Our Tech Experts are from Noel Leeming, and are immersed in the exciting world of product launches, hot trends, and latest tech everyday. Being at the front line of the action means they get the opportunity to learn about these products first hand, and bring them to you on 1 Breakfast, every fortnight!

Meet Stephen and Zoe below.

Our Tech Expert, Stephen

Stephen Tech Expert

Hi! I am the Services Fulfilment Manager for the Tech Solutions team at Noel Leeming. What does this mean? Well, I am responsible for the day-to-day experiences our Tech Solutions team give our customers in their homes. Because every customer’s needs are different, this means every day is different! I look after team training and development, in home & in store Tech Solutions direction, as well as scheduling and routeing issues, and managing customer relationships.

I jumped at the chance to be the Noel Leeming Tech Expert because I enjoy being involved with the latest technology and trends. Further to this, I also love having the opportunity to help kiwis better understand their tech and maximise its capabilities every day. 

Technology has changed so much in the last 10 years that the majority of kiwis are running to keep up with it! By having our Tech Solutions team to call upon for advice and support (whether it is in store, in the home or over the phone), everyone can feel more confident with their technology. By being part of shaping that support and helping the front line team deliver that world class service I feel like I am helping to make kiwis lives better.

If you were to ask me what my top Tech Tip would be, it is to learn, challenge and understand. Technology is forever changing and so many things that we used to need pen and paper for can be done in an instant with technology. Embrace your technology and look for ways to use it to make your life easier! Remember, technology is designed to make it easier not harder.

One piece of tech I can't live without, like many people, is my mobile phone which is never far from my fingertips. The ability to work, connect and influence my life any time of the day is key, being able to quickly transfer money for that impulse buy at the checkout of a shop is something that would not be possible without my mobile phone. 

If you were to ask me where I see the future of tech, it will be in the "integration". I can see our technology becoming like jewellery or tattoos, it will form part of who we are. With technology getting smaller and smarter we are on the verge of a completely integrated society where technology can help us in every way. 

I look forward to taking you through tomorrow’s technology today.

Our Tech Expert, Zoe

Zoe Tech Expert

As the Digital Content Coordinator in the Marketing Team, I get the awesome job of learning about the latest products and trends, and then deciding on the best way to showcase them! Sometimes that means going out and filming people using them, and other times it involves writing up a longer content piece. No two days are the same!

I wanted to be a part of the Tech Expert project because it ties in really closely with my day-to-day responsibilities, and I’m passionate about teaching people about the latest tech – making sure you stay ahead of the tech game.  

My role helps make kiwi lives better because I get to engage with everyday kiwis and show them the latest tech, so they can learn and make informed decisions about their next purchase.  The different content pieces we create also showcase tech you may not have heard about before, so it keeps you at the forefront of the technology world!

A top tech tip from me (not originally) is definitely something you’ve heard before… Turn it off and then back on again! I find myself saying this to people almost once a week, and it almost never fails to do the trick! Sometimes our tech just needs a bit of a reset (just like us!), so if you’re experiencing issues give this little tip a try… If all else fails, call the Noel Leeming Tech Solutions team.

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – the electric toothbrush is one piece of tech I can’t live without! Only recently did I move to the electric version (after much convincing from my dentist), and I’ll never look back. Now my pearly whites are really shining!

Like Stephen, I believe the future of tech is going to be about connectivity. So a slightly different concept, devices will only become more connected to each other – making our lives easier, faster, and more streamlined than ever before. Time delay functions will become a thing of the past, as you’ll be able to control all of your appliances and technology from your smartphone or other smart device.

You’ll see a lot of the devices we talk about will have ‘Smart’ functions – allowing you to connect and play with an app on your phone. This is just the beginning! I look forward to sharing it all with you in the ‘future’!