New Zealand Digital Skills Hui 2019

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NZ digital skills hui


New Zealand Digital Skills Hui 2019

The hui provides an opportunity for industry, government and NGOs to come together for a powerful, action-focused day that will shape priorities and next steps for our digital technology sector. The work we undertake also has importance beyond our industry, with the Tripartite Future of Work Forum and the Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Ministerial Advisory Group eager to receive recommendations and outcomes from the hui. We will be working collaboratively, brainstorming possible solutions, hearing from game-changers and strengthening the digital skills ecosystem for a stronger, more connected digital technology sector.

You will also hear from the Hon Grant Robertson, and the Hon Dr Megan Woods on the Government’s role in preparing New Zealand for the Future of Work.

The report Digital Skills for a Digital Nation, identified a range of critical economic and social challenges in relation to digital skills in Aotearoa New Zealand, including the shortfall of opportunities for graduates and issues with diversity and inclusion in the sector. We will be working on developing recommendations outlined in the report in a workshop setting and a program outline for the day can be viewed below.

This event is currently open to those who registered their interest with a maximum of two representatives per organisation. The event will be opened to the wider public from Monday 18 February. Spaces are limited and will be issued on a first-come first-served basis. The registration deadline is Friday 1 March.


8:30am Registration
9:00am Mihi & Welcome
9:20am Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance
9:30am Digital Skills at Work in New Zealand
9:50am Digital Diversity
10:00am Workshop 1
11:00am Break
11:20am Workshop 2
12:20pm Challenging the Status Quo: The Education Needs of Future Workers

12:40pm Lunch

1:35pm Data Blitz: Future-proofing organisations: Developing Digital Skills Talent in a world of rapid change
2:10pm Workshop 3
3:10pm Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister of Government Digital Services, and Research, Science and Innovation
3:40pm Workshop results and feedback
4:10pm Final Remarks
4:30pm Drinks & Networking
5:30pm Close


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