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Personal Development: Confronting your Unconscious Bias

Victoria MacLennan. 26 October 2022, 7:00 pm

No matter how self aware we may feel — we all have biases. They are often ingrained for many years or instilled as the result of a single event. Reality is we have them and engage them influencing o…

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ITP New in brief 25th October

Victoria MacLennan. 25 October 2022, 8:56 pm

All of Government Talent, Flexible Working, Data centres, ITP Events, Updates in short and more from Bird of the Year #BOTY

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Not for profit boards, the good, the bad and the ugly

Jon Batt. 20 October 2022, 9:32 pm

The truth is that it's hard being on a board. Most people don't realise how much time it takes. And even more people don't realise how much effort goes into being good at it. It can be one of the most…

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Personal development: Becoming the best version of yourself

Victoria MacLennan. 20 October 2022, 8:40 pm

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland
Resolutions to exercise more and drink less are great but why not strive for one you really…

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60+ years of IP? records? or worm food?…

Victoria MacLennan. 13 October 2022, 9:08 pm

One of the projects the ITP team has embraced since I started in this role is sorting our 60+ years of file storage. The cost of storing  over 200 boxes in a temperature controlled storage facility i…

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ITP News in brief October 10th (published on the 11th)

Victoria MacLennan. 11 October 2022, 11:02 pm

iPhone 14's, CV Verification, Raspberry Pi project, School Holiday activities, Cybersmart week, digital nomads, connectivity in remote locations and internet voting.

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Insights from Educators - we have a branding problem…

Victoria MacLennan. 07 October 2022, 4:39 pm

Lively discussion on challenges in the education system led to three core focus areas we can all work on including whether we have a branding problem as an industry.

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ITP News in brief 3rd October

Victoria MacLennan. 03 October 2022, 7:57 pm

Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters. It's October - Whiringa-ā-nuku in the Māori lunar calendar or Oketopa - so Bird of the Year must be soon! I know it's not technology but technology certain…

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TLDR: Upskilling and Reskilling Plan

Victoria MacLennan. 29 September 2022, 3:47 pm

The digital technology industry is navigating it's way through an unprecedented skills crisis. In 2021 working with MBIE and NZTech we released the Digital Technologies Skills and Talent Plan. One of …

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The incorporated societies act is changing - a few reasons we need to care

Jon Batt. 27 September 2022, 2:45 pm

Why read this blog? ITP is an incorporated society. If that doesn't mean anything to you, it's a type of legal entity - like a company or a trust. Recently, the law that governs incorporated societie…

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The gender pay gap, my story and advice

Victoria MacLennan. 21 September 2022, 10:09 am

I was 26 years old when I discovered I was paid a whopping $15,000 per year less than my male colleagues. Faced with this fact I innocently assumed there had been a mistake made rather than what turne…

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ITP News in brief 19th September

Victoria MacLennan. 19 September 2022, 11:16 pm

Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters, welcome to news in brief. I am keeping half an eye on Queen Elizabeth II's funeral as I write this post tonight. I marvel at the notion of live streaming, vi…

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New ITP National Board and Branch Committee members elected

Victoria MacLennan. 15 September 2022, 5:05 pm

Yesterday IT Professionals Te Pou Hangarau Ngaio held our AGM. Part of the AGM process is election by members of National Board and Branch Committee members. Thank you to everyone who put themselves f…

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ITP News in brief September 12th…

Victoria MacLennan. 12 September 2022, 11:25 pm

Today marks the start of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori language week) which is awesome! This week is about prompting all of us to start using Te Reo Māori, or  get more serious about learning more…

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Insights Into Tertiary Engagement from Summer of Tech

Guest Post from Summer of Tech. 09 September 2022, 11:46 am

The fabulous team at Summer of Tech recently shared insights on what students have been going through this year and what they are seeing coming down the pipeline for intern and graduate recruitment. T…

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ITP news in brief 6th September

Victoria MacLennan. 06 September 2022, 10:45 pm

Meet 13 wonderful members of our digital technology community. Read and listen in brief and first insights from the How do we feel about our current jobs survey.

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Government levers to help solve the skills and talent shortage

Victoria MacLennan. 02 September 2022, 11:38 am

Yesterday I met with Minister Clark and Minister Tinetti and associated officials from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Department of Internal Affai…

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ITP News in brief 29th August

Victoria MacLennan. 29 August 2022, 9:33 pm

ITP News in brief - TikTok, Streaming services, the NZ Data Portal and first insights into how we feel about where we work.

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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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