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Lockdown Q&A: Leighton Roberts, Sharesies

Peter Griffin. 02 April 2020, 8:08 am

Here at ITP Tech Blog we are asking people in the tech sector about how they are approaching business during the lockdown and the technology they are using to stay productive while working remotely.

Today, we talk to Leighton Roberts, co-founder, Director - Opportunities and Operations, and acting co-CEO of Sharesies.

Online investment platform, Sharesies. 

How many people does your organisation employ?

39 people

In one sentence please explain w

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Kiwis rate their digital skills

Sarah Putt. 19 March 2020, 5:25 pm

As we adapt to the many changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in the coming weeks and months, it will be technology that will help pull us through. From being able to work remotely, through to enabling online social interactions that maintain our mental wellbeing. The Productivity Commission's latest survey into how Kiwis view technology is therefore a timely piece of research.

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Video conferencing - a guide to etiquette

Paul Brislen. 18 March 2020, 5:10 am

For many of us, working from home is an unnatural state that will reduce is to quivering wrecks. Easy access to the fridge, a lack of company issued fruit and no commuting will drive us to distraction. But the ultimate challenge will be how we handle the video conference requirements that all teams now have.
Here then is our guide to the etiquette of video conferencing.

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Tech roles in demand in 2020

Sarah Putt. 23 January 2020, 8:26 am

Technical skillsets remain in demand, but employers are also looking for candidates that can demonstrate strong interpersonal and creative skills. Meanwhile, 2020 marks the year in which members of 'G…

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Regional and Rural Schools take out National Digital Titles

Techblog Staff. 09 December 2019, 5:00 am

Smaller regional and rural schools from across New Zealand swept the National Finals for the Tahi Rua Toru Tech in-school challenge this year.

The 2019 National Winners were announced at a gala eve…

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Data Quality 30 years on - What's changed?

Victoria MacLennan. 04 December 2019, 6:28 am

Data quality projects are the darling of the industry but they're not new. Victoria MacLennan takes a look into the misty past and peeks at the future as well.

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CIO50 nominations extended

Paul Brislen. 27 November 2019, 7:59 am

Nominations for the second annual CIO50 list have been extended to December 16.

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The value of an arts degree in teaching computer science

Sarah Putt. 15 October 2019, 8:17 am

An Arts degree can be a useful qualification if you are pursuing a career in the field of software development. That's according to Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Associate Professor in the Department of Compu…

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Will NZ fall behind on AI?

Sarah Putt. 03 September 2019, 2:43 pm

The AI Forum is calling for urgent action on the development of AI in New Zealand, and has today released a study into how this 'general purpose technology' can address social, environment and economi…

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Are our teachers ready for the new digital curriculum?

Ellen MacGregor-Reid . 21 August 2019, 7:10 am

A guest post from the Ministry of Education's Deputy Secretary for Early Learning and Student Achievement on whether teachers are ready for the new digital curriculum.

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New Zealand team gains a bronze at the International Olympiad in Informatics

Margot Philips. 15 August 2019, 7:21 am

ZhiYuan Qi, a year 12 student at Auckland Grammar School, was presented with a bronze medal for his programming prowess in an elite international competition for high school students.

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