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Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has disrupted the Christchurch Call – NZ needs to rethink its digital strategy
The entire team the New Zealand government was planning to work with disappeared. So what next for Twitter's involvement in the Christchurch Call?
‘Tech for good’ developer expands Aussie presence
Wellington-based software development house Ackama has bought Common Code, a Melbourne software company, in a $2.7 million acquisition comprising a mix of cash and shares.
Griffin on Tech: It’s time to fire Elon Musk
Elon Musk wants his employees to work "long hours at high intensity". How many Twits will opt out of his tyrannical edict?
IT pros upbeat about 2023 despite the economic gloom
When CompTIA, the US-based tech industry body surveyed 1,125 IT professionals in the US and around the world last month, it found them optimistic about the tech industry's prospects in 2023.
Griffin on Tech: The kids aren’t alright when it comes to tech ed
School students performance in learning the technology curriculum is declining. What should we do about it?
Kordia’s bid to boost cyber skills
State-owned telecommunications and tech company Kordia is set to run its second Cyber Academy offering the chance to upskill in cyber security skills in a six-week intensive course.
Griffin on Tech: The Queen had a powerful message: embrace tech, keep your humanity
Queen Elizabeth II was enthusiastic about the advent of new technology, but reminded us regularly that it wouldn't fundamentally solve our problems or change how we relate to each other.
The 86 million: micro credentials key to tackling digital skills shortages
There are around 86 million people across seven countries in the Asia Pacific region that will need digital skills training - in the next year.
Award worth $100,000 up for grabs for one woman in STEM + other grants available
Pacific Channel is offering a Women in STEM commercialisation award worth $100,000. What else is available to support women working in the STEM subject areas?
1,300 students looking for their first tech job
NZ Hi-Tech Awards winner Summer of Tech currently has 1,300 interns students to start their first job in the tech sector.
The immigration rebalance and what it means for tech workers and employers
Relief is on the horizon for tech firms hit by a talent shortage that is yet to let up despite our borders reopening.
Growing the Industry: Expanding our definition of diversity
Early in my career I was obsessed with bringing more women into the digital technology industry, a bit of a one trick pony in that regard. Then - like the shutters coming off my eyelids (as a fabulous…
Getting more girls into game development
The Media Design School's Senior Girls in Games day of workshops seeks to inspire senior female school students to pursue a career in the video games industry.
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.