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The team

Richard van der Draay –  Founder and Editor
He is also the publisher of Ancient Heart Magazine, a long-running poetry magazine and has recently launched a final ‘legacy publication’ The Richard of Oz, in which he deals with the prospect of his young onset Parkinson’s disease as well as a host of other interests and predilections.

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Aimee Chanthadavong –  Senior Journalist             

Aimee has been a print and online journalist for a decade, covering topics including technology and telecoms, business, retail, manufacturing, food and travel. She was previously a journalist at ZDNet and editor of RetailBiz. She also has an insatiable appetite to eat and travel.

achanthadavong@telecomtimes.com.au

 

Heather

Heather Wright –  Assistant Editor                   

Based in Auckland, Heather is the former senior news editor for Techday’s channel brands across New Zealand, Australia and Asia.  A journalist for more years than she’d like to admit to ["that would be coming up on 20 years…”], she has covered technology and telecommunications from all angles, having worked for The Dominion Post’s New Zealand InfoTech Weekly and Business Day offerings, NZ PC World and as editor of IT Brief NZ.

Beyond technology, Heather was founding editor of a Kiwi community newspaper and has contributed to numerous publications in New Zealand and Australia, covering finance, careers and management and travel.

hwright@telecomtimes.com.au

Leon Spencer, Contributing Editor

Leon Spencer has been active in the local technology media landscape for the better part of a decade, most notably as a journalist and newsroom lead for a variety of online and print publications, including ZDNet and ARN. He has a particular focus on technology and government, telecommunications, start-ups and emerging trends.

leonspencer@telecomtimes.com.au

Alan Zeichick

Alan Zeichick –  US Contributor

Alan is principal analyst at Camden Associates, a technology consultancy in Phoenix, Arizona, specializing in software development, enterprise networking, and cybersecurity.

He is also Editorial Director of NetEvents, which brings together tech industry leaders and opinion shapers, including Presidents, CEOs, CTOs and Senior VPs, with top analysts and the media. Follow him at @zeichick.

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David Morelo –  Europe Correspondent

David is a writer based in the Czech Republic who is known for his obsession with technology, passion for cycling, and love for wordsmithing if you will. David’s brief at Telecom Times Europe is to report on the broad telco developments in Europe as well as cover consumer-facing technologies and anything that has something to do with mobile networks. David also has a keen interest in IoT, Big Data, and cybersecurity.

dmorelo@telecomtimes.com.au

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Gary McLaren – Guest Columnist 

Gary is CTO and co-owner at Hong Kong Broadband Network. From Sep 2009 – May 2014, he served as CTO as NBN Co, the company rolling out the Australian national broadband network. As a member of the Executive Committee, Gary was responsible for the strategic planning, architecture, high-level design, testing, trials and integration of all hardware, software and related equipment used in Australia’s NBN. Be sure to check out Gary’s website for the latest insights on all matters fibre and broadband.

gmclaren@telecomtimes.com.au

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