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PwC report: Nextgens will lead family businesses into the digital age
Family businesses should look to next generation (nextgen) leaders if their company is to thrive in the digital age, but that can only happen with greater support and trust by those currently in charge.
Responsible AI starts with responsible leaders - PwC
Responsible practices in artificial intelligence (AI) starts with how each individual organisation plans to strategise, design, develop, and deploy the technology.
Study: 'Inclusive design' key to serving customer diversity
Businesses that build products and services with an ‘inclusive’ design are more likely to reach four times the number of intended consumers than those that don’t.
Retail-tech firm Insite AI signs deal with Chemist Warehouse
The firm is also raising $2 million in pre-seed funding.
Commvault appoints F5 MD as new A/NZ area VP
Robert Malkin has taken the position, bringing experience from F5 Networks, Autodesk and Oracle.
Fines for UK data privacy issues surged 29% in 2017 - what will GDPR bring?
Fines increased almost £1m last year and now with the biggest change to data privacy for more than 20 years, PwC says they will leap again.
CERT NZ's Advisory Board extended for another six months
“I’m pleased all existing Board members have agreed to stay on and advise CERT NZ as we work through the refresh of our cybersecurity action plan."
Alibaba, Fonterra turn to blockchain to ramp up NZ's "clean, green" rep
NZ Post CEO David Walsh says the addition of this platform will help to increase New Zealand’s “clean, green and safe” reputation in China.
Record $86m pouring into NZ’s early stage investments
NZVCA estimates that there were over 25 domestic and international funds active in early-stage venture in New Zealand during 2017.
HPE’s new offerings for boosting AI uptake
HPE says their new offerings can enable customers to explore, evolve and expand AI applications aligned to their business and industry needs.
Sailpoint outlines deployment options for identity governance platform
The options span SaaS and public/private cloud as well as deployment options via a managed service provider.
PwC: NZ home to world’s most pessimistic CEOs
PwC New Zealand’s 21st CEO Survey shows NZ CEOs expect the worst for the global economy but are positive about their own company's success.
Cybercrime becomes most common form of fraud in UK
PwC's study has found for the first time ever cybercrime has become the most common form of fraud with nearly a quarter resulting in a loss of £700k.
New IT training initiative targeting 1m people launched by World Economic Forum
The Initiative has the goal of sorting the global skills gap and addressing job displacement arising from automation - with a number of big partners.
Innovation Pools & Waterfalls: PwC designs workplace of the future
“We want people to connect with them in a direct and meaningful way, and we always try to ensure people have an emotive response to our spaces."
New Zealand staff responsible for 29.6% of cyber attacks - report
“Building and maintaining trust is going to be the greatest differentiator for New Zealand businesses in our digital society."
Innovation or irrelevance: The price of digital disruption
Amazon is just the latest guise of the combined business threats of innovation and competition in the marketplace.
Enterprise infrastructure migration waits for no one
As data center demands grow, what’s the effect on enterprise’s infrastructure and how will that impact manageability and potential downtime?
HPE & PwC team up in Kolkata to accelerate smart city development
Together the heavyweights will be creating a Center of Excellence to advance development for future cities by capitalizing on the Internet of Things.
NSW payment security provider scores advisory deal with PwC
"There is no certainty that the payee name an authorising officer sees on the payment screen or payment report is the actual recipient of the funds."
VMware A/NZ's latest recruitment comes straight from PwC Australia
Matt Chamley joins VMware after less than a year a PwC Australia, where he led the company’s IT service strategy, engineering and operations.
Kiwi company paving the way to brave new AI world – PwC report
PwC’s Commercialising Innovation Report found AI will boost the global economy by $21.6 trillion by 2030.
It takes a village: HPE & PwC partner to build smart cities
IoT is a quickly expanding part of the digital revolution and it requires partners to team together. No one vendor can do it all.
New Zealand companies lagging behind in creating human-centric customer experiences – PwC
Only 6% of Kiwi companies are thinking about creating better customer experiences while 76% are focused on growing their revenues.