Moxie Podcast 22 (on cyberbullying) out now!

This is the podcast from the twenty-second Moxie session, held 1 December 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The topic was:

The government has recently announced its intention to progress the Harmful Digital Communications Bill in an effort to reduce cyber-bullying and digital harassment. What makes the the online world different from the offline one? Are we taking the right approach, or do we need to something else or something more? Are there real threats to free speech here? Discuss!

Speakers:

  • Rick Shera, on the Harmful Digital Communications Bill
  • Bevan Chuang, with lessons from personal experience
  • Vaughn Davis, on using social media for good

Interview by Andrew Patterson.

Listen or subscribe to the series via iTunes or through the magic of RSS from http://moxie.libsyn.com/rss.

Listen now on Mixcloud.

Moxie Podcast 18 (on women’s participation) out now

This is the podcast from the eighteenth Moxie Session, held 4 August 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The topic is:

Have we taken seriously women’s participation in business and society as accelerants for New Zealand’s success or are we still treating it as a ‘women’s’ or ‘diversity’ issue. What’s to be gained and how do we get there faster, together.

Speakers:

  • Alex Mercer on boosting women’s investment
  • Vic Crone on confidence and being the only woman
  • Jacinda Adern on Parliament and potential solutions

Interview by Glenn Williams.

Listen or subscribe to the series via iTunes or through the magic of RSS from http://moxie.libsyn.com/rss.

Listen now on Mixcloud.

Unfortunately, technical gremlins mean that there is no video this month. But you can read Vaughn’s take on the conversation in the NBR.

Culture and the benefits of being small

A few interesting items have piled up in Moxie’s inbox:

Also The Guardian had an interesting article talking about how great the UK’s technology sector is, including some words on game makers, big data businesses, and how the government and attitudes to business help.

Moxie Podcast 16 (on collaboration, clusters and co-working) out now

This is the podcast from the sixteenth Moxie Session, held 9 June 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The topic is:

How we are going at clustering and building a coherent, connected tech ecosystem? What can we do to work together better? And if bigger cities are ever more important as centres of economic activity, what are the implications for the nation?

Speakers:

  • Patrick McVeigh on the case for clusters
  • Geoff Cooper on the value of cities. Check out Geoff’s slides (PDF) as well.
  • Anna Guenter on why sharing is great

Interview by Glenn Williams.

Listen or subscribe to the series via iTunes or through the magic of RSS from http://moxie.libsyn.com/rss.

Listen now on Mixcloud.

Watch the video on YouTube