Suzanne McNamara is a partner at Convergence Communications, an award-winning independent public consultancy in Auckland and Christchurch. The company provides a range of services including media relations, issues management, and community and government relations. Suzanne draws upon her extensive business experience in strategic marketing and communications, business development and project management when working with clients.
Cherry Vanderbeke is the General Manager of Operations for SIMTICS–an online simulation learning tool for healthcare professionals She's been with SIMTICS for the past 5 yrs & because it is quite a small company, Cherry is involved with a variety of tasks from direct sales, to administration & HR. With a background in Education, Cherry moved into IT where she worked her way to General Manager Software Solutions at Gen-i and then spent 5 yrs running her own business as a business coach
John Woffindin works for SLA Mobile – a mobile consultancy company that is based out of Belfast. On returning home to the land of the long white cloud after a stint in the UK, SLA asked him to continue his work half a world away in New Zealand, and he said yes! John has been working in web based roles since the internet made its mainstream debut in the mid 90s, and is now a developer and systems integrator. He is currently working on direct operated billing and a project in the Middle East.
William McQueen, known around the office as Billy, hails from Rekord - a small team of professionals from diverse backgrounds of video journalism, music, specializing in 90 second videos. The LOVE making videos and have the technical skills to make your stories shine! Check out their work at www.rekord.co.nz
Vigil Monitoring systems improve healthcare outcomes in home based personal healthcare management, hospital and managed care environments. Running their team down in Co.Space, Alan Brannigan, Director of Operations, oversees the design, manufacture and distribution of leading edge healthcare biometric monitoring hardware, software and cloud based platforms which continuously monitor, record and analyse human physiological parameters. For more of their good work visit www.vigilmonitoring.com
Sarah Duff-Dobson (Ewing) - SeekExplore Lonely Planet New Zealand Representative
Shane O’Connell is the co-founder of Hacktivate with Sam Hogg and founder of web design & digital agency, Summer of Dev. They are both based in the Auckland Dojo. Hacktivate’s goal is to brush up the geeky image of the IT industry by bringing in social elements with competitions, music, and some cold beers. Shane has also been a Google Student Ambassador in 2012 and 2013. hacktivate.me summerofdev.co.nz
Te Riu Adams-Smith-Warren is the Creative Director at Summer of Dev, a business who creates responsive websites - the next generation of websites. He oversees the design and development of all the projects that Summer of Dev work on, and at the moment they are just finishing up the Tedx Auckland site. Te has been working in the industry for about four to five years and as something that just started out as a hobby, he has now turned his skills into an awesome career.
Mark Michel (Mitch) is the new Manager at NZ’s dedicated Arts Crowdfunding channel boosted.org.nz With a diverse background as a mobile strategist, creative, musician, composer, producer and sailor, Mitch’s favourite letter is Arrrgh. He also quite likes most of the other 25 letters.
Matt Gunn is CEO of Stripe the Web - a fantastic team of web developers, designers, and project managers that work around the clock to provide flawless and functional website designs for our clients. Based down in Wellington, Matt uses the BizDojo as a base when visiting his Auckland clients. www.stripetheweb.com