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The Cacophony Project: open source tech to make NZ Predator Free

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, NZOSS (NZOSS Open Source Room)

Modern IT solutions have the potential to make predator trapping 80,000 times more efficient allow us to be pest free and bring back the Cacophony of bird song

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Speaker

Grant Ryan

Founder, The Cacophony Project

Grant has founded a number of companies including, PurePods, YikeBike, GlobalBrain.net (sold to NBCi), RealContacts (sold to Intel), SLI Systems (listed on NZX) and Eurekster.

He is on the board of Canterbury Development Corporation and has been on the Ministry of Science and Innovation advisory board, the New Zealand Government's $140 million Venture Investment Fund and $430 million Foundation for Research Science and Technology.

Grant has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Ecological Economics from the University of Canterbury.