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Vaughan Rowsell

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

Vend's Vaughan Rowsell knows things, wants things, predicts things, worries about things and improves things. In this first installment, here are five things he wishes New Zealand would do right now.

Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

Vend's Vaughan Rowsell knows things, wants things, predicts things, worries about things and improves things. In this first installment, here's five things he wishes he knew before he started his career in tech.

Tomorrow's leaders

The head of the country’s umbrella tech organisation says it’s boom time for both its organisation and the industry in New Zealand. NZTech now has more than 400 tech companies on board from across the country and has expanded its board, but what else is needed to grow the industry? The government’s recent investment into digital education is a start, says Vend founder and OMGTech! co-founder Vaughan Rowsell.

Opinion

When it comes to getting re-energised, a holiday is better than a rest - at least as Vend founder and chief product officer Vaughan Rowsell tells it. And given his recent escapades, he would know.

Weirdo

Following patterns and taking shortcuts serves a very important evolutionary function. But we wouldn't be where we are now as a species without rule breakers and weirdos who create change. And Vend's Vaughan Rowsell reckons we need more of them.