Education

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IBMers Join P-TECH Students During Blue Day Out

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand IBM’s latest global research shows that employer demands are rapidly changing; in just two years, the importance of technical and digital proficiencies has dropped significantly relative to the willingness to be flexible, agile and adaptable to change and the ability to prioritise. One of the most dramatic […]

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Introducing Generation Z to P-TECH

Author: Liz Hampton, Corporate Citizen Manager, IBM New Zealand Creating Pathways In Technology I’m an IBMer collaborating with two local schools, The Warehouse Group, Ministry of Education and the Manukau Institute of Technology to bring the programme called P-TECH (or Pathways in Technology) to New Zealand.  As part of that journey, we are running a […]

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What does it really mean to inspire?

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand IBM’s latest global research shows that employer demands are rapidly changing; in just two years, the importance of technical and digital proficiencies has dropped significantly relative to the willingness to be flexible, agile and adaptable to change and the ability to prioritise. One of the most dramatic […]

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P-TECH tackles digital skills gap

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand New Zealand like many other countries is experiencing a digital skills shortage as a result of industries being reshaped by data science, AI, cloud computing and cybersecurity. The Digital Skills Forum reported in December 2017 that New Zealand has a growing digital skills shortage, primarily due to […]

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Data is the world’s new natural resource

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand Last  Friday I joined a BusinessNZ audience and had the privilege to introduce the Prime Minister as she made her first major speech of the year. Having attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, the challenges facing economies around the world were clearly top of mind. Many […]

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Transforming the curriculum for the technological age

Instead of focusing on the ‘piece of paper’ at the end, our education system should be geared to produce the skills needed by industry. By Meriana Johnsen. This article originally apeared in Education Central. The technology sector is New Zealand’s third biggest exporter and fastest growing industry with companies crying out for IT graduates. IBM […]

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How my son took his first steps into coding

Author: Amanda Johnston-Pell, Chief Marketing Officer IBM A/NZ One of my biggest passions – as a parent and as an IBMer – is boosting STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths) skills among our younger generations to ensure they have the capabilities needed to thrive and succeed in our ever-evolving digital world. Recently I had the […]

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Productivity & STEAM Education are big themes in NZ

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director of IBM New Zealand Productivity is about creating more value by making better use of a country’s resources. It is also a vital measure of business profitability and sets a country’s standard of living in addition to having a significant bearing on citizen well-being. In New Zealand, despite good overall […]

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From dreaming of NASA to wanting to change the world

Federation University Australia and IBM recently announced the recipients of IBM’s annual IT scholarship program. The scholarship supports students who are studying in-demand skills needed for Australia’s digital future such as artificial intelligence, cloud, and cyber-security. In a series of posts we’d like to introduce you to some of what we hope are the technology […]

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