17 May

2015

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The 2015 Fronde Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award goes to...

By Holly Grover

Last Friday night, the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards were in full swing, with a host of awards presented at the Wellington Gala Dinner. By all accounts it was a fantastic evening for Kiwis to get together and celebrate the Kiwi technology sector! Here are the photos.

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14 May

2015

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Outtakes from the 2015 Auckland AWS Summit

By Holly Grover

The Amazon Web Services Summit has reached it’s third year in New Zealand, and it’s both remarkable and unsurprising to see how attitudes towards the cloud have changed in these three short years.

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13 May

2015

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Passion – your ticket to success: An interview with Ben Richmond

By Kimberly Cheng

Money has never been a key driver for Ben Richmond, NZ Sales Director and leader of Xero’s rural strategy. He’s learned to simply focus on what you are passionate about.

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08 May

2015

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Dr. Ben O’Brien: How a passion turned into a hi-tech export

By William Warren

As a student, Ben O'Brien knew that he liked making things. He studied engineering at the University of Auckland, and ended up doing a PhD in the Biomimetics lab working with artificial muscles. Business success was far from his consideration, so when the phone rang one night with a request for the team at the Biomimetics lab to build some electronics, he was not sure where it would lead.

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01 May

2015

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22 Apr

2015

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Danu Abeysuriya: 10,000 hours, mentors, and the rush to success

By Karolien Koorts

I went to meet Danu in his office. My heels clicked on the wooden floors as I wandered into the open-plan building, and I immediately felt overdressed. I found myself amongst a group of enthusiastic individuals, bare-foot in one case, who were alternating between an intense foosball game and even more intense coding. The atmosphere was relaxed, and this mood flowed onto Danu when he came to greet me.

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15 Apr

2015

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Software as a Performance: A conversation with Reuben Bijl

By Fraser Thompson

Six and a half years ago Reuben Bijl finished his classical music degree and started making apps. At the time the iPhone had only just hit New Zealand, and the smartphone app ecosystem was far from the monolith it is today, but Reuben saw the potential for groundbreaking new ideas.

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09 Apr

2015

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Past the hype: Android Wearables & the Moto 360

By Ben Naylor

This might be a bit late to the game for a review of product that arrived on the market 6 months ago, but this is a first impression and an honest review of Android Wearables, and the Motorola Moto 360.

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18 Mar

2015

Darren Baguley

Meet the Chief Innovation Officer

By Darren Baguley

In a recent survey from BT Global Services titled, "Art of Connecting: Creativity and the Modern CIO," 85% of CIOs and other senior IT decision-makers surveyed said the traditional role of the CIO is changing. The cloud is very much a catalyst for this change. As it’s early boosters promised, IT departments have the chance to move away from the drudgery of managing applications, servers and storage and focus on driving innovation.

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