EPIC Podcast

The Epic Podcast

Neil Hamilton – Canterbury Tech, Josh Flores – Comet Backup and Andy Poulsen – The EPIC Podcast host.


The EPIC Podcast is a tech focused podcast being produced by Canterbury Tech, New Zealand’s most active tech cluster group.

Each episode will feature an interview with a tech leader, either discussing their or their company’s journey, lessons they’ve learnt along the way or delving into a particular area of speciality.

Along with the interview content, we will include a community focus section, news, highlights and discuss upcoming events.

The EPIC Podcast by Canterbury Tech can be found here on iTunes and Spotify or you can find it on your own favourite platform by searching Canterbury Tech Epic podcast.

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EPIC Podcast episode 9 – Agile Christchurch 2020

For this episode of the EPIC Podcast Andy Poulsen heads to the Agile Christchurch 2020 conference and speaks with Evan Leybourn (CEO & Founder of the Business Agility Institute), and Shane Hastie (Chair of the Agile Alliance NZ), along with two of the organisers of the event, Leon Maritz and […]

EPIC Podcast episode 8 – Lauren Peate (Multitudes)

In this episode, we wrap up our interviews from the Canterbury Tech Summit with Kris Herbert and Andy Poulsen chatting with Lauren Peate, CEO and co-founder of Multitudes, about her career to date and how to build an excellent culture inside organisations. Then Andy is joined in the studio by […]

EPIC Podcast episode 7 – Oliver Klein (Amazon Web Services) & James Pearson (Media Suite)

This episode we’re again at the Canterbury Tech Summit with Kris Herbert and Andy Poulsen chatting with Olivier Klein, Head of Emerging Technology at Amazon Web Services, and then we feature an edited cut of James Pearson from Media Suite’s presentation at the Summit about defining a shared vision.

EPIC Podcast episode 6 – Live at the Tech Summit (Part 2)

This episode we are live at the Canterbury Tech Summit again, with Kris and Andy interviewing Sonia Cuff (Cloud Advocate at Microsoft),  talking about her career journey, women in tech, technology and much more. Also included in this episode is a selected excerpt from Andrew Leckie of IoT Devzone’s session […]

EPIC Podcast episode 5 – Live at the Tech Summit

This episode we are live at the Canterbury Tech Summit, with Kris and Andy interviewing Stephen Scheeler from the Digital CEO (and ex-CEO of Facebook Australia & NZ), the Summit keynote speaker, with his insights into leadership, recruitment, trends he’s observing and much more. Also included in this episode is […]

EPIC Podcast episode 4 – Andy Millard (Link Engine Management)

In Episode 4 of the EPIC Podcast, Andy Millard discusses the Link Engine Management story, along with some insights into succession planning, changing organisational culture, funding and expansion, and more. In the second part of the episode Michael Trengrove and Feliuai Liu (Uai) update us on the transformation story of […]

EPIC Podcast episode 3 – Rueben Bijl (Smudge Apps story)

In episode 3 of the EPIC Podcast series, Kris Herbert and Andy Poulsen discuss the Smudge Apps story with Rueben Bijl, covering how they got started, what the team looks like today, and Rueben’s observations on the future of apps and what’s on the horizon. In part 2 Andy chats […]

EPIC Podcast episode 2 – Sarah Heal (Information Leadership)

In episode 2 of the EPIC podcast series journalist Kris Herbert interviews Sarah Heal, Director & co-founder of Information Leadership. We talk about their journey so far, their team, how they became Microsoft’s exclusive partner for information management in NZ and some of the interesting hiring decisions they’ve made. Following […]

EPIC Podcast episode 1 – Shaun Ryan (SLI Systems)

For the pilot of the EPIC podcast series we feature journalist Kris Herbert chatting with Shaun Ryan, co-founder of SLI Systems, discussing his journey so far. In part 2, Andy Poulsen chats with Canterbury Tech General Manager Neil Hamilton, covering Tech Week, the Hi-Tech Awards, the Muslim Hackathon and some […]