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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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Following the Changing the World with Creativity and Innovation event at Techweek, which celebrates Auckland's unique creative sector, we spoke with associate director of Unleash Space Darsel Keane about how important it is for students to see that creativity is diverse, inclusive and spans many industries, as well as the rise in interest of social enterprises from a school and university level.

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Māori and Pacific people are two groups that are underrepresented in New Zealand’s technology industry, but a raft of Techweek events hope to change that. Ahead of the southtechweek18-XLR8 event, the Southern Initiative project manager Michelle Wilson shares why it’s so important to show Māori and Pacific youth the career opportunities in the tech industry, as that underrepresentation is costing the industry diverse viewpoints and new ways of innovating.

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Techweek begins on Saturday 19th May, with the two-day Auckland Innovation Tour beginning on Monday 21st May which will showcase New Zealand companies doing their bit to make a difference in the world. From Beca talking about the future of urbanisation to IBM talking about AI as a force for good, the Good For The World Open Days event covers off all of the bases in tech. Read on for a breakdown of what’s in store.