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AI wrap Friday June 9th

Victoria MacLennan. 09 June 2023, 11:28 am

A quick AI wrap this week as I am on holiday! This week a view on assessment and AI from Claire Amos school principal, Bernard Hickey's podcast, new sorting algorithm from Deepmind, Sam Altman's lates…

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New course - Digital Technology Leadership Masterclass

Victoria MacLennan. 08 June 2023, 12:08 pm

Supercharge your career in the dynamic digital technology industry with our innovative Digital Technology Leadership Masterclass. Designed for aspiring and current leaders, this comprehensive course e…

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AI wrap-up - Friday June 2nd

Victoria MacLennan. 01 June 2023, 10:48 pm

There is so much AI news each week it was taking over our digital pānui so we decided to pull that content out into a seperate post each week. 
There were three big news themes in the AI news this …

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Vic’s take on budget 2023 - a nod towards digital tech

Victoria MacLennan. 19 May 2023, 5:47 am

Peter has written a great summary of the science and technology things in the budget here, definitely worth elaborating on in some areas. But wait there was more, here is my take on the budget 2023.

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Jim Higgins – A tribute

Elizabeth Eastwood. 16 May 2023, 10:47 am

Jim Higgins passed away on 11 May. His wisdom, insights and humour will be sorely missed by many who encountered him during his 50 years of service to the IT community.  His curiosity and infectious …

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50 Coffees - an old concept worth exploring today

Victoria MacLennan. 10 May 2023, 8:55 pm

Do you love coffee catchups? Or maybe you hate them and want to overcome that aversion? want to expand your network? find your perfect job? Well there is an old system called 50 coffees that might be …

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Succession planning takes real effort

Victoria MacLennan. 04 May 2023, 11:38 pm

Who will our future leaders be? What are you actively doing to create your replacement? These are questions we should be asking ourselves no matter what level of "the ladder" we sit. Even if it's not …

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Homegrown Code to tackle Online Safety now "The Worlds Code"

Brent Carey, CEO Netsafe. 27 April 2023, 6:41 pm

On July 25th 2022 Netsafe and NZTech launched a new initiative that commits a range of technology companies to addressing the risk of online harmful content in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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NZ Government is consulting on Procurement

Victoria MacLennan. 20 April 2023, 10:55 pm

NZ Government is consulting in May via co-Lab workshops and a consultation document on Procurement for the Future. This post is on why and how you should get involved.

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Voice search, different to text search 

Victoria MacLennan. 20 April 2023, 2:44 pm

I've spent a fair bit of time in the car this last week, driving between the hospital and home a round trip of roughly 130kms. With this I've also needed to rely on Siri more than usual, firing of voi…

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What is a Code of Ethics?…

Victoria MacLennan. 14 April 2023, 4:33 pm

In today's digital age, ethics play an increasingly critical role in the digital technology space. As technology advances, so do the opportunities for unethical behaviour. Unethical practices such as …

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Growing the Industry: Talking tech in schools

Victoria MacLennan. 30 March 2023, 11:17 pm

For those of us who live and breathe digital tech we know how wonderful this industry can be, how well it can pay, how creative, rewarding and mentally stimulating the mahi (work) can be. Sadly we are…

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The role of VR in the classroom, something we should be embracing or not? 

Victoria MacLennan. 24 March 2023, 11:55 am

Leveraging technology in the classroom is pretty well documented and understood these days. The need for enhanced digital technology skills and capabilities to be taught to ensure our ākonga (learner…

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How green is our industry really?…

Victoria MacLennan. 17 March 2023, 9:07 am

A discussion with passionate Massey students led to this blog post on how our lightweight industry actually casts a dark shadow over the environment.

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Supporting women to thrive in the workplace, international women's day 2023

Victoria MacLennan. 08 March 2023, 10:12 pm

This is not another International Women's Day blog I promise. This is a post on how I am going to support women to thrive, and how you can join me too. 

Flicking through radio stations on the driv…

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Growing the industry: Education programme Tahi Rua Toru Tech

Victoria MacLennan. 03 March 2023, 7:49 pm

16,000+ tamariki (children) were involved across the motu 
1,900+ teachers learned more about the digital technology curriculum while supporting learners through the programme 
80% of the 2022 nat…

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Can AI meeting assistants take decent notes? 

Victoria MacLennan. 24 February 2023, 8:59 am

Tools to provide meeting transcription aren't a new concept but the SAAS market for tools that integrate with zoom, teams, google hangouts etc designed to capture a written transcript of your meeting …

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Reading you might have missed over the holiday break

Victoria MacLennan. 17 February 2023, 3:39 pm

Over the Christmas / New Year break I book marked a collection of articles. While technology news is quieter over the December / January period things still happened - the Lastpass breach, CES and of …

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Not another ChatGPT blog - this one has ideas you can use

Victoria MacLennan. 10 February 2023, 1:37 pm

I think it's fair to say the race to own the user interactive AI space is heating up, free vs paid access to AI is poised to become the new frontier of Digital Equity and the role of these emerging te…

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How do we feel?…

Victoria MacLennan. 19 December 2022, 12:37 pm

How do we feel? Attitudes of the digital technology workforce

Welcome to the 2022 How do we feel survey.
This survey will be released as a series of small surveys on a range of topics every fortn…

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