Mr Nick David Jones

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Dir eScience NZ Infrastructure


15+ years experience in emerging information technology programmes and as a commercial business director in a variety of internet related technology businesses, and facilitating and leading capability development programmes. Intuitively understands new technologies and their strategic and practical applications.

Currently leads and participates in collaborative research sector technology application and infrastructure development projects. Works mostly with distributed research and development teams. Board member and advisor to several research centres, groups, and service providers.

Research | Current

  • Education on Technology Innovation
  • Research Computing, High Performance Computing, Data Intensive Research Computing, Computational Research
  • Distributed Computing, including Grids and Clouds


Currently leads and participates in Research sector information technology capability and infrastructure development projects and service provision with distributed R&D teams, along with Governance and Advisory roles with several Research Centres, groups, and service providers.

Leads the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), NZ's first advanced computing and data infrastructure for the research sector, providing international scale high performance computing facilities, with 5 high performance computing platforms nationally and a team of 25+ experts able to aid researchers, public and private, in achieving their research & development goals.

Areas of expertise

  • Strategy and business development
  • Programme and project management
  • Distributed and virtual team leadership and management
  • Software product design, architecture and development
  • Service delivery and operational IT management

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Member, eResearch 2020 working group
  • Member, eResearch Advisory Board, the University of Auckland

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Katz, D. S., Choi, S.-C. T., Niemeyer, K. E., Hetherington, J., Löffler F, Gunter, D., ... Gesing, S. (2016). Report on the Third Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE3). Related URL.
  • Hosking, J., Smith, P., Krull, E., & Jones, N. (2011). Learning at the elbows of experts: Technology roadmapping with Software Engineering students. 2011 24th IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEE and T 2011 - Proceedings. 10.1109/CSEET.2011.5876081
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Smith, John Hosking
  • Flanagan, J. U., Jones, N. D., Halytskyy, Y., Binsteiner, M., & Soudlenkov, G. (2010). Computing to stimulate academic drug discovery. Paper presented at NZ eResearch Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand. 26 October - 27 October 2010.
  • Cooling, M. T., Halystkyy, Y., Jones, N., & Hunter, P. (2010). Leveraging BeSTGRID to power biomedical research. Paper presented at New Zealand eResearch Symposium, Auckland. 26 October - 27 October 2010. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Hunter
  • Smith, P., Hosking, J., Jones, N., & Krull, E. (2010). Some rather interesting observations about technological roadmapping. Paper presented at New Zealand Computer Society’s 50th Anniversary Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand. 16 September - 17 September 2010.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Smith, John Hosking
  • Jones, N. D., & Myers, M. D. (2001). Assessing Three Theories of Information Systems Innovation: An Interpretive Case Study of a Funds Management Company. PACIS 2001 Proceedings, 1005-1019. Seoul. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michael Myers


Contact details

Alternative contact

DDI: +64 9 923 9748


Primary office location

Level 10, Room 1001
New Zealand

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