Duncan is a technology all rounder. He has successfully designed, built, managed, project managed, product managed, and analysed a wide array Telecommunications Internet & IT solutions and systems in his career. He is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a great communicator. Duncan provides analysis and business modeling, solution and systems design and development, project management, product management, expert telecommunications and Internet knowledge. He also provides valuable support for Pre Sales teams including customer needs determination, leadership and motivation, and delivering effective solutions and RFP responses..
Duncan has a Bachelor of Technology from Massey University. Over the last 20 years he has worked for most major NZ Telecoms companies including CLEAR, Telstra, and Telecom, ISPs Netlink and Paradise, and a wide range of Corporates. He has technical and sales and marketing skills. His understanding of systems is extensive and he has excellent analytical skills. Duncan is also a strong leader and demonstrates objectivity and the ability to focus on the underlying issues. His personal manner is calm and customer focussed and he is often asked to trouble shoot challenging situations.
Duncan is a technophile and a people person, who enjoys all things related to both technology and people. He usually finds it is all in the attitude. With the right attitude everything just works and issues are always resolved early.
He is especially impressed with his iphone, and that is gradually usurping all his other gadgets. He is very keen on wireless technology (and has had roles as Product Manager for both Telecom's Wireless Hotspots, and the CityLink CafeNET wireless service). Despite his wireless love he is still also planning on getting CityLink Gigabit fibre to his home.
Duncan has done a lot of work with IP Telephony /VoIP, especially with the Open Source Asterisk VoIP platform and has shown it can be the equal of most commerical systems at a much lower cost.
A Wellingtonian through and through, he is married to Leone and they have 4 children. Duncan enjoys mucking around with his family. He also likes almost all exercise, especially playing, watching, and coaching rugby, running and cycling, and martial arts. He is strongly interested in motivation and spirituality, particularly Christianity.