Meet the peeps at Ponoko: David ten Have, CEO


You’ve heard Dave talk about Star Trek replicators and the future of products. Now we get a little personal and hear what Dave likes to do, where he likes to go, and who he admires.

• Where are you from, and where do you live now?
Originally I was from a place called Dunedin… which some refer, lovingly, to as the Edinburgh of the South, but I only ever remember as being cold and dark. Now I split my time between Wellington NZ and Oakland CA, USA.

• What do you do at Ponoko?
I do a lot of talking, a lot of software development and a lot of ‘moving stuff out of the way’ for others.

• If you weren’t doing this, what else do you think you’d do?
Something just like this… it’s kinda what I’m wired to do and be.

• Tell us:
– someone you admire: Sir Richard Taylor, the head of Weta Workshops for teaching me that business is a game that has a whole range of measures of success.

– some place you like going: I go to a small farm just north of a town called Masterton. I get to dial down the speed a little while and watch the weather play out across the valley.

– something you love to do: As a single activity, I love writing software. It needs to be software that allows people to express themselves in new ways.

As a complete activity, I really love doing what I do at Ponoko. I get a lot from watching people bring their ideas to fruition, both customers and the people I work with.

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2 Responses to “Meet the peeps at Ponoko: David ten Have, CEO”

  1. Yana Says:

    Whoa, who took the awesome photo?

  2. Richard F Says:

    Clearly taken by a pro! ;)