Agri business using IoT will jolt the NZ economy

Chantal Thomas
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Media Release, NZ IoT Alliance, NZTech News

A new research study has identified agri-business as one of the best opportunities to use the internet of things (IoT) for economic advantage in New Zealand, mainly because of the contribution that agriculture already makes to the Kiwi economy.

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IoT will be supported by artificial intelligence by 2020

Chantal Thomas
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NZ IoT Alliance, NZTech News

It is predicted that within three years 100 percent of all effective IoT efforts will be supported by cognitive or artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, a landmark New Zealand IoT Alliance study says.

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The Internet of Things – Accelerating a Connected New Zealand

Chantal Thomas
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NZ IoT Alliance

The Internet of Things – Accelerating a Connected New Zealand was launched on 29 June in Wellington by the New Zealand IoT Alliance. Read the Executive Summary or the full research report.

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IoT could be worth more than $2.2 billion to NZ over 10 years

Chantal Thomas
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NZ IoT Alliance, NZTech News

An historic and landmark national research study estimates the roll out of IoT (internet of things) is likely to produce a benefit for the New Zealand economy of billions of dollars. The study found that just across a mere nine common IoT applications the potential net benefit over 10 years could be $2.2 billion in present value terms.

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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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NZTech Update – Warning: CEO’s gripe of the week!

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech Update

Hi Readers

I don’t want to start your week with a gripe, but I am incredibly frustrated and I feel like sharing it with someone! I keep hearing from tech firms in New Zealand that there is a real shortage of talent, that they have so many open roles and struggle to fill them. I keep hearing that someone needs to fix this. However, I am beginning to get the feeling that the issue might not be as big as everyone is making out…

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Record number of NZTech board nominees!

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech News

Board nominations have closed and electronic voting is now open with a record number of 21 nominees vying for seven available positions on the NZTech Board.

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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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Bitcoin startups stalled by banks

Jackie Clark
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FinTech

A FinTech industry without cryptocurrency is simply absurd in this day and age.  Read all about this emerging market and the challenges facing bitcoin exchanges as they try to establish themselves in New Zealand.  There is a massive opportunity presented by cryptocurrencies and we need to be encouraging our banks and regulators to step up to the challenge.

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