When I came to Aotearoa from Europe in 1996, Kiwi’s talked a lot about the “tyranny of distance”. I needed to research what that meant. It meant when you export big, heavy products to the world, we were very disadvantaged.
Fast forward to the Millenial world (people born in 80’s and 90’s) of 2017.
NZ is exporting some of the coolest IT solutions & technology on the planet. In fact it can be an advantage to be far, far away from everything. Sometimes not knowing that it can’ be done is a good thing. We Kiwis don’t have to limit ourselves anymore. If you dare to imagine, you can dare to live to the fullest. And how much cooler is it to be in an amazing place like Tai Tokerau and still be able to serve satisfied customers all over the world. And maintain a balanced lifestyle without traffic jams, stressed people and huge commercial pressure in your face every day.
Come to the digital presence of possibilities… here a small example of trying to make a difference
On 22. May 2017 Gareth Cronin will come to Northland to share his personal story in the buoyant NZ software development scene. He worked at Orion Health, Wynyard Group, Xero and is involved in a few cool start-ups including in the Artificial Intelligence area.
That day Gareth will visit two schools in the morning, meet a few Northland business leaders for lunch and then hold a public workshop at Northtec from 4pm.
- How I learned about things I never thought I’d know about, as software took me through helping factories, saving lives, catching bad guys, and teaching people how to measure and control money
- Why it’s everyone’s duty to save New Zealand by transforming our economy by creating an engine room of technology innovation
- How in the last two years a huge revolution in digital technology has started and we are at the very beginning of a golden age of using artificial intelligence to completely change how we live and work
Please contact us if you like to participate and get involved.