Microsoft is the largest software company in the world. FNZ is an enterprise cloud computing and services company in the wealth management sector administering over £21 billion of assets on behalf of over 300,000 end-customers in the UK, Australia and NZ. Kiwibank was voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Bank three years in a row at the Readers Digest Trusted Brand Awards. Optimal Workshop develops the usability tools used by Optimal Usability (the number 1 usability consultancy in New Zealand) and other usability consultancies around the world. Infosys is one of the largest IT companies in India with 114,000 employees and revenues of U.S. $4.59 billion in 2010.
Full details of my career history and a list of my recommendations can be seen at my LinkedIn profile:
Many thanks are due to John Clegg and Ruth McDavitt for the fantastic Wellington Summer of Tech through which many great companies including Provoke, Weta Digital, Trade Me, ProjectX, Signify, YouDo, Catalyst IT, Xero, Kiwibank, Optimal Workshop, 3months and Wialus Solutions (random order & covering both years) expressed interest in me. If you are a graduate student in Wellington, do not underestimate the kickstart that the Summer of Tech can give to your career.
Past / Present Affiliations
I was the primary Microsoft Student Partner at Victoria University in 2010 & 2011, and I used to maintain the now non-existent Microsoft At VUW website. I led a Microsoft Imagine Cup '11 NZ finalist team, BookSpark under the mentorship of Antony Willis from Microsoft and Luke Ryan from Intergen. BookSpark is part of the Microsoft BizSpark startup programme.
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