NZCS Newsline: Innovation without skills, tech riots, Greens on ICT, and law update

, posted: 12-Aug-2011 13:34

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NZCS Newsline
12 August 2011

Your weekly dose of ICT news and views

This week:

  • Paul Matthews: Can we have Innovation without Skills? (Part 1 of 3)
  • Juha Saarinen: Shoot the messenger
  • Gareth Hughes: ICT and Politics (1 of 5): The Greens
  • Budde Findlay: August Technology Law update
  • ICT around town: All the latest ICT-related events in your area

Newsline edited by Juha Saarinen

This Week at NZCS

Paul Matthews

Can we have Innovation without Skills? (Part 1 of 3)
by Paul Matthews, NZCS Chief Executive

It's great to see visionaries such as 2011 New Zealander of the Year Sir Paul Callaghan and tech commentator Rod Drury exposing the potential of the tech sector to drive the economic recovery of New Zealand.
As pointed out by them and others, the technology sector is doing amazing things and is destined to do more. However we're not always good at talking about it and there are some pretty big barriers we need to deal with, and deal with fast.

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Taku Waimarie Hoki!

Juha Saarinen

Shoot the messenger
by Juha Saarinen, Newsline Editor

I've seen any number of theories put forward about what caused the terrible riots in the UK. Police brutality, deprivation, racism, opportunism, general hopelessness, criminality, mindlessness, you name it.
There's no doubt that societal thumbscrews on young people are being tightened further and further. Who knows, maybe the rioting was reaction to that; either way, the looters clearly didn't feel as if they were turning on a society that they belong to.

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Contributed content is the opinion of the author only, and not necessarily the view of NZCS.


Gareth Hughes

ICT and Politics (1 of 5): The Greens
Gareth Hughes, ICT Spokesperson, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

With the election only three months away NZCS Newsline has invited the five main political parties to put forward a summary of their policies and vision for the future of ICT should they be elected in November.
In the first instalment of this randomly-ordered 5-part series, The Greens ICT Spokesperson Gareth Hughes unveils the Greens vision and policy in the IT space.

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Budde Findlay

August Technology Law update
by Budde Findlay, Lawyers

Find out the latest happening in the legal ICT space in this month's Tech Law Update from Budde Findlay.
This month's update covers new brand-specific top level domains, open data, electronic transactions, cyber security, cookies, ICT roadmap, copyright infringement, Internet gambling and liability for breaching name suppression.

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