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NZTech Update – Politics and promoting change

Hi Readers,

This is a little something I prepared earlier! Today as you read this, I should be enjoying the snow on the Remarkables. Last week, having visited local councils and tech ecosystems in Dunedin and Queenstown to excite them about Techweek, I scheduled a long weekend with my family.

The fresh mountain air is welcome after spending last week engaged in intense conversations about international cooperation to improve cyber security at the Global Tech Leaders Dialogue in Melbourne. The outcome of the meetings is an initiative to create something akin to the World Health Organisation for cybersecurity, at least across the Asia-Pacific region, to better collaborate and coordinate responses to cyber attacks. The NZTech Cyber Security Summit in Wellington on October 25 will also present an opportunity to be involved in local discussion with a range of firms sharing their experiences and best practices.

Last week, Wellington hosted the second political debate on our digital future, a collaborative project between NZTech, ITP, InternetNZ and the other groups that worked to put together the 2017 Tech Manifesto. If you missed the debate, you can watch it here.

Hopefully I don’t break a leg (or anything else!) on the mountain today, as the remainder of this week is full of meetings and on Friday I head to Taipei, but that’s another story which can wait until next week’s update.

Have a great week

Graeme Muller

TechLeaders Executive TechLeaders Executive is a network of influential leaders whose aim is to drive positive economic and social change. As New Zealand Tech Alliance Members, TechLeaders Executive brings together senior executives who are passionate about better use of technology and the role it can play in making New Zealand more prosperous.