ITP news in brief 6th September
Kia Ora Koutou ITP members, I am 90% confident the cold like symptoms that meant I was too tired to finish writing this post up last night is actually Covid - this is my first experience so lets see how it goes. For that reason this really is an ITP news in brief today.
Please remember to fill in the latest "How do we feel survey" if you haven’t already - "How do we feel about our current jobs". One early insight worth sharing is that 36% of us are actively looking for another job right now and 42% are keeping an eye on the market - meaning that only 22% of our workforce are really committed to their current role!
Please share the survey with your friends and colleagues so we can collectively understand the sentiments and experiences of our wider digital technology workforce.
Noho ora mai (stay well) Vic
Meet 13 awesome members of the Digital Technology Community
As a membership based organisation ITP is governed by a constitution and bylaws and overseen by a national board, while regionally activities are organised by branch committees. We are also a not-for-profit incorporated society so there is a complex set of rules to navigate as a society.
Our AGM is coming up next week which includes electing new board and committee members. So last week I was lucky enough to interview all of the amazing people nominated for our national board.
Even if you’re not an ITP member this is a fabulous opportunity to get to know members of our community who are really making a difference. Each of these is 5-10 minutes long.
Next week (Covid allowing) I will start recording our new podcast designed to shine a light on other amazing people within the digital technology community, hearing their stories, pathways into the industry and experiences now they are here.
You can watch / listen to the short interviews of 13 fascinating members of our community here (in the order I recorded them) - and if you are an ITP member remember to watch these before you vote:
- Nathan Bromberg https://youtu.be/IhdNktiNx7A
- Stuart Wakefield https://youtu.be/Goh5UR5BHAQ
- Simon Lloyd Evans https://youtu.be/peIGfXvYgWc
- Lee Timutimu https://youtu.be/UPfi_dErVGc
- Ali Kahwaji https://youtu.be/Mf1KL1ETW00
- Daniel Merriott https://youtu.be/mXnloQq0FzA
- William Pinto https://youtu.be/5Ar7djhTPVE
- Simon Ferrari https://youtu.be/Qk9wW-16uAs
- Mark Harrison https://youtu.be/8-7MT59j7gA
- Kylie Jackson https://youtu.be/3YfoUXkHR90
- Paul Natac https://youtu.be/sVkGMjdQ3xU
- Angela Whittle https://itp.nz/upload/files/Angela Whittle.mp3
- Arun Sagwan https://youtu.be/Z3b1oG_8iaI
Worth a read or a listen
- Twitter is finally getting an edit button
- Learn more about the digital divide and the community initiatives focusing on helping close it from the fabulous Bronwyn Scott from Digital Future Aoteaora in this Ask me anything interview with artist Te Haunui Tuna of Graff Grems
- It looks like there is competition in the podcasting space
- Interest.co.nz carried a really interesting article on crypto currencies and the role banks need to play this week
- BNZ launched an innovative mobile app for retailers that transforms an Android device into a contactless payment terminal. It’s only $10 per month for the merchant by the looks, very cool.
Finally - like many of you I was saddened to read about the passing of Mark Denvir, director of ICT at Auckland Council. I met Mark on a number of occasions over the years. My thoughts are with his whānau at this time.
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