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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 September 2019, 4:38 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

Consultation opened this week on the proposed updated computing and IT qualifications. These are the qualifications that are taught across New Zealand at Diploma and Certificate level, recognised on the NZ Qualifications Framework.

We're also really excited to announce another keynote for ITx Rutherford next month - Clarke Ching. Clarke is an international best-selling author, speaker and consultant on agile productivity. He has helped some of the world's best-known brands understand Agile, Lean and the Theory of Constraints, including Dell, GE Energy, Royal London, BskyB and more.

And if that's not enough, acclaimed entertainer and comedian Brendhan Lovegrove has been announced as the dinner MC - it's going to be a great night and an awesome few days.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 September 2019, 3:00 pm

Our new Privacy Bill is nearly ready - but is it fit for purpose?

Deep fakes are coming - is our Electoral Commission ready for fake news?

And when it is acceptable to punch a contractor on the nose?

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New Zealanders in danger of being slow adopters

Sarah Putt. 12 September 2019, 7:38 pm

Technology is unlikely to disrupt work, and change in New Zealand will, to a large extent, be driven by developments overseas. Those are the key findings in the latest report on the impact of technology on employment by the Productivity Commission. Also, New Zealand needs to embrace - rather than fear - technology.

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Are you looking for an adventure?

Paul Brislen. 11 September 2019, 12:33 pm

Are you a sysadmin with a yearning to be free? Does adventure speak to your soul while you're helping set up new users on the office LAN? Do you want to be a force for good in the world? Then Voluntee…

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Capital markets review highlights tech as enabler

Sarah Putt. 10 September 2019, 6:27 pm

Greater collaboration between market participants and the Government through a coordinated tech strategy for New Zealand is recommended in the Capital Markets Review released by EY this week.

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Jack Dorsey comes to town to discuss fake news and extremism

Paul Brislen. 09 September 2019, 5:49 am

As pressure mounts again on the social media giants (Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft) to do more to combat extremism, Twitter's founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is jetting in to New Zealand to talk…

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The rise of internet shutdowns

Sarah Putt. 05 September 2019, 2:48 pm

The number of countries that are 'shutting down the internet' is on the rise, according to the global #keepiton coalition, which monitors how often this is occurring around the world. In 2018 there we…

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ITU focuses on radiocommunication at global conference

Techblog Staff. 05 September 2019, 6:55 am

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is meeting in Egypt to discuss regional priorities for future radiocommunication use, including new frequencies for navigation and distress calls as we…

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Will NZ fall behind on AI?

Sarah Putt. 03 September 2019, 2:43 pm

The AI Forum is calling for urgent action on the development of AI in New Zealand, and has today released a study into how this 'general purpose technology' can address social, environment and economi…

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Hi Jack - Dorsey's Twitter account breached

Paul Brislen. 02 September 2019, 7:13 am

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was hijacked over the weekend despite having two-factor authentication (2FA) turned on.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 30 August 2019, 4:35 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

The ITP National Board met this week to review progress against the Annual Plan. As well as additional things such as a large qualifications…

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