Shane is a technology consultant with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has a broad range of technical expertise and has been one of the early proponents of autonomous and connected vehicle adoption via his www.driverlessplanet.com
Shane recently completed a significant piece of commercial research on driverless car implications for a large NZ-based infrastructure investor and is part of the consortium undertaking funded research for NZTA looking at NZ’s technical readiness for driverless vehicles.
Shane has also worked alongside the team at Sensing City, Christchurch, NZ – an organisation dedicated to the idea of Smart Cities and focused on how smart sensor technology is colliding with the transport & energy sectors in cities.
Shane follows international developments in autonomous vehicles closely and has established a range of relationships both domestically and internationally which assist him in developing the widest possible perspective on driverless cars and their associated societal impacts & commercial opportunities. Shane has also had direct accountability for some of the largest technology projects undertaken in New Zealand, including the $350m Spark NZ Transformation programme of works (2010), in his role as the Chief Information Officer of Spark’s Retail division.