Plexure welcomes new CTO and Director

Here’s a quick introduction to a couple of the awesome new people who've joined the Plexure family – exciting times ahead!


Duanne O’Brien, Chief Technology Officer


Duanne O’Brien joined Plexure in October, taking over from David Inggs as CTO. He brings considerable experience to Plexure as an experienced technology leader with over 10 years leading the development of cloud computing and data platforms locally and overseas. Duanne is passionate about the future of data & technology in particular in how we will create personalised, relevant and timely customer experiences, extending from mobile, web and other channels today, to internet of things (IoT) and the connected home of tomorrow.

Duanne’s experience in personalisation, big data and relevant timely experiences for customers means that he is the perfect fit for Plexure, and we’re excited to have him on the team.


Brian Russell, Director


We’re also thrilled to welcome Brian Russell to the Plexure board. Brian brings significant expertise to Plexure, particularly in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Brian has 27 years of experience in global technology commercialisation, venture financing and innovation, with 16 years abroad in Europe and America. He was the founder and CEO of Zephyr Technology Corp (acquired by Covidien COV: NYSE in 2014), a global leader in wearable sensors. His experience includes venture capital, strategic financing and strategic relationships with organisations such as Under Armour, 3M, Motorola, NASA and US Defense Department.

Brian is subject matter expert in wearable and remote physiological monitoring and his experience includes business development at Medtronic, CEO/Founder at Zephyr, business development and chip designer at Analog Devices, analog telecommunications designer for Nokia, Cambridge, UK, and consumer electronics product designer at Fisher and Paykel, NZ.