Have your say on the Skills Shortage

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The New Zealand Digital Skills Forum has launched a national survey to help address the increasing digital skills shortage. As demand for tech skills accelerates across all sectors, plus the rapid growth of the tech sector itself, unfilled tech roles continue to rise. The Forum, an industry and government working group, has launched the survey to quantify current shortages and … Read More

NZ Digital Technology Sector Procurement seminar findings

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In September 2015 NZRise co-hosted a Procurement Seminar with MBIE. In preparation for holding a followup event in 2017 it is worthy considering the report issued by NZRise highlighting key issues and opportunities for further development. The report below will be used to build the agenda for the 2017 event. The half day event was well supported with ~100 attendees evenly … Read More

Selling to the Public Sector from the NZ owned Digital and Technology perspective

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NZRise members have recently been enthusiastically discussing “10 of my secrets on how to sell to the UK Public Sector” by Mary McKenna, a Tech Entrepreneur and Investor from Ireland. The article resonates strongly with New Zealand owned Digital and Technology businesses as the advice could be equally be written from a NZ owned SME’s perspective. Mary starts with a question … Read More

NZRise welcome Labour’s “Future of Work” paper

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NZRise is delighted to note Labour’s forward thinking, particularly within the Technology section of their “The Future of Work” Paper, encapsulating the results of 2 year’s work by their “Future of Work Commission”. “We admire and fully support their aspirational goal to make the ICT sector NZ’s second largest contributor to the economy by 2025, and their recognition that ICT … Read More

NZRise Response To US Election Results

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NZRise members attended our end of year meeting in subdued mood on Wednesday. A mood that seems to be shared by many businesses and other organisations. The unfolding electoral map of the USA filled NZRise attendees with a feeling of impending doom. So, whilst it may be that Trump opposes things like TPP, he does so for very different reasons … Read More

Visualising the NZ Digital and Technology sector

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The recent DigitalNation.nz report provides a fantastic source of insight into the New Zealand Digital and Technology sector, it’s contribution to the economy, impact on other sectors and contribution on a regional basis. In 2015 the Digital and Technology sector accounted for 8% of GDP and 7% of exports. The overall contribution to GDP was greater than that of the dairy sector due … Read More

Support for Digital and Technology Interns via Summer of Tech

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NZRise member Summer of Tech offers a great programme connecting New Zealand Digital and Technology students with New Zealand companies for summer work placement opportunities. Our members support Summer of Tech and we think you should too. More information can be found below: Summer of Tech Can you support IT interns in your business this summer? The Summer of Tech … Read More