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Survey highlights gender bias in tech

Sarah Putt. 23 May 2019, 9:12 am

Women continue to be under-represented in the New Zealand tech sector, according to a survey released today by MYOB. Only a quarter of local tech businesses have equal representation of women in leadership and 46% of women in the sector have experienced gender bias.

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Caution urged on introducing new laws to combat 'deepfakes'

Sarah Putt. 21 May 2019, 3:04 pm

It can take less than 30 mins for a skilled person using consumer-level tech to create a realistic video and audio recording of the Prime Minister that is completely untrue. But that is not a reason to leap too fast into drafting new legislation.

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Huawei vs the US Govt: is this a knock-out blow?

Paul Brislen. 21 May 2019, 7:06 am

Huawei's problems with the US administration have turned from bad to worse following the US President's decision to sign an executive order banning the use of telecommunications equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE Corporation in the US.

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InternetNZ: The Christchurch Call in Paris

Jordan Carter. 20 May 2019, 7:44 am

InternetNZ's Jordan Carter travelled to Paris at the invitation of the New Zealand Government where he chaired the Voices for Action meeting as part of the event. This is his report on the week - repo…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 May 2019, 4:00 pm

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

What a bumper week at ITP!

As well as visiting Singapore at the start of the week to collaborate on a major project promoting skills cros…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 May 2019, 3:00 pm

Vodafone is sold, FINALLY, and the telco market is shaken up again...

But where to now for the mobile market in New Zealand and why won't 5G fry my brain?

And we'll always have Paris - how is th…

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Nominations open for ITP Branch Committees

ITP Staff. 17 May 2019, 3:00 pm

Keen to make a difference to the tech community in your area?

It gives us great pleasure to officially call for nominations for ITP's Branch Committees in most areas, with nominations being receive…

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Christchurch Call - two views

Sarah Putt. 16 May 2019, 2:42 pm

Overnight 17 countries, the European Commission and seven tech companies signed up to the 'Christchurch Call', an international pledge to combat online extremist content, that was initiated by Prime M…

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Techweek 19 - 500 events over seven days

Graeme Muller. 15 May 2019, 7:00 am

Techweek19 is almost here and we're excited about what we think is the most diverse and valuable programme yet. A guest post from TechNZ's Graeme Muller

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The company that NZ start-ups keep

Sarah Putt. 14 May 2019, 7:47 pm

New Zealand start-ups are in the "activation phase" of their collective life-cycle, with the strongest showing in the Agtech & New Food, and Life Sciences sectors. That's according to the Start-Up Gen…

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Full credit: will Spark cope with the Rugby World Cup?

Paul Brislen. 13 May 2019, 7:58 am

The Rugby World Cup hits our screens in September and while no doubt the players are hard at work in preparation, so too are the tech teams at Spark and its partners. Will they be ready for kick off?

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