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Tactile Astronomy

I am developing Tactile Astronomy to teach Astronomy to blind youth. 

 It is time to open the final frontier for all.

The Spinoff Interview for Tactile Astronomy.

In November 2016, I was interviewed by The Spinoff about Tactile Astronomy and my perspective on innovation in NZ Inc.

Community Volunteering: MESHED

I am involved in the development of the MESHED collaborative to support resillient communities in Auckland through neighborhood activations of MakerHood.

Speaker: User Experience Auckland Group

In August 2016, I gave a talk at the User Experience Auckland Group about the Tactile Astronomy Project.

August 2016: Startup Mentor for Te Mahuki @ Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

I am a Mentor for the inaugural cohort of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa’s Te Mahuki program from August to December 2016.

June 2016: Strategy & Consulting – Future Of Work by NZ Labour Party

In June 2016, I participated in the Labour Party Future Of Work Commission session on the implications for the ICT sector -and related sectors- in knowledge-intensive manufacturing and services industries.

2017: Innovation Nation Grand Challenge

The Innovation Nation Grand Challenge is an open call for New Zealanders to tackle the most pressing challenges in their communities. It’s goal is to catalyze ideas and innovations into inventions, thus building 
 in-country capabilities, next-generation industries and national resilience.

Building a talking forest with next-generation sensors at NatureHack Hackathon in New Zealand

In November 2015, I participated in the NatureHack hackathon which happened after a successful business introduction to New Zealand of Swedish provider Confetti and Sqore to enable the C Prize UAV competition also in 2015.

Event Designer & Facilitator: Innovation 2030 for Labour Party

I was asked to design, develop and deliver a facilitated all-day workshop to bring together a group of industry, science and academic leaders

Design Strategy work for NeSI

From July to September 2015, I am working with New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) as a Design Strategy Consultant for their Capability Development Strategy for Researcher Digital Literacy.

Drones: Enabling the C Prize Competition

In 2014, I assisted in the development of strategic business relationship with Swedish provider Sqore to enable the innovation competition to take place in 2015.

“Technology helps blind kids ‘see’ stars”

An innovative Kiwi is about to teach astronomy to blind students with the help of 3D printer technology. It will be a first for New Zealand’s education system with a pilot programme set to launch next year.

2014 Continuous Improvement Forum Speaker

I was invited to speak at the 2014 CI Forum in Auckland. I shared my insights on designing corporate training of CI Tools.

Speaker & Mentor: LifeHack LABS 2014

  During August and September 2014, I will be part of the 2014 Mentors for LifeHack LABS in Wellington, New Zealand. Lifehack Labs 2014 is 5 week design-led bootcamp…

I help organizations turn unstoppable change into new opportunities.

I focus on the design and implementation of strategies compatible with an accelerating future.

Consultant & Creative Specialist

In June 2014, I formalized my creative consultancy engagements with the New Zealand-based Live More Awesome Foundation. You can visit their official website right here.   What I…

ARIA at Burning Man 2012

I am in a project with ARIA in collaboration with Reallocate to build an ope source Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

Now Platoon Member #5911

I am now part of Platoon Berlin.

TED Fellows 2012 Application

I have applied for the TED Fellows 2012 Program. It is my goal to take Ocean (www.OceanUniversity.org) closer to reality.

IDEO.org 2012 Fellows Application

Read my essay, recommendation letter and view a video for my application and more.

Renewable Energy Expedition 2011

I was part of the Renewable Energy Expedition 2011 which was organized by ACORE (the American Council of Renewable Energy and 2041).

Communications Officer for the 2011 E-Base Mission

In March 2011, I was invited to be part of the 2011 Educational Base (E-Base) of 2041. The E-Base is located on the edge of the Russian Bellingshausen base in King George Island, Antarctica.

Inspire Antarctica Expedition 2011

I was part of IAE11 this March. I recorded a Higher Education Podcast series of the experience which included living 10 days in Antarctica.

PEP Developer for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

I developed instrument-specific training for end-users. I also managed and developed the localization work for Latin America.