Meet our team

The Tech Futures Lab team is genuinely passionate about learning, teaching and the future. We are a network of approachable, humble, supportive and open-minded people who look at the world from a different angle.

Kendra Ross, Advisory Group Member

Kendra is founder and GM of Duo NZ’s largest Cyber Security VAD, which was acquired by business technology company Sektor in July 2019. In 2018, she was the first woman inducted into the NZ IDG Reseller News Hall of Fame. She has also received the Massey University-sponsored New Thinking Award at the 2016 Gold Awards and that same year was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Women in ICT Awards, along with her business partner Jackie Hatchwell.

She has been a Hi-Tech Awards judge, founded The Information Security Awards NZ along with peer-to-peer networking forum 1stTuesday and cybersecurity MeetUp Project Wednesday, was a CERT NZ Board member and on the Government Cyber Security Skills Taskforce. A popular public speaker, Kendra feels her strengths lie in her dyslexic thinking and the belief that anything is possible.

 

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