Kia ora NZRise Whanau,
It’s been another massive year for us as New Zealand owned digital technology companies, my co-chair Breccan sums up the highlights in a video recap you can view here.
In the meantime some of the highlights plus what is coming up in 2020 are listed below. I wish you all a safe and relaxing summer break but knowing that as business owners we never really take a holiday, I hope you at least get some downtime to recharge.
Safe travels, Ngā mihi, Vic.
2019 Events – another great year of member events including:
- Peter Hughes, State Services Commissioner fireside chat
- Supporting Nethui
- Diversity in tech with speaker Livi Ah Hoi from Z.
- 4th edition of the government procurement rules – what do they mean for NZ business? With 5 of the MBIE Government Procurement team
- We also ran a quick fire feedback event to brainstorm ideas to pass to MBIE
- Fireside chat with the Chief Sensor, David Shanks – thanks Miki Szikszai for facilitating
- The AGM – where we said farewell and thanks to Don
- Supporting the Digital skills hui
Submissions – it was a cracker year for policy submissions, the main ones were:
- Workforce Development Councils composition
- R&D tax credits bill
- Government procurement rules
- Government model contract template review
- Reform of Vocational Education
Skills and Capability
- Victoria continues to chair the Digital Skills Forum on behalf of NZRise
- In this capacity she has also been engaged by the Future of Work Tripartite Forum for input into Digital Skills and capability for the workforce
- NZRise worked with other industry groups to provide ongoing feedback to a range of agencies and policy initiatives in this space
What’s coming up in 2020
- General election – NZRise along with InternetNZ, ITP and NZTech will be preparing an updated Manifesto for political parties leading up to the election
- Welcome to 2020 NZRise function Weds Feb 12 – save the date
- Presentation to MP’s on Disinformation, Digital Democracy and Online Voting in the early new year
- Future Government Summit 25 March https://futuregov.digitalnations.co.nz/
- 4th Annual Government Digital Transformation conference 20&21 May http://www.dtnz.aventedge.com/