Insights Into Tertiary Engagement from Summer of Tech

Guest Post from Summer of Tech. 09 September 2022, 11:46 am The fabulous team at Summer of Tech recently shared insights on what students have been going through this year and what they are seeing coming down the pipeline for intern and graduate recruitment. They have kindly allowed us to repost their blog here. Disclaimer […]

AI, smart sensors, robotics feature in $236.5 million Endeavour funding round

Peter Griffin, Editor. 08 September 2022, 3:17 pm The tech industry has long lamented the absence in New Zealand of a dedicated research fund for tech-related projects. It means that cutting-edge artificial intelligence, robotics and quantum computing proposals have to duke it out in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s annual Endeavour Fund round […]

ITP news in brief 6th September

Victoria MacLennan. 06 September 2022, 10:45 pm Kia Ora Koutou ITP members, I am 90% confident the cold like symptoms that meant I was too tired to finish writing this post up last night is actually Covid – this is my first experience so lets see how it goes. For that reason this really is […]

Many farmers don’t see value in digital technologies

Peter Griffin, Editor. 06 September 2022, 1:48 pm Our primary sector is responsible for over $50 billion in export earnings each year and is under pressure to become more sustainable as consumer preferences change. But when it comes to using digital technologies on the farm to become more efficient producers, 41% of growers and farmers […]

Griffin on Tech: Policy u-turns, tax and the digital economy

Peter Griffin, Editor. 02 September 2022, 11:39 am Did you know that the Uber ride you took last week probably didn’t include GST? Neither did I, until this week and the Government’s embarrassing u-turn on attempting to apply GST to Kiwisaver investment fees. Why Labour MPs didn’t recognise that tax proposal as the political powderkeg […]

Government levers to help solve the skills and talent shortage

Victoria MacLennan. 02 September 2022, 11:38 am Yesterday I met with Minister Clark and Minister Tinetti and associated officials from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). It was a nice meeting, they said positive things about the collaboration between industry and government in development […]

The 86 million: micro credentials key to tackling digital skills shortages

Peter Griffin, Editor. 01 September 2022, 9:15 am There are around 86 million people across seven countries in the Asia Pacific region that will need digital skills training – in the next year. That’s according to research by AlphaBeta and commissioned by Amazon Web Services, which held its Public Sector Summit in Canberra this week. […]

Big tech names invest in Atomic.io

Peter Griffin, Editor. 30 August 2022, 12:44 pm A who’s who of New Zealand veteran tech investors have backed Wellington start-up Atomic.io in a series A investment round that raised $4.5 million. Atomic helps businesses include their customer experience with web-based and in-app engagement. Its existing customers include ANZ, Foodstuffs, Kiwibank and BNZ and its […]

ITP News in brief 29th August

Victoria MacLennan. 29 August 2022, 9:33 pm Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters, If you are a tad older, like me, you might not have dived into the world of TikTok yet. Duncan Grieve of the Spinoff tells us that – Teens have brutally dumped Facebook for TikTok. What does it mean for NZ? […]