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What Keeps Me Up At Night: Fintech NZ's James Brown

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What Keeps Me Up At Night: Fintech NZ's James Brown

James Brown is the general manager for Fintech NZ, a member driven association with the aim of connecting, promoting and advancing the fintech ecosystem in New Zealand. FinTech in New Zealand is growing at 48 percent compared to the global average of 31 percent, which is now our third largest contributor towards GDP. Here's what keeps him up at night.

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Robyn Kamira is the founder and principal of Paua Interface, a technology consulting company, as well as the founder and CEO of Incredible Skies, a drone company, and a board member on the Institute of IT Professionals. She's also a musician that performs Maori music fused with world music, with various instruments occupying the space next to her laptop. Here's what keeps her up at night.

25 Things

Peter Haythornthwaite – industrial and creative design deity, Designers Institute of New Zealand fellow, owner of an ONZM for services to design, and current exhibitor of his life’s work at Objectspace Gallery in Auckland – knows things, loves things, predicts things, worries about things and improves things. In part three, here are five things he predicts for 2038.

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Justin Flitter is the Founder of NewZealand.AI, Tech.Kiwi, AI-DAY and host of The AI Show monthly events showcasing the practical business applications of AI and Emerging Technology. Here's what keeps him up at night.

A day in the life

Established in Auckland in 1996, Link is New Zealand’s largest business brokerage and has grown rapidly to become the largest business brokerage firm in the world. Link currently has nearly 3000 businesses for sale in NZ and Australia with a combined value of $1.14 billion, and has sold over 600 businesses in the last year, with a combined value in excess of $300 million. In the last five years, LINK’s office locations have increased from 11 to 38, whilst broker numbers have increased from 72 to over 400. It now has offices in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Philippines and the United States (including the largest business brokerage office in California). Here's how managing director Aaron Toresen manages his time.

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Dr. Elinor Swery gets excited about using technology to make the world a better place. With a background in Mechanical Engineering, she now works at Soul Machines as a solutions architect, working with international companies to deliver Artificial Humans and humanise the way in which we interact with technology. She has worked in various industries, from utilities and automotive to banking and telecommunication all the while focusing on improving process and user experiences through the enablement and adoption of AI technologies. Here's what keeps her up at night.

25 Things

Peter Haythornthwaite – industrial and creative design deity, Designers Institute of New Zealand fellow, owner of an ONZM for services to design, and current exhibitor of his life’s work at Objectspace Gallery in Auckland – knows things, loves things, predicts things, worries about things and improves things. In part two, here are five things that sum up New Zealand's  modern design identity.