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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Quick ITP update and upcoming events

We have some excellent new offers available exclusively to ITP members, including some great course options and scholarships plus offers from the IT Psychiatrist, Escrow NZ, GoWirelessNZ and more.

We'll be regularly adding more offers and if you're an ITP Corporate Partner, talk to us about how we can get your offer out to our broad community.

We're also on the lookout for awesome judges for our 123Tech in-school challenge. Judging can happen in your own time online and is a lot of fun. Come and help make 123Tech excellent - more details below.

And don't miss our Auckland Branch's webinar next week on leadership - should be a cracker.


New exclusive ITP member offers

We're really excited to have a bunch of new deals and offers available for ITP members, thanks to some of our awesome Corporate Partners. Check them out on the ITP Member Offers page.


Yoobee Colleges Cyber Security Micro-credential

Advance your career in Cyber Security! Get prepared for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam.

During this 12-week part time course you'll develop your technical and theoretical knowledge of cyber security risks, threats and attacks, developing your skills in testing, planning and responding to security issues. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm.

You'll learn how to explore a range of security vulnerabilities, and to prepare and test against attacks. You'll analyse and investigate attacks and implement effective security measures. Using a range of risk assessment methodologies, you'll develop a risk mitigation and management strategy for information security.

Member offer: Course fee of just $600 (less than 1/3 of the public rate) and including $360 of training material. Get in quick - starts next week!


NZSE Networking Scholarships

NZSE is offering a full scholarship for their Level 6 Networking Diploma, exclusive to an ITP member.

This programme is designed to:

  • develop in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of networking including planning, configuring, deploying, testing and maintaining networks on a variety of platforms;
  • build on the core skills in the areas of communication, professional and ethical practice, problem solving and decision making in information technology context learnt in previous IT studies;
  • develop the skills and knowledge needed to enter into the workforce in an entry level role in network administration or support;
  • provide a pathway to further study or work in information technology, business or other industries.

But you'll need to get in quick for this one too - the course has just started, although late registration is likely possible.

Member offer: Full Scholarship for one person, exclusive to ITP members


And much more

There are also great offers from GoWirelessNZEscrowNZthe IT Psychiatrist, insurance offerings, events and conferences and more. We'll be highlighting some of these each week.

Check out all of the ITP Member Offers


Want to make a member offer?

ITP has thousands of members across New Zealand mostly working within the tech sector. All ITP Corporate and Educational partners are welcome to have their member offer listed and promoted to ITP members (some acceptance criteria applies).

This is a great way to promote your services to the broader community in a low-cost and value-added way, especially in these uncertain times. Contact us for more info.


Wanted: 123Tech Regional Judges

We're now heading towards the business end of the Tahi Rua Toru Tech in-school challenge, and are now on the lookout for some awesome judges!

Are you keen to give a little back to your industry and help with New Zealand's premium in-school challenge for digital technologies?

The Regional Judging can be done in your own time online. Teams entering have created a video and other material and you'll review this against specific judging criteria to pick the finalists.

The national finalists will then participate in a live presentation and interview with a judging panel - more on this one later.

We're looking for positive judges who are happy to spend some time looking through entries, objectively (and somewhat subjectively) applying the judging criteria and guidance, putting together supportive comments for all teams, and helping make 123Tech a huge success!

Interested? Drop us a note at [email protected] to sign up or find out more.


123Tech National Finals

We're really excited about the Tahi Rua Toru Tech National Finals this year!

As most will know, Tahi Rua Toru Tech (123Tech) is NZ's in-school project-based digital tech challenge, with teams of students across New Zealand using digital tech to tackle a problem in their local school or community.

The challenge is co-funded by industry and Government, and many thousands of students have taken part over the last three years to help usher in the Digital Technologies curriculum.

Given Covid and its impact on travel and other activities, we've opted for a livestreamed broadcast event rather than the face-to-face finals event this year. While on one hand it'll be sad not to welcome all the finalists to Wellington, it gives us the opportunity to put together an amazing showcase of both school student work, and our industry.

The finals event will be in the afternoon of 10th December, so keep this free from 2pm. As well as announcing and celebrating the national winners live, the event will feature virtual tours and interviews with some of the most innovative tech companies in New Zealand and quite a few surprises!


Upcoming ITP Live Webinar:
Down-to-Earth Leadership Skills for Tech Geniuses

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Coming up on 3rd November, ITP's Auckland Branch are hosting leadership guru Mark Greaney for a live webinar on down-to-earth leadership skills for tech geniuses. And non-geniuses too :).

He'll be talking about an age-old problem in our industry - people either being promoted to leadership roles, or taking leadership roles when founding tech companies, based on the fact that they're great at a technical role. However that often doesn't translate to great leadership skills.

The good news is, there are lots of practical, down-to-Earth tools you can use and Mark will be running through them then taking your questions. Should be an excellent session!

More info and register


Previous Thursday Live Webinar:
How Technology enabled the Health Response

Thursday Live Health

From the Covid app to data management, prediction engines, contract tracing and much more, tech has played a major role in the health response to Covid-19.

Join the NZ Ministry of Health's Digital and Data head Shayne Hunter as he outlines the role Tech has played to date in the health response including lessons learnt and opportunities for the future. He'll also provide some insight into the "war room" efforts that led to New Zealand's world-leading response.

As always, there was plenty of time for Q&A, with ITP CEO Paul Matthews putting audience questions to Shayne.

The session also kicked off with our Tech Media Panel.

ITP members can watch it free here


Previous webinars - all available free to members

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

  • 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


Save the Date - ITx 2020/2021

After postponing ITx this year due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, we are beyond excited to announce the dates for ITx 2021 - 3-5 May 2021 at TSB Arena in Wellington.

ITx is a collaborative conference, with around 12 tech organisations working together to make it happen. We work with the other organisations to bring all of these communities together.

As always the conference focuses on bringing tech professionals, decision-makers, leaders and academics together under one roof - it really is where industry and education come together to learn, engage and network. We will also be celebrating 60 years of IT Professionals NZ!


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