1. If you're not a member of InternetNZ, consider joining. Why? Look at Australia. Their government blocks the Internet due to media company pressure. If you use the Internet as a consumer, Internet NZ protects your right to choose and privacy. Look at the US; their government is removing privacy and net neutrality principals. As a business, they protect your ability to access your cloud apps without paying the penalty for priority traffic.
InternetNZ is an independent voice, without bias, yep seriously because they make their money from DNS records. It's a beautiful thing really, and unique, most DNS around the world is privately controlled. So join, it's only $21 if you haven't already. https://internetnz.nz/join-us
2. So a bit about me... I've been on the Internet since I was 12, in 1992. We had an AOL dial-up connection when I was living in the US. My mum was in education; I count myself fortunate to have been introduced to online early as it shaped my career. Fast forward 25 years, when we eventually shut down the Global Mode product, I realised it's not just ok to just disrupt the market, it's important to help shape the principals that encourage online innovation into the future.
I've been an active member InternetNZ member and an Internet entrepreneur for many years. I like to start a conversation, about what issues you see are relevant for the next council term, so you can assess if you think I'm going be an asset to the board.
My areas of the interest & expertise are Online Saftey, Net Neutrality, Global Collaboration & Unlocking the economic benefit of the Internet & Rural Broadband Access.
Ask me anything.