Online voting?  No thanks!

Online voting? No thanks!

An opinion piece by NZRise board member, Laurence Millar. I do all my banking, travel booking, shopping and communicating online.  Surely in the 21st century, I should be able to vote online? If you are voting to elect the president of your sports club, then...
Improving elections digitally

Improving elections digitally

This is an opinion piece of NZRise Co-Chair and Ackama CEO, Breccan McLeod-Lundy and was originally published here. New Zealand just had another round of local elections with turnouts so low that it makes the link between elections and the democratic mandate of those...
Online voting?  No thanks!

Why the world needs an NZ-based Cloud

Ten years ago I asked “Do we have the vision and courage to seize the opportunity and establish New Zealand as a trusted provider of services to the new global economy?” in the Listener article 20 ideas for a better world. The world has moved on, and the answer to my...
Procurement and the Emperor’s New Clothes

Procurement and the Emperor’s New Clothes

An opinion piece by NZRise Board Member, Shane Ross. The story about the Emperor’s new clothes was brought front of mind when I reviewed the proposed 4th Edition of the Government Procurement Rules. On first glance – and certainly the overall statement –...
9 Rules to Interrogate Hockey Sticks

9 Rules to Interrogate Hockey Sticks

9 Rules to Interrogate Hockey Sticks (a.k.a. investing in companies telling you the usual scale-up story) An opinion piece by Rahul Watson Govindan, NZRise Board Member. Since exiting out of my various companies, I’ve been investing in various technology...