Access Granted NZ

Access Granted NZ

www.accessgranted.nz
New Zealand podcast sharing the people from tech, social media, startups and upstarts
Happy Christmas from Mike & Raj
Dec 24, 2018 • 1 min
A SEASONAL THANK YOU AND TO ALL OUR LISTENERS And a massive shout out to all involved with Access Granted NZ during 2018 - #TechWeekNZ crew, Viv + Vic, the 40+ companies that made #WellyTech, the event coordinators that invited us along, and to each and…
The year that was 2018
Dec 18, 2018 • 21 min
Mike and Raj run through their highlights of 2018 and take the hard road of choosing their monthly favourite episodes (which is highly likely not to be the same as yours). THANK YOU TO ALL OUR LISTENERS, you are the reason we do this. See you on Christmas…
Liz Maguire - Human centred design
Dec 17, 2018 • 29 min
Liz Maguire is the Head of Digital and Transformation at ANZ and she is clear banks are not the old fashioned fuddy duddies we think they are. We think that if there was one thing we should take away it is the idea of human centred design - there is no…
Vivian Chandra + co-founders - Your tech union
Dec 12, 2018 • 31 min
As an example of our team being hard working people with day jobs, families, and other community and tech adventures, just check out this podcast from Viv who introduces and talks through the newly launched Aotearoa Tech Union. Viv chats with co-founders…
Kristen Lunman + Natalie Ferguson are obnoxiously happy
Dec 10, 2018 • 42 min
There’s no more fun to had than watching Kristen and Natalie explain to Mike how his view of money is both typical for New Zealand and one that’s holding him back in his choices. The last time we spoke to Natalie (July 2014 she was running her own company…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - From behind the great firewall
Dec 2, 2018 • 9 min
Sorry about the delay in getting Hiria’s report from behind the great firewall of China to you - totally our fault. So without further ado, get Hiria in your ears and check out what the China deal is all about … ——————————————————————————— The Whare…
Charlotte Hinton - Agile, the ongoing party
Nov 26, 2018 • 32 min
We’ve been after Charlotte for quite some time and we finally managed to get some time in her diary to chat all things agile, her work at Te Papa, what she’s doing in the government’s Service Innovation Lab (everyone should make a time to go visit), and…
#WellyTech 2018 – David Perks and Dorien Vermaas (WellingtonNZ)
Nov 22, 2018 • 13 min
The #WellyTech event doesn’t happen without partners standing next to us and making it happen. We are honoured to hear from David Perks and Dorien Vermaas. David is heading up this large team for WellingtonNZ to help drive economic growth and make the…
#WellyTech 2018 – Andreas Spanner (Chief Architect Australia & New Zealand, Red Hat)
Nov 21, 2018 • 20 min
The #WellyTech event doesn’t happen without partners standing next to us and making it happen. We are honoured to hear from Andreas Spanner, Chief Architect Australia & New Zealand, Red Hat. Andreas is leading Red Hat’s Business Innovation & Digital…
#WellyTech 2018 – Colin Brown (Tribe Lead Network Evolution at Spark)
Nov 20, 2018 • 10 min
The #WellyTech event doesn’t happen without partners standing next to us and making it happen. We are honoured to hear from Colin Brown, Tribe Lead Network Evolution at Spark. As Tribe Lead for Network Evolution, Colin is responsible for ensuring Spark…
#WellyTech 2018 – Liz MacPherson (CEO Stats NZ, Government Statistician, and Chief Data Steward)
Nov 19, 2018 • 12 min
The #WellyTech event doesn’t happen without partners standing next to us and making it happen. We are honoured to hear from Liz MacPherson, CEO Stats NZ, Government Statistician, and Chief Data Steward. Liz joined the public sector with a strong appetite…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - We’re growing up
Nov 18, 2018 • 9 min
Changes in the ownership, trip to China to talk tech suppliers, having a consumer-ready version and a community focused one. It’s all go with Hiria and Whare Hauora and there is much more to hear … ——————————————————————————— The Whare Hauora update is…
Rebecca Caroe - It does what it says on the tin
Nov 12, 2018 • 40 min
It was with absolute pleasure that Mike caught up with Rebecca Caroe, long time listener and supporter of the show. Rebecca runs her own marketing company based in Auckland as well as being a keen podcaster herself around her passion of rowing. There is…
Katie Brown - It’s the sentiment that counts
Nov 5, 2018 • 22 min
Katie Brown, from her own company brilliantly named Katie Brown Thinks, was at the forefront of social media use within the New Zealand government and particularly tying it’s use to actual outcomes (she has a great story about that). Katie has since moved…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Turning over a new leaf
Nov 1, 2018 • 19 min
Hear how Ackama (previously Rabid Technology) are now the technology partner and the on-going discussions, learning, and fun with Chinese manufacturers. A focus for Hiria is to ensure the firmware and software on the sensors and gateway can be updated to…
Adrian Owen - Make time for YOU
Oct 29, 2018 • 32 min
Adrian Owen was a big man, like a BIG man. After working in the design world for some years, (alongside Raj as it happens) he noticed that he was gaining weight at an exponential rate which only came to a stop when he was told by his doctor that he…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Ako Mandarin
Oct 25, 2018 • 16 min
News: Whare Hauora won a 2018 New Zealand Open Source Award, the People’s Choice - go Hiria!!!! Hiria tells us about the challenges of finding a manufacturer, the change in ownership, and some updates on delivery dates for sensors.…
Jim Boutcher – Guerrilla Giving
Oct 23, 2018 • 36 min
Jim Boutcher is mild mannered data nerd by day helping to keep you money safe from the nasty people around the world that want to take it out of the banks … he does this by being neck deep in data and databases, this is his passion. Jim also has a passion…
Ben Gracewood - I’ve always been about no bullshit
Oct 15, 2018 • 33 min
Ben Gracewood is a stalwart of the New Zealand tech scene having worked his way through development, TV punditry, manager, event organiser, and all through it he has held his principles in front and his head high. We discuss a lot, over a slightly dodgy…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - You either get it right (1st time) or you’ll fuck it up
Oct 14, 2018 • 20 min
Hiria’s back with her weekly Whare Hauora catch up, and whilst it’s fun, exciting, and definitely a rush running a startup there are times when it’s stressful, draining, and lonely - it happens to each and every startup and we thank Hiria for allowing us…
James Macnee - Giving People Direction
Oct 9, 2018 • 42 min
James Macnee lives in the idyllic north of New Zealand where he is a consultant in the tech world designing systems that enable rapid delivery while increasing stability for such agencies as Ministry of Social Development and others. James is also founder…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Changes And Impacts!
Oct 4, 2018 • 11 min
Keeping up with Hiria as the Whare Hauora journey continues with partnerships, agreements, terms, and the potential to ‘go public’ with some sort of social enterprise … listen to this space. Oh, and Hiria is “all in”: with her stall (she was the very…
Sarah Bickerton - Kindred Spirits
Oct 3, 2018 • 54 min
We welcome not just Sarah Bickerton (PhD Candidate, Tutor, and Research Assistant at Victoria University of Wellington) to the podcast but our co-host Vivian Chandra and her first recording … and it was a meeting of kindred spirits as they are both…
Tony McDonald + John Weaver - Outsourcing The Stress
Oct 1, 2018 • 42 min
Tony McDonald (CEO) and John Weaver (GM) of McDonald’s IT joined us for a run through the many facets of their company - from offering transition to cloud services, full IT management, re-carpeting a business and providing full information security. Tony…
System Error - The Safe Word Is Cacau
Sep 26, 2018 • 39 min
People, they talk, mostly about tech stuff but not always - it’s all about the community and letting them have their voice, and so we do … enjoy (if you can). Heads-up: Raj and Mike are likely to change the format of these recordings in 2019 so that we…
Christina Bellis + Catarina Gutierrez - Make Money & Do Good, Whaaaa?
Sep 25, 2018 • 46 min
The definition of a “social enterprise” is one that, here in New Zealand, is very woolly at the edges however Thankyou Payroll are old hands at being one, with their very definite approach. Christina Bellis (CEO) and Catarina Gutierrez (Marketing Manager)…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - It Wasn’t The Sensor, It Was Me
Sep 24, 2018 • 21 min
Hiria is back from the west coast of the USA and has many a tale to tell - no least how she has re-found her mojo thanks to all the amazing start-up people she met. And thanks to her focus on her startup she takes us through the plans, the challenges, and…
Mobile Refresh 2018
Sep 19, 2018 • 68 min
Chats with nearly all the 2018 Mobile Refresh speakers and organisers during the conference held in Wellington on 7th September. This was the third annual conference that sees itself growing and growing - don’t miss out on 2019, http://mrw.gdg.nz/. We…
Conrad Johnston - Hanging Out On A Space Station Above NZ
Sep 18, 2018 • 44 min
Conrad Johnston or Queen Olivia St Redfern, two amazing people in the same body and he has a lot to tell you. From the start-ups, the early partying, the change of life, and the social media explosion, he has lessons to learn and pass on at every moment.…
Nat Dudley - Accidental Designer
Sep 10, 2018 • 36 min
Nat Dudley launched her UX career in a queue at Auckland’s annual Gather event … actually it started even earlier with a random conversation in a bar. From these events Nat has emerged as one of the countries top UX designers with a true empathetic…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Walking The Hard Path
Sep 9, 2018 • 8 min
We receive an update from Hiria as she traipses the West Coast of America in search of knowledge, connections, and investment … ——————————————————————————— The Whare Hauora update is brought to you by Hiria Te Rangi and Access Granted NZ. All the updates:…
Andrew Mayfield - Don’t send this podcast to the shareholders
Sep 3, 2018 • 39 min
Andrew Mayfield (or “Andrew Fantastic”, it’s not a drag name) loves creating and measuring impact as he discusses Optimal Workshop and how they are “growing at the speed of revenue”. Andrew has a range of advice for startups, from, “Don’t use fonts made…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Open Source People Are Bad A$$!
Sep 2, 2018 • 15 min
Hiria outlines new organisations wanting to use/trial the sensors, but many of them are siloed and Hiria wants to connect the right parts/people together … the work continues. The team are working on showing what you can get from the data such as the…
Nicole Ferguson - Research At The Speed Of Thought
Aug 28, 2018 • 46 min
Nicole Ferguson is the CEO at Research and Education Network New Zealand (REANNZ) which provides leading edge services for our country’s top researchers and educators, who often need access to technology that cannot be provided by commercial networks.…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Learn, Adapt, Persevere, Repeat
Aug 26, 2018 • 21 min
Hiria takes us through the Whare Hauora Pledgeme, running pilots for teams in Waikato, and why they have pushed out manufacturing until February. Hiria also has three BIG announcements! 1 – Hiria is going to Dev Academy, https://devacademy.co.nz/ 2 –…
Philip Fierlinger - Put Your Head Down And Do It
Aug 20, 2018 • 50 min
Philip Fierlinger has worked amongst the “gods of Silicon Valley”. Raj and Philip have a fascinating run through Philip’s design life, from the early days in film, before his design love took over,. They discuss design, what it is, and why it’s essential…
Rohan Wakefield - An Exquisite Livelihood For All
Aug 13, 2018 • 37 min
We have met many people that are driven by passion, a deep desire to change the world for the best, and yet we have never met someone quite like Rohan Wakefield. Rohan, and all the team at Enspiral Dev Academy, have, for a number of year, been beavering…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Thriving On The Chaos
Aug 13, 2018 • 10 min
With Hiria in all parts of the country drumming up support from individuals, corporates, and the healthy industry we had to jump onto a quick Google Meet to catch up. Some big learnings (maybe even a pivot), some new rewards and only SEVEN DAYS TO GO!…
Priscilla Loong - Activating Mahuki & Dumpster Diving For Paper
Aug 6, 2018 • 37 min
Priscilla Loong is the Activation Manager at Te Papa’s STEM accelerator, Mahuki. Having kicked off a cracking startup, The Misprint Co , from a Startup Weekend Priscilla has been ensuring the health wealth, and well being of the Mahuki cohort and they are…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Thunderbirds Are Go!
Aug 5, 2018 • 14 min
PledgeMe project is kicking in, a few weeks to go so please please support this amazing charity - simply go to the project page, “Sensors that tell you when your home is making you sick”. As the project runs questions come in and Hiria and team have…
Simon Che de Boer - Encapsulating Reality
Jul 30, 2018 • 34 min
Simon Che de Boer is a rockstar … no, not because he looks like one, but he truly is in the world of virtual reality. His self-taught techniques, use of open source, and sheer amount of work he puts in has meant there is no-one on the planet is able to…
System Error - Test Your Bias On Tinder
Jul 25, 2018 • 60 min
Wow, a packed System Error recording this week with Raj hosting Deborah Robb, Kay Jones, and Kowhai Montgomery as they all gathered around a table at Golding’s Free Dive to shoot the breeze about anything and everything that came to mind. JOIN US NEXT…
Chris Desmond - Take Comfort In The Uncomfortable
Jul 23, 2018 • 35 min
In our second crossover podcast we find out why Chris Desmond runs his “Uncomfortable Is OK” podcast, what it means to be a new Dad (uncomfortable?) and how easy, or not, it was to get into podcasting when not a techie by any stretch of the imagination. -…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Aotearoa, Are You With Us?
Jul 23, 2018 • 9 min
Listen about the PledgeMe project … and then GO PLEDGE: https://pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5701-sensors-that-tell-you-when-your-home-is-making-you-sick We need your help to take the next step and run trials in key communities, so we’re asking you to pledge…
Paul Ramsay - Cutting Code With Equinox
Jul 16, 2018 • 37 min
Paul Ramsay is co-founder and director of the NZ-owned consultancy firm Equinox, a day-to-day hands-on worker bee, and one of the few true gentlemen of tech in New Zealand. It was a pleasure to hear Paul’s views on how to stay real in a growing company,…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Sensors, Workshops & PledgeMe!
Jul 15, 2018 • 13 min
Hiria Te Rangi’s weekly Whare Hauora catch up and she discusses the partnerships the charity is making, especially getting the sensors nationwide. Hiria also discusses and sharing of data with such organisations as Powershop which will help their…
Edwina Mistry - Cultivating Diversity In Tech
Jul 9, 2018 • 47 min
Edwina Mistry has an origin story that has given her the worldview that women can do anything (as they can). From her coding days, to her managerial and directorship times she now concentrates her efforts on ensuring tech, and the internal workings of…
Healthy Homes Hikoi - Starting A Start-up For Good
Jul 8, 2018 • 16 min
Welcome to Hiria Te Terangi, Kaiwhakahaere at Whare Hauora, and her inaugural weekly update on running a startup. Each Monday we’ll have a quick catch up with Hiria to see how the product, the charity Whare Hauora, and the scaling are progressing. Every…
Michael Gregg - Donkey Deep In VR
Jul 2, 2018 • 51 min
Michael Gregg, a man of many stories and we are lucky enough to hear a lot of them in today’s episode. With Michael’s recent-ish move into the VR/AR world, based upon a deep desire of many years ago, we hear about the rapidly expanding ProjectR…
Laura Keown - B Side Stories
Jun 25, 2018 • 32 min
As part of sharing the Wellington podcast love here is our crossover recording with Laura Keown who graciously hosted us at the Wellington Access Radio studios where she produces the weekly B Side Stories. “Stories from the people who make Wellington…
Hiria Te Rangi - Slap You With Science
Jun 17, 2018 • 48 min
Together with Brenda Wallace and Amber Craig, Hiria Te Rangi have created Whare Hauora with one mission and one mission only, “An Aotearoa, where your home, does not make you sick.” It started a few years ago and we are proud to be sharing Hiria’s own…
Maddy King and Mārama – VR In Space (#ais2018)
Jun 17, 2018 • 36 min
It took 24 hours for 10 teams competing in the first ever international ActInSpace hackathon to come together, produce a thing and pitch before an esteemed set of judges … and they did it! Te Mārama won first prize, a trip to Toulouse where they go…
Maru Nihoniho – The Cube Journey
Jun 11, 2018 • 49 min
Maru Nihoniho chats around her passion for storytelling, game making, and how to make the leap from one industry into another. After listening with Maru I think we can all agree that the journey to games developer has, for Maru, been one of the highest…
John Edwards - NZRise privacy fireside chat
Jun 6, 2018 • 58 min
NZ Rise kindly asked us to record their May 2018 “Privacy fireside chat” with the wonderful John Edwards, NZ Privacy Commissioner, and the skilky tones of Miki Szikszai (Snapper CEO). - https://www.privacy.org.nz/ - https://nzrise.org.nz/ -…
Paul Fraser - Free, Perfect & Now
Jun 4, 2018 • 53 min
Paul Fraser, Advisory Director at EY, and Mike have been mates since the old days (hence the photo, that was NOT taken at the recording) and were key in the growth of Wave Adept and the subsequent acquisition by Cloud Sherpas. However, they come at life…
System Error – Everything is BullSh_t
May 30, 2018 • 65 min
It’s ranty, it’s heated, it’s wide ranging, it’s loads of fun and really YOU need to be here (next one is Thursday July 19th, 4pm-6pm at Golding’s Free Dive in Wellington. Enjoy (and we make no apologies for sound quality … you gotta come along really ;)…
Kate, Kai, and Nick - Mobile Refresh 2018
May 28, 2018 • 32 min
AG show stars Kate Henderson and Kai Koenig, came along with their fellow organising buddy, Nick Parfene, to let us all know about the 3rd annual Mobile Refresh conference in Wellington on September 7th. They are keen to get the word out, especially the…
Techweek 18 - Christchurch’s The 4th Revolution
May 25, 2018 • 14 min
DAY 5 … and that’s a wrap on Techweek TV for 2018! The team (minus Mike who had to rush off to run a 24 hour hackathon) take us through the time in Christchurch, share some thoughts on the whole week and relax into an amazing job well done. ALL the videos…
Techweek 18 Wellington’s Creative Realities
May 24, 2018 • 16 min
Day 4, and after a narrow escape from a sticky AirNZ created situation, the team were back live on Facebook - brilliant work from the lads, Jono, and Courteney! We review the day, Courtney gives her thoughts on the morning’s speakers and we’re in and out…
Techweek 18 - 10 Billion Mouths To Feed
May 22, 2018 • 15 min
Our 15 minute wrap up from Tauranga and the “10 Billion Mouths” event talking agritech/agtech and foodtech alongside investors from the US and innovative startups. We talked with: - Arama Kukutai - Graeme Mueller - A taste taste of Sunfed Chicken - George…
Techweek 18 - Auckland Events Wrap Up
May 22, 2018 • 15 min
DAYS 1 and 2 are in the can - we have Techweek TV as a going concern, it’s happening! We learned that #ai is writing media, #electric bikes are fun, the passion of the many to #collaborate and grow the #newzealand #tech industry, what #UpStarters is, how…
Hamish McGregor – Vitamins vs Painkillers
May 16, 2018 • 33 min
We thank Hamish McGregor who took time out of his busy schedule to meet Mike in Miramar between flights, and it was well worth it. Hamish discusses the kin2kin (https://kin2kin.com/) app that he co-founded in Wanaka, it’s origin, the journey of a startup,…
Ben Reid - Advancing The AI Ecosystem
May 14, 2018 • 37 min
Following on from last week’s Ben talking AI we have another :) Ben Reid is Executive Director at Artificial Intelligence Forum of NZ and we were extremely fortunate to have some time with Ben on the day that the “Artificial Intelligence: Shaping a Future…
Ben Rose - Having A Chat(bot) About AI
May 7, 2018 • 30 min
Ben Rose, General Manager, Direct and Partnerships at nib, joined us via the magic of the Internet to take us through how nib are experimenting with Artificial Intelligence through the use of chatbots and machine learning to automatically answer clients…
Wellington Techweek 2018 Event Organisers
Apr 30, 2018 • 22 min
ALL Wellington events: https://techweek.co.nz/whats-on/filter/?Location=3 At a WREDA organised event we stick our microphone under a number of Wellington event organisers and ask them, “What is your event, where / when and why should people come along?”,…
Melissa Firth – Culture Trumps Strategy
Apr 23, 2018 • 38 min
Melissa Firth, a person we have been working hard to get on the show for what seems like a lifetime ;) And it was worth the wait as she takes us through the inner workings of Te Papa, what the Chief Digital Officer role involves, how the team has been…
Adam Blackwell – Amongst Skullduggery
Apr 17, 2018 • 39 min
Adam Blackwell, a man on a mission to rid the world of not just terrible Powerpoint presentations but also give back the joy to meetings. Through the use of training and services at Stun Sells he moves people and companies to those that can engage…
New Zealand WiDS 2018
Apr 9, 2018 • 36 min
In a quiet, yet hot corner of the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering Mike stole away most (not all, unfortunately) of the speakers at the inaugural Women In Data Science 2018 New Zealand (https://www.widsnz.org/) to find out what they were…
Menno Finlay-Smits – Blending of Tech and Environment
Apr 2, 2018 • 35 min
Dave Lane chats with Menno Finlay-Smits (@mjs0) about the Cacophony Project that will turn birdsong into data and use the best of breed IT technologies to dramatically improve our trapping ability. It’s a cracking conversation and we’d like to thank Dave…
Corin Healy - The Funny Side of Tech
Mar 27, 2018 • 38 min
Corin Healy (@corinhealy78) is a man with two sides - one is the IT manager of a team at a well respected telco company (Chorus), the other is a stand-up comedian … how on earth does he know when to do which? We have a cracker of a conversation with…
Kowhai Montgomery - Special Snowflake Startups
Mar 19, 2018 • 45 min
Kowhai Montgomery has moved amongst the Wellington tecch scene for a while and, after working with NGO’s and small startups before heading the sales for one is now working in the online/”blended” learning space. Kowhai has many comments on the archetypal…
System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Bad, Worse and Worser
Mar 14, 2018 • 65 min
We have Lucas, Kay, Mike, Raj and off course Mauricio gathering around a the table at Golding’s Free Dive to discuss the tech issues of the day! - https://twitter.com/freitasm - https://twitter.com/JennyKayNZ - https://twitter.com/lukaszfromwelly -…
Adam Shand – From WiFi To Wild Via Weta
Mar 12, 2018 • 57 min
Adam Shand is enjoying a journey that involves a lot of learning. He has learnt about setting up WiFi for communities before it was a thing, he has learnt how movies work (and don’t), he is learning how to become sustainable, and he is learning what makes…
Gavin Knight - Consulting Is Like A Performance Art
Mar 5, 2018 • 44 min
Gavin Knight (@gavinknight) has a story that is both typical and individual as he takes us behind the word “consultant” and exposes what it’s really like to work for many clients, a handful of agencies and ultimately for oneself.…
Merridy Marshall – Talking To Kids And Tall children
Feb 26, 2018 • 33 min
Merridy Marshall is a powerhouse taking the world of tech to the kids (big ones and small ones) through bringing Code Club Aotearoa to Wellington and touring with the Robotics Roadshow. And all this whilst she is an active mum, and principal consultant at…
Katarina Kolich – You Can’t Be What You Can’t See
Feb 21, 2018 • 38 min
Katarina Kolich (https://nz.linkedin.com/in/katarina-kolich-28881a118) has worked in the Wellington banking industry for many years, most notably at BNZ where she is currently the Head of Enterprise Data and Information Services. Whilst we touch on her…
Mahuki pt 2 - SimplyFi, Tide Talk, Vaka Interactiv & ContinUX
Feb 19, 2018 • 65 min
(recorded December 2017) We finish off our chats with the 2017 Mahuki cohort by finding out what the teams had worked upon, how they found the programme and, most importantly, what next. SIMPLYFI LTD SimplyFi are a family team of three dedicated to two…
Mahuki pt 1 - Collaborate, I Want To Experience, LocalFlair & ScimitAR
Feb 19, 2018 • 76 min
Mahuki pt 1 (of 2) - Collaborate, I Want To Experience, LocalFlair & ScimitAR After an introduction about Mahuki (https://www.mahuki.org/) from Bronwen Newton (2017 Mahuki Entrepreneur in Residence), we found out what the teams had worked upon, how they…
Dave Knight – Cultivating Sales, People
Feb 14, 2018 • 37 min
Dave Knight (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidcknightnz/) is a salesman at heart. He knows how to sell. He also knows how to not be a dick, stay away from the politics and focus on the outcomes required and it’s from all of this that he started…
Dean Johnson - Your Mess For Less
Feb 12, 2018 • 67 min
Dean Johnson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-johnson-03142b1/) is an experienced consultant that has worked in many countries, mainly in the banking industry - check out his roll of roles: CEO, CIO, IT Director, Pre-Sales Director and Programme…
Sam Jarman – No time for messing around, just get into it
Jan 28, 2018 • 36 min
Sam Jarman (@samjarman) is a man on a mission and has the focus and goals of someone with many more years his ‘senior’. From working as a dev (at time of recording it was Sailthru, but he is now at BNZ), to being a futurist and technology commentator he…
Josh Forde – Rabid about software and social good
Jan 23, 2018 • 41 min
Josh Forde (@JoshForde) co-founder of Rabid Technologies the tech company behind many of New Zealand’s online companies such as PledgeMe. Raj and Josh talk a little about what they do but focus more on where they are taking the company, the challenges…
Jo Eggers - Deep Inside The Machine
Jan 17, 2018 • 38 min
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…
Deborah Robb - Loving Life and Banking
Jan 12, 2018 • 53 min
Deborah Robb (@robbdj) is a powerhouse of positivity, joie de vivre, and seeing all things glass half 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…
Jim Donovan - Professional Director Changing The World In Big Ways
Jan 8, 2018 • 56 min
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…
The year that was #WellyTech 2017
Dec 18, 2017 • 68 min
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…
Jenene Crossan – Growing successfully but taking time for yourself
Dec 14, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Julie Treanor - Corporate to startup, it’s all the same people challenges
Dec 11, 2017 • 46 min
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…
Pia Andrews (Waugh) – To do something so well that you transcend the act itself
Dec 7, 2017 • 35 min
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…
Aliesha Staples – The reality of storytelling
Dec 4, 2017 • 40 min
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…
Natalie Albert – Diversity is hard work
Nov 23, 2017 • 46 min
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…
Miki Szikszai – Getting out of the building
Nov 20, 2017 • 56 min
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…
System Error / Mauricio Freitas - The End Of 2017
Nov 15, 2017 • 66 min
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…
Rachel Hatch – Bringing the VR & Physical world together
Nov 13, 2017 • 33 min
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…
Lukas Zawilski – Turkeys are never gonna vote for Christmas
Nov 6, 2017 • 44 min
“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…
Vic Crone - NZ Rise Innovation Interview
Nov 1, 2017 • 56 min
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…
Alex Clark – Crowdfunding for journalism
Oct 30, 2017 • 49 min
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.…
Chris Cormack – Delightfully subversive
Oct 23, 2017 • 56 min
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…
Murray Clode – Artpreneur, yes it is a thing
Oct 16, 2017 • 35 min
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…
Vivian Chandra – OMG Tiger Mum
Oct 9, 2017 • 38 min
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…
System Error / Mauricio Freitas – Why is there a reset phone in your anus?
Oct 4, 2017 • 55 min
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…
Jordan Carter – The plan is not to have a plan
Oct 2, 2017 • 38 min
Jordan Carter (@jordancarter) has been CEO of Internet New Zealand since 2013, leading the organisation as it builds a better New Zealand through a better Internet. He is a policy expert on many of the issues raised by the Internet, especially policy,…
Anna Guenther – Getting Sh_t done!
Sep 25, 2017 • 50 min
We have had Anna on many times talking about the amazing campaigns that are on Pledgeme.co.nz This time we actually talk about PledgeMe itself and its amazing growth path and some very interesting news. *Cough* Australia. Women in Tech - its a thing, its…
Kat Greenbrook – From insight to action
Sep 18, 2017 • 38 min
Kat is on a mission to increase the number of data insights actioned. There is a growing gap between analytics teams and decision makers, stemming from a breakdown in communication. This is why Kat started Rogue Penguin.

 Kat has worked across multiple…
System Error / Mauricio Freitas – Everyone’s got a good point
Sep 13, 2017 • 58 min
We have Mike, Raj, Mauricio and new addition to the team AJ (graduate of the NZ Radio Training School) sitting around a table at Golding Free Dive we discuss “is radio still a thing” and what’s happening to broadcast TV? Nostalgia We have a nostalgic…
Kai Koenig – my cat, my chickens & my wife
Sep 11, 2017 • 46 min
The lost episode. We recorded this one a while ago but unfortunately we misplaced it, until now. Kai Koenig (@agentK) works as a Software Solutions architect for Ventego Creative in Wellington, New Zealand. He also co-founded the company with two partners…
2017 ICT Policy Election Special
Sep 4, 2017 • 65 min
Over the past few weeks we spent some time with the main party political parties and their ICT representatives in order to have them articulate their stance. == ICT representatives We get to hear from: - Greens: Gareth Hughes, @GarethMP - NZ First: Tracey…
Yoseph Ayele & Alina Siegfried – Tackling global challenges from NZ
Aug 28, 2017 • 45 min
Growing up in Ethiopia and living in six countries has made Yoseph a global citizen driven to make positive impact through entrepreneurship. Yoseph works closely with the entrepreneurship community across NZ, Silicon Valley, and other hubs around the…
Sam Daish – Do little things that make a big difference
Aug 21, 2017 • 43 min
Sam Daish started in recruitment to HR and strategy which lead to information management and analytics. These days Sam spends his time at Xero as Head of Data Innovation, so he’s all about how to use data and conveying information in interesting ways.…
Emily Loughnan – Creating immersive experiences
Aug 14, 2017 • 44 min
Emily Loughnan is a passionate creative and business owner in Wellington. Emily started Clicksuite in 1993, they responsible for some amazing experiences using digital media from websites to immersive museum installations. Raj and Emily geek out a little…
Eva Sherwood – Doing things “we’re not meant to do”
Jul 31, 2017 • 35 min
We chat with Eva Sherwood from v and NZTech. Eva is in Sales at Oracle – working with govt. Eva started in Finance while studying from there she was approached to work on “some new software” thing becoming a software tester. We talk about new career paths…
Donna Sorsa – using your voice for value
Jul 24, 2017 • 43 min
This week we talk to Donna Sorsa (from Fuelled) and Liz Riversdale. They dive into how and why women get into tech. Not just importing talent from overseas, but nurturing people from with NZ. Donna had a great opportunity – spending time in a variety of…
Grant Foggo – Focus on the customer
Jul 17, 2017 • 44 min
Friend of the show Grant Foggo joins Mike at Goldings Free Dive. Grant is also a connector of people working Amanda Santos at StratAspire who are a growth and sales consultancy. We talk about how sales, account management, relationships and outcomes.…
Hannah Mundell & Harriet Riley talk Summer of Biz
Jul 5, 2017 • 31 min
Hannah Mundell & Harriet Riley talk Summer of Biz We chat with the new Summer of Tech sibling, Summer of Biz (https://summerofbiz.co.nz) and particularly with Harriet Riley and Hannah Mundell. Summer of Biz covers. Summer of Biz focuses on HR & Marketing…
Tapio Sorsa from Fuelled – A techie in the colouring in dept
Jun 27, 2017 • 59 min
Mike takes us back to our first studio (his place) and we meet his neighbour Tapio Sorsa who has had a varied career in tech in NZ. His previous roles included working for Kiwibank, Microsoft, Fronde and Oracle. He is highly proficient in product…
Hamish Fraser – Hoofed it on a bus to Timaru
Jun 20, 2017 • 47 min
Hamish Fraser (@verbman) started Verb 14 years ago. Verb is a technology company and the primary vehicle for web entrepreneur Hamish Fraser to offer his consultation services, business connections and software services. Verb had a CMS product for…
Merrin Macleod – Riding the Rails
Jun 12, 2017 • 40 min
Merrin Macleoad from Rails Girls to talk about Kiwi Ruby about the upcoming conference she is organising. We go into what Ruby (est 1993) is and how it fits into the Dev world. Mike and Merrin also geek out on a few languages they learnt back in the day.…
Stephanie Pride – Mashing Arts & Tech & TechWeek Wrap up
Jun 7, 2017 • 44 min
We catch up with Stephanie Pride about the Arts Tech (speed dating night) event she ran during Techweek 2017. This is where various people got together to create amazing ideas that use a mixture of arts and technology which lead to a showcase – where…
TechWeek Whanganui – The Confluence of Maps, Movies & Mayors
May 11, 2017 • 62 min
Rain! Rain like you’ve never seen before took us away from New Plymouth and on down the North Island to Whanganui and the Confluence Coworking Space. ——————————————————————————— We share New Zealand tech, social media, startup people’s stories. If you…
TechWeek New Plymouth – Cow-orking in Taranaki
May 10, 2017 • 75 min
Into the mighty Taranaki, or “Taradise” as Adrian called it :) We were invited by Graham Nelson and Jacqui Elley to visit the Manifold co-working space in New Plymouth and, it is a gorgeous working arena into which a number of Taranaki start-ups are…
TechWeek Hamilton - On Farm Innovation At Farming2020
May 8, 2017 • 52 min
We were both intrigued as to how Farming2020 event would gel/clash with the ideas espoused at Silicon Mahia and the answer came with our chat with Peter, the driving force behind the event, and the innovators we spoke to … listen up.…
TechWeek Mahia - Mana At Mahia
May 8, 2017 • 38 min
A trip to the East Coast is always fun and the Silicon Mahia day was FULL of fun! And it was full of Maori mana as the packed event heard by speaker after speaker say that there is nothing to loose by stepping into the future, remember the past explorers…
TechWeek Taupo - It’s Everywhere But In Your Head
May 7, 2017 • 29 min
A relatively quiet Sunday for the #twnz17 road-trip catching up with one of the our original show-starts, John Curtis, who has set-up Taupo’s first co-working space, Kloud Collective. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work…
TechWeek, Talented Tauranga
May 6, 2017 • 54 min
A gorgeous drive from the Auckland to Tauranga and out to see Pascale and the team at the Windermere Campus of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology where they have brought together 8 teams of students to create, validate and pitch a full business idea … all…
TechWeek Auckland - It’s All About The Virtual Cricket
May 5, 2017 • 47 min
At AR/VR Garage we walked into a surreal moment - we had an audience waiting for us to perform :) We have a wide ranging series of conversations, a wander around the AR/VR Garage, a look at the weekend’s Minecraft set-up and quiet chat with those that…
TechWeek Auckland - Squeezing in BizDojo @GridAKL
May 5, 2017 • 35 min
We fly to Auckland to kick off our TechWeek road-trip and we were invited to squeeze in BizDojo @GridAKL as our first venue – and what a wonderful place and people it was. We are on our way!! * Avishek Kumar from closed loop * Hamish Campbell (@polemic)…
Techweek Wellington – get set, go!
May 3, 2017 • 30 min
We are gearing up for an epic TechWeek. Here’s a quick preview of whats going to happen. We kick off our week with a meeting of some of the organisers of the Wellington events. We talk to: * Irwin from the Hutt STEMM Festival who tells us about the…
Paul Spence - The Venture Catalyst
Apr 18, 2017 • 39 min
Paul Spence (@geniusnet) has been around the startup and tech scene for a long time but we start with our pre-take off checklist as Paul was a pilot and aviation meteorologist before heading into tech. Most will know Paul from iwantmyname.com, a domain…
David Preece - Ship with a container
Apr 11, 2017 • 38 min
David Preece wanted to be a yacht designer when he grew up but ended up starting his own company making yacht instrumentation. Now David concentrates on making containers using SmartOS at his company 20ft.nz. We also talk about the investor eco system and…
Richard MacManus - The write stuff
Apr 4, 2017 • 52 min
Richard MacManus (@ricmac) is an author and tech columnist and prior to that he ran a popular technology blog called ReadWriteWeb (now ReadWrite). He founded RWW in April 2003, building the business into one of the leading technology blogs in the world…
Matthew Bartlett - Open Source Warfare
Mar 28, 2017 • 53 min
Matthew Bartlett (@mhjb) started his career in graphic design (and typesetting), from there he became self employed and never looked back. After a long time in front a screens Matthew got into writing, book publishing and project management. Matthew is…
Amanda Santos – Time to sell
Mar 13, 2017 • 54 min
Amanda Santos is a “hunter” and has extensive experience and success in supporting and guiding start-ups and other businesses in the area of sales, managing a software company and strategy. Being discouraged to go into tech, Amanda first went into sales…
Dan Khan - Evidence based entrepreneurship
Mar 6, 2017 • 40 min
Part 2 of the talk with Dan Khan, he’s started Zero Point Ventures and we talk about the evolution of the start up eco system and the processes that are needed to make companies successful and also defining what success actually looks like for NZ…
Lance Lones - Building new realities
Feb 27, 2017 • 51 min
We head to to Shelly Bay, on the Miramar/Wellywood Peninsular, to meet Lance Lones from L2VR (@L2VRfilm) where they research, design and manufacture virtual reality cameras right here in NZ! The cinematic industry has always evolved as technology changes…
Heidi Börner - Le’ts not kill people
Feb 17, 2017 • 42 min
On a sunny day outside Karaka cafe here in the Wellington lagoon, we talk to Heidi Borner the founder of Orange Umbrella a Health and Safety company that help measure organisations risk. Heidi has a background in Occupation therapy and she found an gap in…
#WellyTech 2016 - end of year special
Dec 26, 2016 • 45 min
We have had a long year and this was a time to reflect, get together and have fun. We talk to many of the attendees of #WellyTech where we talk about the past year (the ups and downs) and what the future holds for the Tech community next year. Dan Randow…
Richard Hulse - Transforming the wireless
Dec 23, 2016 • 68 min
We chat with Richard Hulse (@RichardHulse) who, having recently left Radio New Zealand, walks us through his amazing career and the evolution of radio in NZ from the days of reel to reel tapes to the digital landscape. We also get a history lesson how the…
aurynn shaw - The constellation of development
Dec 5, 2016 • 59 min
We check in with aurynn shaw (@aurynn), continuing on from previous episodes, ”The Culture of tech” and “Engineers disease” (jumping straight to proposing solutions rather than working with people to understand the problem first). We discuss ‘pattern…
Mark Pascall - The ledger of things
Nov 26, 2016 • 61 min
We talk to Mark Pascall from 3Months (@3monthsNZ) about Blockchain and the Internet of Things and how it all fits together. Mark’s background is Acoustical Engineering (the branch of engineering dealing with sound and vibration). He came to Wellington for…
Jessica Manins - The new reality
Oct 19, 2016 • 21 min
Wow 100 episodes! And what a great way to celebrate that with a chat with Jessica Manins (@JessicaManins) about the exciting world of VR. Jessica has been involved in start ups for a while and we talk to her about her latest venture – The New Zealand…
Dan Khan - Sandwich of choice
Sep 19, 2016 • 46 min
[Part 2 of this interview, “Evidence based entrepreneurship” is now available] You may know about Dan Khan (@leancto) from Lighting Lab and Creative HQ. Originally from England, Dan hit the ground running as soon as he landed in New Zealand, straight into…
aurynn shaw - Engineers disease
Sep 5, 2016 • 44 min
“Culture is what do not what we do say” This is the continuation of the amazing chat we had with aurynn shaw (@aurynn / http://eiara.nz/ – part 2 of a chat we had last week). Mike and aurynn talk further about “Engineers disease” – jumping straight to…
aurynn shaw - The culture of tech
Aug 29, 2016 • 51 min
We chat with aurynn shaw (@aurynn / http://eiara.nz/), part 2 of a chat we had months ago – The Default Human - as the team talk about devops in organisations, the cultural as well as the technical aspects, and how change can occur – for the right…
System Error / Mauricio Freitas - [Insert product here]
Aug 15, 2016 • 30 min
Time for another session with Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm, owner of Geekzone) as we dive into a few topics of the day. OS//OS Conference http://www.opensourceopensociety.com/ Paper vs Digital notes e.g. OneNote Product placement of tech in film and…
NZRise ITx – Blockchain, IT industry & Ghost Boards
Aug 8, 2016 • 26 min
We were invited by the NZRise team to attend at the ITx conference where we caught up with many people in the industry. In this segment we talk to Vikram Kumar (@vikram_nz) about his talk on Blockchain and with Sunit Prakash (@sunitprakash) about the tech…
NZRise ITx – with the NZRise team
Aug 1, 2016 • 29 min
We were invited by the NZRise team to attend at the ITx conference where we caught up with many people in the industry. In this session we catch up with Victoria Mclennan (@optimalhq) and Ian Apperley (@ianapperley) from NZRise. We talk with Dave Lane…
NZRise ITx – Live Lightning Talks
Aug 1, 2016 • 67 min
The lightning talks focused on disruption in the technology sector and its potential. Each person had 5 minutes to talk, with 1 minute for Q&A. The session went for one hour, and at the end delegates had the opportunity to connect with those spoke. Ian…
NZRise ITx Special – The Mayoral Candidates
Jul 25, 2016 • 22 min
We were invited by the NZRise team to attend at the ITx conference where we caught up with many people in the industry (which will follow in Ep 94-95). In this session we talk to the Wellington mayoral candidates and get their views and ideas for the Tech…
NZRise ITx Special – Live Mayoral Debate
Jul 25, 2016 • 71 min
We were invited by the NZRise team to attend at the ITx conference where we caught up with many people in the industry (which will follow in Ep 94-95). In this session we cover the live mayoral debate, where our candidates each talk about their vision for…
System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Don’t mess-up my Twitter stream!
Jun 27, 2016 • 26 min
It’s been a long time coming as w catch up with our friend Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm) from Geekzone for another System Error session. Topics of the day: Why movie sequels are crap? DVD’s vs streaming services? Whats happened to Twitter? The Microsoft…
Dave Moskovitz - Brute force your way to success
Jun 13, 2016 • 40 min
Dave Moskovitz (@davemosk) is well known in the start up scene and has been an enabler in the community for many years. We discuss many things including our tech culture, diversity, the community, immigration and what traits you need to succeed in…
Graham Mann + Mike During - Poolside ordering
Jun 6, 2016 • 42 min
We talk to Graham Mann (@greevis) from Welman Technologies and Mike During from GuestFolder. Welman are one of the original “startups” from the late 90’s who carved out an early niche in accommodation industry. Now they have teamed up with Mike During to…
Sinead Boucher - Evolution of media
May 30, 2016 • 45 min
Mike talks to Sinead Boucher (@sineadboucher) from Fairfax as she explains the role journalism plays in the wider media landscape (including print and the steady transition to digital). Sinead also outlines her UK OE and what she brought back to New…
Francesca Jago - Mobile movie making
Apr 18, 2016 • 27 min
Francesca Jago (@fjjournalist) from Get Ahead Media runs video production courses for businesses and professionals on how to create broadcast-quality videos using smartphones, and promote them using social media. We talk about the shift from the “pros”…
Melanie Langlotz & Amie Wolken - Sharks in the Park
Apr 3, 2016 • 25 min
We speak with Mel Langlotz and Amie Wolken from Geo AR Games (@GeoArGames), creating ‘augmented reality games’ for kids! We chat about the journey from inception, going to Chile to be part of an international start up incubator, then back in NZ where they…
Jessica Venning-Bryan - Knowledge is Power
Mar 28, 2016 • 48 min
Jessica Venning-Bryan (@jvenningbryan) has spent almost 15 years advising organisations on how to engage people with their products and services. From beer to wind farms, elections to employment. We discuss working for the Govt, PR (Sweeney Vesty),…
Nick Williamson - Place as a Service
Mar 21, 2016 • 46 min
Nick Williamson (@mashmatix), for the last 20 years, has forged his career working at the intersection of Planning, Surveying, Law, and Spatial Science. Much of that time has been spent in and around local government, although he spends a lot of time…
Rollo Wenlock - Working in concert together
Mar 14, 2016 • 45 min
Rollo Wenlock (@RolloWenlock) CEO and founder of Wipster dives into the freelance world of film making, failing fast and onto developing a creative web platform - from “Video Boy” to “Video Man”. It is fascinating to hear Rollo discuss how he views…
Dean Gowans + Regan Ryan - Power to the people
Mar 7, 2016 • 36 min
Dean Gowans and Regan Ryan, co-founders of Embrium and both from the energy sector, have created systems used throughout the power industry as we talk about legacy tech/approaches that you know, one day, you need to let go of, “… and when you do it is…
Sandy Mamoli & David Mole - “Select yourself”
Mar 1, 2016 • 37 min
This week we talk to Sandy Mamoli and David Mole from Nomad 8. We talk Agile, working with Trade Me and their new book “Creating great teams”, a book about self selection – which is a way for people to pick the teams they want to work in, within an…
Troy Hammond - the “zero f_cks given” guy
Feb 22, 2016 • 50 min
This week we talk to Troy Hammond from Talent Army. He’s a not your typical recruiter. He tells us why he decided to hang up the suit for a pair of jandals and start his own recruitment business specialising in startups. Troy has a unique perspective to…
Aaaaaaand, we’re back
Feb 16, 2016 • 1 min
This is a quick note to let you know that we are back in action and can’t wait to start the year. We have new music, artwork and a bunch of cool stories to tell this year! ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New…
The year that was 2015
Dec 21, 2015 • 63 min
Wow what an amazing year, we met many great people with awesome stories to tell, this week we go through some golden moments from the past year. Have a fun break and see you all here next year. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people…
Emma Woods - Towards the people
Dec 8, 2015 • 44 min
Emma Woods (@codingcockatoo) is our final guest for 2015 and what a fantastic end to our season it is. Emma takes us through how she went from burlesque dancer to one of the designers helping Provoke at their Wellington office deliver bespoke solutions…
#WellyTech 2015 - Xmas party panel
Dec 5, 2015 • 12 min
What an amazing gathering of Tech, media, and Start up people! We had a vision of having a party where many people could connect and have fun. So we got together with Geekzone and Hack Miramar and came up with our end of year/christmas party – #WellyTech.…
Amelia Laundy - The student becomes the teacher
Nov 30, 2015 • 35 min
This week we speak to Amelia Laundy (@amelialaundy) web dev in the API team at Trade Me. We talk about her journey coming to NZ and working and learning in the tech space in NZ. She spend time at the Dev Academy as a student and then later as a teacher.…
Brenda Wallace - Purple circuit boards
Nov 23, 2015 • 44 min
This week we speak to Brenda “I’m a Rails dev, but don’t tell my friends” Wallace (@BR3NDA) who, having got her first computer at one, has grown up with computers all her life (just like a millennial). We talk about tinkering with home automation, open…
Kendall Flutey - Learning Banqer
Nov 17, 2015 • 47 min
Kendall Flutey (@kendallflutey) from Banqer, an online banking system for the classroom where kids learn about many aspects of financial literacy. Kendall came from an accounting background, saw a need and jumped into development of Banqer.…
aurynn shaw - The Default Human
Nov 10, 2015 • 55 min
aurynn shaw (@contraurnnian) from Eiara is one of those people we have long time admired from afar for her honesty, strength and passions. We talk photography, moving countries, working for Weta Digital, writing code and what’s the default human?! During…
Rod Drury - The end of the beginning
Nov 2, 2015 • 48 min
This week we talk to Rod Drury (@roddrury) starting with paddle boards and how Rod started in the industry with Microsoft Access and Visual Basic apps before ‘why Aftermail’ and then, of course, Xero. We cover youth employment/grad programmes and how they…
System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Last Hurrah 2015
Oct 27, 2015 • 32 min
This is our last 2015 System Error show with Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm) and we dive into prostitution (as a service), idiot drivers, and Tile. We were also joined by Nate Dunn (@nate) and Dan Randow (@danrandow) as we talk about our amazing event…
aimee whitcroft - Unf*ck your business
Oct 20, 2015 • 34 min
Episode 71, This week we catch up with “Frantic Enabler” Aimee Whitcroft. Ring master of the famous nerd night in Wellington and general UnF*cker of businesses. We talk about how she came to be in Tech in NZ and the fun adventures during the Mongol…
Nadia McGregor - The Revolution Kid
Oct 12, 2015 • 41 min
This week we talk to Nadia McGregor founder and director of School of Design Thinking. It is a fascinating discussion covering Nadia’s current work with design thinking and what that actually is. Also as an Iranian born woman, design thinking has had a…
System Error / Mauricio Freitas – Tractor as a service
Oct 6, 2015 • 35 min
It’s time for another instalment of System Error with Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm) from Geekzone. We dive into Tractor software copyright issues, stumbling into a real life Tinder event. We have a little food rant (and digital distribution of content)…
Ben Duflou - Counting digital beans
Sep 29, 2015 • 46 min
This week we talk to Ben Duflou from All Accounted For. His accounting firm has moved into an advisory role in the new age of cloud accounting. They started using Xero, when it wasn’t cool. We also chat about the landscape and the pitfalls to watch out…
Kate Henderson - student virtual reality
Sep 22, 2015 • 40 min
We talk to Kate Henderson (@mistyepd), Victoria University student that many have encountered via Summer of Tech, hackthons, Google uni events and at Android dev meet-ups. We cover, Google IO, Google card board and virtual reality.…
System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Mobile Phone Update Angst
Sep 7, 2015 • 35 min
This week we chat to Mauricio Freitas (@fretasm) for another “System Error” segment where we talk about switching from Windows phone to Android and the security issues with old Android. We dive into the issues with all the platforms and their update…
Alastair Thompson - Evolution, digital and Kim Dotcom
Aug 31, 2015 • 66 min
This week we have an exclusive chat with Alastair Thompson (@althecat), co-founder of Scoop. We cover a variety of topics including the press gallery, going digital, how he started, the whole Kim.com “Extravaganza”, and the evolution of Scoop to the “New…
Courtney Foon - Shopin
Aug 9, 2015 • 33 min
This week we chat to Courtney Foon (@mshumanist) Entrepreneur and UX designer. She has been part of the R9 Accelerator with the ShopPin team. Enjoy. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media,…
Michelle Burke - Dive into Data
Jun 23, 2015 • 47 min
This week we catch up with Michelle Burke (@smrtgirl). We talk about data visualisation and that ugly term “Big Data” ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media, startups. If you have a story…
Lucy Luo - Talks Law
Jun 16, 2015 • 38 min
This week we catch up with Lucy Luo (@lucysjl), who came via a fellow podcast, The Moxie Sessions. She works as a lawyer with tech companies during their “Start Up” phase through to IPO. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that…
Jenene Crossnan - Flossie.com
Jun 9, 2015 • 18 min
This week we talk about making our Podcast sustainable (we recorded our video!) And we catch up with Jenene Crossnan (@Jenene) from Flossie.com ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media,…
Ben Kepes - In the cloud
May 26, 2015 • 35 min
This week we talk to Ben Kepes (@benkepes), all round entrepreneur and authority on the “cloud” ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media, startups. If you have a story or know someone that…
Dan Randow - Collaboration Wrangler
May 5, 2015 • 46 min
We talk to Dan Randow (@DanRandow) – Collaboration Wrangler where we discuss building trust and making strategy. ——————————————————————————— We share New Zealand tech, social media, startup people’s stories. If you have a story or know someone that does -…
Jack Yan - Humour with the brand consultant
Apr 21, 2015 • 45 min
A wide ranging and, tbh, very funny interview as Jack takes us through the changes in media he’s experienced and some of his thoughts on where it’s going – and we didn’t even touch on his love of Google! ——————————————————————————— We share the stories…
Bianca Mueller - Smart like a fox with your IP
Apr 7, 2015 • 43 min
Smart like a fox, and with substantial international work experience in Germany and Spain, Bianca Mueller (@LawDownUnder) has developed serious expertise in the IT & IP, and international law. In essence, this means that she can read a 100 page legal…
Amber Craig - A Bit Busy
Apr 1, 2015 • 48 min
The journey to make the podcast sustainable continues but in the meantime the amazing Amber Craig (@amscraig) goes through (almost) all of her projects and makes Mike Riversdale and Raj Khushal feel like they’re just not doing enough!…
Tim Kong - Shaking things up
Mar 25, 2015 • 48 min
A change to our podcast format (slicker and quicker to the interviews) and more importantly a deep discussion with Tim Kong (@timoslimo) at N4L around all things tech and education orientated here in New Zealand (hint: it’s about the teachers not the…
Brenda Leeuwenberg & Sandy Mamoli - Getting Agile
Mar 17, 2015 • 43 min
We start with a new monthly catchup with Anna CEO of PledgeMe who runs through a few tech/media items before a fascinating conversation with Sandy Mamoli & Brenda Leeuwenberg discussing their Nomad8 / agile story. ——————————————————————————— We share the…
Ian Apperley - F_ckoff money
Mar 3, 2015 • 27 min
After a brief story from Mike about, “Fuck off money” we have a cracking conversation with the disruptor, challenger of ideas and Hack Miramar co-founder, Ian Apperley (@ianapperley). ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work…
Lillian Grace - BIG DATA
Feb 24, 2015 • 35 min
We were extremely lucky to catchup with Lillian Grace, CEO of WikiNewZealand [now called Figure.NZ], just before their re-launch of the site (http://figure.nz/) and the release of a brand new back-end feeding up public API access to all the data they…
Vaughan Rowsell - The Lego of the Mind
Feb 10, 2015 • 45 min
Fantastic catchup with Vaughan as he tells his story – and remember everyone, take every opportunity to tell your story! ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media, startups. If you have a…
Ruth McDavitt - Employee #1 At Summer of Tech
Feb 4, 2015 • 38 min
The Summer of Tech (SoT) organisation gains employee #1 and it’s first CEO in the guise of Ruth who talks to Raj and Mike about the what, why and who of SoT but also her dreams and desires for the future. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories…
Sean (from) Golding’s - Studio 1
Jan 27, 2015 • 44 min
Cracking interview with Sean Golding (@Stoatphone) from Golding’s Free Dive (http://www.goldingsfreedive.co.nz/) in Wellington explaining how, as a young bar, they used the cloud and tech to get the ‘boring stuff’ out of the way as fast as possible…
Melissa Clark-Reynolds - And We’re Back
Jan 21, 2015 • 60 min
Back into a new year. We chat with Melissa Clark-Reynolds is widely recognised as an inspirational role model and entrepreneur. Her story is extremely inspirational. Her business acumen, skills, knowledge and experience have made her a popular speaker in…
The Year That Was 2014
Dec 16, 2014 • 57 min
We wrap up the crazy year that we decided to start a podcast. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media, startups. If you have a story or know someone that does - get in touch! Mike Riversdale…
DK - the innovators
Oct 28, 2014 • 50 min
We talk to DK, ‘Social Media man’ and speaker as well as being one of the minds that bring us TEDx Wellington. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media, startups. If you have a story or know…
Michelle Dickinson - Inside The Looking Glass
Sep 30, 2014 • 13 min
This week we talk to Michelle “Nanogirl” Dickinson (@medickinson) about breaking stuff and getting more kids and in particular girls into tech. She also strips down a Microsoft Surface Pro 3. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people…
Owen Williams - Stoned Mac OW
Aug 12, 2014 • 39 min
We talk to Blogger, Tech journalist Owen Williams. We also pass on some CMS advice from Richard Hulse, Digital Product Lead, Analyst at Radio NZ and InternetNZ Councillor. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New…
Lou Draper - “Wamble”
Aug 5, 2014 • 33 min
So much in this show: ICT education, NZTech CEO views, what is the cloud, why aren’t Kiwi companies on-line, events, events, events And of course Lou Draper (@loudxx) great “how to get tech publicity” interview. ——————————————————————————— We share New…
Natalie Ferguson - RoughRed
Jul 30, 2014 • 32 min
Our interview with Natalie is full of gold – starting a company, think Wellington is a bit up itself or just love a laugh then you must listen. We talk to Natalie Ferguson from Decisive Flow over a bottle of wine “that sums her up nicely” – Rough Red.…
Laura Reitel - StartUps, Innovation & the NZ way
Jul 9, 2014 • 30 min
We speak to Laura Reitel Community Startup Manager at Creative HQ about the programs they run and the tech community in Wellington.
John Curtis - Beany in Taupo
Jun 30, 2014 • 31 min
John Curtis (@vrtual) from Beany and a few other businesses talks accounting software, working on the cloud and running businesses from Taupo. We also talk about Google a little bit. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work…
Steve Graham - full interview
Jun 25, 2014 • 30 min
Steve Graham, ex Microsoft and Fronde talks about being the ‘digital hippy’, finding tech talent in strange places and his many new ventures. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media,…
Steve Graham - In Peaks and Coughs
Jun 25, 2014 • 33 min
Steve Graham, ex Microsoft and Fronde talks about being the ‘digital hippy’, finding tech talent in strange places and his many new ventures. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media,…
Sam Rye - Lifehack HQ
Jun 18, 2014 • 21 min
Sam Rye (@sam__rye) from Enspiral talks us through LifehackHQ and the changes they are making. News from the many Kiwi +TEDx events, was the +CIO Conference just a junket and much much more … ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people…
Victoria MacLennan - Our First Ever Interview
Jun 10, 2014 • 33 min
Our very first interview with OptimalBI’s Managing Director and co-founder Victoria MacLennan. ——————————————————————————— We share New Zealand tech, social media, startup people’s stories. If you have a story or know someone that does - get in touch!…
Episode 2 - Tech news and events
Jun 2, 2014 • 30 min
Episode 2 - Tech news and events ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media, startups. If you have a story or know someone that does - get in touch! Mike Riversdale (@MiramarMike) background is…
Episode 1 - And we’re off
May 27, 2014 • 20 min
And…We’re off. We started this Podcast to tell the stories of the Tech, Startup community her win NZ. ——————————————————————————— We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media, startups. If you have a story or know someone…