About Taino

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Taino is a visionary with 10 years' of industry experience across a range of sectors such as IT, logistics, health care, renewable energy, management consulting. He holds an M.Sc. in engineering and management and is a published research collaborator of Auckland University of Technology. 

Apart from running workshops and keynote presentations on Tech Life balance and he also founded the annual Phone Free Day challenge. He is releasing his first book in October 2022.

He is a keen basketballer with two young boys and loves being out in nature, preferably leaving the phone at home!

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The story

During a trip to the playground, down on all four, I saw a crying child and looked up seeking the eyes of the parents. What met me instead was the backside of a dozen of phones, as all parents were absorbed by their devices.

 

In that moment I realised the impact that my own use of digital technology was having on the people around me, and I decided to get off the bench and create impact. I was amazed at the response and recognition I got after starting the initiative Phone Free Day, and subsequently wanted to actively help people create a lasting change in their use of screen based devices. ​

I focus on helping people develop sustainable habits to promote wellbeing, productivity, and increased human connection. 

I believe that digital technology is amazing, but that we need to be smart about how we use it. The exponential digitalisation and innovation wave has caught us off guard in some aspects, leaving people overwhelmed by the abundance of information and distractions.

The mission is simple: 

To raise awareness about how digital technology is affecting us, and help people improve different areas of their lives by building healthy technology habits.