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Movers and shakers: Sean White of Masterpet and Trevor Leybourne of MYOB

Movers and shakers: Sean White of Masterpet and Trevor Leybourne of MYOB

Plus: Auckland Uni team shines at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup; and the call to support ‘Shadow IT’

At least 21 groups have signed up to support ‘Shadow IT’ Day on August 27, and organisers are calling on more New Zealand companies to support the project.

Read more: NZ’s digital divide: Nearly half of small and medium businesses are offline

The New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech) and Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) teamed up for the program, which will have high school female students shadowing technology professionals for a day in order to get a better understanding of the workplace and career choices available in IT.

NZTech says the organisations that have already signed up are ACE Computer Training, Air New Zealand, Critchlow, Dale Jennings Associates, Datacom, ECONZ, Fronde, Fujitsu New Zealand, Gen-i/ Telecom, Koordinates, Microsoft New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, NZTech, Orion Health, Pushpay, SimplHealth, TBWA, TheInstillery.com, Vend, Vodafone New Zealand and Wynyard Group.

NZTech, meanwhile, has elected three new board members: Jonathan Miller from Callaghan Innovation, Rob Old from Provoke Solutions and Fronde’s David Roberts.

They join Tom Duffy of Fuji Xerox, John Ferguson of NZTE, Gavin Greaves of HP New Zealand, Jo Healey of Fujitsu, Bennett Medary of Simpl, Steve Newman of EROAD and Bob Pinchin from Swaytech.

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