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Big ideas, big discussions make MW2017 the place to be

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 4:31 pm | sticK

ne of the dirty little secrets of computing is that the power of the processor(s) is currently way beyond our ability to program them. It’s as if you have a V8 powered car but only feeding fuel into one cylinder. The rest of the engine’s potential ... More >>

Why we need to go back to the future (and give it a name)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 2:46 pm | sticK

Here’s a counter-intuitive notion, that if we’re smart, could allow our analogue agricultural systems to thrive in a digital world. But to do so we MUST own our story. My contention is, “the more society connects to the cloud, the more we will want ... More >>

Global mindset drives Kiwi ‘stamp of approval’ enterprise

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 9:34 am | sticK

How does an organisation from the bottom of the world, excell internationally in verifying and stamping its approval on food quality and safety? More >>

Perhaps the TIN100 deserves an ex gratia payment

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 10:34 am | sticK

erhaps Greg Shanahan and his TIN 100 team and reports are deserving of an NZ Inc ex gratia payment. Because arguably they've been most responsible for bringing hi tech out of the closet, making it cool(er). (OK, the Hi-Tech Awards have had some ... More >>

This 'greaser of the tracks' will be great for NZ science

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 12:11 pm | sticK

I'm sort of embarrased that I've never heard of Science Exchange before. It's been going for over five years, started in the US by a couple of Kiwi founders, and has grown well beyond start up to having recently secured Series B funding of US$25 million. More >>

Open Source at work, Open Society working in Taiwan

Monday, 22 August 2016, 7:59 pm | sticK

There was striking evidece that Open Source can lead to Open Society at the first day of OS//OS at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on Monday August 22. More >>

Can you cross-credit open source to open society?

Monday, 8 August 2016, 11:57 am | sticK

Every party needs a grumpy let me be that curmudgeonly guy for the upcoming Open Source//Open Society conference. More >>

Why there's an opportunity cost in not being in a Biz Dojo

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 3:05 pm | sticK

A few months ago I shifted work premises to become part of Australasia's largest co-working space. More >>

Fishing for a complementary use of fire reservoir ponds

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 9:20 am | sticK

Years ago for a farm management report at Lincoln University, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek plan around the integration of goldfish in troughs on dairy farms (we'd spotted the use of such technology to help keep the troughs clean). More >>

'We don't have enough developers' – a homebaked remedy

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:50 am | sticK

There's more than one way to bake the cake of “we don't have enough developers”. Universities produce some, polytechs some others. More >>

The Internet of Things (IoT): a slow burn

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 9:09 am | sticK

Occasionally you come across a piece of thinking that makes you go, 'oh, right, that's a very interesting point'. So it is with a recent article by Toby Ruckert, head of Unified Inbox, a platform to bring and display all your social media and email communications ... More >>

“If you don't love your idea, don't do it”

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 11:13 am | sticK

Nick Gerritsen, speaking at Supercharge, a recent startup event that attracted 150+ in Wellington, said that it is possible to smash it big from Aotearoa. More >>

Hats off to the 'inventor' of the TIN100

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 9:48 am | sticK

Finance Minister Bill English, speaking at the Wellington launch of the 11th TIN100 report, gave Greg Shanahan and his team what amounts to a pretty nice endorsement. More >>

Psst, want to learn about IT...Tech for Non-Tech a steal

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 10:03 am | sticK

Now, knowing how to code won't necessarily be required for success in a future digital world. But knowing how the IT layers fit together is required in order to fully participate. More >>

Startups need to be a 'little bit evil'

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 9:07 am | sticK

One of the big problems with startups is they're not 'evil' enough. More >>

Victoria University and National Library connect through 3D

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 9:53 am | sticK

Perhaps it could be called an intersection of printing. More >>

BizDojo set to take its co-working space model overseas

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:23 pm | sticK

I had the pleasure of working out of Wellington's BizDojo about four years ago on a project to collate just who were the local Wellington companies using R&D in their businesses. More >>

Right...a way to crunch a business model from good rese

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 8:55 am | sticK

Here's an interesting innovation move, one to be applauded. It's Startup Weekend Science and Research, in Wellington at Creative HQ from Friday July 3 to Sunday 5. More >>

At innovation accelerator aimed at physical produc

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 10:11 am | sticK

Right, something you can get your teeth into...literally – Lightning Lab Manufacturing. So, instead of a 12 week accelerator to figure out how to take a digital idea out to the world, the same sort of programme but aimed at a physical product. Great. More >>

We miss out on knowing about our hot and cool companies

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:07 am | sticK

One of the downsides of the implosion in traditional news media is that celebratory stories get little or no coverage. The general public, who in general love to hear of clever and innovative New Zealand companies therefore have only a minor awareness ... More >>



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