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Ezel Kokcu, a 24-year-old onto her third start-up, talks breaking into the New Zealand tech industry

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Ezel Kokcu, a 24-year-old onto her third start-up, talks breaking into the New Zealand tech industry

There’s been a lot of talk around diversity initiatives in tech industry, but if Ezel Kokcu’s achievements are anything to go by, there’s hope for the future. After selling her previous two businesses, Kokcu is about to launch her third start-up – Passphere ­– in October. We had had a chat to her about her business, as well as what needs to be done to encourage more women into tech.

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With the advent of artificial intelligence and more automation than you can shake a stick at, what becomes of the tasks that people perform in their everyday environments? Pead PR technology director Sarah Munnik shares how a chance incident at New Zealand's border control shows how humanity is so much more than the mere processing which computers are so good at.

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As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's Kordia chief digital officer Aaron Olphert.

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As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's Sharesies co-founder Sonya Williams.

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Despite the country's outward appearance of affluence and wealth, in reality, New Zealand is a nation of debt which sits on a half a trillion-dollar debt bomb with a growing chunk of it belonging to ordinary households.

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An interactive map created by InternetNZ and the 20/20 Trust shows the extent of the digital divide in New Zealand. This includes a breakdown of different regions' infrastructure access, digital skills gaps and socio-economic divides.

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As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's No.8 Recharged author David Downs.

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As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's NZTech CEO Graeme Muller.