NZTech news stories
Microsoft backing Māori and Pacific wāhine in tech industry
A new initiative focused on getting Māori and Pacific wāhine into the tech industry and backed by Microsoft, NZTech and the government is calling for tech companies to get involved.
The AI Forum helps NZ pave the way with AI sustainability practices
Non-profit organisation The AI Forum is helping Kiwis learn about addressing climate change issues through the use of AI technology.
Specialist border exemptions 'drop in the ocean' for NZ's tech sector
NZTech has released a statement applauding the Government response to the critical digital skills shortage, but acknowledges that it may not be enough.
NZTech calls for Govt to fund cybersecurity education as risk ramps up
NZTech says it's time for the Government to put funding into educating Kiwis about how to avoid being a victim of cyber crime, just as it does for road safety.
NZ's tech sector in great need of digital apprenticeships
New Zealand’s technology sector is in great need for more digital apprenticeships and internships, according to a new survey.
NZ tech sector "seriously restricted" by skills mismatch
"Digital technology businesses are having problems attracting, developing and retaining people with tech and creative skills needed to help New Zealand grow faster, especially out of the COVID-19 pandemic."
New Zealand at serious risk of ruining digital future
"In a world where digital technology underpins every part of our society and economy, we must not risk our digital future."
Kiwi tech sector grows, boosted by game development and local IT companies
“We are seeing sectors like the game developers growing exports at exponential rates, local IT companies working through the night helping other sectors rapidly become more digital."
'High score' for New Zealand's thriving gaming sector
But it seems larger studios are taking a large chunk of the export pie.
Govt must allow border exemptions for tech professionals - NZTech
NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says a review of New Zealand's immigration settings is imperative.
Kiwis dont care enough about cybersecurity
New Zealanders are not adjusting their behaviours around cybersecurity fast enough.
UPDATED: Election 2020 - Which parties care about tech's role in New Zealand
Technology should be flying high when it comes to government investment and commitment from New Zealand's political parties. But is it?
NZ tech exports to reach $16 billion before 2030
"If we can provide the environment for entrepreneurs to build the next Xero or Rocket Lab, we will see thousands of new technology businesses established."
NZTech chief hopeful for greater diversity in tech sector
With the most diverse board ever, Muller has released a statement that highlights greater inclusion as the tech sector thrives in a pandemic-hit NZ.
COVID-19: Is technology New Zealand's silver bullet?
"The New Zealand technology sector continues to thrive and support the New Zealand economy during the global pandemic."
NZ tech sector helping Govt's COVID-19 response
The tech sector is significantly supporting the government on its journey to embrace an enhanced digital future.
COVID-19 means New Zealand's tech sector is more important than ever - NZTech
"Almost overnight, born of necessity, the government, businesses and people gained first-hand experience of a more digital world."
NZTech: Govt Budget 2020 important for NZ’s tech ecosystem
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis appears to have 'dramatically lifted' the Government's understanding of how critical technology is for New Zealand, says NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller.
An expert’s perspective on COVID-19 and fintech in NZ
FintechNZ general manager James Brown says that the virus could change the fintech landscape across industries.
Govt's digital trade deal good news for Kiwi business
Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and digital trade is especially important for the New Zealand economy."
Kiwi ambivalence to fake news leads to millions lost to cyber criminals
"With massive increases in scams and phishing, criminals are benefiting from Kiwis cyber ambivalence, stealing more than $3.8 million in the last quarter alone."
NZTech: More emphasis on digital skills needed in NZ schools
“Not just the tech sector, but all sectors of the economy will suffer, if schools don’t successfully introduce digital skills.”
Cybersecurity in New Zealand is not working, expert says
"Businesses and organisations must act to prevent future cyber hacks, which is now costing New Zealand vast sums annually."
Artificial intelligence to play crucial role in NZ way of life
"We need to consider AI in all sectors, including health, education, agriculture and banking. AI will be useful in almost every way of life in New Zealand."