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Solving the tech sector skills shortage – How diversity and inclusion benefit industry and the NZ economy

David Downs. 28 April 2021, 6:57 am
Solving the tech sector skills shortage – How diversity and inclusion benefit industry and the NZ economy

New Zealand is in the grips of a major skills shortage with a wide variety of industries struggling to fill key roles.

The New Zealand Hi-Tech trust may very well have the answer.

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Major software conferences stay virtual for another year

Peter Griffin. 08 April 2021, 7:11 am

In a reminder that Covid-19 remains a grave threat to human health around the world, Microsoft, Google and Apple have all opted for a new round of virtual developer gatherings.

In New Zealand, more conferences have reverted back to physical offerings and new formats are also being explored, such as the ITx Innovation Days coming up in July.

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Introducing the #IWDCodingChallenge

Techblog Staff. 24 March 2021, 7:45 am

Australian organisation She Codes has teamed up with recruitment firm Robert Walters to launch the #IWDCodingChallenge to encourage those who haven't had a crack at coding a chance to give it a go.

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NZTech to Govt: We need more joined-up decision making on tech

Peter Griffin. 02 December 2020, 10:45 pm

NZTech has released its briefing to the incoming minister, which amounts to a wish list of actions to accelerate growth in the digital economy.

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Recruitment Challenges In the Time of Covid-19

Fiona Reid. 11 November 2020, 9:20 am

How do you recruit new talent during a pandemic when good staff are happy to stay put and the process gets stretched out as you filter through the tyre kickers? A guest post from Fiona Reid of Somar D…

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While we wait... what Biden or Trump means for tech

Peter Griffin. 05 November 2020, 7:14 am

The tech industry's fortunes rest on who wins the White House and who has the power to pass legislation that could radically change how it does business.

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Tech Media Panel - 30 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 30 October 2020, 3:39 pm

Here’s this week’s Tech Media Panel with Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from techblog.nz, and Sarah Putt from Computerworld and CIO. Facilitated by ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: Lots of deb…

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Tech Media Panel - 23 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 23 October 2020, 4:01 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: Now that the election is done and dusted, where does that leave tech? …

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Tech Media Panel - 16 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 16 October 2020, 10:15 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

This week: New Zealand, alongside the “five eyes” network and India …

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Tech Media Panel - 2 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 02 October 2020, 4:01 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

New rules around tech procurement and use by Police, Palantir going publ…

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The return of the apprenticeship

Leon Hudson and Phill Smith. 21 September 2020, 7:31 am

With skills shortages in the tech sector only matched by increased global demand and the decline of tourism, where to now for the New Zealand economy? Could tech apprenticeships be the answer? A guest…

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