Futurist, Founder, Tech & Business Commentator
Paul Spain is host of two podcasts – NZ Tech Podcast and NZ Business Podcast – a prolific commentator on technology and business related topics across TV and Radio (including ABC News, RNZ, TVNZ, Warner Bros. Discovery and NewsTalk ZB) and founder of Gorilla Technology – an IT Services firm focussed on helping small-medium organisation better leverage technology.
Paul says his passion lies in combining his entrepreneurial skills, broad technology know how and years of business experience to help individuals and their organisations succeed.
Paul’s specialties include business and technology strategy, social and online media, automating business processes, delivering technological solutions to business challenges – and being a futurist and encouraging future thinking.
Starting his technology career as a consultant and a technical manager, Paul acquired and managed clients including Microsoft, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather and TrustPower, before establishing Gorilla Technology (IT Services) in 1997. This was followed by the launch of NZ’s first social network (WorldDJ.com) which lead to Gorilla Technology establishing service offerings focussed on digital media and custom software development.
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News + Blog Posts
New Zealand under Denial of Service Attack
New Zealand organisations have been dealing with ongoing Denial of Service Attack attacks - at a scale much bigger than the typical attacks which hit our organisations each month. Kiwibank, ANZ, NZ Post and the Metservice have been specifically highlighed as having...
REvil compromises Kaseya in one of World’s largest ransomware attacks
One of the world’s largest ransomware attacks is currently ongoing, with thousands of organisations thought likely to have been impacted. In New Zealand the Ministry of Education indicated at least 11 schools have had their systems compromised including St Peter’s...
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It’s not time to stop the Digital Transformation of COVID-19
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NZ as a Tech Industry Safe Haven and Long Term Innovation Hub
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UberEats Auckland NZ Review (and up to $20 promo code)
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