NZ Tech Podcast

NZ Tech Podcast

Each episode, Paul Spain and guests discuss what's happening in the world of technology, gadgets and telecommunications around the world and in New Zealand.


March 8, 2023 48 mins

Paul Spain is joined by Campbell Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of PredictHQ to discuss how PredictHQ utilises data to help businesses anticipate and prepare for the impact of events on their operations.

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Martin Sharrock (CTO, 2degrees) joins Paul Spain to discuss cyclone recovery efforts in keeping New Zealanders connected, and the latest insights from 2degrees and the world of telecommunications.

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Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence, Cyclone Gabrielle lessons on Telecommunications Robustness, Meta Verified and more with Tim Warren (Ambit) and host Paul Spain (Gorilla Technology).

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Paul Spain joins Ian McCrae, founder and former CEO of Orion Health, as he shares his journey to creating one of the leading providers of health care software. Ian reflects on the challenges and success of Orion Health over the last 30 years.

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February 7, 2023 43 mins

Paul Spain is joined by Dave Rouse (CEO, CarbonClick) - discussing learnings in the tech and startup worlds + how CarbonClick is helping people and businesses to take action in reducing carbon emissions.

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Paul Spain is joined by Bruce Jackson Founder of Kai's Education, as they discuss how the award winning KaiBot is helping Children to learn coding, as well as looking into self-driving and the 3d printing industry.

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Paul Spain is joined by Bill Bennett as they discuss the darker side of ChatGPT, and new Prime minister Chris Hipkins' potential impact on New Zealand's tech sector and other tech news from the week, including:

  • Spark's contract with parliamentary services
  • Vodafone rebrand tussle with TVNZ
  • More job cuts from Microsoft, Amazon and Google
  • Ransomware attack affects 1000 Ships
  • Apple's latest Mac models
  • Amazon's Echo Show ...
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    Paul Spain is joined by Finn Hogan, Digital Editor/Reporter at Newshub, as they discuss the future of New Zealand's gaming industry, Microsofts AI voice generator VALL-E and other tech news including:

  • Tesla's price drop
  • Drone delivery in NZ
  • Economic downturn of global tech companies
  • Computer outage grounds US flights
  • Power bank ignites on board passenger plane
  • China's SpaceX look alike rocket designs

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    Paul Spain is joined by Phil Howie, CEO and founder at Onwardly, to discuss how Onwardly is helping businesses build, manage and scale their security and privacy programs, Road trip around NZ reveals how good are our EV charging and mobile phone coverage, and tech news including:

  • Tesla's new Kiwi leader
  • Should NZ ban Tiktok
  • Reviewing DJI mini 3 pro
  • Afeela - Sony and Honda's new EV
  • Highlights of CES 2023
  • IoT pet feeders at risk of...
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    Paul Spain is joined by Glenn Morgan former CTO of British Airways / International Airlines Group and Director of Hangar 51. Glenn is an authority in the aviation and aerospace industry.

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    Paul Spain is joined by Josh Robb - Co-Founder and CPTO of Tend, to discuss disruptive healthcare services - along with the highs and lows of startup life.

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    Tony Baird - CTO of Vodafone NZ, shares behind the scenes tech insights plus what's happening within New Zealand's mobile and broadband networks - especially what Vodafone NZ (soon to be One NZ) have planned.

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    December 13, 2022 62 mins

    JB Rousselot, CEO of Chorus NZ, joins Paul Spain to discuss New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company. The successes, challenges - and more importantly - what comes next.

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    Paul Spain is joined by Ben Rose - Binance NZ, and Darcy Ungaro - Ungaro and Co. to discuss the current state of crypto and well as tech news of the week, including:

  • Apple's plan to move production out of China
  • Companies like Meta and Google, to pay for NZ news
  • Blackpearl Group on NZ
  • Hands on review of OpenAI’s ChatGPT -
  • San Francisco to vote on Lethal Police Robots

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    Paul Spain is joined by Nick Lissette - CEO of Blackpearl Group to discuss Blackpearl Group's launch on NZX and well as Tech news from the week including:

  • US/UK China tech ban
  • HP staff cuts
  • WhatsApp user details leaked
  • Biometrics in NZ supermarkets
  • Mecedes-Benz speed subscription
  • US army uses Russian software disguised as American

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    Paul Spain is joined by Justin Soong, Founder of Authsignal, to discuss how NZ startup Authsignal are helping developers, plus:

  • NZ rural broadband
  • Vodafone TV switch-off pushed back, as Sky box delay drags on
  • Air NZ plans to replace boarding passes with biometrics
  • iPhone's satellite Emergency service
  • U.S. Banks including New York Fed start 12-week digital dollar pilot
  • Google $600m fine
  • Twitter, is Musk playing us?
  • Australia to ‘stand u...
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    Paul Spain is joined by Paul Woodfield (AUT) to discuss the latest tech news from the week, Including:

  • NZ’s Public Safety Network
  • Twitter Blue suspended due to impersonations
  • Amazon’s Sparrow robot
  • In car Zoom calls
  • DoorDash drone delivery
  • FTX bankruptcy

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    Paul Spain is joined by Dosh Co-Founders James McEniery and Shane Marsh, to discuss Dosh New Zealand's first digital wallet, as well as tech news of the week, including:

  • Air New Zealand bans Air Tag baggage trackers
  • California legalizes Digital License plates
  • Mondelez, Zurich settle $100m+ NotPetya insurance lawsuit
  • Coles partner with Wing to offer grocery drone delivery
  • Will the European Union ban 8K TVs
  • Twitter, a big mess afte...
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    Paul Spain is joined by Vincent Heeringa, host of This Climate business, to discuss the latest in Tech news, including:

  • Intel cutbacks
  • Samsung’s ex-con leader
  • Ford dumps driverless for driver-assist
  • Does NZ need a cyber minister
  • Apple update tax on App Store
  • Rova podcast app privacy
  • Elon and Twitter

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    Paul Spain is joined by motoring editor Damien O'Carroll to discuss technological advances in the Automotive sector, hands-on 2022 MG ZS EV and iPad price hikes, as well as:

  • Government clean car rebate
  • General Motors tech
  • Ford technology advances
  • Car Integration: Apple Car Play and Android Auto vs Tesla
  • Autonomous Vehicles and Autopilot

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