16 November 2020
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"
09 November 2020
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"
The write up of our digital skills survey is well underway. Fortunately, we had almost 200 responses to the survey, including most of the largest employers.
02 November 2020
Thank goodness the election is over and Government can quickly get back to business. Labour's return to Government is good news for tech.
19 October 2020
Given every single tech firm I talk to describes a serious skills shortage, you would think most could take 10 minutes to help sort the problem.
12 October 2020
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
05 October 2020
28 September 2020
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"
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.
21 September 2020
Thanks to COVID-19, we are amid a digital revolution and changing the way the world does business.
14 September 2020