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Excellence in IT Awards winners announced at black-tie event

Simon Eskow. 15 October 2014, 4:44 pm

Organisers of the inaugural Excellence in IT Awards announced the winners at a gala event last Friday to cap off the first ITx, New Zealand's conference of IT.

Several hundred IT professionals gath…

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ITx Keynote: ICT central to diversifying economy

Simon Eskow. 08 October 2014, 3:42 pm

The head of Callaghan Innovation called the ITx conference a sign of organisations coming together to solve long-term economic issues challenging New Zealand.

Dr. Mary Quin told the conference duri…

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ex-'Chairman of Internet' to speak at ITx conference

Simon Eskow. 19 September 2014, 12:23 pm

New Zealand-born US-based internet law expert Peter Dengate Thrush has been announced as the final international keynote presenter at the ITx conference in Auckland in October.

Dengate Thrush is a …

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NZ Excellence in IT Awards finalists named

Simon Eskow. 15 September 2014, 4:51 pm

The Institute of IT Professionals today announced the finalists in the inaugural New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards, in partnership with MYOB, Software Escrow NZ Ltd, and ten of New Zealand's leading…

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Code.org executive named as ITx Keynote

Simon Eskow. 12 September 2014, 12:49 pm

IITP today announced it has confirmed Mona Akmal, Director of Product/Curriculum for Code.Org, as a keynote speaker for ITx. US-based Code.org has introduced computer programming to at least 78 millio…

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A chat with Paul Fenwick

Simon Eskow. 27 August 2014, 1:00 pm

Melbourne-based lecturer and technologist Paul Fenwick was traveling through the US when we caught up with him. Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, a known "life hacker", and …

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Code Club opens eyes to IT careers

Simon Eskow. 26 August 2014, 1:07 pm

An after-school computer code writing programme for intermediate and secondary school kiwis will officially kick off at ITx, New Zealand's conference of IT, in early October.

Code Club Aotearoa, a …

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ITx opens - Earlybird registrations now available

IITP Staff. 14 August 2014, 11:08 pm

Featuring many of the country's most innovative tech entrepreneurs and experts from every corner of IT, the 2014 ITx Conference is happening in Auckland on 8-10th October 2014.

ITx is New Zealand's…

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ITx Keynotes and Sponsors announced, Earlybird registrations open next week

ITx Conference Team. 08 August 2014, 3:36 pm

The Institute of IT Professionals NZ, in partnership with CITRENZ and CSANZ, announced the first keynote presentations and sponsors for the upcoming ITx conference today.

ITx, New Zealand's confere…

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Ten IT Associations collaborate on new Excellence in IT Awards

IITP Staff. 10 June 2014, 1:53 pm

The Institute of IT Professionals, in partnership with 9 other IT associations, this week announced the establishment of the New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards with nominations now open.

The Excel…

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Telehealth pilot in the Bay of Plenty

Sarah Putt. 11 November 2013, 1:31 pm

Telehealth is redefining the way people interact with health services and can contribute enormously to how individuals manage their own health. That's according to Ernie Newman, project facilitator of…

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Yes - you can learn new skills!

Heather Grace. 08 November 2013, 3:14 pm

Technology Business Coach and regular contributor Heather Grace looks at John Rusk's presentation on communication skills at the recent IITP national conference in Tauranga.

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The IT Governance Crisis

Murray Wills. 01 November 2013, 7:53 am

New Zealand has been slow to recognise that IT knowledge and experience is needed in the board room, according to Murray Wills who chairs the IITP IT Governance Taskforce. This week Murray provides an…

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Lance Wiggs: Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all

Paul Matthews. 30 October 2013, 9:51 am

Most entrepreneurs fail. Often. In fact many would argue that if they don't, they're not pushing the envelope hard enough; the difference between a successful entrepreneur and one not so successful is…

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Ed Robinson on taking an NZ tech business global

Bill Bennett. 28 October 2013, 11:23 am

Apimize co-founder Ed Robinson says selling in a large market like the United States is not like selling in New Zealand. Sales people in Australia and New Zealand are generalists because our markets…

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Privacy Commissioner reflects on a decade in office

Sarah Putt. 25 October 2013, 4:00 pm

When Marie Shroff became Privacy Commissioner ten years ago, the office had a major branding issue. It was portrayed in the media as intrusive and the issues were, in Shroff's view, trivialised. This …

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How can the govt help Kiwi tech go global?

Bill Bennett. 25 October 2013, 2:29 pm

What steps can government take to kickstart global success for New Zealand's technology exporters? A panel of politicians and entrepreneurs provide their view.

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Computer science is no longer a "babysitting" subject

Sarah Putt. 24 October 2013, 4:31 pm

Computer science, software programming, digital technology - whatever the label, there has been plenty of discussion and concern in IT circles about how well, or otherwise, school students are being t…

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ICT Minister Amy Adams' other job

Bill Bennett. 24 October 2013, 4:26 pm

ICT Communications minister Amy Adams tells the IITP Conference that there are two separate parts to her job.

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Amy Adams defends TICS, copper intervention

Bill Bennett. 24 October 2013, 4:20 pm

Communications and IT minister Amy Adams delivered a wide-ranging speech opening the 2013 IITP Conference in Tauranga. 

She used the occasion to clarify her position on two contentious issues: the…

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