SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 27 March 2019, Wellington
The digital technology industry is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing sectors and presents an opportunity for increased economic and social well-being for New Zealanders.
As the digital technology sector experiences rapid growth, we need to leverage the opportunities presented whilst addressing the challenges. Join us for a day of problem-solving, connection-making and opportunity creation at the Digital Skills Hui, in Wellington on 27 March, 2019.
The report Digital Skills for a Digital Nation, published last year by the Digital Skills Forum, identified a range of critical economic and social challenges in relation to digital skills in Aotearoa New Zealand, including the shortfall of graduates and the lack of diversity within the sector. The report included 10 industry-backed recommendations to help address these challenges and the forum is now asking the wider sector – industry, government and NGO’s to come together for a powerful action-focused hui that will shape the priorities and next steps forward. We will be working collaboratively, brainstorming possible solutions, hearing from game-changers leading the way within the sector and strengthening the digital skills ecosystem.
The workshops will focus on 3 themes:
- How do we collectively develop a more inclusive and diverse digital technology industry?
- In preparing for the future of work, where and how can we leverage the demand for digital skills to help transition and absorb workers displaced by automation?
- What is needed to bridge the gap between education and employment in digital technology?
The hui will feature inspiring talks that aim to challenge the status quo, stimulate discussion and provide insights from a wide range of digital technology representatives. You will also hear from the Minister of Government Digital Services, Hon Dr Megan Woods, on the Government’s role in preparing New Zealand for the future of work. All attendees will participate in outcome-focused workshops throughout the day and have the opportunity to form and galvanise connections.
Register your interest below to join us on March 27 and receive updates on the Hui.
An invitation and full programme will be sent to those who have registered, closer to the date.
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