Our board are a smart bunch – brought together by a mutual interest in growing good business, nurturing amazing talent and seeing our region turn into the technology powerhouse we know it to be.

Thomas Coats (Chair)

A ten year information technology career has given Thomas a unique and practical understanding of all things IT, including cyber security, artificial intelligence, software development, disruption and digital strategy. Thomas is currently the IT Manager at J Swap Group of Companies, Co-Founder at Asset Altitude, Director at LuminateOne, and a Member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand.

David Hallett

With over 20 years professional IT experience, David has been an early-adopter and industry thought leader since before the World Wide Web was invented.  David is a Director at Company-X, holds a number of other leadership positions, and was on the establishment board and working group that formed CultivateIT.

Mike Lamb

Across the utilities, manufacturing, pharmaceutical & finance industries, Mike's career is comprised of senior IS Management positions, interspersed with a variety of successful project management roles covering infrastructure and application implementations/developments, based on a foundation of programming, analysis and DBA roles. Mike is the Chief Information Officer at Hamilton City Council.

Jannat Maqbool (Operations Manager)

Jannat is an accomplished academic, CPA and former CIO, completing a Masters of Digital Business at Waikato University and actively engaged in the NZ technology sector. Jannat has a focus on leveraging technology in innovative ways to benefit individuals, organisations and communities. Jannat is a lecturer in the Centre for Business at Wintec, and also contracts as Smart Cities Advisor with Hamilton City Council, Project Lead at Te Waka: Waikato’s Economic Development Agency and a Principal Advisor at Ecosystm in Singapore.

Bruce Trevarthen

Bruce has a passion for developing solutions that increase productivity, reduce loss and generally provide a catalyst for progress. As Founder and CEO of the LayerX Group Bruce and his team put their energy into emerging technologies that support productivity improvement, solutions that are good for New Zealand and its people. Bruce is also currently the President at the Internet Service Providers Association New Zealand.


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