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AI centre stage at Canterbury Tech Summit

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum, Canterbury Tech

Artificial intelligence (AI) Bitcoin, cybersecurity, leadership strategy and hi-tech exports are themes at this year’s Canterbury Tech Summit on 14 September in Christchurch.

In a recent Idealog interview Summit chair David Carter said technologies like AI are becoming part of everyday life as it becomes more affordable and accessible. Artificial intelligence will radically transform professional service industries like accountants and lawyers, he said. Entire industries will change, so people will need to work out how to stay relevant, he adds.

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Golden opportunities for Kiwi tech sector in South East Asia

Chantal Thomas
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FinTech, Industry News, NZTech News

Kiwi companies are queueing up to do business with Vietnam and other similar sized Asian countries, a leading New Zealand technology businessman says.

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Wellington students win IT award by pushing boundaries

Chantal Thomas
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FinTech, Industry News

Four Victoria University students plan to make life easier for business owners with a digital assistant that helps with the day-to-day tasks of running their operations. The idea formed part of the winning entry for the national MYOB IT Challenge.

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Why political correctness is hurting diversity

Chantal Thomas
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Industry News, NZTech News, NZTech Women

Within a mere ten days, I have bounced between speaking in front an audience comprised of just five percent women to another skewed at 99 percent. The former audience included over 800 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) for The New Zealand CIO Summit 2017, the latter around 60 young girls during ShadowTech Day.

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Local software company signs major deal with Mexican Government

Chantal Thomas
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Industry News, NZTech News

Wellington based company, Solity Software New Zealand has won a substantial contract with Mexico’s agriculture ministry, Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA).

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What It Means To Be ‘Human’ In A World of Technology

Chantal Thomas
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Industry News, NZTech News

I’ve been truly honoured to Chair the 2017 New Zealand CIO Summit, helping Conferenz and IDC create an event to engage, recognize, and delight national technology executives. During my opening speech, I introduced myself by saying, “I’m Rachel and I’m the Human that will be guiding you over the next two days”.

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Seeking NZTech Board Nominations

Jackie Clark
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Industry News, NZTech News

During the last 12 months, NZTech has gone from strength to strength and a key success factor has been our exceptional Board. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is coming up and that means election season is now upon us!

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National AI group launching next month

Jackie Clark
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AI Forum, Industry News

Artificial Intelligence or AI is fast being used to make people more efficient and it will touch every element of New Zealanders’ lives from better healthcare and education to faster service and more personalised products, tech leader Stu Christie says.

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Tech crucial to NZ’s future – manifesto

Jackie Clark
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Industry News

New Zealand’s leading tech organisations today released their manifesto of New Zealand’s Digital Future.

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Techweek’17 in review with NZTech Chair Mitchell Pham

Jackie Clark
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Industry News

Techweek ’17 has wrapped up after nine days and nearly 300 individual events around the country, and our sights are already set on Techweek’18!

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