NZ ranked one of Asia Pacific’s fastest emerging fintech hubs

Auckland - New Zealand has been ranked one of Asia Pacific’s fastest emerging fintech hubs and one of the top 10 fintech destinations in the region, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. Globally, New Zealand is ranked 45th in the first Global Fintech Index city rankings 2020 by Findexable which identifies

Trio of NZ business women leading AI in NZ

Wellington - Kiwi business women are leading the drive of one of New Zealand’s most significant technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), into 2020. The AI Forum of New Zealand has just appointed one of ANZ bank’s heads of technology, Megan Tapsell, as its chair, along with Simpson Grierson tech lawyer Louise Taylor as

Government must focus more on tech in schools

Auckland - New Zealand tech industry leader Graeme Muller today encouraged the government to put more focus on the introduction of the digital technology curriculum for schools. In less than two months, from January next year, all schools are required to implement the new curriculum content for all students in years

NZ company oDocs awarded $US100,000 Dubai World Expo grant

Dunedin - Dunedin ophthalmology company ODocs Eye Care is the only New Zealand business to win the Dubai World Expo 2020 innovation grant. In the lead up to the expo, organisers have offered grants to the world’s leading innovation companies and organisations. Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first world expo ever

NZ finance sector primed for AI – research report

Wellington - The New Zealand financial sector is primed for AI (artificial intelligence), a new national research report says. The AI Forum of New Zealand’s research study says the financial and insurance sectors are probably better prepared to incorporate and reap rewards from AI implementation than other industries. The AI forum is

AI a revolutionary force for the NZ insurance trade  

Wellington - AI is one of the most revolutionary forces for the insurance trade in New Zealand today, a major landmark national AI report just released says. The recent intense interest in AI is a result of factors such as increasing computing power, increased accessibility to mass data, and burgeoning interest in

$6.4billion in AI efficiencies to be made in NZ’s economy

Wellington - New Zealand urgently needs to increase its focus on an AI-enabled future, particularly investment, skills and talent, research, trusted data, ethics and regulation, a major new national artificial intelligent research report says. The AI Forum of New Zealand report has investigated the potential AI impact on New Zealand’s economy and

Christchurch scoops most coveted NZ exercise industry awards

Christchurch - Christchurch has scooped the two most coveted New Zealand exercise industry awards. Jessee James has won the top New Zealand personal trainer prize and exercise facility Adapted Yoga and Pilates has won the hotly contested categories supreme facility of the year award. ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says Adapted Yoga and