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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 29 May 2020, 3:36 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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

We had a great Thursday Live webinar yesterday featuring Greg James, head of transformation at IRD, who talked about their huge transformation project - what went right, what didn't, and some unique insights and war stories. ITP members can view the full webinar on the ITP Video Library.

Also, after a very short notice period, Expressions of Interest are about to close for the Interim Establishment Boards for the Workforce Development Councils, part of the Review of Vocational Education. Wow, what a mouthful. Basically if you're keen to help shape the organisations that will define the future of tech-related vocational education, this is for you.

Speaking of events, we're looking forward to hosting Punakaiki Fund founder Lance Wiggs at our next Webinar in a fortnight, and don't forget the monthly Tech Chat Tuesday next week. What else is going on? We open up our new-look mentoring programme to Mentor registrations next week and we're also looking for awesome tech people to virtually judge our in-school 123Tech programme.

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Draft law seeks to tackle live-streamed hate

Peter Griffin. 27 May 2020, 2:46 pm

A draft law has been introduced to Parliament that seeks to introduce fines and prison terms for people who live stream objectionable material and a content filtering system to block such material from access locally.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 22 May 2020, 1:57 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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

Next week's Thursday Live webinar features Greg James, head of transformation at IRD, talking about their huge transformation project - what went right, what didn't, and some unique insights and war stories.

While sad to be losing her from TechBlog, we're excited to pass on huge congrats to Sarah Putt, who has just been appointed Editor of CIO Magazine (also covering Computerworld). She has big shoes to fill, with Divina Paredes stepping down after more than 20 years, but she'll do very well. Plus a quick update on WDCs and last chance to get involved in our latest Working Group.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 15 May 2020, 2:48 pm

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

Today is our last weekly Friday Live webinar and we're finishing the series off in style, with GCDO Paul James joining us to talk through te…

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A plan for better digital inclusion

Peter Griffin. 15 May 2020, 8:27 am

20 organisations, including IT Professionals, throw their support behind a plan to boost digital inclusion as Covid-19 see us more reliant on technology for work, education and social connectivity.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 08 May 2020, 2:57 pm

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

This week, we have some incredible webinars coming up over the next week or so, with Privacy Commission John Edwards today, a panel of Rod D…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 01 May 2020, 12:28 pm

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

Another short week this week, meaning many of us trying to cram 5 days' of work into 4 days and it certainly felt like it!

At ITP we're c…

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A plan to help our tech start-ups

Peter Griffin. 30 April 2020, 12:45 pm

It's the lifeblood of tech start-ups, investors' cash that's crucial to seeing companies through until they are generating enough revenue to fund themselves.

The Angel Association has floated some …

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 April 2020, 2:24 pm

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

Heaps happening at ITP this week, with heaps of live online events, webinars and chats, Government engagement, plus so much more.

This we…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 April 2020, 2:41 pm

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

Anothing short week with Easter, but it certainly didn't feel like one! Days seem very long in lockdown.

At ITP we have our Live Webinar …

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Public tech holding up to Covid-19 crush

Peter Griffin. 17 April 2020, 2:23 pm

Our government IT systems have held up reasonably well under overwhelming demand due to Covid-19 as tech vendors rallied to help their public sector clients boost capacity and launch new government se…

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