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New Zealand’s technology sector is booming – but education needs to catch up

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New Zealand’s technology sector is booming – but education needs to catch up

The head of the country’s umbrella tech organisation says it’s boom time for both its organisation and the industry in New Zealand. NZTech now has more than 400 tech companies on board from across the country and has expanded its board, but what else is needed to grow the industry? The government’s recent investment into digital education is a start, says Vend founder and OMGTech! co-founder Vaughan Rowsell.

Research

In fields as diverse as accounting and space travel, companies are placing their R&D; at the heart of their way of working, says Simon Brown, Callaghan Innovation GM of Accelerator Services.

Technology

The New Zealand Technology Industry Association, Immigration New Zealand and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise are among those banding together to promote Kiwi innovation at South by Southwest (SXSW) in the US next month.