Sally Davenport is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at Victoria University of Wellington. She is Director of the ‘Science For Technological Innovation’ National Science Challenge and Commissioner at the NZ Productivity Commission. Her research interests cover the commercialisation of science, collaborative research, the growth of high-tech firms and the management of innovation, including how data analytics is driving innovation in firms. Of special note, Sally was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to science in the 2018 New Year Honours list. More about Sally.