Mark Zuckerberg’s faithful ally departs

Peter Griffin, Editor. 02 June 2022, 2:03 pm Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Meta and one of the original employees at Facebook is moving on from the company she had a strong hand in steering. Sandberg ends a 14-year tenure at the company as a billionaire with a reputation as an astute tech […]

Unfinished business on the digital divide – Jordan Carter

Peter Griffin, Editor. 31 May 2022, 5:37 pm He led InternetNZ for the best part of a decade, but Jordan Carter admits he feels frustrated at a lack of progress on bridging the digital divide. Carter is “thinking up the next adventure” according to his LinkedIn profile and is currently travelling in the US. But […]

Monday news in brief 30th May

Victoria MacLennan. 30 May 2022, 11:45 pm Kia ora koutou, It was a cold wet winters day today, the penultimate day of May, I was working from home with the fire going and merino socks on. The exhaustion of TechWeek is a distant memory but the people I met and mahi they shared are not, […]

Griffin on Tech: Tech innovation and tragedy in the US

Peter Griffin, Editor. 27 May 2022, 1:41 pm It has been an immensely enjoyable week travelling abroad for the first time in over two years and reconnecting with the world beyond our borders. I’ve spent most of the week visiting IBM’s research labs at Yorktown Heights and Poughkeepsie, catching up on the latest developments in […]

Small business over the worst impacts of the pandemic, increasing IT spend

Peter Griffin, Editor. 26 May 2022, 7:51 am Most Kiwi small and medium-sized businesses are out of the “survival mode” that got them through the lockdowns and disruption of the pandemic and are now dialling up spending on cloud, cybersecurity, and laptops/PCs, according to analyst group IDC. A survey of over 1,000 SMBs across New […]

ITP News in brief (on a Wednesday) 25th May

Victoria MacLennan. 25 May 2022, 11:17 pm It was my birthday on Monday and one of my rules in life is to never work on my birthday, so the ITP News in brief is coming to you on a Wednesday instead. Check out this awesome panel on Cyber Security Capability TechWeek22 was last week and […]

Canada follows NZ and other Five Eyes partners with Huawei ban

Peter Griffin, Editor. 24 May 2022, 1:03 pm It’s a few years now since Huawei was blocked by our Government from building 5G mobile networks here. That was particularly problematic for mobile network operator 2Degrees, which had been able to enter the mobile market and expand its 4G network thanks to a favourable vendor financing […]

Griffin on Tech: Tech’s role in challenging times

Peter Griffin, Editor. 20 May 2022, 1:35 pm Another Techweek has just wrapped up, showcasing the innovation and creativity of people working in and around the tech sector all over the country. I’ve sat in virtually on sessions this week about our fledgling Web3 scene and the perils of AI projects going off the rails. […]

From climate change to conservation – AI can help, but we have work to do

Peter Griffin, Editor. 19 May 2022, 10:38 am Filling data gaps and overcoming siloed research efforts will be key to getting the most out of artificial intelligence for better environmental sustainability, a new report from the AI Forum suggest. The report examined 60 environment-related AI projects underway in New Zealand, the bulk of which involved […]

The future is closer than you think!

Victoria MacLennan. 18 May 2022, 9:57 pm Yesterday I was hosted by Unitec for my first large in person event in over 2 years! (yay) while it was strange speaking to a room of 100+ people in these Covid times, the energy and enthusiasm in the room were infectious.  The format was creative and inclusive […]