How I can help
Wide-ranging experience, a solid understanding of technology, an inquiring and ‘can do’ attitude, and a practical approach. This is what I bring to the table. My experience spans cloud computing, software development and licensing, outsourced and managed services, cross-government ICT purchasing, copyright, security, web development, online marketplaces, geospatial services, privacy issues, social media, and authentication and identity verification.
I believe firmly that optimal advice in these areas requires a solid understanding not only of the law but also of the relevant technologies, development processes, risks and risk tolerance, and (often) governmental context.
I’ve been practising law since 1996 and working in these areas almost exclusively since the end of 2006. During this time I’ve been deeply involved in a wide range of technology projects and across a wide range of issues, including:
- cross-government procurement of telecommunications services
- cross-government authentication and identity verification services
- web professional services
- collaborative workspaces
- website building platforms
- secure email
- infrastructure as a service, platform as a service and software as a service
- software development
- social media and the law
- open source and proprietary software licensing
- data access platforms
- geospatial data platforms
- a forward works planning platform
- a department’s wide-ranging migration of its websites
- onshore and offshore cloud services
- a Crown entity’s implementation of a cloud-based human resources information system
- security and related services
- development of NZGOAL and co-development of the NZGOAL Software Extension
- online legal guidance tools
- a cross-government online marketplace.