Based in the incubator that is Spark Ventures, I have been fortunate to lead a team that has evolved the platforms, network approach including understanding how to commercialise LPWA networks (on owned and free spectrum), the API environment and software defined networking to new levels of proficiency. Working with the Spark Digital and Wholesale teams with a real thirst for the next new things has meant that this has been a dream position as every part of the business now gets into the IoT (internet of Things). This role has meant starting again. Writing the commercial models, finding partners, evolving terms and conditions and managing the new world requirements of intellectual property (IP) and who will commercialise what. New Zealand has some of the smartest people in IoT and evolving Verticals and starting a City to thinking and acting smarter gets them all in the room. The biggest challenge in this new world hasn't been convincing Spark. They have been incredible. It's been getting people to go from talking to doing. This is what we do...Things.
H/O - Smart Cities/IOT Spark Ventures
- Auckland, New Zealand