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Stephen Smith

With over 20 years experience in web development and network management on two hemispheres and in 3 countries I’m definitely the grey haired one.  Or maybe that’s just the teenage children!

Originally from the UK, I set up my first Internet company in 1995 specialising in the development and hosting of web applications. I built our first hosting network in a data centre in Harbour Exchange, London.  This expanded to incorporate a wireless broadband company delivering wireless broadband over microwave back-haul to all the hard-to-reach bits  in the South West of England. In February 2005 I then set up Aqua Technologies Limited where I partnered with Webworld UK Limited, a Devon based web design company, to deliver complete web solutions; building and hosting web sites and ecommerce applications. During this time I partnered Barclays Bank as a preferred development partner for it’s ePDQ credit card system, integrating sites with Sage Accounts, MYOB, WorldPay, Netbanx.

I moved to New Zealand with my family in 2008 and set up Slightly Different Limited which ran alongside UK based Aqua Technologies Limited for several years, before ultimately merging the two company into one, Slightly Different Limited, which is the company you see today.

Outside of all that I live with my wife, Joanna, and four great children, hidden away on a lifestyle block near Nelson.  What spare time I have is spent tramping, skiing, mountain biking or doing anything else that doesn’t involve computers!

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