#WellyTech 2018 - Colin Brown (Tribe Lead Network Evolution at Spark)

The #WellyTech event doesn't happen without partners standing next to us and making it happen. We are honoured to hear from Colin Brown, Tribe Lead Network Evolution at Spark.

As Tribe Lead for Network Evolution, Colin is responsible for ensuring Spark has the capability to evolve our network and enable New Zealanders to win big in a digital world. This means managing the strategy, architecture, design and delivery of Spark’s Mobile, Fixed, IP Voice and Legacy Networks service.

In this role Colin draws on his 22 years’ experience in ICT and business change, 16 of these within Spark. Over the course of his career with Spark, Colin has played integral roles in some of our most significant technical projects, including the launch of the 4/4.5G Mobile Network, Optical Transport Network, Business Data, Consumer Broadband and IP Voice.

Colin has also lead Spark through significant transformational change including the regulated Operational Separation, Structural Separation between Telecom and Chorus, Rebrand for Spark, Turnaround and the recent move to Agile.

Colin’s current areas of focus include building capacity in our wireless broadband network, retiring the PSTN, transitioning Spark’s voice future to an all IP Voice Core and planning for 5G mobile networks.

Colin is a Director of the Rural Connectivity Group and is on the Board of Trustees for Marram and was previously a Director of Connect8

Colin will be talking on stage in the Access Granted Big Top at 5:35 pm.

Watch out for our #WellyTech partner podcasts coming over the next few days:

Our 3 questions for the event partners are:

  1. How was 2018 for you and your organisation?

  2. What are you looking forward to in 2019?

  3. What’s the ‘state of the nation’ when looking at the Wellington / NZ tech scene?

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