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NZTech Inform – Showcasing tech careers to teachers

You may be familiar with our award winning ShadowTech programme, inspiring girls to consider the tech industry and career paths.   For 2021, we have expanded this programme and now introduce ShadowTech Teachers!   Teachers and career advisors play an influential role by guiding and informing students about possible career pathways.  However, unless they have personally worked … Continue reading "NZTech Inform – Showcasing tech careers to teachers"
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NZTech Inform – accelerating tech for New Zealand’s benefit

Last week, in my role as Chair of the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand, I was delighted to meet with the Hon Dr David Clark whose new portfolios include Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Digital Economy and Communications, and Statistics.    We had an engaging discussion on creating a prosperous nation underpinned by technology.  This discussion crossed all three of my … Continue reading "NZTech Inform – accelerating tech for New Zealand’s benefit"
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NZTech Inform – boosting our economy with biotech

Later today, we will be sending NZTech’s Briefing to Incoming Ministers (BIMs) with recommendations ranging from reviewing the impact of the R&D tax credits on software companies to immediate border exemptions for non-citizens granted visas for IT occupations before border closures.
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NZTech Inform – staying safe online and in-person

As COVID-19 community transmission leaks from managed isolation and quarantine centres, momentarily slamming the brakes on the economy again, automated tracking will soon be adopted.  It is pleasing to finally see the Government enhancing the Covid-19 app with Apple and Google’s jointly developed Bluetooth contact tracking system.   Following the last lockdown, the excellent uptake of the … Continue reading "NZTech Inform – staying safe online and in-person"
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NZTech Inform – create valuable connections

Today, I am attending BioTechNZ’s Medicinal Cannabis Summit, which signals the launch of New Zealand’s regulated medicinal cannabis market.  This is New Zealand’s first conference on this high growth sector, combining medicine, science and technology.  Tomorrow, I am facilitating the technology stream and look forward to showcasing local tech firms to the medical community.  This month, … Continue reading "NZTech Inform – create valuable connections"