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SaaS
University of Waikato awards contract to global education technology SaaS provider
Tribal Group, a global provider of education technology SaaS solutions, has been awarded a three-year contract with the University of Waikato to deploy the Tribal Student Marketing & Recruitment solution.
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Gaming
University of Waikato says it's 'game on' for esports
In what might just be a New Zealand first, budding esports stars can now study this booming industry as part of their university degrees.
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The University of Waikato
Roadmap launched to grow New Zealand's robotics industry
"There is a lot of work happening in the sector in New Zealand but currently it is quite scattered and not very well connected."
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Cybersecurity
Aotearoa's cyber skills shortage: The tug-of-war between talent supply & demand
Like any balance of supply and demand, there's a frustrating gap between what graduates are taught and what the market needs.
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Artificial Intelligence
University of Waikato launches AI research institute 'Te Ipu o te Mahara'
Te Ipu o te Mahara, which means ‘A Receptacle of Consciousness’, is an institute that will explore real-time analytics in big data and machine learning.
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Arista Networks
Arista Networks to build networking infrastructure for University of Waikato
The build, which covers the university’s data centre, campus, and wireless environments, will support more than 12,000 students and 1,600 staff.
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Artificial Intelligence
University of Waikato installs NVIDIA supercomputer to advance AI research
A supercomputer dubbed ‘The Ferrari of computing’ has been installed at the University of Waikato.
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Data Science
Researchers to examine Māori perspectives on ethical data management
"We need a profoundly different approach to individual data rights and protection - one that recognises collective identities."
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Women in Technology
Kordia Women in Tech scholarship awarded to Kaitlin Te Rito
Bachelor of Engineering student Kaitlin Te Rito has scooped the Kordia Women in Technology scholarship for 2020.
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Data Science
NZ data scientists receive $13m to solve environmental problems
Data scientists at leading New Zealand universities have gained $13 million in government funding for a project that will help to solve critical environment problems facing New Zealand.
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Gaming
Waikato Uni opens NZ's first esports arena
"People are still of the opinion that gamers are the nerds in the corner who have no social skills, doing something that won’t take you anywhere in life. But this initiative is a step towards showing people that esports can lead to many opportunities in a billion-dollar industry.”
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Internet of Things
University of Waikato's Cyber Challenge kicks off
"There is a definite shortage of cyber security professionals in the industry and through the cyber security challenge, we hope to create a more aware and cyber-ready generation in the face of the growing cyber security threats."
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Women in Technology
Meet the future of women in IT
Emily Sopers has just won Kordia’s first ever Women in Technology Scholarship, which was established to address gender imbalance in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
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Encryption
Dr Ryan Ko steps down as head of Cybersecurity Researchers of Waikato
Dr Ko is off to Australia to become the University of Queensland’s UQ Cyber Security chair and director.
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Kordia
Kordia launches Women in Tech scholarship at the University of Waikato
The scholarship is established to acknowledge and support up-and-coming female talent and future technology leaders.
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Cybersecurity
This app can tell if your Wi-Fi is 'NetStinky'
A researcher at the University of Waikato has created a ‘NetStinky’ way of telling whether your home internet network has been breached.
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Blockchain
Waikato businesses great at ideation but stumble at commercialisation, says expert
The Waikato might be one of the best at producing innovative ideas, but it’s not so good at commercialising them.
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Women in Technology
NZ Cyber Security Challenge confronts issues facing women in cybersecurity
“A lack of diversity means a lack of important voices in these decisions and will ultimately lead to harmful blind spots in our near future."
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Internet of Things
Industrial revolution will shape NZ's dairy and farming industries
“With IoT, data is coming so fast and being produced so quickly we need to be very, very efficient."
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Stratus
Kiwi partnership keeping a 'vigilant' eye on fraudsters
"While some systems claim to be using artificial intelligence to analyse transactions, this is the most sophisticated tool available in New Zealand."
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Cybersecurity
Waikato Uni researcher travels to NATO's cybersecurity hub
"Militaries can be very closed bubbles, so that’s why I think having a centre for research excellence is a good thing."
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Skills shortage
Aura InfoSec & University of Waikato seek talent for new Aura Professor of Cyber Security role
The new Aura Professor of Cyber Security will focus on risk assessment research and delivery, particularly in penetration testing.
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Cybersecurity
University of Waikato scores 'InfoSec milestone' as NZ's first (ISC)² training provider
“The University of Waikato will be the first (ISC)² OTP in New Zealand, which will be a milestone for the information security community here."
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Cybersecurity
Waikato Uni academic says cybercrime is now bigger than drug trafficking
“Every half-second a unique malware or virus is created somewhere in the world," says Dr Ryan Ko.