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'Cloud guys' push Waikato tech hub: The Instillery pitches NZ-based public cloud

Lifestyle and local ties helped land a computing company's headquarters in Hamilton.The Instillery's team members are known as the cloud guys - they move businesses away from traditional IT hardware and onto the cloud.They're also into data, which founder and chief executive Mike Jenkins said is the new oil.Read more...

November 8, 2019

Institute of Awesome: school camp reimagined

A former outdoor education camp in 40 hectares of regenerated bush in Raglan will re-open its doors in 2020 as a rebooted school camp where young innovators will have their pick of technology and science to find solutions to real-world problems.Read more...

November 8, 2019

IT Partners only Hamilton finalist in Humankind Employee Experience Workplace Awards

Hamilton company, IT Partners has been ranked one of the best places to work in the national 2019 Humankind Employee Experience Workplace Awards.Sitting alongside Xero, Sharesies and Overland Footwear, the company is the only finalist from the Hamilton area and is open to sharing their initiatives in order to support local businesses who are seeking ways to develop their workplace experience programmes.Read more...

November 8, 2019

Te Awamutu College student Bert Downs wins in Skills Bright Sparks contest

Te Awamutu College Year 12 student and recently announced School Dux, Bert Downs, has capped off a successful week by being named a winner in the Skills Bright Sparks Competition.But it was an app that allows parents and siblings of wayward teens to eject them from the shower and a scanner that helps the visually impaired to 'read' colours that are the two overall award-winning inventions in this year's Skills Bright Sparks competition.Read more...

November 8, 2019

Sold on electric vehicles after petrol bills pile up

He used to make fun of electric vehicles, now Shane Hobson sells them.It was the petrol bill from his wife's 15-minute commute to the city from Whatawhata that spun the wheel for him. "She was commuting into Hamilton every day, spending $60 a week on petrol and I thought, she's a good contender for an electric car."Read more...

November 6, 2019

All-in-one transport app just one idea floated at Lightning Lab GovTech

Imagine an app that consolidates all transport options, allowing you to check bus times, see how much driving your own car might cost, or if ane-scooter is just around the corner.That app - Arrive - was one of 10 ideas pitched to decision-makers as part of Lightning Lab GovTech - a tech innovation "accelerator" programme's demonstration at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington on Tuesday afternoon.Read more...

November 5, 2019

Industry 4.0 Breakfast Forum - 28 Nov, Lower Hutt

Callaghan Innovation, in close co-operation with international & local industry technology leaders: SEW, SMC, IFM & NZ Controls, will invite NZ business leaders, plant managers & designers, to join us for a unique breakfast forum. Focussed on New Zealand’s uptake of Industry 4.0 concepts. Find out more and register...

November 1, 2019

Hack Aotearoa 2020 - 17-19 Jan, Auckland

This event will build on the success of the 2019 event and will include a healthcare datathon – the first event of its kind in New Zealand. During this event we will bring together health professionals, data scientists and innovators to collaborate and leverage data science methodologies to analyse datasets and seek solutions for clinical challenges and information gaps in healthcare. We aim to harness insights gained from datasets across the care continuum including primary and secondary...

November 1, 2019

Jason Catchpole (UneeQ)

What role do you play in the local/NZ tech sector? I am a software engineer/scientist (I often wear both hats) who has worked for many local and international companies. I am normally brought in when there is a specific project that needs my specialist skills involving computer vision & machine learning. What is your favourite habit to keep up to date with the latest technology trends?  I like to follow technology news.  There are many, many websites for this such a...

November 1, 2019

NZ’s TIN200 top tech companies on a $12b winning streak

New Zealand’s tech sector is on a phenomenal road to success, as New Zealand’s 200 largest tech export companies by revenue (TIN200) exceeded more than $12 billion in revenue and more than $8 billion in export earnings.Those are some of the figures from the 2019 Technology Investment Network (TIN) report, which was launched at a gala awards event in Auckland last night.Read more...

November 1, 2019

A&G Price install 1000 solar panels, the largest hybrid in NZ

One of New Zealand's largest and longest established engineering works has taken a step into the future.In a marriage of old and new, A&G Price, a historical foundry in Thames, have installed 1016 solar panels.Passers-by may have noticed the large scaffolding stretching up to the top of the building on Beach Rd, and general manager Peter Yates said interest had been mounting.Read more...

November 1, 2019

Datacom tops TIN200 rankings as ICT sector surges ahead

The yearly stock-take of the tech sector, the TIN200 report, found the industry in robust good health, gaining $1.1 billion in revenue to reach $12.1 billion in total.It was the second year running the report recorded both double digit revenue growth and growth of more than $1 billion and the third time in the past four years.The sector employs 51,569 people, cracking the 50,000 barrier for the first time, and exports $8.7 billion across ICT, biotech and high tech manufacturing. However, it was ...

November 1, 2019

DX 20 - 17 March, Auckland

New Zealand’s premier digital leadership summit is back for 2020. With 4 keynotes and refreshed streams that align with applications of DX, this is an event you won’t want to miss.Find out more and register...

November 1, 2019

Spark an Agile Journey - 26 Nov, Hamilton

In this lunchtime talk Simon Collinson will share Spark's Agile transformation journey. Whether you’ve heard or read about Spark’s leap into Agile, are intrigued about how a large traditional business did this or have some questions, then this is one not to miss.Find out more and register....

November 1, 2019

Data4Good Conference - 14 Nov, Auckland

Data4Good uses data insights and proven solutions to help create a culture where businesses can be successful while creating a positive social or environmental impact.Read more...

November 1, 2019

AWS TechShift - 20 Nov, Auckland

Join us for this essential event for business and technology leaders from software companies looking to build new cloud applications, or migrate their applications to the cloud.Find out more and register...

November 1, 2019

Digital Health Week NZ & HiNZ - 18-22 Nov, Hamilton

Digital Health Week NZ features over a range of events and workshops, catering to the various professions and topics within digital health. The week culminates with the HiNZ Conference, New Zealand's largest digital health event.Find out more...

November 1, 2019

Te Awamutu couple's energy efficient Ehaus

Chris and Sue Kay have invested more than $1 million to build an energy-efficient eHaus in Te Awamutu because they want a comfortable home within walking distance of everything they might need for their retirement years.Hamilton-based eHaus licencee Ross Brown says the project was the seventh of his company's projects in the Waikato and the first in Te Awamutu of its eHaus 'Pacific' range. While eHauses cost about 15 per cent more to build than a standard home, they are designed around the clima...

October 31, 2019

Award-winning Waikato student researching wave power for sustainable energy

A University of Waikato PhD student plans to harness the power of New Zealand’s coastlines to provide affordable, clean and sustainable electricity using wave power.Danielle Bertram, originally from South Africa, has been studying the ocean’s potential to generate renewable energy and she believes New Zealand’s vast coastlines mean we’re well placed to use the technology.Read more...

October 31, 2019

Tech sector will be bigger than dairy in three to five years: TIN boss

The technology sector boomed in FY2019, cementing its position as one of our largest export earners according to the annual TIN (Technology Investment Network) Report.The NZ Trade & Enterprise-backed survey of our largest tech companies by revenue (the "TIN200") found total tech sector revenue rose by more than $1 billion for the second year in a row as it jumped from $11.0b to $12.1b.Read more...

October 31, 2019

AI, the law and the ‘Digital Rembrandt’

The University of Waikato has launched the Technology in Legal Education for New Zealand (TeLENZ) project to equip future lawyers with the skills to handle the changes technology is creating in legal practice, saying the law is being transformed by technologies such as cyber security and AI.The move comes as one New Zealand lawyer questions whether anyone can own copyright on a — very good — ‘digital Rembrandt’ created by artificial intelligence.The Waikato University projec...

October 24, 2019

Meet the winners of the 2019 Reseller News Innovation Awards

Reseller News has honoured New Zealand’s best and brightest channel players at the 2019 Reseller News Innovation Awards, recognising the achievements of an outstanding line-up of partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.Hosted by comedian and television personality Te Radar, the event saw over 480 attendees representing New Zealand’s channel community come together to celebrate the achievements of more than 30 winners on the night.Among the winners were Datacom, e...

October 24, 2019

Is Siri always listening?

One of several questions asked by attendees at the inaugural Tech in the CBD event series where Brendan Roberts, CEO at Aider - the digital assistant for small business, provided insights on the growing voice assistant trend. Hamilton Central Business Association talked about the value of leveraging pedestrian data to make more informed decisions around promotions, staffing and opening hours.Read more...

October 24, 2019

Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million

Leading data scientists at the University of Waikato have been awarded $13 million this week for a new research project that will help New Zealanders solve critical environmental problems facing our country.This is the largest project to be funded in recent years at the University and will be spread over seven years.The TAIAO project (Time-Evolving Data Science / Artificial Intelligence for Advanced Open Environmental Science) will not only be researched-based but eventually ...

October 23, 2019

Kiwis leaders in global race for fibre adoption

IDC’s ConsumerScape 360 Survey reports that 44% of New Zealand consumers now primarily access the internet through a fibre connection.New Zealand’s adoption rate is more than double the average worldwide rate of 20%, and second only to Japan.Despite the worldwide average remaining the same as it was in 2018, New Zealand consumer adoption has seen an 11% increase in 2019 from 33% last year.At the same time, New Zealand saw increased adoption of a range of paid digital services in 2019. R...

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