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Up to $7,000 available for women's leadership development

Women currently working in the IT sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7,000 to support participation in a leadership development programme. Women and Leadership New Zealand is a national initiative dedicated to supporting a higher representation of female leadership throughout New Zealand's public and private sector workforce and the broader community. Find out more...

February 22, 2019

Exciting Maori Blockchain Startup

It's Demo Day next week for Āhau, an exciting Māori blockchain startup I've been helping with.Āhau is a cultural identity and community management platform that enables tribes to better stay connected with their people, and increase community involvement and activity.Āhau have been working in the Centrality Accelerator powered by Lightning Lab, building a platform for tribal groups and indigenous peoples to address some of the major issues around tribal management, cultur...

February 22, 2019

Continuous learning and diverse thinking

Distilling the upsides of an ICT graduate programme...and pointers from industry leaders on running a successful programme in your own organisation.In our latest State of the CIO survey, we asked respondents - 131 most senior heads of ICT in New Zealand and Australia - whether they have a graduate programme specifically for the ICT department.Less than a fifth (13 per cent) said yes, with just 10 per cent saying they are planning to introduce one this year.The handful of those who have star...

February 21, 2019

An appetite for growth

Even the worldwide shortage of skilled IT professionals didn’t stop software specialist Company X from growing rapidly. If you want a shining example of a deliberate and disciplined growth strategy, look no further than Hamilton-based software specialist Company-X. Founded by David Hallett and Jeremy Hughes in 2012, “a ferocious appetite for growth from day one”, as Hallett describes it, has grown the business to more than 50 team members. Staff numbers doubled in a little over two years. ...

February 20, 2019

Bite-sized device a new take on wearable tech

You might have heard of wearable gadgets – but how about chewable technology?University of Auckland researchers have been pioneering a device which would allow the user to answer a phone call simply by biting down on it.ChewIt, developed by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute's Augmented Human Lab team, is a tiny piece of technology encased in a flexible, custom-made printed circuit board.By being operated from within your mouth, it enables discreet and hands-free interaction with your phone...

February 19, 2019

Spark’s newly completed Cat-M1 IoT network reaches 98% of New Zealanders

Spark announced today that it has completed a nationwide rollout of its Internet of Things (IoT) cellular (Cat-M1) network. Spark is the first company to confirm the nationwide completion of a Cat-M1 network in New Zealand.The network covers 98% of New Zealand’s population and has been deployed since September on over 96% of Spark’s mobile sites.This completed network will significantly expand the range of things that businesses across New Zealand can connect to, providing insights and contr...

February 18, 2019

3D printed breasts created for Kiwi women following mastectomies

A West Auckland woman's battle with cancer inspired her partner to create 3D printed breasts for women who have undergone mastectomies. Fay Cobbett, from Huapai, had the operation after a breast cancer diagnosis in 2015, but after deciding not to have reconstructive surgery, she struggled to find a comfortable alternative.Her partner Tim Carr made one for her and, three years on, the couple are set to digitally map the first Kiwi women registered to r...

February 14, 2019

Six tech trends shaping IT skills in demand for 2019

Now that we’re well into the New Year, it’s clear that the tech landscape shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Across almost every industry and sector, more and more traditional organisations are adopting technologies to streamline their processes and boost business efficiency. To ensure your IT career stays on track this year, we’ve compiled a list of six tech trends that will govern what skills will be in hot demand.Read more...

February 13, 2019

Boost for board of Kiwi environmental monitoring start-up

Stephen Reid and Bevan Adin join board of Kiwi environmental monitoring tech start-up TetherFast growing Kiwi tech start-up Tether – which designs and manufacturers monitoring systems that enable safe, healthy and comfortable living, learning and work environments – has appointed Bevan Adin and Stephen Reid to the board of the company.Read more...

February 12, 2019

It's a good time to be working in IT

New Zealand's tech sector grew 12 per cent last year and is not expected to slow down soon. That's putting upward pressure on the job market and on wages.Recruitment firm Talent puts the growth down to "digital transformation". Bianca Jones, its Wellington-based country manager, says government and large private sector organisations are shedding outdated processes and legacy technology."The key issue for a lot of those organisations is having enough people to be able to get in and overhaul what ...

February 12, 2019

Nationwide challenge helps teachers implement new curriculum content

A digital technologies challenge is helping teachers feel confident about introducing new curriculum content while also ensuring students have fun.Students and teachers all around the country are taking up the challenge to solve problems in their local schools and communities using technology.Find out more...

February 11, 2019

Are Kiwi jobs safe in a robotic age?

Robots are here and if you're not working with one already, chances are you will be soon and it'll make jobs more interesting and productive.Currently New Zealand is in a middle 27th place with 49 robots per 10,000 employees according to the International Federation of Robotics. However, other advanced nations have many more - South Korea leads the pack worldwide with 631 robots per 10,000 workers - and it's clear that we have to follow suit and automate to remain competitive in the world.Read m...

February 11, 2019

Farmers testing virtual fencing

Farm fences could be history as an Otago farm tests some cattle collars with a difference.State-owned enterprise Landcorp owns two farms in the Waipori area, both of which have land bordering Lake Mahinerangi.However, it faces the problem of fencing hundreds of kilometres to stop stock entering waterways.As a potential solution, this week it started a two-month trial, run by AgResearch, to test virtual fencing technology.Read more...

February 11, 2019

Technology being trialled to stop able-bodied motorists parking in mobility spaces

Some new technology is in the pipeline that's poised to keep mobility parks available for the people who really need them. Currently in its prototype stage of development, the technology was born out of a New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) initiative to bring the technology-savvy together to brainstorm a solution. Team ParkRite's Scott Palmer explained, "The detector is reading the permit. It looks up a central system and comes back with a red light [or] green light". "The red light will go on ...

February 8, 2019

Teenagers' digital management start-up sprints off the starting grid

A pair of teenagers are only just getting started with their digital management company, but their client list already includes a major motorsports championship and reaches around the world.Jordie Peters, 18, and Oliver Harper, 19, spent 12 months planning their venture 38 Design, ensuring it could offer myriad digital services, from website and social media management to design, branding, video and public relations, then revved it to life in December.Their biggest ...

February 8, 2019

Robotic process automation revisited: What's really going on?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a recent technology based on software robots that are configured to carry out business processes previously done by people. The software acts as a virtual worker, programmed to carry out operational procedures (Wilcox, Leslie, and Mary Lacity. 2016. Service Automation Robots And The Future Of Work)Software robots, or as now known as bots, interact with structured data, capturing, interpreting, and manipulating it across digital systems to trigger response...

February 8, 2019

Healthy home tech startup gains investor interest

Initiatives related to the sustainability of our planet are gaining great traction - and for good reason.One of these is healthy homes technology startup Tether, a company offering the EnviroQ, which is a battery (or mains) powered indoor environmental quality monitoring system for housing, schools, and work environments that intends to ensure quality living, learning, and working conditions all year round.It boasts a battery life of three years on six AA batteries while measuring indoor tempera...

February 7, 2019

Invitation to contribute to Māori engagement

Moving into their second full year of existence, the AI Forum NZ is well aware that engagement with the Māori community needs to grow. The AI Forum have a new initiative to increase the use of Te Reo in their content and to build better links with tangata whenua. If you are interested in exploring Māori AI initiatives in 2019, please get in touch....

February 7, 2019

New Zealand on the right track with new earthquake-resistant building technologies

New Zealand is on the right track with new construction technologies like "rocking walls" to help buildings withstand severe earthquakes, new research reveals.Researchers from the University of Auckland, University of Canterbury in collaboration with New Zealand research centre QuakeCoRE and the Tongji University in Shanghai, China, built and tested in a laboratory at Tongji University a two-storey concrete-walled building that incorporated the new technol...

February 7, 2019

NZ facing unprecedented fintech changes this year

New Zealanders will experience more unprecedented changes in financial technology in 2019 like never before, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says.Brown says Kiwis will see some amazing new developing trends this year, such as financial unbundling gaining momentum which will drive more competition and more transparency as New Zealand has witnessed in the life insurance sector.“It’s all happening this year. We will see new investment platforms will emerge like Sharesies and now Hatc...

February 5, 2019

'Tinder for things to do' app attracts big-name NZ tech investors

Christchurch entrepreneur Emily Heazlewood has raised money from some big name local tech investors for her Romer app - which she describes as "the Tinder for things to do". Romer lists activities and events in a city, plus the likes of walking trails and cafes. You can swipe left to dismiss them or, Tinder-style, swipe right to like them - at which point you can also loop in Facebook friends. And, yes, you could even use it for dating. The 24-year-old Heazlewood says her app has had more than 4...

February 5, 2019

NZ needs better tech to catch drivers who can't put their phones down

Put down your mobile phone if you’re driving – or risk getting snapped. Australia recently made that message loud and clear in a recent campaign around Sydney that caught more than 11,000 drivers – and that technology could have benefits for New Zealand, according to one industry insider.Mobile phone detection cameras were able to catch the law-flouting Sydney drivers in all conditions, including poor weather, high speeds, and at night.Volvo New Zealand’s general manager Coby Duggan beli...

February 4, 2019

Chorus kicking off ultra-ultra-ultrafast broadband trial

Chorus says it will trial super-fast broadband for 30 lucky households from mid-March.Triallists in the Auckland suburbs of Birkenhead and Avondale, and Johnsonville in Wellington, will get a fibre broadband connection with 10 gigabit per second bandwidth.To put that in perspective, that's 10 times faster than the fastest Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) connections today, and 1000 times the bandwidth of a copper dial-up connection.Read more...

February 4, 2019

Monetise-your-carpark app Parkable expands into Oz with acquisition bankrolled by Spark, NZVIF

Carpark space-sharing app Parkable has expanded across thehttps://www.nzherald.co.nz/tec... Tasman by buying Park Genie.Parkable chief executive Toby Littin says the deal will give his company's app access to 1200 carpark spaces in Brisbane, on top of the 5500 it already has on its books in NZ.The startup says it now has 50,000 users in Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and BrisbaneLittin won't give financials, but says the Park Genie deal was enabled by a funding round that...

February 4, 2019

FLINT: Digital Trust in 2019 - 14 March, Hamilton

Have you ever wondered about how much information companies have stored about you and what you do online? How secure is your bank information? And that’s just you as an individual - what about the companies that you work for - how do you ensure that your customers feel they are safe in dealing with you?We’ve pulled together an evening event where you can hear from the experts about these things, as well as some of the scary stories about what is really going on in the dark side of cyber crim...

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