Alan’s passion for technology started at a young age when he wrote his first line of code when he was 8 years old. By the age of 11, he programmed his first game. Since then he has been delivering outcome (and fun) via tech innovations and helping others to do the same.
Having 2 decades of successful tech innovation career from IBM and an adjunct professorship at Unitec, Alan experienced first-hand both the tech skills shortage, and the challenges for students to join the tech industry. He reinvented himself as an EdTech entrepreneur to pursue his passion of closing the tech skill gaps in New Zealand. He designed training programmes that transform anyone into tech professionals in just 20 weeks with an 80% employment rate. It has changed the lives of many people and their families by giving them stable careers and respectable income.
An international speaker on business innovation and emerging technology topics, Alan will be sharing his insights and predictions on how AI and ChatGPT will impact industries, and how you can leverage it to achieve outcome.