The team

Richard van der Draay –  Founder and Editor


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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.


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Ben Grubb –  Editor-at-Large

Ben is a former Sydney Morning Herald Technology Editor and reporter for tech titles ZDNet and iTnews. His media career spans 7+ years, six of which he spent as a journalist covering everything from Australia’s NBN and smartphone launches to massive data breaches. He spent a further year in PR, assisting several ASX-listed tech companies as well as a number of startups. He’s also appeared on various TV channels and radio stations as an expert commentator on all things tech.

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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.

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Daniel Abrahams –  Staff Columnist

Daniel was CEO at Superloop from 2015-2017. During his time at the Brisbane-based digital services specialist, he held the roles of chief executive, executive director and head of infrastructure – and spearheaded the firm’s infrastructure rollout across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong.

He is able to draw on a wealth of experience, having worked in transport, financial services, energy, rail and telecommunications infrastructure in senior roles. He is able to draw on a wealth of experience, having worked in transport, financial services, energy, rail and telecommunications infrastructure in senior roles.


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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 in his new role as Telecom Times Europe will be to report on the broad telco development 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.

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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.

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