The PM is off to the US to spruik our tech

Peter Griffin, Editor. 18 March 2022, 10:56 am It’s always been the big dream for New Zealand tech start-up founders, to make it in the biggest market of well-heeled buyers – America. We’ve had some success in doing so, but mainly in lucrative niches and in the business to business space rather than selling to […]

Griffin on Tech: The PM is off to the US to spruik our tech

Peter Griffin, Editor. 18 March 2022, 10:56 am It’s always been the big dream for New Zealand tech start-up founders, to make it in the biggest market of well-heeled buyers – America. We’ve had some success in doing so, but mainly in lucrative niches and in the business to business space rather than selling to […]

Plenty of critical tech worker visas still up for grabs

Peter Griffin, Editor. 17 March 2022, 7:55 am The Government’s tech class exception to border restrictions, allowing up to 600 visas to be issued to highly skilled tech workers has received strong interest, but there are plenty of visas still to be allocated. That’s according to NZTech Chief Executive who used an ITP NZ webinar […]

Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters

Victoria MacLennan. 16 March 2022, 6:42 pm Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters. Let me introduce myself.  Ko Kaukau te maunga te rū nei taku ngākau Ko Maitai te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara Nō Whakatū ahau E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Te Whanga-nui-a-tara e noho nei au Ko […]

ITP’s new leader honoured at CIO Awards

Peter Griffin, Editor. 15 March 2022, 11:00 am The annual CIO Awards were celebrated with an online ceremony last night that saw incoming IT Professionals NZ Chief Executive Victoria MacLennan honoured for her outstanding contribution to business and technology in New Zealand. MacLennan took over the top job at IT Professionals from outgoing CEO Paul […]

The White House is coming for the crypto market

Peter Griffin, Editor. 10 March 2022, 10:03 am President Biden has issued a long-anticipated executive order directing officials to establish a framework overseeing cryptocurrencies. The move could see regulation introduced governing the use and trade of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, which have slumped in value this year, but also smooth the way for […]

Celebrating our awesome wāhine working in tech

Digital Future Aotearoa, Contributors. 08 March 2022, 4:57 pm The Digital Future Aotearoa team is made up of some amazing wāhine, many of whom never thought they’d end up working in tech. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate our wāhine in tech. Everyone’s journey is unique, although we often share challenges. This International Women’s Day we […]

Telco sector proof of difference real competition can make – TCF

Peter Griffin, Editor. 08 March 2022, 3:30 pm The Commerce Commission’s long-awaited decision on intervention to improve competition in the highly-concentrated groceries market has received mixed reviews at best. The Commission today revealed that its analysis of the grocery market dominated by the supermarket chains owned by Foodstuffs and Woolworths NZ generated $430 million in […]

Griffin on Tech: Ukraine’s tech community goes to war

Peter Griffin, Editor. 04 March 2022, 4:42 pm The last time you watched TV news footage of buildings being blown to bits, the images probably came from Aleppo or Benghazi. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is different. This is a country of 44 million people that has aspirations to be part of the European Union. […]