Government commitment to “Open” – NZRise recommendation

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The Labour / NZFirst coalition government (supported by the Green party) have stated a commitment to “Open” including: Adoption of the International Open Charter, signed by the Minister for Statistics James Shaw in March 2018 Allocation of an associate minister for open government role – Associate Minister of State Services (Open Government) Adoption of the D5 […]

Government aim for ICT to be our second-largest contributor to GDP by 2025 – NZRise recommendation

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The Labour / NZFirst coalition government (supported by the Green party) have stated a vision for digital technology sector growth through their policies and coalition agreement statements (described as ICT), to quote: Labour believes that New Zealand must aim for ICT to be our second-largest contributor to GDP by 2025 Reform government procurement rules to […]

2017 Procurement Workshop Outcomes

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Growing a Sustainable Digital Sector with Smart Procurement NZRise / MBIE 2017 Procurement Workshop Outcomes Held on 13/07/2017, Te Wharewaka, Wellington Attendees ~100 across NZ Government agencies and NZ Private sector (NZRise members) Background This was the third procurement workshop co-convened by NZRise and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment under the theme, ‘Procuring […]

Agenda NZRise Procurement Workshop – Growing a Sustainable Digital Sector

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Last chance to register this week – if you are a New Zealand owned company working in the Digital Technology space this event is for you, a unique opportunity to collaboratively with NZ Government Procurement Leaders on the challenges and opportunities ahead with a goal to Growing a Sustainable Digital Sector with Smart Procurement. Register […]

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 […]