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Greg Shanahan

Founder and Managing Director TIN

As captain of the TIN team, Greg’s dedication and passion for the technology sector led him to establish Technology Investment Network (TIN) in 1999. Under his direction, the TIN Report has enjoyed growing recognition and influence since its inception in 2005. Greg oversees the report content each year.
A well-known figure in the high-tech sector, Greg’s background includes a decade working in marketing management roles for Fisher & Paykel (in NZ and the US). His in-depth industry knowledge is underpinned by his role as co-founder and MD of high-tech medical device company Veriphi.




Frank Bloomfield

Director of Liggins Institute

Professor Frank Bloomfield is the Director of the Liggins Institute.  He is a Professor in Neonatology, and until recently a Consultant Neonatologist at Auckland City Hospital.

Frank took a BSc (first class honours) in Experimental Immunology and Oncology at the University of Manchester and then MBChB, also at Manchester. He trained in paediatrics in the north-west of England, obtaining MRCP before moving to New Zealand where he specialised in neonatal paediatrics, obtaining FRACP. He took a PhD in paediatrics at The University of Auckland and spent two years in Toronto as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and a neonatal transport fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children. He was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Neonatology at The University of Auckland and a specialist neonatologist at Auckland City Hospital in 2002.  In 2013 he was promoted to Professor and in 2015 was appointed Director of the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland.


Jackson Rowland

Director of Ākina Invest

Jackson is the Director of Ākina Invest, the investment arm of New Zealand's leading impact development organisation. He is also a firm believer in the potential impact investing has to transform some of the most significant challenges facing New Zealand, and is part of the management team of the Impact Enterprise Fund, New Zealand's first impact investing fund.


Kiriti Rambhatla

Founder of Metakosmos

Kiriti is a creative technologist and innovation professional with 15 years experience in domains like technology, digital media and engineering across markets in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. His focus areas include emerging technologies,  systems engineering, industry 4.0 & bioastronautics. with education qualifications including a bachelors in Electrical Engineering (Canada) and a Masters in Business Administration (Italy). He is also a graduate of the ELP program at London Business School and an executive certificate in Innovation from MIT, USA. Former speaker at TeDx and European Commission while past work was covered in publications like Forbes.


Prof Peter Hunter

Director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute

As Director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Auckland, Peter Hunter is helping to develop standards based physiological models and the use of computational methods for understanding the integrated physiological function of the body in terms of the structure and function of tissues, cells and proteins.


Kevin Ross

CEO of Precision Driven Health

Jorge Serrador

Associate Professor at Western Sydney University


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