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77,600 drones and counting

Sarah Putt. 18 July 2019, 5:31 pm

There are a surprisingly large number of drones in New Zealand - with around 77,600 drones operating and 200,000 drones used by foreign tourists in the past year. Compare these numbers to the estimated 5000 piloted aircraft, and you begin to see the need for regulatory oversight.

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Govt details $7.1m digital service for SMEs

Sarah Putt. 16 July 2019, 6:00 pm

A single café can require up to 11 different licenses and spend 240 hours dealing with various agencies. That's according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, in its video explaining how the Government's new $7.1 million digital platform will make it easier for small businesses to access government services.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 12 July 2019, 1:35 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's this week's quick update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

If you or your colleagues are planning to move more from operational to strategic IT, the "Become an Effective CIO" course is for you.

This is the perfect preparation for aspiring and new CIOs and the next cohort is kicking off soon. Let us know if you're interested - this is the last time we're running it this year.

Also, a host of other live-online courses are coming up soon, and the ITx Rutherford programme is looking incredible!

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 05 July 2019, 1:40 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

I'm so excited about the programme for ITx Rutherford, coming up in October, after our community came together over the last few days with s…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 05 July 2019, 1:00 pm

Cellphones don't give you cancer, but they do enable millions of people to look at social media sites that tell them cellphones do.

Google says it won't make any changes following its court suppres…

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Govt cyber-security strategy unveiled

Paul Brislen. 03 July 2019, 7:04 am

With cyber-security incidents (and browsing) on the rise, the government has released its latest cyber-security strategy document and is increasing funding by $8 million to help counter the increased …

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Agritech kicks off Govt's innovation plan

Sarah Putt. 02 July 2019, 7:52 pm

 The Government has today launched a new approach to encouraging innovation in key sectors of the economy. It involves the creation of Industry Transformation Plans, with agritech among the first ind…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 28 June 2019, 5:21 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

We're really excited to announce those elected onto our National Board and Branch Committees, as declared at the AGM yesterday. Who's on the…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 21 June 2019, 5:15 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

We were very excited to be recognised as operating the leading programme engaging New Zealanders with ICT last week. The award-winning Tahi …

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Auckland Uni invests in AI

Sarah Putt. 18 June 2019, 6:32 pm

The University of Auckland has established a new Artificial Intelligence lab, with $4 million in Government funding, and has recruited a former member of IBM Research AI to run it.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 07 June 2019, 7:00 am

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

I'm currently on my way to Hong Kong for the annual Seoul Accord meeting, joining our Accreditations Board Chair Prof Steve MacDonell and Ch…

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