The deluge of Covid-related data and the AI helping doctors make sense of it
Last February, as the world woke up to the fact it was dealing with a deadly pandemic, something else was starting to go viral - misinformation.
Touchless tech defines CES as pandemic stamps its mark on innovation
Normally this week would involve hundreds of thousands of tech industry workers and journalists descending on Las Vegas for the world's biggest annual trade show - CES.
‘We think we are alone in this world – the opposite is true’ – Jimi Hunt on learning to ask for help and building mental resilience
It was 2012 and Jimi Hunt, suffering from depression and anxiety, was desperate to turn his life around.
The Umbrellar Connect survey – What you learned from a year of crisis and your aspirations for 2021
We may have avoided the public health disaster Covid-19 represented for many countries around the world, but the pandemic put a dent in business for many and reinforced the importance of being adaptable.
How Countdown re-engineered its business to keep the groceries flowing during Covid lockdown
It was three weeks before New Zealand went into lockdown and the world was starting to go crazy.
When remote working is in your DNA
Some businesses struggled through the many challenges wrought by Covid-19 – and who can blame them? Here, Megaport Vice President APAC Josh Munro explains how the Australian headquartered tech company found they’d been built for a crisis like this all along – and were ready to service their clients better and faster, as a result.
“One bizarre year” – Inside the health tech response to Covid
The health sector wasn't prepared for a major pandemic. But it managed to mount a response to Covid-19 that has laid the groundwork for a new approach to public health.
The Covid bump – how the pandemic has gifted the video games industry one of its best years
With the New Zealand video games industry on track to become a $250 million export industry, one local games studio sees the pandemic as an opportunity to grow.
Building a truly AI-powered organisation
Organisations need to get the right culture in place to best take advantage of artificial intelligence, says a senior Microsoft executive.
US opportunities for Kiwi health tech as Covid-19 enters new phase
New Zealand health technology firms are well placed to win business in the largest healthcare market in the world, says a leading analyst who has closely studied the US response to Covid-19.
The Digital Council’s advice to the New Zealand Government about building an empowered digital economy, post pandemic
Yesterday, the Digital Council, the Government's digital advisory group, released its statement of recommendations post-COVID-19 recovery. I spoke to Mitchell Pham, Council Chair, just after the release, for more detail.
Social distance the new business norm as Covid-19 response reaches Alert Level 4
New Zealand’s small businesses are likely to be considering their next steps for business continuity as the nation readies itself for a month’s formal lockdown, starting 00:00 tonight.
A healthcare strategist on the industry’s shifting dial
“The virus and it’s spread has been described by futurists as being hyper-global and hyper-local at the same time."
Business resilience and community with David Downs and Scott Arrol
In this episode David Howden (Head of Cloud, Umbrellar) is joined by David Downs (Task Force Lead, MBIE) and Scott Arrol (CEO, NZHIT) as they discuss resiliency and community within New Zealand businesses
Our Head of Cloud on adjusting to the new normal
Podcaster Hamish Webber interviews Umbrellar's Head of Cloud, David Howden, on how Umbrellar is adjusting to the new pandemic-responsive working landscape.
PC is overtaking mobile – smartphones saw it coming
As we proceed through the uncertain times of the pandemic, reports from leading virtual providers remind us that PCs are here to stay.
A business intelligence leader on what retailers can do now, to last in the future
John Saywell, Retail Scientist and CEO at leading local AI company, Montage RPM Retail, comments on how retail's next opportunities are in collaboration, cloud-technology and branding
Helping government make the right decisions – Dot Loves Data’s Government Director on what’s behind their Covid-19 Response Dashboard
I asked Government Director of Dot Loves Data, Justin Lester, about their Covid-19 Response Dashboard that’s being used by ACC, MBIE and other decision makers in their agenda setting amid the disruption.
Study finds New Zealanders’ notions of ‘back-to-business’ are changing
Understanding consumer behaviour is more vital than ever for business amid Covid-19 lockdown, but it’s sometimes not as predictable as one might think.
Creative Technologist’s interactive map shows pandemic’s clusters across New Zealand
The app aims to make Covid-19 updates more easily accessible for New Zealanders.