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New pilot encourages digital tech pathways

Today, we proudly announce a brand new pilot, showcasing tech careers for the next generation. The Ministry of Education and NZTech have partnered to host Tech21, to inspire ākonga (learners) into technology careers.   The Tech21 Summit on 24 May at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau has a number of young entrepreneurs and digital disruptors sharing their stories … Continue reading "New pilot encourages digital tech pathways"
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Password perfect?

Recently, I attended the announcement of the 2021 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards finalists where for the first time, NZTech entered the awards (Best Contribution to the Tech Sector category). Better still, we were named as finalists! The NZTech team is looking forward to attending the Awards Gala Dinner on 28 May in Auckland. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss … Continue reading "Password perfect?"
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NZTech Inform – Balancing risks and opportunities

Next month, CERT is running a Get Cyber Smart mini campaign, empowering New Zealanders, aged 55-64 to improve their online security.  CERT’s latest data shows this age group lost over $4 million in 2020 to scams and frauds.  Online banking, email and social media accounts can be vulnerable, especially if they don’t have strong passwords.  Password Perfect, … Continue reading "NZTech Inform – Balancing risks and opportunities"
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NZTech Inform – Preparing for the future of work

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role is the day to day variety. Tomorrow, I am speaking about the technology shaping New Zealand at the MobileTechAg conference in Rotorua. I will be exploring this statement by the New Zealand Productivity Commission – Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa, ‘the main problem facing New Zealand today isn’t too … Continue reading "NZTech Inform – Preparing for the future of work"
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NZTech Inform – Success breeds success

If someone told me a year ago that multiple billion dollar tech deals would play out this month, I wouldn’t have believed it.  However, the continuing growth and dynamism of the New Zealand tech sector was shown last week when Christchurch geoscience and ground modelling software company Seequent, was purchased by Bentley Systems for $1.46 billion.  In another … Continue reading "NZTech Inform – Success breeds success"
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NZTech Inform – let’s all choose to challenge!

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD) and TechWomen are celebrating at events in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and online. This year’s IWD campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge.  Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions, so we can all choose to call out gender bias and inequality to help create an inclusive world.  As the father of a … Continue reading "NZTech Inform – let’s all choose to challenge!"
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NZTech Inform – Questions that need answers

In Auckland, we have entered Alert Level 3 and have been asked to stay at home and work remotely if possible. So, instead of catching the bus to school this morning, our daughter joined her class online. We’ve been here before and we can do it again.