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Guest Lecture: Rod Drury

Page updated 19 Oct 2010

Presentation material from Rod Drury, presented at the Treasury on 2 November 2010

Rod Drury

Rod Drury is founder and CEO of Xero a NZX listed Software as a Service online accounting solution for Small Businesses. Rod is also a Director of the New Zealand Stock Exchange. In 2009, he won a Flying Kiwi Award and was admitted to the New Zealand HiTech Hall of Fame. In 2008, Rod was conferred the status of Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Computer Society, the highest status that can be bestowed on an individual in the ICT profession. He won a World Class New Zealand award in 2008 and was NZ Hi-Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2007. Rod was founder and CEO of AfterMail which was acquired by Quest Software in January 2006 and subsequently won Best Exchange Product at TechEd 2006 in Boston. Rod co-founded USA based Context Connect Incorporated which provides directory solutions for mobile devices. Prior to this, Rod was Chief Technology Officer of Advantage Group (now Provenco) where he spent significant time in the USA working with leading international technology companies. In 1995, Rod established Glazier Systems and it continues today as Intergen. Rod achieved Microsoft MVP status for his work in the early days of Active Server Pages. Rod was an Independent Director of TradeMe and still continues on the TradeMe Advisory Board.

Where: Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace

When: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday 2 November 2010

RSVP: Lisa Hutton by Friday 29 October 2010.

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