at Stats NZ after having tried her professional hand at many roles both inside and out of the public sector. Moving to NZ from Mexico Natalia discovered how insular NZ can be when it comes to "experience gained elsewhere" and so, to prove she can do the work that makes her smile she set up events - there's nothing like showing someone you can do it! Based on this experience Natalia, alongside her day job which she loves, is...

Duration: 00:46:23

Miki Szikszai – Getting out of the building

Miki Szikszai (@mikiszikszai, LinkedIn), CEO Snapper, talks to us about change, how things change and why we need to change. We learn how Snapper evolved quickly to create a solution that customers flocked to and now they are exporting the technology globally. Miki has a background in technology innovation in New Zealand having led the development of new markets and capability for Telecom NZ that include it’s Fixed and Mobile Internet Content businesses, deployment of NZ’s first 3G Mobile...

Duration: 00:55:59

System Error Oct 2017 with Mauricio Freitas & many others

This was our last system Error session for 2017 and we had an open invitation for anyone that wanted to come along. Along with Mike and Raj, we had Lukas, Dave, Rochelle, Kay and off-course Mauricio. The session covered: * Intergen conference * The countdown to Christmas (yay or Uhhh depending on your point of view) * Gift giving – minimalism vs consumerism * What happens when the internet (connectivity to the web) goes down? * New smartphones and the dramas that come with them * 2degrees...

Duration: 01:06:16

Rachel Hatch – Bringing the VR & Physical world together

We talk to co-founder Rachel Hatch (@rachelnzvr) about the VR kiwi project that has been 8 years in the making and the journey to make an idea into a viable product ready to ship. VR kiwi provides the missing link, the freedom to be able to naturally and physically walk and run within virtual reality. This system includes both hardware and software allowing custom made experiences delivered – “plug and play”. We also talk about what inspired and motivated Rachel to do what she does ......

Duration: 00:33:09

Lukas Zawilski – Turkeys are never gonna vote for Christmas

“Making life better through technology is my thing” Lukasz Zawilski (@lukaszfromwelly) is the Chief Information Officer at New Zealand Qualifications Authority. An internationally experienced executive and leader with a unique blend of skills and experience gained through working with some of the world's leading organisations. Relocated to New Zealand in 2002 and have been fortunate enough to work with some great organisations across New Zealand & Australia since then. Our discussion leads...

Duration: 00:44:21

Vic Crone - NZ Rise Innovation Interview

Vic Crone, CEO of Callaghan Innovation joined NZ Rise members in Wellington to discuss their experiences with Callaghan Innovation and shared her views on where she believes Callaghan Innovation can play a role in supporting the local eco-system. The interview was with Miki Szikszai, CEO of Snapper, and provided by NZ Rise The interview was hosted by Equinox IT ------------------------------------------------------ We share the stories from...

Duration: 00:56:15

Alex Clark – Crowdfunding for journalism

Alex is passionate about digital technology, and enjoy exploring ways to embrace its full potential. His academic background lies within the fields of media studies, ICT law and technology enterprise, while my professional background is in journalism. Alex created PressPatron, which makes it easy to support media outlets online. In a few simple steps, supporters can make monthly and one-off contributions to their favourite online publishers – which Access Granted love and are part of. We...

Duration: 00:49:52

Chris Cormack – Delightfully subversive

Chris created Koha and has spent the last 17 years refining his creation. Chris has worked for a few companies but his core focus has been Koha throughout his career. Koha is a fully featured, scalable library management system. Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types and sizes, volunteers, and support companies worldwide. Chris is a "stealth Maori" and he explains how he uses his Maori culture around the world – funny story. An amazing open source tale....

Duration: 00:56:53

Murray Clode – Artpreneur, yes it is a thing

Pascale, one the team, talks to Murray Clode about art, tech and what happen when the two worlds collide. Tucked upstairs in a nice new sunshiny office at Basestation coworking space in Tauranga CDB, Murray share how he has followed his passion for exploring his inner-creative while at the same time helping unleash others. If you are into non linear journeys, Murray’s story is one of a kind. From the world of Telecommunications to Architecture to heavy industry then on to management and...

Duration: 00:35:47

Vivian Chandra – OMG Tiger Mum

Vivian Chandra (@vivster81) is passionate about many things, CRM’s, data, and ensuring kids are not left behind. Being involved with OMGTech! since day one and offering to help out at the launch event she was hooked from the very first moment. We talk about how technology needs to be integrated into the school curriculum not just an add on (optional) subject. ------------------------------------------------------ We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media,...

Duration: 00:38:13

System Error Sept 2017 – Why is there a reset phone in your anus?

Wow this conversation went in every direction possible. Around the table were Troy, Mauricio, Mike, Raj and Gavin. We jabbered about: Usability, functionality, service Using AI bots Recruitment tech LinkedIn spam (“Hi Troy you have a nice face”) Paring down your social channels Email is broken (still) but which messaging app to go to? The old battle between Windows vs Mac vs Google Buzz word BS Data – Analytics and patterns/trends Telcos, they just don’t get it iPhone X and Facal...

Duration: 00:55:02

Jordan Carter – The plan is not to have a plan

Jordan Carter, has been CEO of Internet New Zealand since 2013, leading the organisation that is all about building a better world through a better Internet. They are also the people that bought us Nethui. He is a policy expert on all the issues raised by the Internet, in terms of policy, regulation, social impact and so on - and the connections of these issues with wider political economy, economic development and globalisation concerns and trends. Jordan is a leader of teams, strategist...

Duration: 00:38:47

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