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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 21 February 2020, 4:15 pm

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

This week I thought I'd focus in on some of ITP's upcoming initiatives for members. Not just the what, but also the how and why.

In short…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 14 February 2020, 2:30 pm

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

This week we're very sad to report that ITP Past President, Honorary Fellow and genuinely good person Prof Philip Sallis has passed away. Th…

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Govt plans legislation following Christchurch Call

Sarah Putt. 13 February 2020, 6:00 am

The Government intends to toughen laws to counter the spread of violent extremist content online. Cabinet papers, proactively released, outline proposals which include takedown notices and provisions …

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Inaugural Chief Executive named for new tertiary body

Techblog staff. 05 February 2020, 5:00 am

Stephen Town has been named as the inaugural Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (the working name for the new one-polytech model the government has introduced). Curr…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 31 January 2020, 4:53 pm

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

This week we're happy to announce a series of live webinars from ITP, talking about Chartered IT Professional NZ and Certified Technologist …

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Feedback sought on extending Emergency Caller Location service

Sarah Putt. 30 January 2020, 3:00 pm

The Privacy Commissioner is inviting public submissions on changes to the Emergency Caller Location Information service that would allow first responders to access the smartphone location of people at…

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UK throws Huawei a lifeline, for now

Paul Brislen. 29 January 2020, 7:09 am

The UK government has decided to allow Huawei to build some non-essential elements of its 5G networks - but the Americans aren't happy.

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Tech companies ponder regulation

Sarah Putt. 28 January 2020, 9:15 pm

You might think that regulation was a dirty word for global tech companies, but apparently not. They are clamouring to be regulated according to news reports, with Wall Street Journal summing it up wi…

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VR Tackling Online Hate Speech

Mike Riversdale. 27 January 2020, 7:51 am

VR isn't just about games or interior designers. For some, it's a way of tackling hate speech. Guest post from Mike Riversdale.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 January 2020, 4:23 pm

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

This week, let's take a look at ITP's certification offerings: Chartered IT Professional NZ (CITPNZ) and Certified Technologist (CTech). Als…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 January 2020, 4:46 pm

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

If you read Techblog regularly you'll be aware that there is currently a big review happening in the polytech sector. Part of this is determ…

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Counting the nation's walkers and bikers

Sarah Putt. 16 January 2020, 3:25 pm

If you cycle or walk the roads and pathways of Aotearoa, you may be unaccounted for. But that's set to change with the NZ Transport Agency's move to improve the data collected on the number of cyclist…

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Productivity Commission on the trail of frontier firms

Sarah Putt. 14 January 2020, 4:50 pm

A new year and another inquiry being undertaken by the Productivity Commission, this time into Frontier Firms. What are they exactly, and why should we care?

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 20 December 2019, 2:25 pm

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

It's been a huge year, with the top 10 projects for ITP in 2019 outlined last week. But as we wind up for the year this week, I thought I'd …

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Top 10 in tech for the decade (continued)

Sarah Putt. 19 December 2019, 7:26 am

Tech has taken on a more dystopian feel this decade. Where once we may have greeted each new idea with wide-eyed enthusiasm, we now consider the downside first. Here is the second half of my top ten i…

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Top 10 in tech for the decade

Sarah Putt. 17 December 2019, 7:26 pm

As we approach the festive season, it's customary to post a top ten in tech summarising the previous 12 months, but as 2019 is the last year in the 2010s, I thought I'd go all-out and attempt to sum u…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 December 2019, 5:00 pm

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

Well, what a year it's been!

This week I thought I'd run through a few of the key highlights for ITP for 2019 before finishing next week o…

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Levy shows who is top in telco

Sarah Putt. 12 December 2019, 8:04 pm

There are lots of polls that measure the success - or otherwise - of companies, but in New Zealand telecommunications, if you want to know who is head of the pack, you just have to check out the compa…

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We could zoom to the Moon, or float out to Mars

Sarah Putt. 10 December 2019, 8:00 am

Students from the aptly named Hope School in the Tasman District have won the chance to talk online with a NASA astronaut, in the latest effort by the NZ Space Agency to get the country excited about …

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 06 December 2019, 5:00 pm

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

What an amazing day yesterday was, as all of the Regional Winners of the Tahi Rua Toru Tech challenge in schools descended on TSB Arena in We…

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