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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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How can eWaste be RAD?…

Victoria MacLennan. 08 June 2022, 11:14 pm

I went to the sustainability expo today, created by the Sustainability Trust and hosted at the Beehive Banquet Hall. I also learned after nearly 30 years in Wellington the Beehive is located in Museum…

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Monday news in brief 30th May

Victoria MacLennan. 30 May 2022, 11:45 pm

Kia ora koutou, It was a cold wet winters day today, the penultimate day of May, I was working from home with the fire going and merino socks on. The exhaustion of TechWeek is a distant memory but the…

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ITP News in brief (on a Wednesday) 25th May

Victoria MacLennan. 25 May 2022, 11:17 pm

It was my birthday on Monday and one of my rules in life is to never work on my birthday, so the ITP News in brief is coming to you on a Wednesday instead.

Check out this awesome panel on Cyber Se…

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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

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…

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Monday news in brief (16 May)

Victoria MacLennan. 16 May 2022, 10:37 pm

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 we…

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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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