ITP Mourns the passing of past President Richard Donaldson
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…
Crypto revolution - Ukraine amasses over US$100 million in crypto donations
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.
Monday news in brief (11 April 2022)
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 …
Griffin on Tech: With war comes a new wave of disinformation
Disinformation about the war in Ukraine is rife on social media platforms and they aren't doing enough to tackle it.
Big players dominate our fintech scene but fast-growing start-ups are plentiful
Fintech is one of the fastest-growing areas of New Zealand's tech scene and generated $1.8 billion in revenue last year.
Growing the industry: Language
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 …
Microsoft courts start-ups with free cloud services, skills, intros to VCs
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.
Griffin on Tech: The EU's plan to bring Big Tech into line
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…
Reward us on impact, not hours worked - Kiwi employees
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.
Mental health in the digital technology industry
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.
Southland's data centre plans ramp up
Its cool temperatures and access to abundant renewable energy make Southland an ideal site for power-hungry data centres.
Monday news in brief (28th March)
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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Griffin on Tech: Auckland could become a mecca for innovation - here's how
Could Auckland become an innovation mecca? Sir Peter Gluckman thinks so.
But the city has some barriers to overcome.
The Okta hack and software supply chain security hazards
The okta security breach is another reminder of the complexities of the software supply chain and the potential for security lapses along the way.
5 career tips worth sharing
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…
One million Kiwi workers need digital upskilling in the next year alone - AWS
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…
Griffin on Tech: The PM is off to the US to spruik our tech
The PM will head to the US in May in a bid to push Kiwi tech to the world's most sought-after market.
Plenty of critical tech worker visas still up for grabs
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.
Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters
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…
ITP's new leader honoured at CIO Awards
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.