This week we talk to Rod Durry (@roddrury some you may know him), we start with paddle boards and how Rod started in the industry. We move onto Access/Visual basic apps (we get a little web geeky). We discus the multiple companies that are now part of the new “Echo system” of tech firms in NZ. We discuss why After-mail came to be, then off course Xero.

We talk about youth employment/grad programmes and how we can help grow the industry via all the small business that are customers of Xero. We even talk gadgets, this interview has everything! Also what do you do after you make it big – “buy your silly cars, then what?” We discuss how companies can help in the communities the are in and build expertise and greater companies that will help evolve New Zealand Inc. (oh and that Flag debate.)

Whats next for Xero…machine learning…automate everything!

Its the end of the beginning for Xero and its the end of the beginning for Access Granted. We also officially launch our new site AccessGranted.nz and our additional broadcast channels today!

Also:

PARTAY! Yip, we are having a party – well, we are co-hosting a party alongside the fine folks from Hack Miramar and the community over at Geekzone. It’s going to be a cracking evening on Friday 4th December! There will be live music, beer, prizes and only 100 people – so get over to our blog, Jiber Jaber for the Lil Reggie link to get your FREE ticket.

We cover tech, social media, startups and upstarts with a bit of marketing thrown in.

Mike’s background is explaining stuff, connecting people and getting things done. Raj’s background is in film, design, media and making things happen.

You can find Mike and Raj on Twitter at @nzRaj or @MiramarMike. You can also follow this podcast on @accessgrantednz

For more info on this show and others on the Hashtag ME podcast Network see: http://www.hashtagme.co.nz

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