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
Cyber Security Attacks: Is it safe to pay a ransom? Can an attack be kept secret?
If you’ve never given serious to consideration to how your organisation might be impacted if hit by a Cyber Security incident, it might be time to start thinking about it – because not only could you get seriously impacted, but you might find that paying out a ransom...
It’s not time to stop the Digital Transformation of COVID-19
COVID-19 has lead to an unprecedented level of digital transformation in a very short space of time. But most of it was dictated by necessity – to work from home for many businesses – or to offer online ordering and deliveries for restaurants, cafes and retailers that...
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UberEats Auckland NZ Review (and up to $20 promo code)
Tip: Just want a discount on UberEats? Get up to $20 discount with Ubereats NZ promo code: eats-ubernz In 2016 I had a chance to try our...
Uber is in Wellington – and its free for now
I wrote about San Francisco’s Uber arriving in Auckland back in March – and already the service has expanded to Wellington. Currently...
San Francisco’s Uber is trialling in Auckland (and here’s how you get $10 of free rides)
San Francisco’s cool next-generation taxi service Uber has started trialling its service in Auckland late March. They call this start-up...