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.

    NZ vs The World - Cybersecurity with Dan Richardson

    NZ vs The World - Cybersecurity with Dan Richardson

    Join host Paul Spain as he delves into the world of cybersecurity with Dan Richardson (CyberCX). They discuss the concerns about cybersecurity legislation and the technological advancements that are shaping the cybersecurity landscape in New Zealand and beyond.
    Plus a look at Tech News from the week including: 
    NZDF testing of space hardware  Westpac introduces fraud-busting tech...in Australia  Successful human trial for Neuralink brain implant Big Tech's race to buy AI training data

    • 47 min
    Empowering Kiwi Innovation: How can Microsoft help lift our future with Microsoft's Vanessa Sorenson

    Empowering Kiwi Innovation: How can Microsoft help lift our future with Microsoft's Vanessa Sorenson

    Host Paul Spain is joined by Vanessa Sorenson, head of Microsoft NZ and Chief Partner Officer ANZ, as they discuss the evolving New Zealand tech landscape and Microsoft's role, including local data centre developments, and the advancements and integration of AI technology, Plus Microsoft NZ and Straker collaborate to develop full Te Reo Maori translation for digital content. Listen to this in-depth conversation and discover the opportunities, challenges, and innovations from Microsoft New Zealand.

    • 54 min
    AWS Investment in New Zealand's Tech Future

    AWS Investment in New Zealand's Tech Future

    Host Paul Spain is joined by Tiffany Bloomquist and Rada Stanic from Amazon Web Services (AWS), as they delve into the transformative power of AI services for businesses and leveraging machine learning and the impact of cloud migration. They also explore real-world examples and future opportunities for NZ's tech sector. Discover how AWS is investing in infrastructure, skills, and community programs to empower individuals and organisations.

    • 58 min
    Cyber Revolutions: NZ, USA, China and TikTok - with Philip Whitmore

    Cyber Revolutions: NZ, USA, China and TikTok - with Philip Whitmore

    Host Paul Spain is joined by Philip Whitmore, head of KPMG NZ's Cyber Security team, as they explore the impact of Microsoft AI's controversial images, 2degrees' new CTO, Callaghan Innovation cost cuttings, Fair Digital News Bargaining Bill and US lawmakers' TikTok crackdown. Hear insights on cybersecurity concerns facing businesses in New Zealand, including current threats, recent incidents, and regulatory changes.

    • 54 min
    Exploring AI, Bitcoin, and Robotics in Investments with Darcy Ungaro

    Exploring AI, Bitcoin, and Robotics in Investments with Darcy Ungaro

    In this episode, host Paul Spain is joined by financial advisor Darcy Ungaro
    (Ungaro & Co.) for a fascinating discussion on investments, the influence
    of AI on publicly listed companies, and the surge in Bitcoin and NFT prices.
    From the impact of energy as a raw commodity to the potential of robotics and
    autonomous vehicles, this episode dives into the evolving landscape of investments
    and technological advancements.
    NZ Everyday Investor Podcast : Kiwi advice on mortgages, shares, insurance +more (podcasts.nz)

    • 39 min
    Leap Year glitches, Apple EV scrapped, AI Quirks + more

    Leap Year glitches, Apple EV scrapped, AI Quirks + more

    In this tech news edition, host Paul Spain is joined Darcy Ungaro (Ungaro & Co.) as they explore some of the latest in Tech news including,
    Leap year glitch breaks NZ pay-at-the pumps Gemini AI’s inaccuraciesDelays to Amazon’s Auckland building Spark’s new AI training programme State-sponsored hackingApple ends EV car attemptsThe latest MacBook Air releases and more.

    • 42 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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