Kiwi virtual reality and augmented reality getting real

Chantal Thomas
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Media Release

The New Zealand virtual reality and augmented reality (VRAR) industry sector’s forecast revenues are estimated to be worth more than $320 million within two years, a report release today says.

The publication was commissioned by the New Zealand Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Association (NZVRARA), which is a part of the New Zealand Tech Alliance.

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Fresh tech advances driving growth in fintech

Chantal Thomas
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FinTech

New Zealand financial sector will be able to provide their clients with unprecedented online advice from next year and a leading fintech expert today urged companies to start looking to the process sooner rather than later as the FMA is expecting substantial submissions early next year.

FinTechNZ general manager James Brown says Kiwi companies will not need to wait until the Financial Advisers Act (FAA) is reformed in 2019, according to the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).

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More Kiwis buying into artificial intelligence

Chantal Thomas
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AI Forum, NZTech News

New Zealanders are buying into the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) as it is creeps into many walks of everyday life, an AI specialist says.

New Zealand needs to actively embrace artificial intelligence at a faster rate as an extraordinary opportunity and challenge for New Zealand’s future, Artificial Intelligence Forum of New Zealand (AIFNZ) executive director Ben Reid says.

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NZTech Update – AI and Digital Transformation

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech Update

Hi Readers,

If you emailed me recently, I apologise if I haven’t replied. My only excuse is that I turned off my phone and had a couple of weeks away, returning to a few hundred messages. Despite living in technology filled world, there is nothing quite like a digital holiday to cleanse the mind. While a full inbox could appear stressful, I am working with the theory that if it is important you will write to me again!

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China investor superstars seek tech opportunities

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FinTech, Industry News

Source: https://exportertoday.co.nz/news/china-investor-superstars-seek-tech-opportunities

 

A high profile group of investors from China are coming to New Zealand seeking to learn more about opportunities with New Zealand technology companies.

New Zealand technology companies are invited to attend the event in Auckland on 16 October.

The Summit is being organised by the China Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand, Bank of China New Zealand (Ltd) and the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund. The event is also supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

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Leading NZ tech businessman honoured

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Media Release, Uncategorized

A leading tech businessman, who has possibly done more to improve trade ties with Vietnam than any other New Zealander, was last night recognised for his leadership at the Auckland University of Technology Business School’s NZ Business Support Excellence awards.

Augen director, NZTech and FinTechNZ chair Mitchell Pham was one of the finalists at the gala event in Auckland.

Pham has impeccable links with South East Asia and was pivotal in setting up the Kiwi Tech Connection Hub in Ho Chi Minh city to help Kiwi tech businesses accelerate presence and engagement in the ASEAN region.

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NZTech Update – Digital Nations & Techweek’18

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech Update

Hi Readers,

I thought you may like a quick update on significant NZTech event projects that are currently in development:

Mark your diary for 19-20 February for Digital Nations 2030. This Summit brings together leading digital governments and international thought leaders alongside local leaders to develop a digital vision. The Summit will be an excellent opportunity to learn which strategies are working overseas and how they can be adapted for our local economy. On day two, separate forums provide a deep dive into Future Education and Workforce, Future Health, Future Society, Future Productive Sectors and Future Finance.

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My year as the NZTech Board Intern

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech News

Last year, when I was appointed to the NZTech Board, I knew it was going to be an exciting internship. As a young executive in the tech world I was looking forward to exposing the board to fresh thinking, but at the same time learning about board governance.

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NZTech Update – Creativity & collaboration in education

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NZTech Update

Hi Readers,

With business as usual, I have been able to return some of my energy to the new Digital Technologies curricula due to be launched in 2018. This change, if well implemented, provides New Zealand’s education system with an opportunity to evolve.

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First ever NZ Tech Leaders group launched

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Media Release, NZTech News

A new national group of New Zealand’s leading tech experts was formed in Auckland today, because the country is facing unprecedented growth and change in tech – which is now the nation’s fastest growing sector.

Tech Leaders has been set up with the support of NZTech and is a group of passionate New Zealand tech, digital and ICT focused-executives from leading organisations that will work together, with the support of NZTech, to use their experience to help address tech related issues of national importance.

NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says New Zealanders are seeing dramatic tech changes the likes of which have never been seen before.

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