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Māori Tech Success & Digital Skills Pathways

Gain insights on Māori tech participation and skills opportunities.

What role does the Māori tech ecosystem play in the development of local talent for the tech sector?

Join NZTech’s CEO Graeme Muller, NZTech and EdTechNZ Board member Duane Grace, past Board member Kaye-Maree Dunn and guests as they explore Māori tech participation and skills opportunities. 

Kaye-Maree will provide an update on the Industry Transformation Plan project that is mapping the Māori tech ecosystem, sharing emerging insights and their importance. Duane will discuss an initiative underway connecting kura and tech apprenticeships and Graeme will highlight the value of digital apprenticeships, including current work underway with Ngai Tahu. 

Join the conversation about the effectiveness of work integrated learning and the importance of cultural change across the sector. 

The Digital Technology Industry Transformation Plan (ITP)’s active workstreams include growing Software as a service (SaaS) exports and our Tech Story,  We See Tomorrow First.  To help accelerate the tech sector’s growth these workstreams recently received $20 million in funding from the Government’s budget allocations.  To support this growth, other workstreams are addressing skills issues and the significant potential that will come from increasing Māori participation in tech.

Date: Thursday, 16 June
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Event Type: Physical
Venue: Intergen – 80 Willis Street, Wellington Central
Cost: Free ($25 non- members)

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Graeme Muller - CEO - NZTech
Graeme is passionate about the impact that technology can make to society and the economy. He is leading the NZTech Group, a collective of 15 tech associations with over 1600 members who jointly employ more than 10% of the New Zealand workforce. Having seen multiple tech and sustainability working groups developing across multiple sectors Graeme is leading a charge to ensure the New Zealand Emissions Reduction Plan includes technology opportunities.
Kaye Maree Dunn - Director - Ahau Limited
Kaye-Maree Dunn, Director of Making Everything Achievable and Ahau NZ Limited, is a social impact and technology entrepreneur from Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Te Rangikoianaake, Ngāti Mahanga me Ngāi Tāmanuhiri. She has been working in the realm of Maori and Community development for over 21 years.
Duane Grace - Chief Executive Officer - Tiaki Limited
The use of technology to unleash untapped potential is the thing that drives me. 20+ years experience working in the education and technology sectors, having managed and consulted on numerous projects of national interest. Key area of expertise - the intersection between culture and technology to provide highly impacting outcomes. Currently delivering the Te Huakirangi technology programme where rangatahi Māori pathway into highly skilled, well paid technology jobs.


Jun 16
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Type
Is this event run by the Tech Alliance?


80 Willis Street, Press Hall, Level 4, Wellington Central
Wellington, New Zealand