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.

Kriv Naicker, Innovation Advisor

Kriv Naicker is Founder and Managing Director of Synaptec – an innovation and strategy advisory organisation that focuses on the impact of Disruptive Technology, the Internet of Things, Cloud/Fog/Edge Computing, 5G, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality, Drones/ UAVs.

Kriv was also instrumental in the formation of the NZ IoT (Internet of Things) Alliance and served as the Alliance’s first Executive Director and is currently Board Chair.

Kriv was previously Regional General Manager – Strategy and Business Consulting at Huawei Technologies where he led strategic change and transformation across the South Pacific; Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Incredible Skies (a commercial UAV/ Drone innovation startup); and Principal Consultant at Ovum Consulting (UK) where he led telco strategy and due diligence advisory across Europe, Middle East and Africa.


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