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Productivity Commission ponders four futures

Sarah Putt. 23 April 2019, 6:00 am

"The future's not ours to see," sang Doris Day, but the Productivity Commission doesn't appear to have been listening. It has released an 82-page issues paper titled Technological Change and the future of work in which it proposes four scenarios, against which policies and institutions can be measured.

The scenarios range from the positive future where tech replaces more jobs than it displaces to the rather bleakly titled 'Stagnation'.

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Insuring innovation

Sarah Putt. 18 April 2019, 8:10 pm

Insurance might be a sector that cultivates an image of steady, stable and long-term security but what's happening in the Insurance Technology area is anything but staid. That's according to a new survey released by one of the newest groups to form under the NZ Tech umbrella - InsurTech.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 18 April 2019, 4:48 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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

This week we're pleased to announce the "Be an Effective CIO" course is back for 2019 - a hugely popular course for those moving from operational to strategic IT. Also, ITP's 123Tech update, Gibbons lectures on Quantum Computing in Auckland, and an opportunity for nomination to a standards committee looking at software and systems engineering standards.

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Introducing Scale-Up NZ: the gateway to New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem

ITP Staff. 17 April 2019, 6:00 am

A free online platform connecting New Zealand businesses with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators launches late yesterday.

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Which city is tops for EV ownership?

Sarah Putt. 15 April 2019, 7:52 pm

Of all the cities in all of New Zealand, which one do you think would boast the highest proportion of electric vehicles. You can take your pick from (in alphabetical order): Auckland, Christchurch, Du…

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Report into Chorus subbies finds fault

Paul Brislen. 15 April 2019, 7:16 am

The UFB has been held up as a shining example of how best to build fibre to the home on a national scale, but underneath the accolades have been accusations of worker exploitation and shoddy build pra…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 12 April 2019, 5:02 pm

Sir Paul Callaghan said we need to build an environment where talent wants to live, where we have 100 companies at the $1 billion mark that aren't farms, and that we absolutely can build this second s…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 12 April 2019, 5:00 pm

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

This week ITP has been on the road again, with ITP President Mike Dennehy, ITP CEO Paul Matthews, and ITP Director of Digital Capability Dan…

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Theranos saga continues to fascinate

Sarah Putt. 11 April 2019, 6:46 pm

When the history of the greatest acts of hubris comes to be written, Elizabeth Holmes has earned, if not a chapter, then at least a fulsome footnote. She is the founder CEO of the utterly discredited …

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Copyright updating, please wait

James Ting-Edwards. 11 April 2019, 5:00 am

New Zealand's 25-year-old copyright law is out of date and badly needs an update to meet the needs of New Zealanders in the Internet era.

The long, long version is in InternetNZ's 58 page submissi…

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Making sense of the Census

Paul Brislen. 10 April 2019, 8:06 am

The numbers are in and they don't look good for this year's Census results. The move to an online format hasn't been a stunning success, so where to for the next one?

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