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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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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 November 2017, 3:23 pm

Job description for the new national CTO... why we need to take care of our online selves... and the headlights of disruption shine, but do they shine for you?

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Building the female talent pipeline in the Tech Industry

Jayne Chater. 16 October 2017, 5:00 am

Recently the Chief Executive of Spark publicly quoted that he was going to tackle gender quality in the organisation he ran. Why? simply because it makes great business sense, it impacts the bottom li…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 October 2017, 2:00 pm

How to find the people to build our brave new world.... Fuji Xerox faces an uphill struggle... And let's sleep on it: how woke is New Zealand (to the dangers of TXT messages)?

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 29 September 2017, 4:43 pm

Women in technology... the need for better mental health provisions for our founders and innovators... and the right to privacy - now available as a service.

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New programme to battle skills shortage

Victoria MacLennan. 21 September 2017, 5:00 am

Only 3% of 15 year old girls want a career in Digital Technology, and of those women globally with STEM degrees a staggering 40% leave our industries to never return. Balance wise, the OECD reported r…

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Ready player one: Games development grows in NZ

Paul Brislen. 06 September 2017, 6:51 am

An industry worth $100 million a year with most of that revenue from exports, growing at 12%. That's how the Game Developers Association (NZGDA) describes the New Zealand computer game industry in all…

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Just Another F'ing Agile Conference

Brenda Leeuwenberg. 16 March 2017, 7:27 pm

Most conferences have fewer than 50% female speakers in their line-up and that's never a good thing. Enter #JAFAC which has an all-female line-up and is selling out fast.

So what is #JAFAC and why …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 February 2017, 3:34 pm

Goldilocks has many sisters ... Samsung's phones burn more than just the casing ... Vodafone can't buy Sky: what does that mean for content? ... and let's have that conversation about women in technol…

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Skills shortage persists yet diversity goes unaddressed

Paul Brislen. 21 September 2016, 8:24 am

Diversity in the workplace continues to be an unresolved problem with 40% of companies admitting they don't have a policy to address a lack of diversity among new hires.

Yet the same companies are …

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Brislen on Tech this week

Paul Brislen. 26 August 2016, 2:50 pm

The Government's CERT advisory board has been assembled ready, willing and able to build the finest emergency response team this country has ever seen... The number of women in the ICT industry has fa…

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US data shows women in tech numbers declining

Paul Brislen. 23 August 2016, 7:10 am

The IT sector remains male dominated with the number of women in the IT industry falling in the US from its peak in 1990.

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Unconscious Bias

Vivian Chandra. 18 April 2016, 10:11 am

There are just so many articles written about women and tech. We admit that there is a gender gap in hiring, a gender gap in pay and a gender gap in management. We look at the stats and lament at the …

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