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Over the past few years the relationship between Government and tech has been moving from stuff they procure, to the stuff we need to get right to ensure New Zealand is prosperous. Our relationship is no longer just about ICT spend, but conversations across multiple agencies concerning our evolution as a digital nation. It is new opportunities, new ideas and new ways of doing things.
NZTech has been working with the Government on many initiatives, working groups, advisory boards including:
- developing an international brand and positioning for New Zealand has a hi-tech nation.
- trade agreements, free trade and market access.
- new forms of transport including drones, autonomous cars.
- digital skills shortages.
- making procurement more agile.
- international talent and investment attraction.
- AI, ethics and transparency.
- IoT, spectrum, cybersecurity and device certification.
- digital identity.
- digital tech curricula in schools, and more.
Late last year, we went to market for a new role, Government Relations Manager. Now, I would like to introduce you to Brigitte Morten. Brigitte comes to us from the office of the Minister of Education and has worked within multiple agencies, both in New Zealand and Canberra. Based in Wellington, Brigitte will enable NZTech to continue to partner closely with the Government, as help make New Zealand more prosperous, underpinned by technology.
This week, I’m on annual leave with family and friends, mountain biking around the Queenstown. Enjoy your week.
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