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Why New Zealand needs to STEAM ahead

Techweek 2018

Why New Zealand needs to STEAM ahead

If New Zealand is going to be able to remain globally competitive in the future, our thinking around tech needs to include art and creativity, says Accenture's Justin Gray.

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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.

STEAM power

If we want to become a more competitive economy, focusing on the arts as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics – a STEAM, not STEM, approach – is worth considering, says WeCreate chair Paula Browning.