The topic is:
How strong are New Zealand’s connections to the world? Are they sufficient for us to take advantage of the opportunities of the new economy, and what could be done if they are not.
By ‘connections’ we mean physical connections (like planes, boats and submarine cables) but also flows of goods, services, people and capital, and, in particular, business relationships.
- Mark Rushworth, former CEO of Pacific Fibre on that venture, the new trans-Tasman cable, and the importance of good internet connectivity to the world.
- Stephen Knightley of Ingame on the value of digital distribution and how New Zealand competes for global audiences for video games
- Vaughan Rowsell of Vend on acquaintances, friends and lovers, or the importance of personal interaction in the digital economy
Interview by Glenn Williams.
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