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NZTech Inform – Adapting To New Cybersecurity Risks


Kia ora Readers

Currently, there is quite a lot happening in the world of Government regarding to tech.  Tomorrow morning the revised 2019 New Zealand Cyber Security Strategy is launched by Minister Faafoi.  After a budget commitment of $2 million it will be interesting to see how it will be spent.  In October, NZTech is hosting the New Zealand Cyber Security Summit where we will be hearing more detail form both Government and private sector on evolving cyber risks and approaches.

Tomorrow, the Hon David Parker, Minister for Economic Development, is launching the Government publication, From the Knowledge Wave to the Digital Age and should be announcing a new direction in economic development strategy.  Agritech is expected to be a focus for economic development, as will other digital sectors. The details will be important, but nevertheless, it is a very positive sign to see an increasing focus in the opportunities that tech growth can bring for New Zealand.

Also on Tuesday, I am attending the Digital Skills Forum as we work together with IT Professionals and NZRise, plus MBIE, Ministry of Education, TEC and the DIA to further improve the flow of digital skills into the New Zealand population.

The NZTech AGM is coming up in a few weeks and it’s a good time for everyone to get together, so I hope you can make it.  Following our AGM, we host The Great Ageism Debate in Tech.  We are pitting the generations against each other and it’s the Millennials versus Generation X.  We will test tech’s cult of youth against time honoured workplace wisdom.  Are young people simply smarter or does experience matter? Join us and help decide who the real disruptors and true leaders are.  Register to attend our AGM and member only event on 25 July in Auckland. 

Ngā mihi

Graeme Muller


Join Kirsty Traill’s keynote, The Future of Customer Engagement, tomorrow evening in Auckland. We have two tickets to giveaway! The first email received wins a double pass.

Join Canterbury Tech tomorrow for a discussion on Wellness and Wellbeing.  Meet EROAD’s Jarred Clayton on 9 July at NZSA’s next event in Auckland. 

Join Digital Identity NZ and FinTechNZ on 11 July in Wellington and 18 July in Auckland. Discussion includes how digital identity can provide more transparency in the financial services sector.   


The Indonesian Embassy is hosting the first Pacific Exposition, 11-14 July in Auckland. It’s aim is to promote economic opportunities between New Zealand, the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

Explore digital identity issues, challenges and opportunities at  Identity Conference 2019 – Identity as taonga: now and in the future, 26-27 August in Wellington.

Be among the first to meet dynamic founders who are fuelling our startup ecosystem. Attend Massey’s ecentre Innovation Showcase 2019 on 8 August in Auckland.


We asked FinTechNZ’s James Brown what Facebook’s new currency Libra means for New Zealand. Will our banks be ready and what are the security issues?

Entries for the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) close 30 June. Applications for the Callaghan Innovation R&D Experience Grants close 31 August. 

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