Dave Moskovitz grew up soldering printed circuit boards on his daddy's knee. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981 summa cum laude with a degree in Computer Science, Dave began a career in the IT industry in various roles including Assembler Language Programmer, Hardware/Software Support Engineer, Capacity Planning Specialist, Internet Developer, and ultimately Manager and Director.
Dave is currently Chairman of WebFund Limited and has experience in governance roles in a variety of privately held companies and not-for-profits. He also writes a blog on angel investment, NZ Angels.
While Dave focuses on adding value at a strategic level, he is also active at a hands-on level. He was the Technical Architect and Developer of the Mātāpuna Dictionary Database System, which won the 2004 Computerworld Excellence Awards, for Excellence in the Use of IT in Government for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori / The Māori Language Commission. (You can read the Judges' Comments in a 1.5MB PDF.)
From 1995-2002, Dave was the co-founder and Technical Director of The Web Limited, providing technical leadership and management through the first seven years of the company's growth. In that process, Dave worked in many roles including Company Director, Chief Financial Officer, Solutions Architect, and Key Account Relationship Manager. He was also a key player in negotiating the company's sale to BearingPoint and ensuring that the acquisition was a success for everyone involved.
Dave laid the technical foundation for The Web Limited's infrastructure systems, networks, and applications, and architected many of the company's large projects. He also managed and mentored the application development team.
Dave has extensive hands-on experience architecting and implementing solutions using a wide variety of Internet-related technologies. Dave has a reputation for delivering successful projects, especially in large organisations with complex systems and relationships.
Dave has a number of academic interests. He is a co-author of the Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language and Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language (finallist in the 2003 Montana Book Awards), and designed the Database of New Zealand English that is the basis for future editions of the Oxford Dictionary of New Zealand English. He has published and presented on numerous topics, including Web Usability, Internet Performance, Business Contingency Planning, Sign Language Morphology, and Lexicography.
Dave is an active leader in the Jewish Community, serving on the Wellington Regional Jewish Council, and was President of Temple Sinai from 2004-2006. Dave also plays vocals, trumpet, and recorders in the Klezmer Rebs band.