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Griffin on Tech: Tech's role in challenging times

Peter Griffin. 20 May 2022, 1:35 pm

Techweek again showcased our innovative tech sector. But we'll need strategic long-term thinking from the government to help it achieve its true potential.

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The future is closer than you think!

Victoria MacLennan. 18 May 2022, 9:57 pm
The future is closer than you think!

Yesterday I was hosted by Unitec for my first large in person event in over 2 years! (yay) while it was strange speaking to a room of 100+ people in these Covid times, the energy and enthusiasm in the room were infectious. 

The format was creative and inclusive with an informal air to the event - 30 minutes of kai, drinks and chatting, then 40 minutes of speeches followed by another kai, drinks, chatting break before the speakers answered an extensive Q&A from the audience.

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Monday news in brief (16 May)

Victoria MacLennan. 16 May 2022, 10:37 pm
Monday news in brief (16 May)

It's #TechWeek so we will all be busy joining webinars and in person events, finding out the latest trends, about great mahi and catching up with colleagues old and new. A reminder ITP is hosting a webinar this Wednesday on Lifting the Cyber Capability of Aotearoa - there are still a few places so please join us for this great event.  

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What does the boarder reopening announcement mean for our industry?…

Victoria MacLennan. 11 May 2022, 11:52 pm

Today the Prime Minister and Minister of Immigration announced they are bringing the border reopening forward, along with some Immigration Rebalance changes. Here is some useful information the amazin…

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Tech boot camps to beat the talent shortage

Peter Griffin. 10 May 2022, 9:42 am

AUT and the Institute of Data have joined forces to offer new 3 and 6 month boot camps in software engineering, data science and cybersecurity.

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Monday news in brief (9th May)

Victoria MacLennan. 09 May 2022, 10:47 pm

Kia ora koutou ITP Members and Supporters, This week we have
- Webinars are coming back - starting with Lifting the Cyber Security Capability of Aotearoa.
- The BNZ Digital Skills for Life report

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Resilience tips as we return to the office

Victoria MacLennan. 04 May 2022, 11:05 pm

Wikipedia describes psychological resilience as an individual's ability to successfully cope with adversity. There is no question we have all dealt with adversity in the last 2 years, and here we are …

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What do you think? Upskilling and Reskilling

Victoria MacLennan. 03 May 2022, 8:14 pm

The digital technology industry is suffering greatly from a mismatch of skill supply and demand at different stages of the skills pipeline.
Upskilling and reskilling is one of the ways we can address…

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The future of work is here, what to expect in 2022

Victoria MacLennan. 27 April 2022, 11:41 pm

What those Future of Work initiatives failed to clearly identify was the impact our Covid future had on our workplaces, our organisations and employment conditions. So what's in store for the remainde…

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Griffin on Tech: More ambition please: the verdict on the digital strategy draft

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2022, 11:14 am

As a vision statement for New Zealand's place in the digital world, the Government's draft digital strategy has been given a mixed scorecard at best.

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Growing the industry: Mentoring

Victoria MacLennan. 20 April 2022, 10:57 pm

As the digital technology industry grows, as businesses are trying to overcome the impact of closed boarders, the great resignation and now an outflow of young people as our boarders have reopened the…

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