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ITP Mourns the passing of past President Richard Donaldson

Victoria MacLennan. 13 April 2022, 12:07 pm

Standing on the shoulders of giants - ITP Mourns the passing of past President Richard Donaldson.
Sadly Richard passed away last weekend. Richard was the president of the New Zealand Computer Society…

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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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Monday news in brief (11 April 2022)

Victoria MacLennan. 11 April 2022, 7:59 pm

Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters. Monday's ITP news is a brief wrap of interesting things across the digital technology community.

Webinar Series reboot
The clandestine computer on The …

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Griffin on Tech: With war comes a new wave of disinformation

Peter Griffin. 08 April 2022, 11:04 am

Disinformation about the war in Ukraine is rife on social media platforms and they aren't doing enough to tackle it.

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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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Growing the industry: Language

Victoria MacLennan. 06 April 2022, 8:43 pm

I am told on a very regular basis by grass roots equity advocates that one of the biggest barriers to understanding digital technology is our language.
We use a lot of acronyms and jargon, we speak …

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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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Griffin on Tech: The EU's plan to bring Big Tech into line

Peter Griffin. 01 April 2022, 1:47 pm

The DMA is the most significant internet-related regulation introduced in the last years and it will have implications all over the globe.

Rather than pursuing these companies through the courts fo…

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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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Mental health in the digital technology industry

Victoria MacLennan. 30 March 2022, 6:52 pm

I remember reading the headline "Tech Professionals most likely to see mental health decline due to pandemic" last year and thinking wow this is serious stuff.

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Southland's data centre plans ramp up

Peter Griffin. 29 March 2022, 9:56 am

Its cool temperatures and access to abundant renewable energy make Southland an ideal site for power-hungry data centres.

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Monday news in brief (28th March)

Victoria MacLennan. 28 March 2022, 7:14 pm

Monday's ITP news is a brief wrap of interesting things across the digital technology community.

Women and Leadership Professional Development Scolarships
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Reskilling an…

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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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The Okta hack and software supply chain security hazards

Peter Griffin. 24 March 2022, 10:47 am

The okta security breach is another reminder of the complexities of the software supply chain and the potential for security lapses along the way.

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5 career tips worth sharing

Victoria MacLennan. 23 March 2022, 7:52 pm

I've been given a lot of career advice over the years, here are 5 tips that have proven really useful starting my new role.

One of our greatest challenges in life is how to parse all of the advice…

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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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Griffin on Tech: The PM is off to the US to spruik our tech

Peter Griffin. 18 March 2022, 10:56 am

The PM will head to the US in May in a bid to push Kiwi tech to the world's most sought-after market.

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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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Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters

Victoria MacLennan. 16 March 2022, 6:42 pm

Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters. Let me introduce myself. 
It really is a wonderful privilege to be stepping into the role of CEO for IT Professionals. I've worked in this creative vibrant…

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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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