Story image

Hawke’s Bay to host first-ever National Māori ICT Hui

31 Oct 2016

The first-ever National Māori ICT Hui has been announced, set to take place this November.

Launched by the Digital Māori Forum, the event is held over November 3-4 2016 at the Cheval Rooms, Hawkes Bay Racecourse in Hastings.

This conference tackles ICT issues not only in New Zealand but around the world, such as data sovereignty, technology breakthroughs, small business start-ups and New Zealand ICT-based information such as the $30 million ICT Fund.

Guest speakers include Ian Taylor, founder of Animation Research Ltd (ARL). ARL covers events all over the world - real time animated graphics such as ‘The Americas Cup’.

Taylor was inducted into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall Of Fame in 2009. In 2013 he was named Outstanding Māori Business Leader of the Year.

International speaker Mikaela Jade, founder of Indigital, is also set to feature at the event. Indigital are behind the Digital Ranger App, which uses non internet-based Augmented Reality technology to bring indigenous cultural sites to life.

“The first National Māori ICT Hui will not only bring Māori in ICT together, but our aim is to also bring more Māori into the ICT industry, bridging ICT businesses with potential employees instead of importing ICT practitioners from around the world,” the Digital Māori Forum says.

You only get one chance to make a first impression
Regardless of where you come from one thing is for certain, businesses only get one chance to make a first impression.
Datto expands A/NZ presence with Sydney office
This investment will enable Datto and its partners to continue to grow and address the IT needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the region.
Google puts Huawei on the Android naughty list
Google has apparently suspended Huawei’s licence to use the full Android platform, according to media reports.
New Zealand Govt announces cloud framework agreement with SAP
“Data-driven solutions are the most powerful way to solve some of society’s most pressing problems."
What is a kilogram? Lower Hutt holds its own weight on a global scale
Forget the old ways of measuring a kilogram – quantum physics is going to be the driver of massive change in the way we look at some of the most common forms of measurements.
How digitisation delivers speed to Porsche service documents
With its Service Department drowning in paperwork, Giltrap Porsche looked to Fuji Xerox New Zealand and its DocuShare Flex cloud document management solution for digital answers.
Govt & Canterbury Uni pour $7m into gaming research
The funding will be used to boost the University of Canterbury’s Applied Immersive Gaming Initiative, which will research and accelerate public use of immersing gaming applications.
This Feilding school has just won an international robotics award (again!)
“In typical Kiwi fashion, our students think laterally to solve challenges, build prototypes, test and retest until they have a working model. All on their own time and all with their own ideas."