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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 15 March 2019, 12:23 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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

Great news - the new ITx Rutherford conference is coming in October, a more intimate gathering with full ITP and CITRENZ conferences under one roof. Come and join hundreds of others in Nelson in October, at the newest offshoot of the main biennial ITx conference.

Also, ITP President Mike Dennehy and I are taking to the road in April - come say hi and hear what ITP's been up to.


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ITx Rutherford Conference: coming on 9-11 October 2019

We're really excited to announce ITx Rutherford 2019, a more intimate and exclusive version of the IT Industry's biennial ITx conference. ITx Rutherford will be in Nelson in October this year.

The full ITx conference runs every second year (next in 2020) and is the largest independent tech conference in NZ. ITx Rutherford takes the ITx model one step further, with the same quality talks focusing on innovation, technology and education but in a smaller, more intimate format.

This year ITx Rutherford heads to Nelson, the birthplace of one of NZ's greatest innovators Sir Ernest Rutherford and where the famous NZCS Rutherford industry conferences ran many years ago.

ITx Rutherford features two conferences in one, with the 2019 ITP Conference alongside the 31st annual CITRENZ Conference. ITx Rutherford will feature international and local keynotes, plus 4-5 streams running each day alongside workshops, unconferences, group sessions and heaps more.

Once again, ITx really is where NZ's tech sector comes together.

Pop it in your diary and save the date! And if your organisation wants to be a part of ITx Rutherford, check out the great sponsorship opportunities below.

Save the date: 9-11th October 2019 in Nelson

ITx brings IT professionals, decision-makers, leaders and academics together under one roof. This is a conference like no other: where industry, academia and government come together to network, learn and engage. 

Come and be a part of it - it's a unique and awesome experience.


ITx Rutherford: Sponsorship opportunities available

Want to get involved in ITx Rutherford, an offshoot of New Zealand's technology mega-conference?

ITx Rutherford provides a unique opportunity to align your brand with ITx, NZ's independent tech sector-wide conference while supporting the industry to come together to innovate, collaborate and educate.

Promotion of the conference through ITP, CITRENZ and partner organisations, and more broadly across the sector, gives you huge exposure to thousands of IT professionals, leaders and educators beyond the hundreds expected to be in attendance at ITx Rutherford 2019.

Drop us a note to [email protected] to get in early and maximise the opportunity.

Whether as a sponsor or a delegate, we're excited to see you at ITx Rutherford in October!


National Roadshow next month: What's ITP working on?

ITP National President Mike Dennehy and I are heading around the country next month to talk about what the organisation has been up to over the last year, ITP's strategy over the next 3-5 years and the fairly extensive work programme for 2019.

Mike and I will talk about the strategic plan for the next 3-5 years, plus many of the initiatives that will ensure ITP meets its vision of being the authoritative voice of the IT profession that leads professional development and good practice in IT.

We'll also talk about the new free advisory and skills planning service offered by ITP to Corporate Partners and other upcoming initiatives in this space, so come along if you want to hear more. We'll be joined by ITP's new Director of Digital Capability Daniel Merriott for some sessions.

This is your chance to hear what we've been up to, provide your feedback on ITP's strategic plan and ask about anything to do with ITP or our profession.

Head along in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Dunedin, Nelson or Palmerston north. It's free - register here


Agile on the Beach Weekend coming up in Tauranga

People. Change. Impact. … and jandals

Tangata. Hurihanga. Whakaaweawe. 

 5-7 April 2019, Mount Surf Life Saving Club, Tauranga

Agile on The Beach New Zealand is a weekend experience designed for:

  • the agile practitioner looking to deepen your connections and learning within a local and national agile network
  • the organisation and/or community leader looking for opportunities to drive change within your organisation or community
  • anyone working within (or want to work within) an agile environment, looking for skills and practical advice to advance their agile journey

All should expect to establish deep connection through storytelling, gain skills to build momentum toward better workplaces and communities, and connect with like minds looking to make positive change and impact.

Programme, tickets and details at:


New Technology on RNZ: Facebook, Future of Tech, Future of TV, and online scams

I spoke about IDC's tech predictions, Facebook's outage, the Future of TV and online scams with Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon yesterday.

Listen to the podcast here.


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