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From Gravity to Ghostbusters: Film festival to showcase women in STEM
Auckland techies and cinephiles are in for a treat in July as a week-long film festival kicks off with a focus on strong female leads in science and innovation-themed movies.
Griffin on Tech: Where the money is in tech right now
If you want to maximise the financial return on the IT skills you have acquired, contracting has long been the obvious path to take.
Griffin on Tech: More ambition please: the verdict on the digital strategy draft
As a vision statement for New Zealand's place in the digital world, the Government's draft digital strategy has been given a mixed scorecard at best.
One million Kiwi workers need digital upskilling in the next year alone - AWS
New Zealand faces a serious deficit in digital skills that will require one million workers, 35% of the workforce, to be upskilled in the next 12 months, as rapid digital transformation creates the ne…
ITP's new leader honoured at CIO Awards
New ITP NZ chief executive Victoria MacLennan has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to business and technology in New Zealand in the annual CIO Awards.
Griffin on Tech: The gender pay gap and the tech companies owning up to it
A handful of tech companies are being open and transparent about their efforts to close the gender pay gap. So how are they doing, and how's our industry overall?
Celebrating our awesome wāhine working in tech
The Digital Future Aotearoa team is made up of some amazing wāhine, many of whom never thought they'd end up working in tech. On International Women's Day we celebrate our wāhine in tech.
Getting ambitious on the tech gender gap - #10KWāhine
Addressing the tech skills shortage is about opening our borders. Many women simply don't see technology or digital-focused roles as realistic options.
Government action on accessibility to ramp up next year
A new ministry for disabled people and new accessibility legislation will see digital accessibility issues in the spotlight in 2022.
Who are the country's top IT leaders?
This year's CIO50 Awards winners had to contend with the lingering impacts of Covid as they pushed through ambitious IT projects.
Tech is a team sport, let's look out for each other
For the technology industry, we've probably been avoiding mental health issues for too long. Then along came Covid.
Women in Space network takes off
A new group aspiring to help women who want to get involved in the fast-growing space industry has launched as World Space Week is celebrated around the globe.
Griffin on Tech: When your digital footprint could prove deadly
Afghan citizens have scrambled to erase their digital footprint in fear of retribution from the victorious Taliban, who now control Afghanistan's internet providers, telcos and government databases.
Women's Leadership Symposium - STEM sector attendance grants available
Entrepreneur Theresa Gattung, journalist Alison Mau and the director-general of the Security Intelligence Service, Rebecca Kitteridge, will headline the Women's Leadership Symposium in Auckland next m…
CIO Awards: delivering transformation projects in the shadow of Covid
The Inland Revenue department this week picked up one of the flagship prizes at the CIO Awards held in Auckland for the latest phase of a business transformation project that took on a whole new eleme…
To push diversity you need to be diverse - NZTech
NZTech wants to see the diversity its revamped board represents mirrored across the tech industry in general, where women, Māori and Pasifika remain significantly under-represented.
Misogyny - there’s an algorithm for that
Australian researchers have developed an algorithm that can trawl millions of tweets identifying misogynistic content with 75 per cent accuracy. Is it an answer to toxic social media abuse aimed at wo…
New tech charity to boost diversity and inclusion
A group of New Zealand's tech leaders have launched a charitable foundation to boost diversity in the tech sector and have an ambitious goal in mind - to raise $25 million by 2025.
Brislen on Tech
The Ministry of Health has launched its COVID tracker app, but does it do what it says?
Zuckerberg takes on Bezos: two men enter, only one will leave.
And the end of an absolute era - Divina Par…
The value of an arts degree in teaching computer science
An Arts degree can be a useful qualification if you are pursuing a career in the field of software development. That's according to Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Associate Professor in the Department of Compu…