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Grok Academy appoints Martha McKeen as Chief Strategy Officer
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edutech
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e-learning
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cybersecurity
Grok Academy names former Commonwealth Bank exec Martha McKeen as Chief Strategy Officer, bolstering efforts to address Australia's tech skills shortage through teacher resourcing and student engagement.
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Summer camp tackles Australia's tech skills shortage
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encryption
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hackers
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westpac
In a bid to bridge Australia's tech worker shortage, 160 students will participate in Grok Academy's summer computer science camp in Sydney and Melbourne.
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Dave Howden appointed CEO of Ambit AI, Succeeding Tim Warren
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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telecommunications
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computer science
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retail
Dave Howden appointed as CEO of computer software company Ambit AI, replacing outgoing CEO Tim Warren. Exciting next steps ahead for the company.
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Kordia Group appoints Joshua Reedy as new CISO
Thu, 16th Mar 2023
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soc
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university of waikato
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computer science
Kordia Group hires Joshua Reedy from Vodafone as Chief Information Security Officer, responsible for internal cyber security posture and team leadership.
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Curtin University appoints Professor Andrew Turpin as inaugural Lions Curtin ophthalmic big data chair
Fri, 8th Jul 2022
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data science
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computer science
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perth
Professor Andrew Turpin has been appointed as the inaugural Lions Curtin ophthalmic big data chair to enhance research in eye health using data science.
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New Relic appoints Jason Leonidas as Regional Vice President
Fri, 18th Mar 2022
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bi
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big data
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nz
Jason Leonidas promoted to Regional Vice President ANZ at New Relic. Responsible for customer success, strategic direction & business growth.
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University researchers succeed in boosting computer speeds by 2.5 times
Mon, 3rd Feb 2020
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servers
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computer science
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study
The scientists have found a novel approach that significantly improves the storage efficiency and output speed of computer systems.
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Kiwi code-cracker heads to Oxford to hone her craft
Thu, 25th May 2017
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cloud services
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cybersecurity
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coding
She possesses a rare mind hard-wired to navigate complex algorithms in a way that even the most mathematically savvy out there would find difficult.
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Industry experts to share insights at free code conference
Wed, 19th Apr 2017
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coding
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computer science
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retail
Wellington Code Camp 2017 could be your chance to absorb some expert knowledge and make new partnerships in the tech industry.
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Satya Nadella visits Kiwi school, sees Microsoft computer science grant in action
Fri, 18th Nov 2016
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microsoft
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computer science
Microsoft's Satya Nadella witnesses innovative Kiwi computing scheme's boost, as local school benefits from fresh grant.
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Microsoft donates $625,000 to give Kiwi youth a head start
Thu, 21st Apr 2016
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microsoft
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edutech
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high tech youth network
NZ's High Tech Youth and OMGTech! groups have received $625k in grants from Microsoft to support technology education for young people.
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Top computer science university revealed
Wed, 30th Mar 2016
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edutech
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computer science
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mit
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been ranked as the best university for Computer Science, according to a global survey.
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Founding Wynyard CTO to lead Crime Science Research Institute
Mon, 5th May 2014
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nz
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orion health
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university of canterbury
Wynyard Group has appointed founding Chief Technology Officer, Roger Jarquin, to lead the company’s Crime Science Research Institute in New Zealand.
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Marlborough schools to get slice of Pi
Wed, 7th Aug 2013
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cloud services
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nmit
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schools
Computer science students across Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough can now take a bigger slice of Pi with a gift of Raspberry Pi’s from the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT).
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Resume error not my fault: Yahoo CEO
Fri, 11th May 2012
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martech
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commerce systems
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payment gateways
Reports say Scott Thompson has claimed an executive placement firm introduced the erroneous qualification before he started work with PayPal.
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Google Waves Goodbye
Wed, 1st Sep 2010
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open source
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email
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developers
Following a lack of interest from the online community, Google has made the decision to can its ambitious web application for real-time communication, Google Wave.
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Attacks on Google linked to schools
Mon, 22nd Feb 2010
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google
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nsa
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hack
The spate of online attacks on Google and many other US<br />companies and organisations has been linked to two educational institutions in<br />China, one with ties to the military.
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M?ori language added to Google Translator Toolkit
Mon, 19th Oct 2009
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internet
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nz
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māori
M?ori is one of 285 new languages added recently to the Google Translator Toolkit, helping translators to more easily bring the Maori language into the lives of New Zealanders.