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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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Digital giants to face DST

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2019, 8:53 am

Should multinationals be able to move profits around the globe and "minimise their tax burden" or should they support the local economies in which they operate?

This is the question facing the gove…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 31 May 2019, 11:50 am

So much going on this week! An updated Immigration shortage list went live this week marking a larger role for ITP in immigration qualifications assessment, ITP is co-leading a scheduled review for al…

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Start-ups to benefit from funding boost in Budget

Sarah Putt. 30 May 2019, 5:00 pm

A new $300 million fund designed to help fill the "capital gap" for New Zealand companies, and $157 million over four years to support business innovation, were announced in the Government's Budget 20…

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Section 252

Paul Brislen. 30 May 2019, 6:51 am

After a lot of excitement and visions of Tom Cruise abseiling in to Treasury to steal the NOC list, I mean Budget 2019 documents, it seems instead that someone was trying out search terms in the websi…

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Deliberately and systematically hacked

Paul Brislen. 28 May 2019, 9:52 pm

Treasury is claiming that the National Party's leaked Budget documents are the result of a deliberate and "systematic" attack on its systems. The police have been called and the National Cyber Securit…

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Govt use of algorithms under scrutiny

Sarah Putt. 28 May 2019, 6:50 pm

A new independent agency that oversees the use of algorithms in government decision-making is required to counter unintended bias. That's the recommendation from researchers at the University of Otago…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 May 2019, 4:00 pm

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

This week, some quick reminders from ITP about ITx (Call for Presentations and Sponsorship) and Branch Elections, as well as a short update …

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Caution urged on introducing new laws to combat 'deepfakes'

Sarah Putt. 21 May 2019, 3:04 pm

It can take less than 30 mins for a skilled person using consumer-level tech to create a realistic video and audio recording of the Prime Minister that is completely untrue. But that is not a reason t…

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InternetNZ: The Christchurch Call in Paris

Jordan Carter. 20 May 2019, 7:44 am

InternetNZ's Jordan Carter travelled to Paris at the invitation of the New Zealand Government where he chaired the Voices for Action meeting as part of the event. This is his report on the week - repo…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 May 2019, 4:00 pm

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

What a bumper week at ITP!

As well as visiting Singapore at the start of the week to collaborate on a major project promoting skills cros…

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Christchurch Call - two views

Sarah Putt. 16 May 2019, 2:42 pm

Overnight 17 countries, the European Commission and seven tech companies signed up to the 'Christchurch Call', an international pledge to combat online extremist content, that was initiated by Prime M…

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Supporting vital voices to the Christchurch Call

Ellen Strickland. 08 May 2019, 7:00 am

The "Christchurch Call' meeting is being held in Paris on 15 May 2019. It aims to "bring together countries and tech companies in an attempt to bring to an end the ability to use social media to organ…

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Govt announces (baby) steps to digital inclusion

Sarah Putt. 07 May 2019, 11:40 am

As our education, health and welfare sectors move online, and even the right to be counted in the national census is increasingly dependent on an internet connection, the issue of the digital divide b…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 03 May 2019, 1:39 pm

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

We're excited to be kicking off the Call for Presenters for ITx Rutherford next week, the retreat-style ITx spin-off conference being held i…

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Five Eyes meet at UK conference for first time

Paul Brislen. 29 April 2019, 3:55 pm

The Five Eyes intelligence gathering/sharing group have spoken publicly for the first time following a conference in Scotland.

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