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'Day in the life of' tech event hopes to draw females into tech careers

'Day in the life of' tech event hopes to draw females into tech careers “We've had to be a bit creative and we designed Shadow Tech Day, connecting a schoolgirl with a woman in a tech for a day,” Muller says.“Before Shadow Tech Days only about 30% of girls say they were interested in a job in tech.

It takes a tech sector to raise a digital child

It takes a tech sector to raise a digital child The current reality is that, like it or not, we live in a digital world.The recent NZ Tech report ‘Digital Nation’ highlighted some key statistics that show how the tech industry is an economic multiplier.

Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads

Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads That’s according to NZTech CEO Graeme Muller, commenting on today’s announcement from the Government on a research trial of driverless electric shuttle set to begin next year.HMI Technologies and Christchurch International Airport announced the two-year research trial of a French-built Navya shuttle in Christchurch, starting in 2017.

Kiwis should stop thinking small with technology, says industry expert

Kiwis should stop thinking small with technology, says industry expert NZTech is the voice of the New Zealand technology industry with a main goal in mind - to stimulate an environment where technology provides important productivity and economic benefits to New Zealand’s major industries.At 31, Robett Hollis is a founder of the inaugural New Zealand Entrepreneurs Festival a head judge at Innes 48, New Zealand’s largest 48-hour business startup competition and has been named on the Uber Pitch Panel.

Former Vietnam refugee embraces 'most important opportunity' as NZTech chair

Former Vietnam refugee embraces 'most important opportunity' as NZTech chair “This is the most important opportunity that I have been given to make a difference since New Zealand accepted me as a refugee from Vietnam in 1985 so I am not taking on this role lightly.As such, we need to increase the level of engagement between technology and the rest of the economy," Pham says.

IBM’s MD steps down from NZTech board, Unitec and Oracle step in

IBM’s MD steps down from NZTech board, Unitec and Oracle step in IBM’s managing director Rob Lee ha steeped down from NZTech board, it was revealed today.Taking up the vacant seats on the board are Oracle New Zealand account executive Eva Sherwood and general manager for Unitec’s industry workforce development Tom Chignell.

Govt puts up $270k to help young women into tech sector careers

Govt puts up $270k to help young women into tech sector careers The Government has invested $270,000 into Shadow Tech Days, a technology mentoring programme, in an effort to inspire ore young women get into the tech scene.Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says the investment will help young Kiwi women experience what it is like to work in a technology role.

NZTech working closely with Govt on Cyber Security Strategy

NZTech working closely with Govt on Cyber Security Strategy “We want to ensure the cyber security of our national infrastructures, our businesses and people.Last week the Government released its first report on how the Cyber Security Strategy is going.

NZTech says immigration and education must equal a healthy tech sector

NZTech says immigration and education must equal a healthy tech sector It was a joint programme involving NZTech, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, Workhere and Immigration New Zealand.“There are firms right across New Zealand that are still struggling to find enough people with digital skills, in tech firms and in organisations across most sectors.

Wanted: Women for high-paid, diverse and exciting tech sector

Wanted: Women for high-paid, diverse and exciting tech sector The quest to inspire women and girls into tech jobs is far from over, and there are substantial opportunities within reach for the growing number of women who are showing interest in tech jobs.“The tech sector is growing at a pace that means new talent is in demand.

Empowering girls towards tech about inspiration, mythbusting and education, says NZTech

Empowering girls towards tech about inspiration, mythbusting and education, says NZTech The Ministry for Women has released a new guide called Decoding Diversity, which seeks to encourage girls and women into the education.NZTech national director of government relations Andrea Hancox says that attracting and retaining women in technology is a major issue, but she is passionate about the task.

NZTech chief: CERT NZ's cybersecurity report is the tip of a much bigger iceberg

NZTech chief: CERT NZ's cybersecurity report is the tip of a much bigger iceberg NZTech chief Graeme Muller says that statistics released from CERT NZ’s first quarterly study are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cyber threats, and New Zealand has a lot more to discuss.“This sharing of information is one of the best ways to reduce vulnerabilities as a country.

Need for speed: The nnection between faster internet and cyber attacks

Need for speed: The nnection between faster internet and cyber attacks Could faster internet be one of the major causes why the world is facing more cyber attacks than ever?Several nations involved in the recent Global Tech Leaders Dialogue Forum believe that there’s a connection between increasing cyber attacks and faster connections.