On 11 June 2014, the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives publication and website were launched at a public event in Wellington. Over 100 people (including MPs, mayors and councillors) attended this event. Speakers included Sam Morgan (who launched the Menu), and the contributors to the 2013 TalentNZ Journal who each spoke for five minutes about one of the Menu’s 28 initiatives. Hayden Glass, whose video is featured below, spoke about mapping the ecosystem – the first initiative in the Attract category of the Menu.

Hayden is a consulting economist with the Sapere Research Group, specialising in regulatory and competition issues in the telecommunications and internet markets. He has convened The Moxie Sessions, an Auckland tech economy discussion group, to encourage conversations on how New Zealand can take advantage of the Internet to improve its economic performance.


Be sure to visit talentnzmenu.org where you can download the Menu and access more information about the 28 initiatives. To watch more videos from the night, see the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives launch playlist on our YouTube channel.

If you would like to learn more, visit the TalentNZ project page on the McGuinness Institute website. You can also connect with TalentNZ to receive updates and the TalentNZ Newsletter.