Kiwi tech businesses must focus on risk management

Jackie Clark
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FinTech

Kiwi technology businesses need to ensure they are adopting risk management practices to remain at the forefront of the world stage, Delta Insurance says.  

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NZTech Update – 100 days, Techweek is coming and Kathmandu (not the shop!)

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NZTech Update

Hi Readers During the Christmas holidays, it sounded like a great idea when a group of my friends all decided to do a run, for at least 10 minutes, every day for 100 days. How hard can it be, I thought? 10 minutes is just a jaunt down the road to the dairy and back. The funny thing about committing out loud to a bunch of people and tracking our daily progress, is that even though it is hard to keep it up, it is still exhilarating. So, tomorrow morning I need to complete run number 44 at 5am so I can fit it in before the NZTech Government and Technology Summit. Crazy, I know.  

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Make brave choices for your best lifestyle design!

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NZTech Women

NZTech Women recently met for lunch in Auckland. Weirdly's co-founders Dale Clareburt and Keren Phillips joined us to speak about shifting attitudes and how to best design your life to reflect your personal priorities. Having run successful businesses prior to Weirdly, both are fierce advocates for making brave choices and taking risks to create a life that allows you to do what you are passionate about.  

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AI set to massively impact NZ

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AI Forum

New Zealand needs to seriously and swiftly embrace artificial intelligence (AI) as an extraordinary opportunity and challenge for the country’s future, a new body, the AI Forum says.  

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New Zealand: Looking to a Fintech Future

Jackie Clark
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FinTech

As the fintech industry develops, so too do the conversations about its capability and its regulation. Binu Paul, Managing Director of SavvyKiwi, a Fintech startup, talks to the GRC Professional about the development of fintech in New Zealand and his hopes for the industry in the future.  

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NZTech Update – Connect, promote and advance NZTech

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NZTech Update

Hi Readers Last year, I joined the board of NZTech alongside my role at Oracle. As part of our drive to create a prosperous New Zealand underpinned by a vibrant technology industry we have a passionate team #NZTechWomen, dedicated to inspiring women into the sector. It is vital that we promote technology as a worthwhile and exciting career option for the next generation of women. We need to breakdown any stereotypes and preconceptions young girls may have about the tech industry.  

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Fintech about to accelerate New Zealand’s economic growth and international connections

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FinTech, Media Release, NZTech News

The setup of the national fintech organisation will accelerate New Zealand’s economic growth, tech leader and software services company director Mitchell Pham says. New Zealanders should care about fintech as an exciting new sector because electronic interactions underpin all commerce across the national economy, Pham says.  

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NZTech Update – FinTechNZ, NZTech Women update and more

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NZTech Update

Hi Readers The NZTech team had another busy week with FinTechNZ launch events in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.  The ability to support the development of a new tech association and help it reach critical mass quickly is thanks to the collaboration between the NZTech Board and a Core Working Group of FinTechNZ representatives.  This is being driven with passion by our Chair, Mitchell Pham.  Within a month of launching, FinTechNZ will be hosting its first international engagement, a FinTech business delegation from UK and Australia visiting Auckland.  Minister Dean was present for the Wellington launch and congratulated NZTech and other industry leaders for their foresight.  NZTech continues to grow our wider alliance of technology-related associations and with the launch of FinTechNZ, now numbers 12.  If you are a current member of NZTech and wish to become a member of FinTechNZ we have arranged a heavy discount on your behalf.   Contact me for further information.  

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FinTechNZ Launch – Update 3

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FinTech

DAY 3:  AUCKLAND Auckland Audience: Triple-Wow! A fantastic  turn-out in Auckland on Thursday night. The audience was indeed very diverse, and did include representatives from insurance and InsurTech, as well as wealth management and other types of financial services, and even the education sector who are interested in the skills required for growing FinTech.  

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FinTechNZ Launch – Update 2

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FinTech, NZTech News

DAY 2:  WELLINGTON Wow! Another great turn-out in Wellington last night. FinTech is certainly happening in Wellington, and our guest of honour was definitely the highlight of the programme. The Honourable Jacqui Dean - Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and Minister of Small Business - spoke about how fast FinTech is growing in New Zealand, how it underpins the rest of our economy and will shape our future for all businesses large and small. She then talked about how committed the central government is as a member of this new community, as well as an active participant in the sector as both a regulator and an innovator. After that, she pronounced the New Zealand Financial Innovation and Technology Association - aka FinTechNZ - officially founded, launched, and 'open for business'.  

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