Everyday users of the Internet, i.e. the masses, can now easily use cryptography (“crypto”). Crypto for the masses is here. No longer do we have to send messages as the equivalent of postcards, open for everyone to read on the way. Crypto provides the envelope.
I was asked yesterday to be a standby speaker to the replacement speaker for the Sales 101 speaker who couldn’t make it for the Technology Innovation Week conference. Now, sales isn’t a key skill so I jotted down a couple of thoughts about taking a strategic approach to sales for tech startups.
At the Technology Innovation Week conference yesterday, Wayne Norrie delivered a superb opening keynote. Apparently, only 188 companies account for 80% of New Zealand’s total exports. That’s a very small number and we need many more successes.
Wayne gave seven insights from watching over a hundred companies struggling and making the same mistakes when going global:
Here we go again. The Government’s penchant for novel laws is again taking an axe to the Internet in New Zealand. This time its legislative gun is trained on lawful interception and network security. Unfortunately, that gun isn’t going to be firing a silver bullet but wildly spraying grief for New Zealanders. Even the gung ho Americans are taking the time to talk, think through the complex issues, and refine their approach.
At the end of last year, the ITU’s WCIT conference in Dubai saw governments sharply divided on controlling the Internet. On the one hand, authoritarian governments such as Russia and China wanted governments in charge of the Internet. On the other, democracies led by the US, including New Zealand, favoured a multi-stakeholder model.
Now comes the next round, the World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF) in Geneva from 14th to 16th May.
Some recent comments on LinkedIn about a post I wrote about a year ago prompted me to re-read it. It has some good insights worth repeating. The post, with some trimming of fluffy stuff, is below.
Attribution: InternetNZ. Original post is at https://internetnz.net.nz/news/blog/2012/Expertise-Service-EaaS-or-Cloud-Computing-20