We interview David Downs, a seasoned Kiwi Tech industry expert with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Hear his thoughts on innovation from the edge, why it's important New Zealand has a story and seize the opportunity to ask him your questions in the Q&A.
David has forged a successful career in innovation and is currently on secondment leading a cross-government taskforce to work on ways to grow the Agritech sector for MBIE. Join us as we hear from this brilliant mind who is helping Kiwi businesses grow on the world stage.
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In his ‘day job’, David Downs is a General Manager at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), working with the Technology sector to help fast growing tech companies grow internationally. David has held various roles at NZTE, in the Services, Customer and Corporate Services teams.
David spent 13 years at Microsoft, in New Zealand and as regional director for South East Asia, and has set up and run successful businesses of his own. David is a published author on New Zealand Innovation, with two highly successful books – No.8 Re-wired, and No.8 Recharged.
From March 2019, David has taken on the leadership role across government agencies and
ministries for supercharging the NZ AgriTech sector, working in close collaboration with the