MTech Team

MTech Team

 

The MTech team have a pedigree in video game development with Stickmen Media using technologies such as Virtual Reality.

VR is revolutionising visualisation and simulation.  It has proven application for transfer of skills to the real world, and it is going to improve lives in ways we haven’t yet dreamed of. The MTech Games team are pioneers and experts in VR development.

They have also successfully executed health projects for stroke rehabilitation for Callaghan Innovation, spina bifida for Auckland University and depression for the National Institute for Health Innovation.

Brooklyn Waters

CEO and Co-Founder

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Margaret Pickering

COO and Co-Founder

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Vinni Pietras-Jensen

CFO

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MTech Advisory Board

Dave Tinkler

Global Sales Strategy
Dave has nearly 30 years of experience of working in the technology sector. In this time his roles have ranged from technical to senior executive, in organisations that range in size from the likes of British Airways and McKesson Corporation to early stage start-ups.

For the past 15 years he has focused on the internationalisation of NZ based start-ups. Notable experiences include being CEO of iTouch Business Mobility through its sale (and the subsequent earn out period) to a UK based PLC, and his most recent role as CEO of Emendo Limited through its growth from first software to acquisition by McKesson Corporation (ranked 11th on the Fortune 500).

LinkedIn:  https://nz.linkedin.com/pub/dave-tinkler/1/a79/9a8

 

Trevor Dickinson

Investment Readiness
Lab, A-EON Technology, Azimuth Oilfield Systems Ltd, TJD properties Ltd, HRH Ltd, and an Angel Investor at Angel HQ. Trevor has many years of experience from various companies as Geolink International, Geodata, Gearhart Industries MWD and Nec Gas Analytic Services Ltd. He describes himself as an “uber geek” and are interested in anything to do with computers and technology.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/trevor-dickinson/4/547/357

 

Alex Lam

Technology Analyst

Startups, non-profit associations, standards committee, blogger, community developer and constant tinkering with new technology.

Specialties: Web services, chasm crossing, niche marketing, startup bootstrapping, tipping point, disruptive technologies, medici effect, media, voip, roadmapping, loyalty services training, risk management, taking risks, value investing, iphone application development, cloud computing, django, php, affiliate development, universe denting, glue.

LinkedIn: https://nz.linkedin.com/in/1alexlam

 

Julian Verkaaik 

Industry Knowledge
Senior Product Owner – Dynamic Controls
Julian is one of two Senior Product Owners directing the development of a new range of wheelchair electronics solutions for users of powered mobility and communication technologies. As Senior Product Owner he has the responsibility and privilege of representing the voice of the value chain customers within a development team of 50, and providing direction and clarity on priorities and acceptance criteria for product and feature development.

Managing Director – Touchstone Innovations
Touchstone Innovations combines insight and design to create new opportunities that add value to niche market segments. The primary focus of Touchstone is in the health and rehabilitation sector, but encompasses a broad range of other design led initiatives.

LinkedIn: https://nz.linkedin.com/pub/julian-verkaaik/15/640/935

 

Dr Ian Town

Medical Perspectives
Chairman at Health Precinct Advisory Council
Ian is a Management Consultant with the following specialties: Medicine and Health, Higher Education Management, Health Research, High Performance Computing, ICT, Innovation, Entrepreneurism Strategic Planning, Academic Health Alliances, Master Planning.

His background is in senior management roles at the University of Otago (Dean) and the University of Canterbury where he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 2005 to 2013.

Prior to that he was a leading medical researcher in lung diseases at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Respiratory Physician at Christchurch Hospital.

 

Karl Varley
Government Strategy

Karl Varley brings a fresh face and deep understanding of small business ownership to the companies he works with.

Karl covers the challenges faced by small businesses and provides solutions in the many seminars and workshops he conducts throughout the country. Karl currently presents these strategies through some of New Zealand’s leading Banks and Accounting firms.

Throughout his 23 years growing small businesses, Karl presents real examples of strategies that have worked across many industries and provides real tools to ensure effective implementation of these strategies into business. Through his own personal journey in business and examples from an extensive network of contacts in Canterbury, New Zealand and overseas his presentations hit the mark as businesses explore the economic opportunities that are emerging for New Zealand.

LinkedIn: https://nz.linkedin.com/in/karlvarley

 

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