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CIO Conference, digital disruption, the Met and OMGTech

Viv Chandra. 18 June 2018, 6:43 am
CIO Conference, digital disruption, the Met and OMGTech

The CIO Conference wrapped up last week in Auckland. We sent in an undercover tech head to see how it went.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 June 2018, 4:15 pm

I remember my first trip to Fieldays in 1983. We'd just arrived in New Zealand (literally only days before) and off we went to see this spectacle of New Zealandness. It rained.

The six-wheel offroader (it looked like one of those moon cars from Space 1999 if you can picture such a thing) got stuck in the mud and had to be rescued. It was too grey for the helicopter rides.

What's all this got to do with tech? Well, farming is tech. Or it will be soon.

Also: 20 years of telecommunications, ITP past president Ian Taylor recognised again, and who won CIO of the Year?

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Five take-homes from Fieldays

Sarah Putt. 14 June 2018, 9:51 pm
Five take-homes from Fieldays

With more than 130,000 people visiting over four days, the annual Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton is billed as the largest agribusiness event in the Southern Hemisphere.

It has four pillars - innovation, education, technology and internationalisation.

On its opening day, Sarah Putt went in search of the first one: Innovation. Of the tech kind.

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End of an era - Stanners to depart Vodafone

Paul Brislen. 13 June 2018, 6:59 am

After 13 years at the top, Vodafone New Zealand boss Russell Stanners is stepping down, paving the way for former Spark exec Jason Paris to take the helm later in the year.

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Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps

Sarah Putt. 12 June 2018, 9:00 am

They may be too young to enter Tahi Rua Toru Tech - the national competition to support the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools - but pre-schoolers (tamaiti) from Tino e…

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Software development - a cautionary tale

Paul Brislen. 11 June 2018, 7:32 am

A sobering reminder this week about the need to protect source code ownership when setting up in business.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 June 2018, 3:34 pm

Computers aren't what they used to be. In the old days (y'know, Windows 98 era) they were big beige boxes that sat on the desktop taking up far too much room and firing up the fan on an inconsistent b…

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Unbundling fibre

Sarah Putt. 07 June 2018, 3:36 pm

Telecommunications is an interesting sector - a company's competitor can also be its partner and its customer. That's how you get a situation where the second and third largest players in the fixed li…

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Sarah Putt joins the TechBlog team

ITP Team. 05 June 2018, 3:26 pm

We're very excited to announce that former Computerworld editor Sarah Putt is joining the TechBlog and Newsline team from this week.

Sarah will be covering a range of tech areas and combining with …

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Tackling the digital divide

Sarah Putt. 05 June 2018, 3:08 pm

As each phase of the national broadband rollouts - Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) and the second stage of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI2) - is completed, many are asking if the digital divide is no …

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Arise, knights of the tech sector

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2018, 7:12 am

Long weekends are always welcome (ED: unless you're a journalist on deadline of course) and none more so than Queen's Birthday Weekend where we can sit in traffic and ponder the meaning of life and al…

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