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Health
Could Air NZ use downtime to digitally transform NZ’s health systems?
One University of Otago professor thinks that our national airline could “bring to health what they have achieved with air travel.”
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Artificial Intelligence
Air NZ trials computer vision AI for faster aircraft turns
Assaia’s Apron AI technology includes computer vision AI-equipped cameras, which capture key aircraft turn activities and predict future operational needs.
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Recruitment
Former Air NZ chief people officer heads to Vodafone
"Jodie is a remarkable people leader with a wealth of knowledge in building a customer centric culture, proven expertise in talent development, and brilliant commercial acumen."
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Air New Zealand
Spark teams up with Air New Zealand in exclusive deal
"Air New Zealand is another great example of Spark partnering with a world leading brand to bring our customers more value."
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Phishing
Air NZ faces data breach after staff accounts phished
Air New Zealand says information relating to membership profiles may have been visible on internal documents as a result of the breach.
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Cybersecurity
Air NZ awarded Privacy Trust Mark from Commissioner
“We see privacy as key to building and maintaining customer trust,” says Air New Zealand chief.
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Drones
Air NZ recruits drones for aircraft maintenance checks
Air New Zealand will now use drones to inspect its aircraft fleet as they undergo heavy maintenance checks in Singapore.
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Air New Zealand
Air NZ soaring high for third consecutive year as NZ’s most attractive employer
Air New Zealand was recognised for its financial health, use of the latest technology and strong reputation.
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Digital Transformation
New chief digital and technology officer for Kiwibank
“Hamish’s career shows a great understanding of how technology can transform the experience for our customers and team."
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3D Printing
Air NZ sets 3D printing precedent for aircraft maintenance
“Rather than having the cost associated with purchasing, shipping and storing physical parts and potentially having to fly an aircraft with an unavailable seat, this system would allow us to print a part when and where we need it in hours.”
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3D Printing
Air New Zealand and Microsoft announce ground-breaking digital collaboration
“Being able to 3D print certain components on the go would be transformative and drive significant efficiencies and sustainability benefits."
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Air New Zealand
Air NZ backs the future of electric air taxi in NZ
New Zealand is one step closer to autonomous electric air taxi services, thanks to Air New Zealand and Zephyr Airworks.
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Air New Zealand
Air NZ demos immersive AR tourism board game
Players can see a giant kauri tree grow, meet a grumpy Hobbit, experience a bird’s eye view of a helicopter bungy jump, and they can even get splashed by a breaching whale.
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Trade Me
GirlBoss Awards calls forth NZ's trailblazing young females
“The GirlBoss Awards recognises the change make-hers, the up-and-comers, the innovators and the bold young women who are shaping the future of NZ."
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Cloud
Promapp expands BPM software portfolio
“By integrating training and process management, organisations can increase team engagement."
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Trade Me
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."
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Air New Zealand
Exclusive: Air NZ's CEO on creating a 50% female senior leadership team by 2020
"When it comes to digital specifically, women make up around 30% of both our total digital employee base and our digital leadership team."
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Lenovo
Exclusive: Here's what NZ's top CEOs are doing to improve gender diversity
You need to understand what’s going on in your own business and do something to fix it because if you don’t, all this talk –it’s just PR bollocks.
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Artificial Intelligence
Air NZ’s AI chatbot turns one
Oscar was first introduced a year ago on the airline’s website to answer commonly asked flight, baggage, lounge and Airpoints queries.
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Digital Marketing
Tourists feel the chill of Antarctica in Air NZ’s next safety video
Air NZ’s next safety video will highlight the fundamental importance of Antarctica in understanding global climate change.
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Westpac
IT salaries on the rise, gender pay gap getting smaller
This data does show a slight decrease in the nation’s gender pay gap which was recorded at 7.2% in 2015.
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Sustainability
New report shines a light on the reality of sustainability in NZ
The research names the nation’s most sustainable brands with Ecostore, Fairtrade and Tesla topping the list.
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Machine learning
Air New Zealand launching as a skill on Amazon Alexa
The device hits stores in New Zealand and Australia in early February.
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New Zealand
Kiwis get ready to Wi-Fly: Air New Zealand trials in-flight Wi-Fi
“We’re launching in-flight Wi-Fi as a trial initially in order to gather feedback and ensure it meets the needs of our customers..."