Tech sector wherefore art thou?

What even is the tech sector, and how do you get into it? What is going to happen when everything becomes “tech”?

This is the fiftieth (and last) Moxie Session, held Monday March 6 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.


Vaughn Davis

@vaughndavis  LinkedIn

Is there really such a thing

Julie Berry


The winding roads that we can run

Vaughan Rowsell


Should we be consumers or creators of tech

New Zealand's identity

How do we present New Zealand or Auckland internationally, how does that line up with our stories here at home, and how does any of this relate to endeavours in the tech economy?

This is the forty-ninth Moxie Session, held Tuesday February 7 2017 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.


Te Aroha Morehu


Connecting with who we are

Martin Yeoman


What is New Zealand known for

Dan Witters


Crafting a compelling pitch in the USA

2016 review

Holy. Another year gone by, and not obviously an awesome one on the face of it. But how have we gone in last 12 months in tech? Is there cause for optimism on our progress, either in the sector itself, or in the use of tech by the rest of us? What could 2017 hold?

This is the forty-eighth Moxie Session, held Monday December 12, 2016 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.


Frances Valintine


A mismatch between near-term change and today's preparations

Andy Hamilton

@iceandy  LinkedIn

Reasons for optimism

Vic Maclennan

@optimalhq  LinkedIn

Some silver linings in the clouds

Listen to Moxie Session 48 — 2016 review on Mixcloud

Corporate venturing

There are lots of examples of big firms starting up or investing in small sidelines, startups or spinoffs. Why do they do it, and are they having any success?

This is the forty-seventh Moxie Session, held Monday 7 November 2016 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.

Unfortunately, Kerry Topp could not join us for the podcast recording, although he was at the Session in person.


Louise Webster

@@innovation_nz  LinkedIn

Watching out for immune responses

James Hurman

@jameshurman  LinkedIn

Recent innovation research

Kerry Topp

@kerry_topp  LinkedIn

Fostering neighbourlyness

Ed Hyde

@ehyde  LinkedIn

Building small things on the side of a large thing

Start-up nation

How does New Zealand rate as a place to start things up? Can we be a “beta-nation” or an incubator for good ideas to the world?

This is the forty-sixth Moxie Session, held 3 October 2016 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.


Kirsti Grant

@kirstigrant  LinkedIn

The virtues of a small scene

Rich Chetwynd

@richchetwynd  LinkedIn

It depends on what you are doing

Mel Langlotz

@mlanglotz  LinkedIn

The value of being bloody-minded

Listen to Moxie Session 46 — Start-up nation on Mixcloud

Law and regulation

The Internet enables firms to operate more easily in multiple jurisdictions. Laws, mostly made in one country at a time, struggle to keep up. Is this really a problem? Is New Zealand’s best bet to align its rules with other places, or should we define our own path?

This is the forty-fifth Moxie Session, held 5 September 2016 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.


Dr Stephen Gale


The implications for telecommunications regulation

James Ting-Edwards

@nullary  LinkedIn

The consequences of a move to abundance


Alert observer Chris Keall sees seven ways to save mainstream media. Is he right? Can anything really work long-term? Do we really want to save it (including the celebrity news), or should content creators and assemblers focus on building small motivated crowds that can pay to tend their own little piece of the media landscape?

This is the forty-fourth Moxie Session, held Monday August 1 2016 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.


Andrew Patterson

@andrewp_nz  LinkedIn

Journalists as entrepreneurs

Dr Helen Sissons

@helensissons  LinkedIn

Funding is the issue, not demand for news

Duncan Greive

@duncangreive  LinkedIn

One promising approach

Listen to Moxie Session 44 — Journalism on Mixcloud

Food and tech

Why, so long after the Jetsons, are we not yet taking our food in convenient tablet form? For that matter, why do I even have to shop for groceries at all – surely the supermarkets know my habits? Or does this focus on efficiency miss most of the point of food anyway? Where are the opportunities in food technology?

This is the forty-third Moxie Session, held Monday July 4 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.


Amanda Judd


Healthy, locally-sourced, high-tech delivery

James Walker


Still lots of bricks and mortar

Bri Janse van Rensburg

@sipremefood  LinkedIn

An alternative to eating

Listen to Moxie Session 43 — Food and tech on Mixcloud

Peer to peer economy

Evidence from the United States is that participation in the “peer to peer” economy is small but growing quickly: around one per cent of the US population in October 2015 earned some income from platforms like Uber or AirBnB; just over four per cent had ever earned income from these services. Compare the seventeen per cent of the New Zealand population who visited Trademe each day in April 2016. How big could this peer to peer thing get? Can it do things that have previously been the work only of government agencies or large corporates? Is there anything in this that is unique for New Zealand?

This is the forty-second Moxie Session, held Wednesday 8 June 2016 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.

Older people and the Internet

We talk a lot about young people and technology, but what about those at the other end of the age spectrum? Are those not brought up with smartphones at a permanent or temporary disadvantage in the modern age? And does tech provide new solutions to social challenges for a society that is growing gradually every older?

This is the forty-first Moxie Session, held 5 April 2016 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.

For interest, see also this chart.


Judge David Harvey

@djhdcj  LinkedIn

Digital natives, aliens and immigrants

Grant Sidaway


Seniors teaching seniors

Wendy MacLucas


Loneliness and how tech might help