Dr Alan Te Morenga Litchfield is of Māori and European descent, affiliating with the Ngāti Whātua, Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, and Tainui tribes of Aotearoa/New Zealand. In a life that has spanned varied occupations, he has also been director of a printing company and graphic design partnership, then from there getting involved in print/publishing systems when analog systems were digitalised. This engagement in design, publishing, systems design, database design and build, led into academic research. Dr Litchfield is now Director of the Service and Cloud Computing Research Lab at the Auckland University of Technology that focuses on emergent technologies, is a partner in the consulting firm AlphaByte, while pursuing making through Ruru Artesans. He is presently President/Past President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group on Philosophy in Information Systems and is deeply concerned about spiritual, ethical, and social issues that present as socio-economic and political inequality.
Academic, Maker, Academic, Maker
Auckland University of Technology