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NZTech Update – Culture tech and the launch of NZ IoT Alliance

Jackie Clark
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Tena koe Readers

As a first-time contributor to NZ Tech’s weekly updates and by way of introduction, I’ve recently joined the NZTech board to help build a supporting head of steam under New Zealand’s creative technologists and the local tech companies focused on culture and creative industries opportunities.

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NZTech Update – Trade Agenda 2030, FinTech, IoT and more

Jackie Clark
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On Friday, the Prime Minister announced increased focus on international trade and released the government’s Trade Agenda for the next 10 years. It was great to see the tech sector and digital exports highlighted as areas of focus to help improve New Zealand’s export diversification. Meanwhile, the Hon Todd McClay, has invited NZTech to join a Ministerial Advisory Group on Trade to help ensure the needs of the country’s largest exporters are being met.

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NZTech Update – Techweek kick-off, IoT research and skills shortage

Jackie Clark
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It has been a busy week for the entire NZTech team, starting last Monday with the Techweek kick-off for event hosts in Auckland. With around 200 events scheduled across New Zealand during Techweek, it is essential they run smoothly.

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NZTech Update – Gratitude, tech talent and what’s on!

Jackie Clark
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It is with regret that I announce that Bennett Medary has stepped down from his role on the NZTech Board, following a six and a half year tenure. Bennett has been instrumental in the success of NZTech establishing itself as the leading voice of the tech community for New Zealand. Now that Bennett has completed transitioning new members onto the Board, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience, he has decided to step down.

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NZTech Update – Kathmandu tech talks and celebrating women on #IWD2017

Jackie Clark
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Hi Readers

Thank you for all your great suggestions about how to fit in my daily run while in transit through Singapore. I opted for a slow jog to the departure gate and according to my GPS running app it was 1.8km. The next day, I got my run in around the vibrant streets of Kathmandu which was devastated by a 7.8 earthquake in 2015, killing almost 10,000 people and leaving 3.5 million homeless. Like Christchurch and Kaikoura, the resilience of this city is clearly visible, but unlike New Zealand, people continue to live and work in crumbling buildings.

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NZTech Update – 100 days, Techweek is coming and Kathmandu (not the shop!)

Jackie Clark
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During the Christmas holidays, it sounded like a great idea when a group of my friends all decided to do a run, for at least 10 minutes, every day for 100 days. How hard can it be, I thought? 10 minutes is just a jaunt down the road to the dairy and back. The funny thing about committing out loud to a bunch of people and tracking our daily progress, is that even though it is hard to keep it up, it is still exhilarating. So, tomorrow morning I need to complete run number 44 at 5am so I can fit it in before the NZTech Government and Technology Summit. Crazy, I know.

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NZTech Update – Connect, promote and advance NZTech

Jackie Clark
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Last year, I joined the board of NZTech alongside my role at Oracle. As part of our drive to create a prosperous New Zealand underpinned by a vibrant technology industry we have a passionate team #NZTechWomen, dedicated to inspiring women into the sector. It is vital that we promote technology as a worthwhile and exciting career option for the next generation of women. We need to breakdown any stereotypes and preconceptions young girls may have about the tech industry.

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NZTech Update – FinTechNZ, NZTech Women update and more

Jackie Clark
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Hi Readers

The NZTech team had another busy week with FinTechNZ launch events in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.  The ability to support the development of a new tech association and help it reach critical mass quickly is thanks to the collaboration between the NZTech Board and a Core Working Group of FinTechNZ representatives.  This is being driven with passion by our Chair, Mitchell Pham.  Within a month of launching, FinTechNZ will be hosting its first international engagement, a FinTech business delegation from UK and Australia visiting Auckland.  Minister Dean was present for the Wellington launch and congratulated NZTech and other industry leaders for their foresight.  NZTech continues to grow our wider alliance of technology-related associations and with the launch of FinTechNZ, now numbers 12.  If you are a current member of NZTech and wish to become a member of FinTechNZ we have arranged a heavy discount on your behalf.   Contact me for further information.

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NZTech Update – Blade running technology and a new role available.

Jackie Clark
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Don’t you love these summertime four day weeks? Despite a few short weeks, plenty has been happening. Last Wednesday, I attended the New Zealand Pinot Noir Gala Dinner with NZTech member Wine-Searcher.com, the world’s leading wine pricing database and searching site. Yet, another cool tech success story from New Zealand. The keynote speaker was 23 year old Liam Malone, double gold medallist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, taking the world record from Oscar Pistorius. Liam is an impressive young Kiwi athlete who used technology to his advantage; “I wasn’t necessarily the strongest, but I was the smartest and got the most from my technology” he said.

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NZTech Update – NZTech is amped-up for 2017!

Jackie Clark
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Happy New Year! I trust you have enjoyed a well deserved rest and recharged your batteries for the year ahead. I have been back from holiday for one week and already the NZTech team has a “to do” list as long as my arm! In 2017, our major projects include the;

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