Sessions (Page 3)

The Maori economy

BERL estimates that Maori businesses had an asset base of around $40bn in 2010. EY says that this could grow to 100 billion in the next few years. So if the Maori economy is a thing, what does it mean, how is it different from the rest of the economy, and how do we make it go faster? Is there a tech angle to this, or is it all farming, forests and fish?

This is the thirtieth Moxie Session, held 8 June 2015 in Auckland.


Grant Straker


Lifting Maori participation in technology

June McCabe


The power of authentic cultural connection

Barry Soutar


How to drive Maori business success earlier, faster and bigger

The Internet and the finance sector

“How is the internet transforming the finance industry? Are today’s global banking giants tomorrow’s dinosaurs? And are there business opportunities for New Zealand? Come and exchange views with three kiwi ‘fintech’ leaders.”

This is the twenty-ninth Moxie Session, held May 4 2015 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.

Unfortunately Rob Campbell could not join us for the podcast, although he was at the session in person.


Rob Campbell

@harmoneynz  LinkedIn

The difference that peer-to-peer lending makes

Josh Daniell

@joshdaniellnz  LinkedIn

The impacts of equity crowd-funding so far

Fran Strajner

@bravenewcoin  LinkedIn

The present and future of digital currencies

Innovation in government

Can government agencies be innovative? Pessimists might point to the sorry history of high-profile government IT projects. Theorists might claim that government is culturally unsuited to risk-taking that typifies innovative environments. Pragmatists might point to some interesting experiments at the edge of government procurement. Can we shed any light on what is happening, what to do, and what to avoid?

Interview by Andrew Patterson.


David Smol


Recent positive examples

Phillipa Bowron

@philippabowron  LinkedIn

The local government experience

Ben Hayman

@bencfhayman  LinkedIn

Innovation is not a separate thing

Connections to the regions

“How well connected are New Zealand’s cities and its regions? Should all our eggs be in a basket labelled Auckland, can we be a single city of four million, or are we stuck with zombie towns, staggering less and less lively into an uncertain future? Is New Zealand unique in any of this, or what can we learn from other places?”

This is the twenty-seventh Moxie Session, held 13 April 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.


Shamubeel Eaqub


The forces making zombie towns

Shaun Hendy

@hendysh  LinkedIn

The city of four million people

Samantha Seath

@samseath  LinkedIn

How regions can help themselves

Youth in technology

“This evening is a chance to hear from and chat with some inspirational young people who are creating technology and using it to change New Zealand and the world. Got an idea for the next Snapchat? Got a social problem you really want to solve? Or just curious about what the Internet means for how we will all be living our lives? Come along and join the conversation.”

This is the twenty-sixth Moxie Session, held 11 March 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Thanks to Spark for having us as part of their technology month at the Spark Lab.

Interview by Glenn Williams.

You might also be interested in Laura’s excellent slides.


Christian Silver


Learning code early

Ezel Kokcu

@ezelkokcu  LinkedIn

Acting on your dreams

Laura O’Connell-Rapira


Using tech for social change

Internationalising from New Zealand

“How can we get New Zealand businesses to go global? How are we doing, what’s holding us back, and what role is government to play?”

This is the twenty-fifth Moxie Session, held 2 March 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Interview by Glenn Williams.

Unfortunately Marie-Claire could not join us for the podcast, although she was at the Session.


Marie-Clair Andrews

@marie_clair  LinkedIn

On the perils of internationalising too early

Ralph Highnam

@ralphhighnam  LinkedIn

The advantages of being born global

Phil Veal

@pjveal  LinkedIn

To demand more, of capital and of ourselves

Should business do good

“What is the future of business? Is there a new consumer expectation that businesses should do good, and a real requirement for them to make a positive shift in the world? Or do they do best by just focusing on their knitting (and on their shareholders)? What does any of this mean for New Zealand, especially for doing business internationally?”

This is the twenty-fourth Moxie Session, held 2 February 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Interview by Glenn Williams.

Unfortunately, Derek Handley could not join us for the podcast, although he was at the Session in person.

You might also be interested in this report from McKinsey, which talks about the benefits and progress of sustainable investing.


Jacqueline Ireland

Consumer trends

Matt Mooney


With an investor perspective

Derek Handley

@dgh  LinkedIn

On the imperative to change

Is Wellington dying?

“Is Wellington Dying? What is its economic future and how can local/central govt, the education and private sectors work together to build on Wellington’s comparative advantages?”

This is the twenty third Moxie Session (and the first in Wellington!), held 8 December 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Interview by Glenn Williams.

Siobhan Bulfin came to the Session itself, but unfortunately could not join us for the podcast recording.


Siobhan Bulfin

@SiobhanBulfin  LinkedIn

The joys and challenges of the capital for a global startup

Jo Coughlan

@JoWgtn  LinkedIn

The role of government

Richard Norman


Links between universities and business


The government has recently announced its intention to progress the Harmful Digital Communications Bill in an effort to reduce cyber-bullying and digital harassment. What makes the the online world different from the offline one? Are we taking the right approach, or do we need to something else or something more? Are there real threats to free speech here? Discuss!

This is the twenty-second Moxie Session, held Monday 1 December 2014 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.


Rick Shera

@lawgeeknz  LinkedIn

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill

Bevan Chuang

@msbevanchuang  LinkedIn

Lessons from personal experience

Vaughn Davis

@vaughndavis  LinkedIn

Using social media for good

Listen to Moxie Session 22 — Cyberbullying on Mixcloud


China is already New Zealand’s biggest trading partner. Exports there have more than tripled in the last five years, and we hear a lot about tourism and dairy exports and inbound investment. Where is our relationship with China heading? And what does an individual firm or New Zealand as a whole need to do to make the most of the possibilities? Is there a tech sector angle?

This is the twenty-first Moxie Session, held Monday 10 November 2014 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.

Dame Jenny Shipley was at the Session in person, but unfortunately could not join us for the podcast recording.


Dame Jenny Shipley


Understanding modern China

Mike Arand


Strategies for success and failure

Professor David Robb


Wanting China to flourish

Listen to Moxie Session 21 — China on Mixcloud