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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"
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NZTech Inform – vital information required!

Recently, every second conversation I have had with members has been about the difficulty in finding the tech people they need to run and grow their businesses
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NZTech Inform – emerging issues for our economic recovery

Kia ora, Until COVID-19 struck, large New Zealand businesses and fast growing tech firms were bringing in thousands of highly skilled digital professionals each year. The local education system has been able to produce approximately 5000 new computer science graduates a year, but hi-tech firms used the international market for advanced skills such as machine … Continue reading "NZTech Inform – emerging issues for our economic recovery"
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Digital skills for our digital future

Stand by this week for the launch of the 2020 Digital Skills Survey. We are refreshing the national digital skills survey to establish a new baseline of current digital skills in the market and identifying required skills.