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BlackLine appoints Jeremy Ung as new Chief Technology Officer
3 days ago
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cloud services
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microsoft
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public cloud
Jeremy Ung joins digital finance transformation leader, BlackLine, Inc. as CTO, leveraging over two decades of software engineering expertise to guide their cloud platform's tech direction.
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Kais Education reaches finals of EdTech Awards with learning robot
Last week
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ai
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coding
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robotics
EdTech startup Kais Education is making waves with its AI-based learning robot, Kaibot, and online platform, both in the final stages of the EdTech Awards.
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Cat Starkey named as new CTO of cybersecurity firm Expel
This month
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cloud services
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cybersecurity
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cto
Expel's new CTO, Cat Starkey, former VP of engineering, is set to foster growth and innovation, utilising her extensive SaaS expertise to steer the firm's technical strategy.
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Generative AI and the rise of ‘AI-nxiety’
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bi
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big data
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cloud services
'AI-nxiety' amongst tech professionals is prevalent, but generative AI presents an opportunity rather than a threat, potentially driving further innovation and efficiency within the industry.
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Five ways AI is already strengthening cyber-defences
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firewall
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it training
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ml
While attackers leverage AI for phishing and automated attacks, it also bolsters defenders' toolkit with enhanced threat detection, email security, training, response, and application security.
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IWD 2024: New paths for women into data analytics
Last month
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bi
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big data
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edutech
IWD 2024: Unconventional strategies such as mid-career resets and conversion courses seek to increase women's representation in data analytics, amid concerning gender gap.
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IWD 2024: Why I’m a passionate advocate for inclusion in the IT sector
Last month
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software engineering
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iwd
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it industry
Laura Thomson, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Fastly, shares her experiences breaking down barriers to promote diversity and inclusion in the sector.
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Superloop Limited announces new CFO & Business & Wholesale head
Last month
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ibm
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law
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software
Superloop Ltd strengthens leadership team with Dean Tognella as CFO from March 6th, and Daisey Stampfer confirmed as permanent Group Executive Business and Wholesale. Both bring immense industry experience to their roles.
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IWD 2024: Empower Women Developers in the Open-Source Community
Last month
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software engineering
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economics
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developers
Celebrating International Women's Day 2024, we reflect on the strides towards gender equality in the open-source software community, with focus on empowering women developers.
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IWD 2024: Investing in women in tech IS the accelerator for progress
Last month
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developers
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iwd
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women in technology
The push for increased investment in women in tech seeks to bridge the gap between girls'interest in STEM and female representation in the tech sector.
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IWD 2024: Why the future is bright for women software engineers
Last month
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coding
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iwd
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software engineering
On IWD 2024, three female software engineers at WiseTech Global illustrate why now is the perfect time for women to dive into this burgeoning sector.
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Grok Academy appoints Martha McKeen as Chief Strategy Officer
Tue, 13th Feb 2024
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edutech
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e-learning
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cybersecurity
Grok Academy names former Commonwealth Bank exec Martha McKeen as Chief Strategy Officer, bolstering efforts to address Australia's tech skills shortage through teacher resourcing and student engagement.
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Summer camp tackles Australia's tech skills shortage
Thu, 11th Jan 2024
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encryption
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hackers
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westpac
In a bid to bridge Australia's tech worker shortage, 160 students will participate in Grok Academy's summer computer science camp in Sydney and Melbourne.
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Dave Howden appointed CEO of Ambit AI, Succeeding Tim Warren
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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computer science
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board of directors
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telco
Dave Howden appointed as CEO of computer software company Ambit AI, replacing outgoing CEO Tim Warren. Exciting next steps ahead for the company.
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Kordia Group appoints Joshua Reedy as new CISO
Thu, 16th Mar 2023
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soc
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university of waikato
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computer science
Kordia Group hires Joshua Reedy from Vodafone as Chief Information Security Officer, responsible for internal cyber security posture and team leadership.
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Curtin University appoints Professor Andrew Turpin as inaugural Lions Curtin ophthalmic big data chair
Fri, 8th Jul 2022
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
Professor Andrew Turpin has been appointed as the inaugural Lions Curtin ophthalmic big data chair to enhance research in eye health using data science.
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New Relic appoints Jason Leonidas as Regional Vice President
Fri, 18th Mar 2022
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bi
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big data
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nz
Jason Leonidas promoted to Regional Vice President ANZ at New Relic. Responsible for customer success, strategic direction & business growth.
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University researchers succeed in boosting computer speeds by 2.5 times
Mon, 3rd Feb 2020
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servers
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computer science
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study
The scientists have found a novel approach that significantly improves the storage efficiency and output speed of computer systems.
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Kiwi code-cracker heads to Oxford to hone her craft
Thu, 25th May 2017
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cloud services
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cybersecurity
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coding
She possesses a rare mind hard-wired to navigate complex algorithms in a way that even the most mathematically savvy out there would find difficult.
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Industry experts to share insights at free code conference
Wed, 19th Apr 2017
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computer science
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partner conference
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coding
Wellington Code Camp 2017 could be your chance to absorb some expert knowledge and make new partnerships in the tech industry.
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Satya Nadella visits Kiwi school, sees Microsoft computer science grant in action
Fri, 18th Nov 2016
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microsoft
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computer science
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ndi
Microsoft's Satya Nadella witnesses innovative Kiwi computing scheme's boost, as local school benefits from fresh grant.
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Microsoft donates $625,000 to give Kiwi youth a head start
Thu, 21st Apr 2016
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microsoft
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edutech
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high tech youth network
NZ's High Tech Youth and OMGTech! groups have received $625k in grants from Microsoft to support technology education for young people.
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Top computer science university revealed
Wed, 30th Mar 2016
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edutech
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computer science
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mit
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been ranked as the best university for Computer Science, according to a global survey.
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Founding Wynyard CTO to lead Crime Science Research Institute
Mon, 5th May 2014
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nz
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orion health
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university of canterbury
Wynyard Group has appointed founding Chief Technology Officer, Roger Jarquin, to lead the company’s Crime Science Research Institute in New Zealand.