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Govt's digital trade deal good news for Kiwi business
Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and digital trade is especially important for the New Zealand economy."
Kiwi ambivalence to fake news leads to millions lost to cyber criminals
"With massive increases in scams and phishing, criminals are benefiting from Kiwis cyber ambivalence, stealing more than $3.8 million in the last quarter alone."
NZTech: More emphasis on digital skills needed in NZ schools
“Not just the tech sector, but all sectors of the economy will suffer, if schools don’t successfully introduce digital skills.”
Cybersecurity in New Zealand is not working, expert says
"Businesses and organisations must act to prevent future cyber hacks, which is now costing New Zealand vast sums annually."
Artificial intelligence to play crucial role in NZ way of life
"We need to consider AI in all sectors, including health, education, agriculture and banking. AI will be useful in almost every way of life in New Zealand."
Tech not a threat: NZ must embrace change
"New Zealand is not coping with enough tech change and the current tech changes are too slow and too few."
Northland to get new school specialising in tech skills
The Private Training Establishment will be the first of its kind in the area and seeks to address the skills shortage in the tech sector - both in the region and on a national scale.
NZTech thrilled with New Zealand's rapidly growing tech sector
“It continues to be an exciting time to be involved in New Zealand's tech ecosystem."
What IoT means for Kiwi businesses
“With a young ecosystem such as IoT, new products and services are developing quickly."
Is NZ’s tech industry starting to mature?
Technology is New Zealand’s fastest growing and third biggest industry.
The critical role of technology in NZ’s future
"The choices we make now will shape New Zealand’s future.”
Should NZ tech firms jump at business opportunities in Hong Kong?
“Hong Kong could provide massive opportunities for NZ tech businesses."
NZ's growing tech sector creates job boom
"New tech roles are highly paid generating new wealth for regional New Zealand and research has found that for every new tech role created 4.9 other support roles are created in a community."
R&D Tax Incentive a welcome boost for tourism sector - TECNZ
The government’s new R&D Tax Incentive could be a breakthrough for the tourism sector’s ability to innovate, adapt and change.
NZTech’s Graeme Muller on the R&D tax incentive
NZTech’s chief executive describes why he thinks the government’s research and development will work, and the pitfalls it needs to avoid.
NZTech chief: Don't wait for the government, let's find NZ's CTO ourselves
Why do we need a government-appointed chief technology anyway? Those sentiments have been echoing around New Zealand’s tech community after the scandal and failed recruitment of marketing techrepreneur Derek Handley.
Silicon Valley connection key to Kiwi growth, says expert
Graeme Muller says that he has returned from the Bay Area with an understanding of just how valuable the Kiwi-Cali connection will be.
Agritech NZ signs historic agreement with US agritech firm
Agritech growth in New Zealand is now getting a helping hand thanks to a deal with US-based firm Western Growers.
NZTech chief: Agritech could be a lifeline for exporters
We are on the cusp of some massive and exciting tech changes in our lives, says NZTech chief Graeme Muller.
NZTech adds new members as Kiwi ICT industry booms
The Instillery CEO Mike Jenkins and REANNZ CIOO Angela Nash join the board of the not-for-profit organisation that supports the $16b NZ tech industry.
Top tech entrepreneur to be awarded Kea World Class NZ Award
There's often resistance from Asian businesses because they don’t know about New Zealand’s tech ingenuity – something Mitchell Pham finds frustrating.
Govt's R&D tax credit scheme won't help small hi-tech firms, says NZTech
Muller says NZTech has ‘critical’ concerns that companies currently receiving the growth grant will get less support in future.
Wellington showing off blockchain and AR innovation for Techweek ’18
“When you see them in action, it’s a lot easier to understand how New Zealand, as a nation, can solve global problems using this technology.”
Jacinda Ardern set to make ‘world-first’ event appearance as a hologram
The PM is set to attend the opening of Techweek as a hologram on Monday.
How NZ is becoming the world’s living tech lab
"New Zealand now has a global reputation for technology leadership in space, GPS, artificial intelligence, IoT, agritech and creative technologies."
How technology will impact New Zealand by 2030
“Technology is such an important part of day-to-day life for all Kiwis, meaning that just about everyone has a stake in its success."
NZTech’s top three tech trends impacting the wellbeing of Kiwis
CEO Graeme Muller says these major tech developments will significantly impact lives of New Zealanders for the better.
Top Google researcher to speak at Auckland digital summit
Tomas Izo leads a Google team of engineers and scientists researching digital issues which contribute to a wide range of products.
NZTech responds to digital divide report: "The government is right to raise this concern"
"Left unaddressed this digital divide will exacerbate the social divide."
Petrol cars are becoming more obsolete by the day
"From petrol to electric vehicles, like cars replacing horses..."
Forget rugby & tourism...NZTech's CEO on what Apple's latest acquisition means for us
"New Zealand is becoming one of the top 10 tech countries in the world. We are not just rugby and tourism anymore.”
Kiwi VR market set to be worth $320m, employment to double
Globally, AR is predicted to be the fastest growth segment in the world with forecast global revenues of US$83 billion.
NZ tech experts team up to develop EVs, robots and AI
“Tech leaders will work together to answer the toughest questions around the impacts and opportunities of new technologies..."
Degree no longer mandatory with tech opportunities - NZTech
“As soon as you remove the preconception that everyone needs a degree you can tap into lots of new talent," says NZTech CEO Graeme Muller.
Tech’s momentum driving New Zealand economy forward
NZTech’s annual report states that it's committed to creating more prosperity for New Zealand underpinned by technology.
You’re invited: The 3rd Annual Advance Cyber Security Summit
The 2017 NZTECH Advance Cyber Security Summit, which will dive into the progress, developments and challenges that await us.
Need for speed: The connection between faster internet and cyber attacks
Could faster internet be one of the major causes why the world is facing more cyber attacks than ever?
NZTech chief: CERT NZ's cybersecurity report is the tip of a much bigger iceberg
“This sharing of information is one of the best ways to reduce vulnerabilities as a country. But their figures are just the tip of the iceberg.”
Empowering girls towards tech about inspiration, mythbusting and education, says NZTech
“Feedback from a lot of young women I have spoken to, say there are often only a few other females in their tech class. This must change."
NZ to stage international tech conference before D5 summit
The D5 provides a focused forum to collaborate on common projects and to support and champion our growing digital economies.
NZTech is expanding - and so is the nation's tech industry
“Better use of the Internet could result in $34 billion in economic growth and better use of IoT could be worth more than $2.2 billion."
A nation of smart cities: Is IoT the answer to traffic congestion & crime?
By managing traffic flows to reduce congestion and deterring crime using intelligent lighting and cognitive CCTV, IoT can make a city more desirable.
NZ IoT Alliance: By 2020, 100% of IoT will be supported by AI
Within three years, 100% of all effective IoT efforts will be supported by cognitive or artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.
NZ IoT Alliance: Next decade worth $2.2 billion in IoT potential
“The key inhibitor for IoT uptake in NZ is a lack of understanding, knowledge and skill. This is not a technical issue, it's an education issue."
Kiwi tech companies need to be more proactive in solving skill shortage problem - NZTech CEO
Graeme Muller says that the very firms that make the most noise about this issue need to stand up play a more active role in attracting talent.
Manifesto to Kiwi MPs: No heads in sand - our digital future is here now
What will New Zealand's digital future look like? Fast internet, cloud, big data and mobility are at the forefront, and our leaders must embrace it.
Manifesto challenges NZ leadership to pursue tech future
“The prosperity of New Zealand is inextricably linked to how we embrace our future as a digital nation.”
Techweek '17 shared tech world with Kiwis, 2018 is next
Techweek '17 is over but not forgotten, hopefully educators were able to take a piece of tech knowledge home from 'class' this year.
Techweek 17 takes over New Zealand starting tomorrow
"Techweek is also about getting the kids of New Zealand involved. I am really looking forward to watching the kids run a Code Club at the Beehive."
You're invited: Techweek'17 at MOTAT
MOTAT Techweek’17 is coming up, an event that celebrates the reshaping of the world through innovative, exciting technology.
NZTech says immigration and education must equal a healthy tech sector
NZTech says New Zealand is putting its focus overseas to attract tech talent, but it shouldn't be our only initiative.
NZTech working closely with Govt on Cyber Security Strategy
“The tech sector is working closely with the government on ensuring the cyber strategy is implemented as fast as possible."
YOU’RE INVITED: 2017 NZTech Advance Government & Technology Summit
This unmissable NZ event hosts the key players from government and technology to lead discussions on transformative technology.
IBM’s MD steps down from NZTech board, Unitec and Oracle step in
"Lee was responsible for leading the board on a journey of constant improvement including the development of an excellent diversity policy."
Former Vietnam refugee embraces 'most important opportunity' as NZTech chair
NZTech is welcoming a former Vietnamese refugee to its ranks, as Mitchell Pham takes over as chair from Bennett Medary.
NZTech chief Graeme Muller joins global tech alliance WITSA
“This is a great channel for helping raise the awareness globally that New Zealand is a leading hi-tech nation."
Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads
"The government has done a good job of opening up the opportunity for testing this technology in NZ but we are certainly not leading the world."
Competition heats up for iSanz Kiwi security awards
A wider tranche of Kiwi organisations, including the technology channel, are vying for finalist status in this year's iSanz security awards.
Kiwis don't have to face growing tech skills shortage alone
"As long as we maintain a focus on the children and the pedagogy , we have an opportunity to not only do well, but to lead the world."
'Day in the life of' tech event hopes to draw females into tech careers
Several high profile firms are taking part in Shadow Tech Day, an annual event designed to inspire female students to look at a future career in IT.
YOUR INVITATION: NZTech Advance Security Summit – not one to be missed
Cyber security has soared to prominence as attacks continue to rise - this event is about collaboration to defend against cyber crime from the outset.
Tech success: NZ's small size and isolation now 'irrelevant'
"If we were to truly commit to this as an explicit core national strategy and engage with global partners, we could achieve an astonishing amount."
We are not alone: NZ's tech industry now transcends local borders
Size and location doesn't matter in the tech industry any more. New Zealand's innovation and expertise matches global levels.
NZ Education system not evolving fast enough
There is a need to teach teachers how to bring technology into the classroom, not as a specialist subject, but as a method of teaching all subjects.
Budget 2016: What it means for NZ's tech industry
The government's 2016 budget: "Innovative New Zealand" package inject an extra $761.4 million over four years into science & technology.
You're invited: NZTech Advance Education Technology Summit
The summit brings together two facets of education technology, both of which will have an impact on the economy and the future for NZ students.
Kiwi lessons to be learned from booming edtech market
The booming education technology market will be under the microscope at a NZTech education technology summit in July.
NZ Government invites entrepreneurs to our shores with new visa
The New Zealand Government is launching a new global impact visa that is designed to encourage entrepreneurs to set up shop in this country.
Kiwi school takes out Robotics championships
“This is quite an outstanding example of the tech sector and schools working together to stimulate interest in technology."
Vietnam and New Zealand, set to dominate the tech world
"Vietnam could be a gold mine for New Zealand. What makes NZ one of the better choices is that we are one of the most innovative western countries."
Technology set to change NZ as we know it
“As leaders in technology, the opportunities for us to shape, develop and grow new New Zealand markets seem limitless."
Kiwi productivity at an all time low... Is technology the answer?
“The Govt understands these services need to be transformed in order to improve productivity and they appreciate technology is the way to solve it."
NZTech adds internship, new director to board
NZTech is leading by example with the appointment of two new - female - board members, including its first internship to add a younger representation.
Women vital to NZ tech sector as event comes to Auckland
"It is vital for New Zealand’s economic future that women participate fully in technology."
Forward thinking tech summit kicks off in Wellington
A major government and tech industry summit will be held in the Te Papa museum, with the aim of seeing how these two sectors can can work together.
Kiwi CIOs and Govt to strategise at tech summit
NZTech is bringing together the leaders and CIOs across government to collaborate and share innovative ways they have partnered with the tech sector.
NZTech and Canterbury Software Cluster join forces
"The alliance is focused on the fast-growing national technology sector, and is about combining and working together to ensure strong growth."
New technologies shaking up NZ, according to expert
The biggest impact from tech will come as other parts of the economy find ways to use technologies such as cloud, big data, mobility and 3D printing.
Technology to transform the NZ Government
"Regardless of whether it is reducing crime or enabling easier interactions with the government, better use of technology is the critical enabler."
Behavioural and tech changes needed to counter security threats
Technology isn’t enough to counter security threats, with Kiwi companies needing to harness behavioural changes in order to protect the businesses.
New, collaborative ICT conference comes to Wellington
Next July a major ICT conference will take place in Wellington. Known as ITx, the event will bring together 12 tech-related conferences and bodies.
New faces join NZTech board
NZTech's new board features a number of new faces, including some from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services and Spark.
Doors open for channel as NZTech pushes national tech strategy
New Zealand is ‘woefully behind’ other countries when it comes to technology and missing ‘a lot’ of opportunities. While individual technology companies are going well, as a nation ‘we still lack a lot of awareness around technology’.
Breaking...Graeme Muller appointed NZTech CEO
"The Board is very excited to have him on board to lead this next phase of NZTech’s evolution".
Finding order amongst chaos
Blades, green computing, SaaS, Grid, Web 2.