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Who is Samantha Borg? Strategic Channel Manager NZ at Datto

As the Strategic Channel Manager for New Zealand, Samantha's core responsibility is to drive awareness and adoption of the Datto toolkit across the New Zealand Managed Service Provider (MSP) community. Samantha shares with us her career journey to date, her current reading list and that all-important dinner party guest list.

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Establishing a new space startup in New Zealand

Paul Spain sits down with Stefan Powell of Dawn Aerospace to learn a little of what it takes to establish a new space startup in New Zealand. Stefan delves into a wide range of topics including the Aurora Spaceplane, satellites and green propulsion.

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Women in Tech Panel: Sarah Webb, Amelia Gain, Alliv Samson

In this episode Paul Spain is joined by three outstanding leaders – Sarah Webb: COO at LawVu, Amelia Gain: CEO & Co-Founder at Preno and Alliv Samson: Co-Founder at Kami. Each has a natural affiliation to tech and have garnered years of experience in tech and leadership. We discuss their challenges in leading and establishing a startup, hiring and diversity, business confidence and inspiring more representation for women to be encouraged to enter and to lead in business and tech.

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Who is Craig Murphy? Channel Lead at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Responsible for the channel business for HPE in New Zealand, Craig enjoys a great deal of variety in his role with the management of his team, fine tuning partner processes and building on those partner relationships. Craig reveals his productivity hacks, questionable golfing skills and his outlook on the next 12 months.

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Designing Tech with Kiwi designer Nicola Chamberlain (Zound Industries, Sweden)

Paul Spain chats with Nicola Chamberlain, a Kiwi designer who studied at Victoria University before building a global career in product design. Based in Sweden and working with audio company Zound Industries (Urbanears, Marshall, Adidas), Nicola shares about her fascinating career and the role of the designer in both tech and non-tech products (industrial design and product design).

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Startup Journey: The rapidly growing Kiwi startup that scored US$6m in a Series A funding round

Paul Spain talks with Neil Cresswell –  co-founder and CEO at tech startup Portainer who have just raised US$6m in a Series A funding round. Learn from Neil’s journey and that of his rapidly growing New Zealand/Global startup Portainer which makes working with containerisation technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker simpler to benefit from.

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The Kiwi engineer assisting NASA with deep space communications

Hear from George Li, a Kiwi Engineer who is helping conquer communications in deep space through his work and research with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and University of Michigan. George talks with Paul Spain about cube sats (satellites), the fascinating challenges and solutions to deep space communications and the journey into the space sector.

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