Nigel ParkerTwitter @nzigel
Nigel leads technical evangelism for Microsoft across Asia Pacific. Nigel has been at Microsoft for 12 years starting his journey in New Zealand. Prior to Microsoft Nigel had broad experience in start-ups and system integrators building and launching software and service based products locally and globally. During his time in DX he has led strategic change with New Zealand developers, government agencies, start-ups, top NZ websites and media companies.
Nigel is not driven by technology, he is driven by the impact that technology can have on people’s lives. His experiments aroundusing technology to improve his personal health have beenwidely documented. While it is undeniable that the industry needs more computer scientists and engineers if it is to continue to prosper and compete we have to stop thinking of the ICT industry as a group of stereotypical “geeks” and start recognising it for what it is, an opportunity for creative and expressive developers of all races and genders to be at the forefront of the transformation to a world where everything will be available as a service and a plethora of interesting, creative jobs will emerge covering all industries from reinventing personal health, to the way that we interact with each other, to how we make things and get things done.