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Griffin on Tech: Our new PM needs to get serious about tech skills

Peter Griffin. 03 February 2023, 2:44 pm

What a difference a month makes. We hit the beach, weathered a brief but wild bout of weather thanks to ex-tropical Cyclone Hale, and saw the abrupt resignation of a star politician.

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Safer Internet Day is coming to NZ on 7 Feb, show your support  

Netsafe. 03 February 2023, 2:43 pm

Netsafe is coordinating Safer Internet Day across New Zealand  to raise awareness that people's online safety is as important as their physical safety. 
The theme for the day – Every Space a Safe Space – is about reminding everyone that every space people enter, digital or physical, should be safe. 
Organisations are being encouraged to upload their logo and download a supporters pack and share that with their communities on 7 February. Visit saferinternetday.nz to register. 

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First deep-dive report on Māori-owned tech firms shows a world of potential

Peter Griffin. 03 February 2023, 10:28 am

The first deep-dive examination of Māori-owned and operated tech companies reveals a thriving ecosystem of small and mid-sized businesses that will need a larger talent pipeline to grow.

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Big Tech is firing employees by the thousands. Why? And how worried should we be?

Tech companies are always in the news, usually touting the next big thing. Instead, Big Tech layoffs are now in the headlines.

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Microsoft’s bid to build ChatGPT into its produce line-up

Peter Griffin. 24 January 2023, 12:44 pm

There's a good reason Google boss Sundar Pichai issued a "code red" to his AI engineers before Christmas - the ChatGPT revolution poses a threat to Google's vast search engine empire.

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Griffin on Tech: Eureka! Let’s make 2023 a year of progress

Peter Griffin. 16 December 2022, 4:20 pm

We have the technology and tools to tackle the issues facing society. What we need in 2022 is a collective will - and a laser focus on implementation.

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Seniors are more tech-savvy than you might think

Peter Griffin. 15 December 2022, 10:05 am

Those aged over 50 increased their use of technology through the pandemic, a factor that has boosted their confidence in the digital world. But significant barriers remain - survey.

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#WFT: Ditch the plane and take the train says sustainability chief

Peter Griffin. 06 December 2022, 11:42 am

The Auckland-Wellington commute to Wellington takes on new meaning when you opt for the train and a day of focus work while travelling.

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Griffin on Tech: Is Wellington’s tech sector in trouble?

Peter Griffin. 02 December 2022, 4:32 pm

Talent is going offshore and investment capital is drying up. Wellington's thriving tech sector faces headwinds according to a new MBIE analysis.

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Griffin on Tech: Tech capability gap ‘cuts both ways’

Peter Griffin. 25 November 2022, 2:14 pm

The Te Au Hangarau report suggests that successfully boosting participation of Māori in the tech sector requires organisations to reassess their cultural competency capabilities.

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Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has disrupted the Christchurch Call – NZ needs to rethink its digital strategy

Markus Luczak-Roesc. 24 November 2022, 11:52 am

The entire team the New Zealand government was planning to work with disappeared. So what next for Twitter's involvement in the Christchurch Call?

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