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Griffin on Tech: When your digital footprint could prove deadly

Peter Griffin. 03 September 2021, 4:07 pm

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.

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Women's Leadership Symposium - STEM sector attendance grants available

Peter Griffin. 03 August 2021, 10:10 am

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…

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CIO Awards: delivering transformation projects in the shadow of Covid

Peter Griffin. 26 November 2020, 9:07 am

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…

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To push diversity you need to be diverse - NZTech

Peter Griffin. 16 September 2020, 9:34 pm

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.

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Misogyny - there’s an algorithm for that

Peter Griffin. 01 September 2020, 9:42 am

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…

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New tech charity to boost diversity and inclusion

Peter Griffin. 20 August 2020, 9:45 am

 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.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 22 May 2020, 1:59 pm

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…

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The value of an arts degree in teaching computer science

Sarah Putt. 15 October 2019, 8:17 am

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…

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Survey highlights gender bias in tech

Sarah Putt. 23 May 2019, 9:12 am

Women continue to be under-represented in the New Zealand tech sector, according to a survey released today by MYOB. Only a quarter of local tech businesses have equal representation of women in leade…

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Up to $7,000 available for women's leadership development

ITP Staff. 22 February 2019, 9:34 am

Women currently working in the IT sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7,000 to support participation in a leadership development programme. 

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IT professionals happy in their work

Sarah Putt. 11 December 2018, 3:27 pm

A survey of over 500 Kiwi IT workers shows that most are happy in their roles, with women respondents recording greater job satisfaction than men.

The New Zealand survey was led by Dr Jocelyn Crane…

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Tahi Rua Toru Tech showcases student talent

123Tech Team. 06 December 2018, 11:00 am

The national finals of Tahi Rua Toru Tech, NZ's Digital Challenge, showed that when you ask school students to come up with new ideas to solve community problems using digital tech, they will amaze yo…

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A better tomorrow requires change today

Pia Andrews. 17 October 2018, 8:33 am

Pia Andrews is known to many in the New Zealand digital space as a thought leader in terms of governments and the use of digital technology.

Currently based in Australia, Andrews is the executive d…

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Mobile gaming thrives

Sarah Putt. 23 August 2018, 8:35 am

So, you want to strike it rich in entertainment? Forget the movies and pour your creative talents into gaming instead - it's worth three times as much. And one of the fastest growing segments is mobil…

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Collaboration key in delivering rural broadband

Sarah Putt. 21 August 2018, 11:04 am

Where to now for rural broadband? That was the question for those attending the 2018 TUANZ Rural Connectivity Symposium in June. The organisation has just released a report of the event, which shows r…

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Tahi Rua Toru Tech - live in action

Sarah Putt. 03 July 2018, 4:31 pm

Tahi Rua Toru Tech, the national digital championship designed to inspire and excite students from year 0-13 about the new Digital Technologies/Hungarau Matahiko curriculum, is reaching the end of its…

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Five take-homes from Fieldays

Sarah Putt. 14 June 2018, 9:51 pm

With more than 130,000 people visiting over four days, the annual Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton is billed as the largest agribusiness event in the Southern Hemisphere.

It has four pillars …

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Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps

Sarah Putt. 12 June 2018, 9:00 am

They may be too young to enter Tahi Rua Toru Tech - the national competition to support the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools - but pre-schoolers (tamaiti) from Tino e…

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Arise, knights of the tech sector

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2018, 7:12 am

Long weekends are always welcome (ED: unless you're a journalist on deadline of course) and none more so than Queen's Birthday Weekend where we can sit in traffic and ponder the meaning of life and al…

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Women in IT sector invited to apply for leadership scholarship

Suzi Finkelstein. 27 March 2018, 7:55 am

Women currently working in the IT sector currently have the opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $8,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development …

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