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TUANZ: Tackle tech skills shortage by attracting diverse talent

Peter Griffin. 21 September 2023, 1:38 pm

The Technology Users Association has called on the next Government to ramp up its efforts to address skills shortages which the tech sector has identified as its key barrier to growth.

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Startup stress: free support on offer for founders

Peter Griffin. 01 August 2023, 12:24 pm

Callaghan Innovation has begun offering free guidance and counselling for founders taking the rollercoaster ride of launching and trying to commercialise a startup company.

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Griffin on Tech: Cybersecurity shake-up and a dearth of digital policies 

Peter Griffin. 28 July 2023, 2:02 pm

There's not much relating to the digital policy in election pledges so far, but areas like cybersecurity need attention.

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Tech job listings take a dive

Peter Griffin. 20 July 2023, 10:14 am

New Zealand's job listings have "taken a nose dive" according to RCSA, the peak body for recruitment companies, with listings tech-related roles seeing the greatest decline.

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Digital divide, data sovereignty, skills development - priorities for Māori tech sector

Peter Griffin. 11 July 2023, 10:46 am

Māori should be more than "token add-ons", but instead intentionally sought as partners, co-designers, and contributors to New Zealand's tech sector, a new report canvassing views from Māori in tech…

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Griffin on Tech: Threads of unease

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2023, 1:49 pm

Meta's debut of Threads spells relief for fed-up Twitter users - but don't forget Mark Zuckerberg's patchy record on content moderation, privacy and data security.

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Hi-Tech Awards: Against the gloom, an upbeat industry looks to the future…

Peter Griffin. 27 June 2023, 10:28 am

In the modern splendour of Christchurch's Te Pae Convention Centre, the tech sector came together to honour its most successful, impactful and inspiring companies and individuals on Friday.

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Griffin on Tech: AI Act progress, Kim's extradition, and women-led start-ups 

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2023, 10:18 am

It's full steam ahead on AI regulation in Europe with members of the EU Parliament passing the draft text of the Artificial Intelligence Act with strong consensus - 499 to 28 votes in favour.

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AI the game changer, but who is allowed to play?

Viv Chandra. 13 June 2023, 10:49 am

AI: What we don’t want is to have is two games, one benefitting those who have access and one where the game rules punish those who don’t.

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Griffin on Tech: Let’s take Sam Altman at his work and regulate AI

Peter Griffin. 19 May 2023, 2:19 pm

The AI Act has the potential to offer a template for countries including New Zealand to begin legislating. The sooner we get moving on that the better.

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Tech Week 2023: Gearing up to make the most of our annual tech-fest

Peter Griffin. 09 May 2023, 1:01 pm

It's almost that time of the year again when tech-themed events are held all over the country, with something of interest for IT professionals, entrepreneurs and members of the public alike.

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