Making a case for improvements in broadband in New Zealand, Rod explains why this is so vital for businesses trying to interact with global markets. Rod examines the feasibility of this necessary evolutionary change and calls for a public-private sector partnership to fix the infrastructure problem.
Rod Drury is founder and CEO of Xero, an NZX listed company which provides an online accounting solution for Small Businesses. Rod won a World Class New Zealand award in 2008 and was NZ Hi-Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006, and again in 2007. He also established Glazier Systems in 1995, a leading software development and consulting company which continues today as Intergen. Rod was also an Independent Director of TradeMe, and continues on the TradeMe Advisory Board.