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The six most in demand tech jobs
COVID-19 disruption has led to a greater reliance on technology, which is fuelling a sharp increase in demand for several roles across the technology sector.
Men more likely than woman to join a tech start up - study
"With the pandemic creating a new wave of entrepreneurism and the launch of exciting startups, now is the time for these companies to be ambitious and attract tech talent to their organisations."
2021 global salary guide: Cybersecurity, data analytics professionals in high demand
"Technology has been one of the most successful sectors throughout 2020 and that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.”
Microsoft NZ completes new senior leadership team with AWS hire
"This appointment has taken us a while due to COVID19 and our commitment to only hiring the best of the best talent."
Gartner: The character traits CIOs will need to have in 2021
“CEOs are looking for executives who are capable of weathering crises."
New head of Australia and New Zealand operations for SAS
Clunies-Ross brings a broad perspective of the Asia Pacific market, most recently in COO roles with Oracle and Citrix.
Relief from COVID impact spurs A/NZ job market
"Employers and employees are signalling more confidence."
One in four Kiwis looking to upskill to boost employability
The nation may be in the middle of a coronavirus skills boom.
Avaya appoints new managing director for A/NZ, refines channel program
Vatcher, a former Optus VP, will be responsible for expanding the market presence for Avaya’s cloud, remote work and employee experience technologies.
Cloudera appoints new VP for strategic partnerships
"Cloudera has a world-class partner network in place to support partners, and I am excited to be here to drive its growth."
Employers "bullish" on full-time positions despite economic fallout from COVID
"They see value in having a stable workforce with the knowledge and experience needed to meet ongoing client demands."
Vodafone NZ moves forward on digital reinvention with appointment of strategy officer
Mooney will be tasked with helping to guide the business through its ongoing reinvention towards becoming a more digitally focused business.
Microsoft to help NZ job seekers acquire new digital skills for the COVID-19 economy
"The digital transformation of the economy is driving demand for tech-enabled jobs across almost every industry and with it demand for people with digital skills."
Former Salesforce, Microsoft security exec to lead Zoom security team
Zoom has announced the appointment of former Microsoft and Salesforce executive Jason Lee as its new chief information security officer.
Segment appoints new APAC VP as it looks to bolster presence in A/NZ
"As APAC continues to take on an increased significance for our global business, we are confident that this region will quickly emerge as one of our primary growth engines."
Cohesity names new CFO as it looks to expand cloud services
Robert O'Donovan has been named as the new chief financial officer for Cohesity, as the company looks to further strengthen its cloud service offering and growth.
Okta forms inclusion council to reflect employee diversity
“The goal of the Inclusion Council is to ensure that the conversation and ownership of inclusion and belonging are even more deeply integrated within Okta’s business approach."
Former Dimension Data veteran, NTT Australia CEO Steve Nola to retire
NTT chief executive officer for Australia, Steve Nola, has announced his retirement.
Australian millennials open-minded about AI-based recruitment
AI will play a growing role in stamping out issues such as recruitment bias, but they don’t want to see the human element removed entirely.
Qualtrics promotes ANZ exec to lead APJ business
"Drawing upon more than 30 years experience, she will provide expert advice and leadership to help businesses in APJ deliver superior customer and employee experiences in today's fast changing environments."
New East Asia and Pacific vice president named for Avaya
Sami Ammous has been named as the new vice president for Avaya's East Asia and Pacific business, including Australia and New Zealand.
Nutanix announces promotion of Christian Alvarez to head of worldwide channels
“Christian is an innovator, strategic thinker spearheading new offerings and contributing to collaboration across the organisation."
UTS & Institute of Data open virtual industry placement program
The program aims to upskill and integrate candidates primarily into the data science & cybersecurity fields.
Yes, women do want to work in tech, says industry study
Women are unlikely to apply for a position unless they meet 100% of the stated requirements, while men will often apply if they meet 60% of these.