In the heart of Wellington, New Zealand, nestled among its vibrant streets and innovative spirit, our story began. It's a tale not just of technology and business, but of dreams, challenges, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.
Stathie, with an impressive 22-year journey in the technology sector, has evolved from a network engineer to a forward-thinking entrepreneur. His expertise lies in simplifying complex tech solutions, making him an invaluable asset to our board. Stathie's passion for AI centers around its potential to create an 'automagical' and frictionless future, enhancing lives in ways we're just beginning to imagine. When not immersed in the world of technology, Stathie finds his best times on the golf course or catching waves in the surf. His ability to balance the intensity of tech with the tranquility of sports reflects the dynamic energy he brings to our team.
With an impressive 32-year journey through the IT landscape, Andy has worn many hats - from a software developer to an ethical hacker, and finally, an entrepreneur (with 6 tech companies and even an EY NZ Entrepreneur of the Year Winner). His diverse experience brings a wealth of knowledge to our board, as is our resident cyber-security and digital safety guru. Andy's passion for AI is driven by a commitment to ensure it serves "the betterment of humankind," always mindful of its ethical implications. Outside the tech world, Andy is a hardcore DIY enthusiast, often found in the wilds with his trusty chainsaw and digger. His hands-on approach to life and technology alike adds a unique and practical perspective to our board.
Scott isn't your typical Board of Directors member. Starting his tech journey with Batch Cobol, he's a veteran programmer with a knack for looking at AI through a unique lens. His curiosity isn't just about AI's future in business, but how it'll jazz up our lives in the next decade. When he's not stirring things up in the boardroom, Scott can often be found on his yacht, lost in the middle of the ocean, musing over his novel-in-progress, "Ada" — a five-year labor of love about a sentient agent. This blend of high-seas adventure and creative writing showcases the less-than-conventional spirit that Scott brings to our team.