NZTech Weekly

By NZTech | Weekly news and views from the New Zealand Technology Industry Association.

Kiwi businesses need to engage more with Asia opportunities - NZTech chair

Kiwi companies are queueing up to do business with Vietnam and other similar-sized Asian countries, a leading New Zealand tech businessman …

Ho Chi Minh City

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 …

Cybersecurity

Why Wellington thinks it is the high-tech capital of Asia Pacific

Wellington is emerging as a rival to Sydney and Melbourne as the start-up hub of the Asia-Pacific region, with the New Zealand city positioning …

Asia Pacific

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

The global quest to attract women into the technology field continues to struggle, and closer to home New Zealand’s efforts are not going …

Diversity

Kiwi company pioneers self-driving vehicles in Australia and New Zealand

New Zealand company HMI Technologies is establishing itself at the front of the pack in the race to help legalise the deployment of automated, …

New Zealand

NZ not alone in struggling to attract tech women - New Zealand Technology Industry Association

03<br>Aug<p>New Zealand is not alone in attracting and retaining women in tech, a leading tech specialist says.<p>Andrea Hancox, NZTech’s national director of …

Technology (New Zealand)

CIO speaks out, 'It's time to slow down the AI arms race'

The immediate challenge is not killer robots, it’s job replacement. If individuals are automated out of jobs, the future for society is bleak.

Stephen Hawking

Human civilisation at risk from artificial intelligence - Elon Musk

The man who wants his cars to make their own decisions is ironically warning against the technology driving it.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI), …

Artificial Intelligence

New Zealand’s technology sector is booming – but education needs to catch up

The head of the country’s umbrella tech organisation says it’s boom time for both its organisation and the industry in New Zealand. NZTech now has …

Innovation

Agri business using IoT will jolt the NZ economy - New Zealand Technology Industry Association

03<br>Jul<p>A new research study has identified agri-business as one of the best opportunities to use the internet of things (IoT) for economic advantage in …

Cities will become more desirable when IoT takes hold - New Zealand Technology Industry Association

03<br>Jul<p>Cities will become safer and more desirable to live in when the internet of things (IoT) takes hold a research study report says.<p>The IoT …

Equality attracts top tech talent

Leading Australasian eCommerce provider eStar says businesses that practise diversity and equality have a huge competitive edge when it comes to …

NZ IoT Alliance: Next decade worth $2.2 billion in IoT potential

A national roll out of IoT (Internet of Things) across New Zealand’s key sectors could bring with it billions of dollars in benefits for the New …

'Internet of things' could benefit economy by up to $3.3b over 10 years

Radar-controlled pedestrian crossings at traffic lights around New Plymouth are one sign of street furniture getting smarter.<p>Fear of backing the …

Internet of Things

Canterbury schoolgirls 'shadow' female tech and engineering experts

A well-paid, interesting and rewarding job may sound like the dream to most, but in technology and engineering fields, women are still the minority.

New Zealand News

Kiwi tech companies need to be more proactive in solving skill shortage problem - NZTech CEO

Graeme Muller, NZTech CEO, has expressed his frustration at hearing about the shortage of talent in New Zealand, saying the there's a lack of …

Warning: CEO's gripe of the week! - New Zealand Technology Industry Association

Hi Readers<p>I don’t want to start your week with a gripe, but I am incredibly frustrated and I feel like sharing it with someone! I keep hearing from …

New Zealand Technology Industry Association

26<br>Jun<p>Board nominations have closed and electronic voting is now open with a record number of 21 nominees vying for seven available positions on the …

Local software company signs major deal with Mexican Government - New Zealand Technology Industry Association

26<br>Jun<p>Wellington based company, Solity Software New Zealand has won a substantial contract with Mexico’s agriculture ministry, Secretaría de …

What It Means To Be 'Human' In A World of Technology - New Zealand Technology Industry Association

26<br>Jun<p>I’ve been truly honoured to Chair the 2017 New Zealand CIO Summit, helping Conferenz and IDC create an event to engage, recognize, and delight …

Billion Dollar Startups - CNNMoney

Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, Bezos Expeditions, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers<p>ondemand<p>Uber<p>$68 billion<p>68000000000<p>12458740000<p>$12.5 billion<p>On-demand<p>Apple, China Life Insurance, Tencent Holdings<p>ondemand<p>Didi Chuxing<p>$50 billion<p>50000000000<p>14100000000<p>$14.1 billion<p>On-demand<p>Temasek Holdings, …

Venture Capital

Only 14 percent of large NZ businesses have deployed IoT - New Zealand Technology Industry Association

19<br>Jun<p>New Zealand is well positioned for the Internet of Things (IoT), such as fast fibre, however a national tech leader urged for the country to do …

Agriculture told to accelerate IT and IoT adoption

The CEO of NZTech, Graeme Muller, has called for New Zealand’s agriculture industry to latch on to technology faster to support economic growth and …

Agriculture

AI to diagnose sick cows

New Zealand technology research firm, Teck Labs, has developed an iPhone and iPad app, named Betty, that uses artificial intelligence and machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Increased AI awareness brings forum for politicians and government agencies to capital - Business

NZTech explores uptake and potential of IoT in NZ

​NZTech has initiated a collaborative research project to better understand the potential benefits and risks of IoT for the New Zealand economy.

Internet of Things

Oracle exec: We need more Kiwi women in tech

There needs to be research into how to attract and keep women in New Zealand's technology sector, says Eva Sherwood, an Oracle account executive.<p>The …

Women's News

NZ tech industry leaders lobby for the creation of a ‘Ministry for the Future’

We strongly encourage all political parties to embrace this manifesto and commit to bringing life to its recommendations<p>Graeme Muller, NZTech<p>Major …

New Zealand AI Forum to launch in June

​A New Zealand forum on artificial intelligence will be launched in Wellington on 7 June with support from NZTech and chaired by Stu Christie, …

New Zealand