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MobileTechAg - 7 & 8 April 2020, Rotorua

Brings together 300 technology leaders, innovative developers, early adopters and the next generation of primary industry operators from throughout New Zealand and Australia. MobileTECH is an annual event showcasing the digital technologies transforming the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors.Find out more and register...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

October 22, 2019

Company-X spearheading IT opportunities

For half an hour, Cabinet Minister and Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta visited a cow milking shed, and the Te Kowhai gas station site, without leaving the offices of Company-X in Hamilton.Equipped with Company-X's virtual reality headset, Ms Mahuta was able to step into a created world where she could interact with everything around her from cows, to taps and gas valves.Read more...

October 21, 2019

Taking ag-tech from Dunedin to Ethiopia and beyond

Otago-grown agricultural technology company Techion has cornered an international market. Its founder, Greg Mirams, explained how the internet of things and fast fibre broadband has transformed the way he does business.In a Dunedin bedroom in 1992, Greg Mirams invented Techion’s founding product: FEKPAKG2. It was developed to help local farmers test the effectiveness of their drenching processes, a technique farmers and vets use to control parasites in animals. It’s an integral part of New Z...

October 21, 2019

Are ewe kidding? How to tell sheep apart

Farmers may flock to a faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly way to tell their sheep apart.Dunedin's Benoit Auvray and Greg Peyroux received funding from New Zealand's innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation, to prototype the world's first sheep machine-learning model.Through their venture, Iris Data Science, they created Sheep NN, a model that analyses goats and cattle, as well as sheep.Read more...

October 21, 2019

Engineering Design Show displays innovative student work

A recycled plastic bike and robotic apple picker were among the many projects featured at the annual Engineering Design Show held this week, showcasing the innovative and exciting things students from the University's School of Engineering have been working on.Situated at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, from Tuesday 15 October to Thursday 17 October, the event was the perfect opportunity to meet talented engineering students and academic staff, and learn about their work and exper...

October 18, 2019

Enlighten Designs Wins Microsoft Partner Cloud for Good Award

Living on an island, you’re never far from a beach. Kiwis are proud of their coastlines, and rightfully so; we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. As part of the Maori tradition of Kaitiakitanga (stewardship of the earth), it’s our responsibility to ensure those beaches stay clean for future generations.To that end, Enlighten Designs partnered with New Zealand’s Sustainable Coastlines, a charity devoted to safeguarding the country’s shores, to mobilise communities to co...

October 17, 2019

Spark subsidiary launches incubator to accelerate decentralised identity

MATTR, a subsidiary of Spark, has launched the MATTR CoLab Incubator to accelerate the development of decentralised identity technologies and solutions.Decentralised identity aims to create an environment where people, organisations and things can prove things about themselves over the Internet in a privacy preserving way. This privacy respecting approach facilitates data minimisation which protects the rights of individuals and minimises risks for the organisations they interact ...

October 16, 2019

Humanoid Robots In Christchurch

Christchurch Airport has added robot Pepper to its study of disruptive technologies, alongside the Autonomous Smart Shuttle and Virtual Reality training for its fire service.Airport Chief Executive Malcolm Johns says three Pepper robots have been under wraps at the airport for a few months while staff test what Pepper can and could do, but one is about to go into the terminal to learn a whole lot more in public view.Read more...

October 14, 2019

Elevating the Customer Experience: A Chat with Damon Kelly, CEO Enlighten Designs

Recently, Sitecore held its Partner Advisory Council (PAC) in Kyoto, Japan to educate and assist its partners to reach potential customers. Damon Kelly, Enlighten’s CEO, represented the firm at the event, sharing his knowledge with attendees. Kelly sat down with us to share what he learned at the PAC, including what we can expect from Sitecore in the near future, trends in personalisation, and tips on how businesses can truly connect with customers to forge long-lasting relationships.&nbs...

October 11, 2019

Milk company Miraka reporting farm-specific carbon emissions

In what it says is a first for New Zealand, this month Taupō-based dairy company Miraka will be reporting farm-specific carbon emissions for each of the over 100 farms it works with. The reports will give a detailed understanding of greenhouse gas emissions, and compare results between farms."Currently many of our farmers have little awareness of their carbon footprint," says Grant Jackson, Miraka's general manager of milk supply. "Measurement and reporting are the first steps in the ...

October 10, 2019

What you missed at IoT Half-Day Conference

The NZ 2019 IoT Half-Day Conference, sponsored by Spark and LEAP Australia, on 3 October in Auckland showcased many examples of New Zealand IoT solutions and gave the 120 attendees the chance to gain insight from those who deployed them.Smart City and Industry4.0 were the themes of the event, with each category detailing a broad mix of case studies.Read more...

October 9, 2019

This student has IT in her jeans

Eunji Min is in the third year of her fashion design degree at Wintec School of Media Arts and she was looking at ways to upcycle denim jeans into bags, connect the ‘owners’ and encourage sustainable living. The result is the Contrisumer project.Min says ‘Contrisumer’ is a combination of the words 'contributor' and 'consumer' and the project’s aim was to develop an app for the consumer to connect them to the contributor, or at least source the denim for her Cheong Ba. G,...

October 7, 2019

Robotics, satellite data, remote sensing projects short-listed for Aerospace award

New technologies for monitoring water quality and improving outcomes for farmers are key themes among finalists in this year's NZ Aerospace Challenge.The brief for the challenge was to design solutions to identify, monitor or measure water or soil pollution using satellite data and unmanned aircraft technology.Agricultural engineering teacher Majeed Safa has an interest in modelling and simulation in agriculture, and is joined by a plant scientist, a geographic information scientist and a d...

October 6, 2019

Big data the future for farming, says LIC

LIC's positive financial performance for the year will act as a catalyst to investment in technology and data platforms, the company says.Speaking at the dairy co-operative's annual meeting on Thursday, LIC chairman and Nelson dairy farmer Murray King said LIC was in a strong position to continue to invest in technology and data platforms to fuel genetics and herd management innovations.LIC reported net profits of $22.2million, up 139% from $9.3million the previous year.Read more...

October 5, 2019

Farming ‘ripe for internet of things technology’

Innovation and sustainability were the threads running through a Grow Waikato event focused on the dairy industry in September.Gallagher deputy CEO Kahl Betham, one of five speakers at the forum held at Wintec’s Atrium, said the internet of things was having a huge impact on farming, with potential for improving animal health and productivity.“The internet of things is the megatrend happening around the world,” he said.Read more...

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