NZTech Update – Goodbye 2017!

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech Update

Kia Ora Readers,

Wow, another year almost done! Thanks for staying connected and reading my weekly update, this is our last for 2017. Please let me know if there is anything you would like addressed more often in 2018.

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Let’s encourage improvement!

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech News, NZTech Women

Do you tire of having to explain to colleagues, yet again, the benefits of diversity? Sometimes, it seems that our mission to celebrate and promote diversity in the tech sector falls on deaf ears. Let’s be honest, diversity and inclusion is a particularly sensitive issue and it is not well understood.

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NZTech Q&A: Sonya Williams

Chantal Thomas
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FinTech, NZTech Update

Sonya Williams is driven to solve big problems using technology and wants to help more people do the same! She has recently been appointed as NZTech board intern and shares her startup story.

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IoT devices topping Christmas wish lists in 2017

Chantal Thomas
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Industry News, NZ IoT Alliance

Exciting tech advances are playing a much greater part in Christmas gifts in New Zealand than ever before, Kriv Naicker, executive director of the New Zealand Internet of Things (IoT) Alliance says.

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A growing divide, but watch this tech space…

Georgia Taylor
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Media Release

The government is right to raise this concern that there is a growing digital divide, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says in response to a digital report released today.

Muller, one of New Zealand’s leading tech experts, says the opportunities emerging from the rapid exponential growth of technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles and augmented reality are fantastic for all Kiwis.

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Be part of the kiwi transport revolution!

Chantal Thomas
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AI Forum

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is calling for expressions of interest to join the Land Transport Future Technology Leadership Group. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of New Zealand’s transport technology.

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From petrol to electric vehicles, like cars replacing horses

Chantal Thomas
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Media Release, NZTech News

Some overseas reports say petrol cars may be obsolete by 2026 but either way the massive switch to electric vehicles will be the biggest disruptive change to people’s lives in more than 100 years, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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New Zealand to be at the forefront of AI

Chantal Thomas
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AI Forum, Industry News

Auckland University’s Michelle Dickinson and Soul Machines business chief Greg Cross are among top key speakers at the biggest artificial intelligence (AI) event ever to be held in New Zealand next year.

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Digital summit to build vision for more prosperous NZ

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech News

The biggest and most important international tech conference to be staged in New Zealand will be held in Auckland early next year which may pave the way for faster advances for the Kiwi economy.

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How MBIE is encouraging diversity in tech!

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech Women, Skills & Talent

New Zealand’s tech sector is growing, and assisting and fostering this growth is a key focus for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Within MBIE, the Digital Economy team was established in 2015 to support and encourage continued growth, working closely with the wider digital community.

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