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NZSA AGM 2012
December 11, 2012 @ 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
New Zealand Software Association Inc
Annual General Meeting 2012
- Approval of the Agenda
- Approval of the minutes of the previous AGM
- Presidents Report
- Financial Statements
- Election of committee – nominees to be circulated next week
- General Business
Committee Nominees 2012
Anchali is a senior commercial lawyer with HudsonGavinMartin who has specialised in technology, media and telecommunications for the last 10 years. Anchali has extensive experience advising both public and private sector clients on their ICT and general commercial arrangements. Her clients have included Government departments and ministries, crown entities and district health boards, network operators, telecommunications providers, banks, insurance companies and start-up businesses. Anchali was formerly a solicitor with Linklaters LLP in London and both Simmonds Stewart and Bell Gully of Wellington. Prior to joining Hudson Gavin Martin in September 2012, Anchali was senior legal counsel for Pacific Fibre Limited, the company established to build a fibre optic cable network connecting Australia and New Zealand to the United States. In this role, she advised the company and its board on a range of general corporate, commercial and technology matters.
John has extensive experience in the area of Telecommunications and Information Technology, commercial and consumer marketing and sales as well as strategic planning and business development. He has served on technical committees such as the IEEE802.11 (wireless networking) standards committee. He was the principal consultant to Clear during the creation of CLEARNET, consultant to the Wellington city council during the creation of CITYLINK, and was Director of the Centre for Software Innovation at the University of Auckland. His current focus is on Innovation and knowledge management in enterprise social networking. Current software activities include assisting four startups in assessing their IP options with crowd source applications and cloud based big data structures. John serves on the board of the Computer Clubhouse Trust.
Martin Keyte has specialised in Corporate Taxation and technology for PwC and is now also assisting in their risk management team. He has a strong background and understanding of the business issues for software businesses and software development. Martin has over 20 years of experience working with businesses undergoing fundamental change – for example proposals for new business models; acquisitions; restructuring and growth strategies. In each situation he works directly with shareholders, directors and senior management of businesses of all sizes to assess the current business capabilities, optimising opportunities and minimising risk. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) with a BCom in Accounting and Finance. Martin is a committee member of the New Zealand Software Association and regularly participates in other industry groups including the Hi-Tech awards and NZICT.
Gavin is a proven business leader with passion for growing businesses and achieving. With experience in both start-ups and large organisations, Gavin is an active angel investor with strong international sales and marketing track record in the technology, communications and healthcare industries. Gavin led Nextspace, a 3D visualisation start-up, and previously headed global sales and marketing at MapInfo Corporation and held various senior management positions in IBM, Lotus Development and DoubleClick. He is currently chairman at Critchlow Ltd, a Wellington-based geospatial company. Gavin grew up in New Zealand leaving for an extended (25 year) OE in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, USA and Australia. He returned home in 2006 to bring up his children. He has a BSc (Hons) and Master of Engineering from Brunel University, London.
Edwin is a senior commercial lawyer who has specialised in technology, media and intellectual property for over 13 years. His main areas of practice are technology procurement, outsourcing, IP commercialisation, technology due diligence, and general commercial. Edwin has worked for clients in various industry sectors including the software, technology, banking, government, media and healthcare sectors. Edwin has a passion for technology – in addition to his law degree, he has a Commerce degree majoring in Information Systems, so he understands the technical and legal issues involved in complex technology matters. Edwin previously worked at Bell Gully for over six years in Wayne Hudson’s team. In 2006 he left to join Clyde & Co in Dubai, where he advised clients on technology projects, as well as establishing and conducting businesses in the Middle East. Edwin joined Hudson Gavin Martin in April 2010.
Paul has been involved with ICT ever since his plans for being a fighter pilot were upset. His background is in software engineering where he has a keen passion for best practices and professional development. A graduate of the University of Canterbury, Paul is a co-founder of Ablaze Software specialising in mobile Supply Chain Management solutions. This continuing commercial experience has reinforced Paul’s passion for building NZ’s software industry into something greater. Paul endeavours to encourage commercial partnering of technology companies, professional practices and closer industry-academia relationships.
Terry is the Managing Director of Cortexo Limited, based in Christchurch. He has managed the strategic direction of Cortexo, from its original focus on remote monitoring software to a energy efficiency solution for residential, commercial and industrial consumers, Cortexo has developed energy monitoring software that helps energy users make smarter decisions about their use of power. Terry has served on the management committee of Canterbury Software Inc. (The Canterbury Software Cluster) for 6yrs with 2yrs as chairman and been on the executive committee of the New Zealand Software Association for the last 6yrs with 2yrs as president. He believes in the need for collaboration and industry focus. As we are a small country he questions why we need to be so fragmented in our approach to international markets and so independent when it comes to working with our peer companies. He firmily believes that networks and networking are the keys to collaboration.
Jane is a respected marketing and management consultant who has been focused on growing New Zealand’s technology industries for over two decades. She passionately believes in the importance of an innovative software industry in building New Zealand’s economic future and continues to assist the industry to develop a strong and effective voice locally and globally. She has been a member of the NZSA for more than six years and President for 2012. Over that time she has developed active connections with other industry groups across New Zealand and into Australia and Asia.
Kerry has worked within the IT industry for over 13 years in various channel roles, currently employed at IBM for the last 7 years working in the software business as a Channel Manager. Kerry manages the relationship and implementation of software initiatives into the business partners and distributors. Kerry has developed the day to day relationships of partners as well as conducting a channel review with implementation of a new channel/distribution model in NZ. Earlier this year, Kerry moved into the role of Partner Executive managing the relationships of Independent Software Vendors in the IBM Developer Relations team. Prior to IBM, Kerry worked at HP for 5 years as Supplies Channel Manager and Business Partner Representative and Express Data for 1 year as the Cisco and Microsoft Marketing Manager. Kerry is passionate about the partner community and helping partners to become successful through strategy, sales and marketing initiatives.
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