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Tomorrow's leaders

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.

Law of the jungle

Predicting the future is hard in any subject; arguably it’s hardest of all in the field of technology. Indeed, as the technology journalist Warren Ellis wisely points out, “it’s best not to get involved in the business of prediction. It’s a quick way to look like an idiot”.

Idealog + Kiwibank

The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator, a 14-week business growth programme held at Wellington’s CreativeHQ and powered by startup accelerator brand Lightning Lab, held its Demo Day recently. We’re profiling the participants - this time the National Account Registry, a technology designed to remove the friction (and anxiety) from making business payments online.

Be prepared

The recent NotPetya ransomware attack has caused havoc around the globe - and is the second major ransomware attack this year. Peter Bailey, general manager at Aura Information Security, chats with Idealog digital editor Ben Mack about what it means, what New Zealand businesses can do to protect themselves, and if this is the new norm.

The future is here

PwC’s Commercialising Innovation Report shows that artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the most advanced of the emerging technologies in New Zealand - and some Kiwi companies are already banking the returns.