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Griffin on Tech: The PM is off to the US to spruik our tech

Peter Griffin. 18 March 2022, 10:56 am

The PM will head to the US in May in a bid to push Kiwi tech to the world's most sought-after market.

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Plenty of critical tech worker visas still up for grabs

Peter Griffin. 17 March 2022, 7:55 am

The tech class exception to border restrictions for highly skilled tech workers has received strong interest, but there are plenty of visas still to be allocated.

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ITP's new leader honoured at CIO Awards

Peter Griffin. 15 March 2022, 11:00 am

New ITP NZ chief executive Victoria MacLennan has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to business and technology in New Zealand in the annual CIO Awards.

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Griffin on Tech: The gender pay gap and the tech companies owning up to it

Peter Griffin. 11 March 2022, 2:50 pm

A handful of tech companies are being open and transparent about their efforts to close the gender pay gap. So how are they doing, and how's our industry overall?

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Telco sector proof of difference real competition can make - TCF

Peter Griffin. 08 March 2022, 3:30 pm

The Commerce Commission has proposed a wholesale regime to improve competition in the groceries market but has stopped short of recommending the sweeping changes the telco sector has been through.

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Griffin on Tech: Ukraine's tech community goes to war

Peter Griffin. 04 March 2022, 4:42 pm

Ukraine's tech-savvy workforce has mobilised to thwart the Russian invasion and helped gain international support for the embattled nation.

What role has the tech community played in these extraord…

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Government cloud contract a 'big win for data sovereignty' - Catalyst

Peter Griffin. 03 March 2022, 9:00 am

Catalyst Cloud has won an all-of-government contract with the Department of Internal Affairs that the company says removes longstanding barriers around the IT procurement process.

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Griffin on Tech: The web is awash with misinformation and Kiwis are worried

Peter Griffin. 25 February 2022, 5:37 pm

Kiwis are increasingly worried about the spread of misinformation and hate speech online as the anti-mandate protests surface a host of weird and wonderful conspiracy theories.

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Griffin on Tech: China flexes its tech muscle at the Olympics

Peter Griffin. 18 February 2022, 11:00 am

China is showing off its innovations at the Olympic Games in Beijing, but there's a darker side to the superpower's technological prowess.

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We now have a draft plan for the digital sector - have your say on it

Peter Griffin. 15 February 2022, 9:25 am

After a lengthy period of development, the draft industry transformation plan (ITP) for the digital technologies sector is finally ready for your feedback.

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Griffin on Tech: Going Rogan - what to learn from Spotify's woes and Wordle's acquisition

Peter Griffin. 04 February 2022, 4:31 pm

Exclusivity is everything in digital content, but what if your exclusive content is accused of misinformation?

Joe Rogan has certainly been an experience for Spotify - but who's in the right?

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Beyond the 'Geat Resignation' - the hybrid tech workforce in 2022

Peter Griffin. 01 February 2022, 11:40 am

Company culture has failed to fully adapt to the new reality of hybrid work, posing the risk of more tech talent walking out the door in search of more "meaningful work".

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Griffin on Tech: The fear index: A reality check for the tech dreamers

Peter Griffin. 28 January 2022, 2:32 pm

[ICYMI from last week] Those two words starting with 'i' - interest and inflation - have spooked markets in general but taken a bigger toll on tech-related stocks and digital assets.

Is this the be…

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The digital-first enterprises will win - IDC's 2022 IT sector predictions

Peter Griffin. 27 January 2022, 10:08 am

The ongoing pandemic has been the driver for organisations to shift to a "digital-first" strategy, which for many of them represents "an extraordinary migration of mindset," according to IDC.

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600 more tech workers coming soon

Paul Matthews. 21 January 2022, 5:06 pm

Late last year Minister Clark announced that Cabinet had approved a Class Exception for 600 overseas tech workers to come to New Zealand. This was great news for our industry, with many companies suff…

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Griffin on Tech: America's 5G jumbo disaster - what went wrong?…

Peter Griffin. 21 January 2022, 2:39 pm

Airlines this week cancelled or rerouted flights heading to certain US airports. Was it due to a surge in Omicron cases, threats of terrorism, or a fault identified in jumbo jets?

Turns out it is b…

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Using fibre optic networks to better detect volcanic activity

Peter Griffin. 18 January 2022, 10:11 am

New Zealand scientists will send signals down fibre optic cables in the Auckland region to detect small earthquakes that could indicate volcanic activity.

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Griffin on Tech: Time's person of the year contains multitudes

Peter Griffin. 17 December 2021, 4:49 pm

Time magazine's decision to put Elon Musk on its cover as its person of the year was a polarizing move, to say the least.

The entrepreneur, innovator, largely self-trained engineer and on the stren…

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Griffin on Tech: Tech's mixed bag of a year - ten trends that defined 2021

Peter Griffin. 10 December 2021, 12:52 pm

Before we flop onto a beach towel to recover from another exhausting year living in the shadow of Covid, it's worth reflecting on a remarkable year in the world of technology.

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UNESCO adopts a global agreement on the ethics of artificial intelligence

By Elizabeth Eastwood. 08 December 2021, 9:12 am

UNESCO has adopted a recommendation on the ethics of artificial intelligence which bans the use of AI systems for social scoring and mass surveillance.

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