200 episodes

Each episode, Paul Spain and guests discuss what's happening in the world of technology, gadgets and telecommunications around the world and in New Zealand.

NZ Tech Podcast Paul Spain

    • Technology
    • 4.2 • 90 Ratings

Each episode, Paul Spain and guests discuss what's happening in the world of technology, gadgets and telecommunications around the world and in New Zealand.

    CertNZ and NCSC: Strengthening New Zealand's Cybersecurity

    CertNZ and NCSC: Strengthening New Zealand's Cybersecurity

    Tune in to Paul Spain and Tom Roberts; the team lead for threat and incident response at Cert NZ (Computer Emergency Response Team) and NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre). Tom highlights the increasing complexity of cybersecurity threats in New Zealand and an in-depth look at cybersecurity challenges and the government's involvement in New Zealand's cybersecurity landscape. The discussion covers:
    The importance of reporting cybersecurity incidentsCertNZ and the National Cybersecurity Centre in protecting the country's cyber resilienceEmphasis on evidence-based decisions and reporting for policymakers and cybersecurity ecosystemRaising awareness and contributing to New Zealand's cyber resiliencePacific resilience and engagement in two-way information sharingImportance of person-to-person connections in cybersecurity
    Special thanks to our show partners: One NZ, 2degrees, Spark NZ, HP, and Gorilla Technology.

    • 1 hr
    AI vs Humans: Creation, Copyright and Ethics

    AI vs Humans: Creation, Copyright and Ethics

    Paul Spain and Avram Pilch delve into the intricate landscape of artificial intelligence, discussing its ethical implications, impact on intellectual property rights, and the need for data privacy regulations.
    They explore concerns about AI-generated content, the limitations of AI, and the ethical considerations of AI using personal data from social media and other sources.  Listeners gain valuable insights into the ethical and legal challenges posed by AI and are encouraged to become better educated consumers of AI technology.
    Special thanks to our show partners: One NZ, 2degrees, Spark NZ, HP, and Gorilla Technology.

    • 53 min
    Tech Revolution? ARM Processors and Windows Copilot+ PCs

    Tech Revolution? ARM Processors and Windows Copilot+ PCs

    Avram Pilch - Tom's Hardware joins Paul Spain to dive into the intriguing world of the newest premium laptops and the nuances surrounding ARM processor technology and Windows Copilot+ PCs. Here’s a rundown of the key insights and discussions from the episode:
    The Qualcomm X Elite Processors: Performance vs. PracticalityBattery Life: Reality vs. ClaimsThe Rise of ARM ProcessorsExclusive Features and Software Compatibility
    Special thanks to our show partners: One NZ, 2degrees, Spark NZ, HP, and Gorilla Technology.

    • 51 min
    Steven Zinsli of startup HealthNow, NZ's $160m Tesla battery investment + more

    Steven Zinsli of startup HealthNow, NZ's $160m Tesla battery investment + more

    In this episode, host Paul Spain chats with guest Steven Zinsli to discuss a range of pressing topics at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and data privacy. The conversation delves into Steven Zinsli's journey from the healthcare industry to the launch of HealthNow, a platform aiming to make healthcare more affordable and accessible, particularly for employees through employer-sponsored plans.
    As the dialogue unfolds, the episode encompasses insightful discussions on renewable energy, cybersecurity, and the implications of AI in music creation, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities within these rapidly evolving landscapes.
    Join us as we explore crucial issues around data protection, health/fintech, renewable energy, cybersecurity, and the transformative potential of AI across various industries. Stay tuned for thought-provoking analysis and compelling insights in this engaging episode of the NZ Tech Podcast.
    Special thanks to our show partners: One NZ, 2degrees, Spark NZ, HP, and Gorilla Technology.

    • 1 hr
    AI, Space, Tesla's Future and Sustainable Technology with Matt Archer

    AI, Space, Tesla's Future and Sustainable Technology with Matt Archer

    Join host Paul Spain and guest Matt Archer, CTO at Quadrent, as they discuss AI's impact on data privacy, the importance of technology access for young people and the latest tech news from the week, including:
    Fabrum to collaborate with ToyotaGM's US$850 million infusion into Cruise robotaxisMeta's halt on AI training in EUBacklash to Adobe's latest terms of serviceMusk's record payout from TeslaOzone concerns over Starlink satellitesLimitations on new hardware requirements for AI capabilities
    Plus, a look at Quadrent's sustainable technology initiatives and its collaboration with educational communities.
    Special thanks to our sponsors: One NZ, 2degrees spark, HP, and Gorilla Technology.

    • 50 min
    AI in focus: Apple Intelligence, Nvidia Keynote, Microsoft Recall

    AI in focus: Apple Intelligence, Nvidia Keynote, Microsoft Recall

    Hear from host Paul Spain and William Montague-Brown (Willbot.AI) as they look into Microsoft Recall’s privacy issues, the latest from Apple Worldwide Developers Conference including Apple Intelligence capabilities and the implications for users and businesses and Nvidia's remarkable growth in AI technology. They also discuss FAA’s approval of Amazon's new drone for commercial deliveries, the intriguing fluctuations in GameStop's stock, leveraging the power of AI for your business and more.
    Thanks to our show Partners One NZ, Spark, HP and Gorilla Technology for their support of the NZ Tech Podcast

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

R+P+K ,

Great information and guests

I’ve listened to the podcast for many years. It often has a good mix of content and guests.

I would like Paul to work on not using “umm” and “ahhh” so much. It can be a bit jarring at times.

Waikato Matt ,

Um… ahh… painful to listen to

Listening to the episode with the CEO from HNRY and was really keen to hear his insights. But the interviewer was too painful to listen to. So many ums, ahs, poorly formed thoughts, not sure if there was ever going to be a decent question coming. I really wanted it to be good, but it was just brutal.

weird_uncle_brian ,

Turn your mic off!

Hey Paul, love your podcast. I think the podcast would be much better if you turned your mic off when not talking - the compression you're using amplifies ambient noise (e.g. fans), sounds of you taking screenshots and breathing noises, to be as loud as the guest speakers when you are not talking. Incredibly distracting. Thank you for the great content!

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