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As a Principal Advisor with Ecosystm, Jannat Maqbool is focused on research in emerging technology areas including IoT, FinTech and Agritech. Jannat is also an accomplished former CIO and academic. She is a lecturer in the Centre for Business, IT and Enterprise at one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology, Wintec.
Jannat launched Wintec’s IoT Waikato initiative in 2017 and led the execution of TechWeek Waikato ’18 for Waikato Innovation Park. Since the launch of IoT Waikato, Jannat has been facilitating digital technology pilots and digital transformation initiatives in Waikato focused on leveraging technology in innovative ways to benefit individuals, organisations and communities.
Jannat joined Wintec in 2009 and has worked on collaborative projects and applied research initiatives involving students, staff and the wider community. Jannat has extensive experience managing mid to large-scale technology adoption initiatives.
Jannat Maqbool is passionate about continuous improvement and the role that IT plays in improving operational efficiency and enabling business growth as well its importance for innovation in both a business and wider context. She is a CPA and is currently completing a Masters of Digital Business at Waikato University.