Nigel Parker (@nzigel) is the web and mobile evangelist for Microsoft New Zealand. He has always had an interest in technology. Since a very young age he has taken things apart to see how they work. He believes that technology should complement and not be a hindrance to human interaction.
Nigel has years of experience working with New Zealand broadcasters, top websites and media companies to implement cutting edge video, web and mobile solutions. He’s motivated by big ideas and smart unconventional execution and challenges himself and others to fail fast and drive forward innovation.
Nigel graduated from the University of Auckland with a degree in technology and philosophy. He has an entrepreneurial background and has numerous successful “start-ups” under his belt. He took some risks and broke some new ground during the first “.com” bubble and was one of the few that despite losing money didn’t lose heart for the unrealized potential of the tech industry.
“I don’t see our future as a simple extension of our past I instead see it as a challenge that requires thoughtful intention.”