ITP Techblog

Brought to you by IT Professionals NZ
Menu

Techblog: Government Subscribe to RSS Feed


Siri to learn te reo

Sarah Putt. 24 October 2019, 6:45 am

The Government will invest $13 million in a multilingual language platform that will enable Apple's AI assistant Siri to speak te reo Māori, it has been announced by Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods.

Read More


How to scale impact through innovation and transformation

Pia Andrews. 21 October 2019, 7:17 am
How to scale impact through innovation and transformation

The public sector is one of the largest purchasers of digital transformation projects, yet often these programmes of work result in minimal change. Pia Andrews takes a closer look at how to deliver better outcomes and why it's important to understand the difference between innovation and transformation.

Read More


Silicon Valley start up unveils Kiwi Space Radar

Sarah Putt. 17 October 2019, 8:48 am

The first commercial radar to track objects smaller than 10cms in space was officially opened in Naseby, Central Otago this week. Named the Kiwi Space Radar (KSR), it is designed to track the full range of threats to satellites from orbital debris.

Read More


Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 11 October 2019, 4:01 pm

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

Wow, what an absolutely amazing few days at ITx Rutherford 2019 in Nelson.

Our speakers have all been brilliant and as always, the thing t…

Read More

Online voting back in the news

Paul Brislen. 09 October 2019, 8:20 am

Online voting has again been raised as a possible solution to low voter turnout in local body elections and now the PM has voiced an opinion.

Read More

National party on tech

Sarah Putt. 08 October 2019, 8:09 am

We are at least a year out from the next general election but Melissa Lee, National Spokesperson for Broadcasting Communications and Digital Media, appeared to be in full dress rehearsal mode at the I…

Read More

Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 04 October 2019, 3:29 pm

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

So ITx Rutherford 2019 is almost here! Next week in fact. But it's not too late to go, and I've outlined 5 things to think about it you're st…

Read More

On privacy and elections: five minutes with Andrew Little

Paul Brislen. 30 September 2019, 6:24 am

The Honorable Andrew Little is the Minister for Justice and as such responsible for the new Privacy Bill and also for overseeing our election process. Techblog editor Paul Brislen caught up with the m…

Read More

Innovation partnerships between NZ and Japan

Sarah Putt. 26 September 2019, 5:54 pm

It's been a big week for rugby and politics and also for tech, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announcing four new innovation partnerships between New Zealand and Japanese entities.

Read More

Funding Privacy: Is New Zealand keeping up?

John Edwards. 26 September 2019, 5:00 am

How does New Zealand stack up in terms of funding privacy? A guest post from the Privacy Commissioner.

Read More

Census 2018 and digital inclusion

Sarah Putt. 24 September 2019, 9:25 am

Census results on access to telecommunication services are a mixed bag, according to the 2020 Trust, which has provided an initial analysis following the release of Census data this week.

Read More


Other Recent Posts

Update from ITPNZ

ComCom considers 111 contact code

Govt hands out $241m in research funding

Update from ITPNZ

New Zealanders in danger of being slow adopters

Capital markets review highlights tech as enabler

Will NZ fall behind on AI?

Update from ITPNZ

New data rules for the health sector as phishing a…

Privacy breach at Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Update from ITPNZ

Brislen on Tech

Are our teachers ready for the new digital curricu…

Update from ITPNZ

Digital-first proved Stats NZ's undoing

Read More

Web Development by The Logic Studio