I don't usually write stories about myself, prefer to leave that for others to do, but ended up here after a search on Telecom / Chorus Wireline (the fantastically terrible infrastructure of NZ corporations) so figured it is time I jump in and get my feet wet.
Who am I -
Grant Keinzley. Born in Auckland NZ '67 (USA year of the hippy). Got buried in computers in '82 with my first computer - Commodore 64, and have been in computer industry ever since.
In 2002 I went to Asia, and October 2013 came home again. No trips home in between.
In Asia I built from the ground up a Typhoon (really big cyclones) Rescue Org. Over the years I got it licensed, recognized by the UN, and today it spans 4 China Provinces and has over 10,000 part time rescue staff.
Also at the same time I established and ran my own computer / IT company.
It started with 3D Virtual World games, then onto running a small datacenter, then we went onto software development, then onto Cloud Server Infrastructure, then onto a 5 bln USD CPU design and OS development project (beginnings of Tablet PC era), and finally building Multimedia Systems (the today Smart TV's you see that come from China).
Now back home I am rebuilding my IT Company here in NZ.
I am a little older than before, I am allot wiser than I pretend to be, and I am slowly (as all things in NZ are done) getting back into the game.
My NZ startup (on another day will add to the Startup Forum) is called spoon IT. It can be spoken as "spoonit" like "damn it!!", and "spoon eye tea" like "black eyed peas" which is in its today presence a small ISP focusing on the Taranaki market sector, a NZ sports almanac, a tongue in cheek news website, and a couple of other smaller online things.
Over the next two years I will be bringing in to NZ my global team as a part of my company NZ rebuild.
On my team is
- Indian Sohan Singh an international leader and lecturer for Cloud Hosting,
- Canadian Sandy Harris from original IPsec team and still on the developer teams for SHA*,
- American Jon Voglino International Pro Gamer,
- American Wing Choi double PhD Business Management and Business Internationalization and co-author of Los Angeles / China Trade Agreements,
- and my favourite; Hong Kong Jesse Chau my marketing guru.
So thats me, my team, my company, and I guess I should end with - Happy to be back home in clean NZ :)