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Kiwi tech helping keep workers safe in the Pacific

Peter Griffin. 28 April 2022, 1:35 pm

A location-based app developed by Gisborne-based start-up ThinkSafe is helping Pacific Island workers stay safe as they tackle biodiversity loss in the region.

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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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Five Eyes: Expect more cyberattacks as the Ukraine conflict drags on

Peter Griffin. 26 April 2022, 11:46 am

Russian aligned cybercrime groups are moving into top gear to support their government as the war in Ukraine rages, according to the Five Eyes intelligence and security alliance.

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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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The man behind 'R' - Ross Ihaka and his number-crunching software

Peter Griffin. 19 April 2022, 11:19 am

When it comes to Kiwis who have had influence in the tech world beyond our shores, it's hard to go past the duo behind the 'R' statistical programming language.

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Crypto revolution - Ukraine amasses over US$100 million in crypto donations

Peter Griffin. 12 April 2022, 10:39 am

As New Zealand commits $30 million in aid to Ukraine and our military personnel head to Europe to offer non-combat assistance, the embattled country is also drawing support from cryptocurrency owners.

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Big players dominate our fintech scene but fast-growing start-ups are plentiful

Peter Griffin. 07 April 2022, 11:16 am

Fintech is one of the fastest-growing areas of New Zealand's tech scene and generated $1.8 billion in revenue last year.

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Microsoft courts start-ups with free cloud services, skills, intros to VCs

Peter Griffin. 05 April 2022, 12:30 pm

Start-up founders can now tap Microsoft for support in the form of free credits for services and platforms as well as mentorship and skilling opportunities.

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Reward us on impact, not hours worked - Kiwi employees

Peter Griffin. 31 March 2022, 9:16 am

A third of New Zealand business leaders claim to be rethinking how to measure their organisation's productivity as their staff put a higher value on relationships and results over hours worked.

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Griffin on Tech: Auckland could become a mecca for innovation - here's how

Peter Griffin. 25 March 2022, 1:28 pm

Could Auckland become an innovation mecca? Sir Peter Gluckman thinks so.

But the city has some barriers to overcome.

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One million Kiwi workers need digital upskilling in the next year alone - AWS

Peter Griffin. 22 March 2022, 1:18 pm

New Zealand faces a serious deficit in digital skills that will require one million workers, 35% of the workforce, to be upskilled in the next 12 months, as rapid digital transformation creates the ne…

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Plenty of critical tech worker visas still up for grabs

Peter Griffin. 17 March 2022, 7:55 am

The tech class exception to border restrictions for highly skilled tech workers has received strong interest, but there are plenty of visas still to be allocated.

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ITP's new leader honoured at CIO Awards

Peter Griffin. 15 March 2022, 11:00 am

New ITP NZ chief executive Victoria MacLennan has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to business and technology in New Zealand in the annual CIO Awards.

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Griffin on Tech: The gender pay gap and the tech companies owning up to it

Peter Griffin. 11 March 2022, 2:50 pm

A handful of tech companies are being open and transparent about their efforts to close the gender pay gap. So how are they doing, and how's our industry overall?

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Griffin on Tech: Ukraine's tech community goes to war

Peter Griffin. 04 March 2022, 4:42 pm

Ukraine's tech-savvy workforce has mobilised to thwart the Russian invasion and helped gain international support for the embattled nation.

What role has the tech community played in these extraord…

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Scholarships in memory of a lost tech leader

Peter Griffin. 01 March 2022, 2:27 pm

A scholarship has been established to honour the memory of former Kordia CEO Scott Bartlett and assist Waikato University students pursuing leadership roles in computer science and engineering.

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NZ-founded venture capital firm launches fund for Web3 projects

Peter Griffin. 22 February 2022, 9:37 am

A venture capital firm co-founded by New Zealand entrepreneur Derek Handley, has launched Aera Force, a DAO (distributed autonomous organisation) to fund blockchain and other Web3 projects that tackle…

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$28 - the price of a hacked Kiwi credit card on the dark web

Peter Griffin. 02 February 2022, 10:26 pm

On the dark web there's a flourishing trade in stolen credit card details and a new study reveals that New Zealanders' information commands a premium.

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Beyond the 'Geat Resignation' - the hybrid tech workforce in 2022

Peter Griffin. 01 February 2022, 11:40 am

Company culture has failed to fully adapt to the new reality of hybrid work, posing the risk of more tech talent walking out the door in search of more "meaningful work".

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The digital-first enterprises will win - IDC's 2022 IT sector predictions

Peter Griffin. 27 January 2022, 10:08 am

The ongoing pandemic has been the driver for organisations to shift to a "digital-first" strategy, which for many of them represents "an extraordinary migration of mindset," according to IDC.

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