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NZTech Update – BioTech, Blockchain and GovTech

Kia Ora Last week was particularly busy.  It began with the Board meeting for the relaunched Blockchain Association and finished with Blockworks, which is the best blockchain event I have ever attended. During the week I also attended the Board meeting for BIOTechNZ and later listened to Minister Parker share his extensive biotech experience and … Continue reading "NZTech Update – BioTech, Blockchain and GovTech"
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NZTech Update – Developing work ready skills

Kia Ora This weekend, I reviewed the preliminary results from the recent Internship Survey as part of the Digital Skills Forum work to address the ongoing skills challenges we all face.  With 500 responses the survey provides a statistically significant sample size which will allow the Digital Skills Forum members (NZTech, IT Professionals, NZRise, MBIE, … Continue reading "NZTech Update – Developing work ready skills"
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NZTech Update – R&D tax credits and Te Reo

Last week, I caught up with Minister Woods about the R&D tax credits.   It looks like they have taken on board everyone’s feedback and things are progressing positively.  The Minister acknowledged the challenges of establishing a rules based system that included some ‘development’ and not just ‘research’ and how software development can be better included.  … Continue reading "NZTech Update – R&D tax credits and Te Reo"
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NZTech Update – Creating AgriTech Connections

At 5.30am this morning, my flight from San Francisco landed in Auckland, but the travel has been well worth the effort!  After spending time in California, I now have a better understanding of how alternative protein companies are tracking towards commercialisation.  Market entry won’t happen overnight, as many companies still need to scale manufacturing and … Continue reading "NZTech Update – Creating AgriTech Connections"
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NZTech Update – Creating AgriTech Connections

Good morning from Silicon Valley!  This week, I am in San Jose, California with the Agritech New Zealand and Callaghan Innovation agritech immersion programme.  Our delegation includes 30 delegates from throughout New Zealand and we have a full schedule.  We are visiting several cutting edge farming facilities, meeting investors and forming connections with the US … Continue reading "NZTech Update – Creating AgriTech Connections"