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.
It's back: Be an Effective CIO
We're really excited to announce our Effective CIO course is back for 2019!
This course, delivered live online over a series of evenings over 3 months, is designed to equip aspiring or new CIOs with the skills, knowledge and mindset needed to be effective in the move from operational to strategic IT.
The course focuses on leadership and strategy from the outset, also covering off a number of key skills needed to be an effective CIO such as leading teams, change and transformation, technology investment and budgeting, IT governance, negotiation and critical influence skills, and much more.
Delivered by CIOs and other experts, this course draws on deep experience and knowledge to give significant insight into being a successful technology leader. With the full group coming together face-to-face twice, and work undertaken in small teams, participants will draw on their own experiences and build a network of colleagues from across New Zealand.
Demand for this was huge the first time we ran it last year, so please don't delay if you're interested - there are limited places and they'll go fast.
ITP's 123Tech at Primary Teacher's Conference
Most of you will know about Tahi Rua Toru Tech, the in-school challenge ITP runs in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, CodeClub, the Royal Society, Digital Tech Teachers and others.
This week the 123Tech team were at the New Zealand Primary School Teachers Conference and had an absolute ball.
Here's a highlights video of what we got up to:
2019 Gibbons Lectures: Quantum Computing
Each year Auckland University Computer Science Department, in partnership with ITP, hosts the Gibbons Lecture series. These are 4 really good annual public lectures covering a particular chosen tech topic from lots of angles.
This year's Gibbons Series is on Quantum Computing, one of the Gartner Top Tech Trends of 2019.
So what is quantum computing, what is the promise and what are the challenges?
Quantum computers are extremely complex machines that challenge almost everything we know about computing. Given their complexity, they are difficult to understand which, in turn, makes it difficult for us to understand their limits.
More info and to register:
- 8 May: Lecture 1: Quantum computing - What it is, and how we do it
- 15 May: Lecture 2: Cryptography after quantum computers
- 22 May: Lecture 3: Searching for the quantum frontier
- 29 May: Lecture 4: Panel discussion - The future of quantum computing
These lectures are given in Auckland, however we're looking at whether we can record them for the ITP members' Video Library.
Nominations for IT-015 Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee
ITP is looking to nominate an additional member to the Joint Australia/New Zealand Standards Development Committee IT-015, Software and Systems Engineering. This is a joint committee run by Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand.
The Committee exists to coordinate, develop, disseminate and promote Standards for Software and Systems Engineering in Australia and New Zealand and to contribute to the international development of Software and Systems Engineering standards.
The committee meets regularly but this shouldn't be more than once a month.
To be nominated you must be an ITP Full Member or Fellow. Preference will be given to those with CITPNZ.
If you're interested or want to know more, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
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