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Do Kiwis have a certain je ne sais quoi with regard to Startup Weekends – or is that wishful thinking?

Peter Kerr May 05, 2015

Having been lucky enough to be around a couple of startup things in the past few weeks – I’ll take the opportunity to reflect. The first occasion was a Skype interview at Wellington’s Creative HQ with George Smith, the founder … Continue reading → … Read More

Open for thinking, open for participation, open for collaboration

Peter Kerr Apr 02, 2015

The name of the two day Wellington conference on Thursday and Friday 16/17 April says it all. Open Source//Open Society (OS//OS). As a digital immigrant who has, without sometimes knowing why, gone down he android path for my devices, I’m … Continue reading → … Read More

Why a democratic open-source news and views site needs reinvention and why we should care

Peter Kerr Feb 23, 2015

Scoop’s in the middle of an attempt to change its ownership and business structure from individual shareholders to community (to be designed). It has just launched a PledgeMe crowd funding bid. The metaphor that applies is not unlike the tragedy … Continue reading → … Read More

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A picture’s worth a thousand words…or not in our case

Peter Kerr Dec 16, 2014

I’m a sucker for a good diagram – a picture’s worth a thousand words and all that jazz. So I thought I’d see what, if anything, came up in a search about New Zealand’s science and innovation system; diagram-wise. The … Continue reading → … Read More

Bringing Biggs to the party an inspired move

Peter Kerr Oct 29, 2014

The appointment of Peter Biggs as inaugural chairman of the new Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, is an inspired bargain. I briefly dealt with ‘Biggsy’ as he is commonly known, in a former life. My observation is that he’s great … Continue reading → … Read More

Of course nobody notices – there’s no photo opportunity!

Peter Kerr Oct 07, 2014

Naturally it has escaped the attention of mainstream media… But, the fact is that two Kiwi IT companies are still in, and contributing to, the world’s largest IT project – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. (See a press … Continue reading → … Read More

Name change signals expanded ability for patent owners to leverage their IP

Peter Kerr Oct 01, 2014

A name’s an important clue to how a company represents itself to the world. So, the change to IP Nexus from IP Exchange represents a business and philosophical change for the Hong Kong based but globally oriented company. Its founder … Continue reading → … Read More

Is the future for our sheep their milk?

Peter Kerr Jul 16, 2014

  Being the farm raised boy I am, I’m keen on the idea of clever new and profitable products from our ability to convert sunlight, soil and water into them. So, Blue River Dairy, the sheep milk products company which … Continue reading → … Read More

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