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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Quick ITP update and upcoming events

We need your help and we need it urgently!

The NZ Excellence in IT Awards nominations close this Wednesday, and we need your help to identify the people and teams doing great things in tech. Nominees don't have to be members but do have to be awesome! Who do you know that's awesome? Nominate them quick!

Also, we're halfway through our roadshow across NZ giving an update on ITP's strategy and operations - heading down south next!

And have you thought about being a mentor? Help us make a big difference to someone else's career.


Engaging with our local tech communities

ITP President Anthony Dowling and I have thoroughly enjoyed engaging with members in Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga last week and are looking forward to doing the same across the rest of the country this week.

If you're in Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch or Dunedin, please do come along to our update presentations this week. As well as talking through a couple of projects that are of interest to members, it's a great opportunity to engage and hear your thoughts.

Covid has obviously caused major disruption to almost everything and changed all of our lives - at least in the short term. However it's so energising to see, as we (hopefully) come out the other side, our local tech communities rebuilding momentum and re-engaging right across New Zealand.

In that light it has been so awesome to see so many of our members put their hands up to be on our local branch committees and to help us rebuild our local momentum as an organisation. We'll shortly be announcing some fantastic teams across New Zealand who will help drive local engagement going forward.

Alongside announcing our excellent 2021 branch committees, we'll also shortly kick off an election for our members to choose our National Board. As always, we have some amazing, talented and experienced candidates who will each bring a strength to the Board. Good stuff.


TechWeek is here!

Yay, it's time for TechWeek! It's so great to see so many individuals and organisations right across the country come together to put on events to showcase some of the awesome things happening in our industry.

Wherever you are in New Zealand (or overseas, via TechWeek TV) there are events for Whats On.

And huge kudos to NZTech for creating TechWeek and indexing it all on the TW website. Great stuff.


NZ Excellence in IT Awards - last chance to nominate

AwardsWho do you know doing awesome things in our sector? Let us know, so we can celebrate them in the NZ Excellence in IT Awards.

But get in quick - nominations close this Wednesday!

The EXes are sector-wide awards recognising the individuals and teams who have truly excelled in our industry. While other awards focus on companies and vendors, the Excellence in IT Awards exclusively celebrates our people.

The categories are:

  • Project Excellence Award
  • Excellence in Software
  • Excellence in Digital Health
  • Excellence in Govtech
  • Gerard MacManus Award for Excellence in IT Education
  • Excellence in Inclusion
  • Excellence in People Leadership
  • Excellence in Tech Communications
  • Young IT Professional of the Year
  • New Zealand IT Professional of the Year

More details about each category

We need you to help us find those making a difference in our industry. They could be from your team, colleagues, and even self-nominations are fine :).

Find out more about the Awards


ITP Update and Strategy Events - come along!

ITP CEO Paul Matthews and new President Anthony Dowling are heading to your place.


They're heading out and about around New Zealand to talk about ITP's Strategy and Strategic Plan over the next few years, Skills in the Industry Transformation Plan, ITP's new CareerAdvance service and how it will help members get ahead and much more!

Check out the presentation in your area:

  • 19 May Auckland 5:15pm-7pm
  • 20 May Hamilton 12pm-1:30pm
  • 20 May Tauranga 5pm-6:30pm
  • 25 May Palmerston North 5-6:30pm
  • 26 May Wellington 12pm-1:30pm
  • 26 May Nelson 5-6:30pm
  • 27 May Christchurch 4:30pm-6pm
  • 28 May Dunedin 12-1:30pm

Come and engage! There'll also be plenty of time for Q&A.

More information and Registration


Become an ITP Mentor today

As many ITP members will be aware, we recently re-launched our Mentoring programme for tech professionals. The free programme helps our people set clear career goals and objectives, understand that they have the ability to achieve these, and put in place a plan to do it.

The launch has been a huge success... so much so that we need more mentors! We're especially looking for senior developers, people who have moved from ops into management roles. and anyone with gaming or design type experience.

The process is super easy, and we provide induction, guidance, resources etc - you're not on your own.

Does that sound like you? Check out more info here


2021 ITx Innovation Days

ITx 2021This year, the big ITx conference is going on the road. In fact, we'll be running 8 different mini-conferences right across New Zealand, each showcasing the latest tech trends, local talent, case studies and so much more.

These mini-conferences will be AWESOME! We have some amazing speakers to announce shortly, right across New Zealand.

The ITx Innovation Days will be happening on these dates:

  • 13 July Palmerston North 1-5:30pm
  • 14 July Nelson 1-5:30pm
  • 16 July Wellington 9am-5:30pm
  • 20 July Tauranga 1-5:30pm
  • 21 July Hamilton 1-5:30pm
  • 23 July Auckland 9am-5:30pm
  • 27 July Dunedin 1-5:30pm
  • 29 July Christchurch 9am-5:30pm

Drinks and refreshments will follow each Innovation Day.

Find out more here


Sponsor the ITx Innovation Days

Sponsorship slots are going fast, so drop us a line if you're keen to get involved.

This year, you can choose to support either just your local Innovation Day, or the series as a whole - the choice is yours.

Details and options are on the ITx Website.


Get your ITP gear

Now is the perfect time to head over to the ITP store and grab yourself some sleek and practical items for work and play. These customizable items come in a variety of designs and are perfect for work, networking or casualwear.


The official ITP store has a whole bunch of professional and casual clothing options, some which can be co-branded with your company. It's a great opportunity to show that you don't just "do IT" - you're also serious about professional practice. 

Pop on over to to check it out.


Previous webinars - all available free to members

All past webinars are available on the ITP Video Library for members:

  • 2020's Top 10 Hacking Techniques
  • Down-to-Earth Leadership Skills for Technical Geniuses
  • How technology enabled the health response
  • How Covid is impacting the Gaming Industry
  • Creating a plan for Digital Skills
  • Cybersecurity and the recent attacks
  • Tech legal update - what you need to know
  • An afternoon with Nanogirl
  • Taking kiwi tech to the post-Covid world
  • Tech startups in a post-Covid world
  • The IRD Transformation
  • Digital Government and Covid-19
  • Tech and the Covid-19 recovery
  • Privacy in the days of Covid-19
  • Leading Wellness in uncertain times
  • Meet the ITP Workshop Presenters
  • The data behind Covid19
  • Innovation in tough times: Don't Hunker in the Bunker
  • Covid19: Tech and the Law
  • Cybersecurity from home
  • Clarke Ching on disaster innovation
  • CITPNZ and CTech: The What, How and Why
  • Working Remotely - How to get through

Check out the webinar section here


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