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How to be an Effective CIO

Simon Lloyd-Evans. 26 August 2022, 11:22 am

We are once again running our highly successful Effective CIO course. This course is not technical, it's all about the business.
Past students have used the methods and tools learnt in this course to…

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The possibilites technology can bring are awesome and scary

Victoria MacLennan. 24 August 2022, 10:13 pm

Technology has the potential to solve complex, wide reaching challenges we (locally and globally) face today and in the future. There are thousands of articles out there telling us that blockchain and…

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ITP news in brief 22nd August…

Victoria MacLennan. 22 August 2022, 11:16 pm

This week we have collaboration tools, misinformation, A journey of Māori towards information technology mastery and quick reminders on short courses.

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Growing the industry: Belonging

Victoria MacLennan. 17 August 2022, 10:51 pm

As you have read elsewhere the Prime Minister recently said that our industry (by 2040) will create 137,000 new additional jobs for women, 93,000 new additional jobs for Māori and 48,000 new addition…

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ITP News in brief 15th August

Victoria MacLennan. 15 August 2022, 10:52 pm

Kia ora koutou, ITP members and supporters, it's Rāhina (Monday) so time for a brief summary of news. 

This week - the assassination of contractor recruitment in NZ as we know it. Consultations g…

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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, th…

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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 lead…

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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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Monday news in brief (June 27th)…

Victoria MacLennan. 27 June 2022, 10:28 pm

I am off to Ōtepoti Dunedin tomorrow (Tuesday 28th) for the inaugural Data Stewardship conference, hosted by Otago University business school, where I will be speaking on SFIA in a data maturity cont…

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Why do we find writing our own CV's so hard? 5 Tips

Victoria MacLennan. 23 June 2022, 9:53 am

Last night I edited a friends CV and found it so easy to do, write about her virtues, her amazing skills, her achievements - yet 6 months ago confronted with writing my own CV when applying for this r…

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Monday news in brief (June 20th)…

Victoria MacLennan. 20 June 2022, 10:28 pm

I missed my update last Monday, I was home sick thinking it might be Covid but it turned out to be a common cold - touch wood I still haven't joined the thousands of New Zealanders who have experience…

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Growing the industry: Retaining Staff

Victoria MacLennan. 16 June 2022, 11:35 pm

The Hi Tech Awards held an alumni event this week, a day of informative panels, discussions and networking. One of the standout panels for me was "Keeping the corporate raiders at bay" focused on how …

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