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ITP News in brief August 8th (posted on the 9th)

Victoria MacLennan. 09 August 2022, 2:55 pm

Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters, I hope you are managing to stay warm and dry in this cold wet wintery period. 

Today this post covers - collaboration with our Engineering colleagues, the Hi Tech Awards, National Identity of Aotearoa and up and coming activities.

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Leadership tips we can all use

Victoria MacLennan. 03 August 2022, 8:47 pm

Last week I was invited to speak to a Brown Bag Lunch event of a large Government department. The topic they asked me to speak on was practical tips for moving from a "hands on tools" role into a leadership one. Here is a summary of my presentation.

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ITP news in brief Monday August 1st

Victoria MacLennan. 01 August 2022, 11:21 pm

This week I tackle the Digital Divide, is there something wrong with the new Data and Statistics Bill, everything you need to know about Agile and why I love my Apple devices.

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ITP News in Brief July 25th

Victoria MacLennan. 25 July 2022, 11:11 pm

We live in increasingly complex times defending individuals, businesses - and actually our nation - from well resourced, coordinated and increasingly effective cyber attacks.
Also a spotlight on Onl…

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Why do I trust Apple’s Facial Recognition more than my own government? 

Victoria MacLennan. 21 July 2022, 3:56 pm

I get so angry with my phone when it doesn't recognise my mask clad, beanie covered, glasses wearing face, a feature I take for granted and I love my phones facial recognition as a productivity tool f…

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ITP News in brief 18th July

Victoria MacLennan. 18 July 2022, 11:49 pm

Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters, the interesting times we live in continue to evolve with inflation continuing to rise, alongside our tight labour market, with Infometrix indicating a shadow…

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The gig economy and digital technology workers

Victoria MacLennan. 14 July 2022, 12:02 am

The whole business model is predicated on driving down labour costs, replacing regulated employment practices (governed by employment laws) with unprotected workers - all in the name of making their s…

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ITP news in brief (11th July)

Victoria MacLennan. 13 July 2022, 12:01 am

The interest in lifting the capability of our industry and in career / skills development - through education, the SFIA framework and other programmes - is greater than ever before. Yesterday I met wi…

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The immigration rebalance and what it means for tech workers and employers

Peter Griffin. 12 July 2022, 3:54 pm

Relief is on the horizon for tech firms hit by a talent shortage that is yet to let up despite our borders reopening.

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Growing the Industry: Expanding our definition of diversity

Victoria MacLennan. 08 July 2022, 12:44 am

Early in my career I was obsessed with bringing more women into the digital technology industry, a bit of a one trick pony in that regard. Then - like the shutters coming off my eyelids (as a fabulous…

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Monday news in brief (July 4th)…

Victoria MacLennan. 04 July 2022, 10:36 pm

Can you believe it's July already! and 5 weeks since Budget 2022 - time is flying by.
To be frank the budget was pretty disappointing for our industry and for digital equity in Aotearoa. A small frac…

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