Digital Nations 2030 Conference

Digital Nations 2030, A Global Future Summit. Russell Craig, Microsoft’s NTO, Ravi Chaturvedi, Associate Director of Research Fletcher School, and Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer, Tim Occleshaw, talk about the why New Zealand is one of the top five Digital Nations in the world … Read more »

General Data Protection Regulation Breakfast

  On the 25th May 2018, the new GDPR will come into effect. In light of the imminent change, Microsoft and iappANZ (International Association of Privacy Professionals) hosted a breakfast to discuss and advise on the applicability of GDPR to New Zealand businesses and how businesses can adapt and comply with … Read more »

Microsoft and Mana – The Spirit of Collaboration

Judson Althoff, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President, visited New Zealand and learned about Mana, a concept that resonated with Microsoft’s collaborative spirit  This week Judson experienced the full New Zealand welcome including a traditional Māori Pōwhiri, enacted by the host Māori Iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Te Aroha Morehu, Innovation Officer … Read more »

Technology, ethics and the law: Grappling with our AI-powered future

Digital technology is advancing every day. The vast computational power of the cloud and an immense accumulation of data have come together. Artificial intelligence (AI) is growing all around us and computers will behave more and more like humans. How will this global transformation affect individuals and society? And, what … Read more »

Asia is the next frontier for AI development

By Ralph Haupter, President, Microsoft Asia. This article was originally posted on LinkedIn. In a few short years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been thrust into the limelight – elevating itself from a far-fetched, science-fiction topic to one that is currently dominating my conversations with customers, partners and industry leaders across Asia. The journey … Read more »

Winners take all in this digital transformation race

Every organisation needs to accelerate their digital transformation journey to effectively compete and stay relevant to customers. This requires changes in goals, metrics, organisational structures and in the technology platform that enables this transformation. While such a viewpoint may have been controversial five years ago, it is certainly not the … Read more »

There’s No Such Thing As A Typical ‘Techie’ #MakeWhatsNext

To mark International Women’s Day, Microsoft New Zealand got involved with the global #MakeWhatsNext campaign, hosting over a hundred students from ten different schools in our offices. It was a privilege to talk to so many amazing students and show them the incredible range of possibilities in terms of technology … Read more »

Microsoft Elevates Modern Workplace

Last week Microsoft hosted Elevate, an event designed to demonstrate tried-and-true workplace applications, as well as offering just a glimpse of the future. The event was structured along a path called Everyday Lane, down which guests could stroll from one Modern Workplace booth to another, from a classroom to a … Read more »