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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 26 April 2019, 4:04 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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

While it was a funny sort of week with Easter and ANZAC day, it's also a busy time for ITP. Take a look at the sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming ITx Rutherford conference, register to become an Effective CIO, have a think about giving back to your local tech community through an ITP Branch Committee, and take on an Intern through the industry's Summer of Tech programme!

 

ITx Rutherford

Sponsorship Opportunities available now!

You may have heard - we're kicking off a spinoff ITx Conference called ITx Rutherford on the years the full ITx conference isn't running.

The main ITx conference is the largest independent national tech conference in NZ, run every second year in one of the main centres (usually Wellington at the TSB Arena and Shed 6 complex). With almost 1000 delegates and 12 conferences in one, ITx is huge.

ITx Rutherford is a more intimate version of ITx, limited to 350 people and held in a retreat-style format in Nelson this year. The conference runs from 9th-11th October 2019.

We're excited to announce that sponsorship opportunities are now available for ITx Rutherford. These usually go fast, so contact us immediately to register your interest if you're keen to support and be associated with NZ's premier conference of tech.

You can download the Sponsorship Prospectus here.

 

Become an Effective CIO

ITP is pleased to bring the 2019 version of How to be an Effective CIO - the course for those looking to move, or recently moved, from operational to strategic IT. This is a truly break-through course.

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.

More info and register here

 

Want to help support the tech profession in your region?

We'll be opening nominations for ITP's Branch Committees in mid-May, only a couple of weeks away! If you're keen to contribute to the development of the profession in your area, the branch committees are our local people and ITP's face in the regions.

We have excellent committees in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Dunedin, Nelson and Palmerston North. It's a relatively minor time commitment (often only an hour or two a month) but your contribution makes a huge difference. 

If you're interested, take a read of this info doc and we'll put the call out for nominations, as well as more info, in the week of 13 May.

 

Take on an intern this summer 

Summer of Tech is the New Zealand tech sector's internship programme, primarily operating in Auckland and Wellington but with a presence across the country. ITP supports and works with Summer of Tech to help find placements.

Summer of Tech do two things: firstly, they help businesses hire tertiary students for 12-week summer internships. Since 2006, they have facilitated 1,111 internships with over 350 employers. 83% of those students go on to work full- or part-time for their employers after their internship concludes.

Secondly, to improve the work readiness of students, they run a thorough education and skills programme, with over 100 industry-led events all over the country. In 2019, more than 5,000 New Zealand undergraduates will register with Summer of Tech.

If you want to find out more, head along to the Employer Launch events in Auckland or Wellington coming up: 

Summer of Tech - Wellington Employer Launch

Tuesday 7 May, 5:30 - 7:00

Head along to the launch of Summer of Tech's 2019 programme if you'd like to hire some smart students over summer (including developers, designers, BAs, testers, data scientists, etc). They already have 1400 students signed up looking for work.

More information

Summer of Tech - Auckland Employer Launch

Thursday 9 May, 5:30 - 7:00

Head along to the launch of Summer of Tech's 2019 programme if you'd like to hire some smart students over summer (including developers, designers, BAs, testers, data scientists, etc). They already have 1400 students signed up looking for work.

More information


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