The success of the New Zealand economy rests on the backs of small businesses. Collectively, small businesses make up more than a quarter of New Zealand’s GDP, and businesses with fewer than 20 people make up a whopping 97% of the total number of New Zealand enterprises.
These days Artificial intelligence (AI) is an extremely topical subject. From the conversation surrounding it, we can define AI as “a future without humans”.
Certain elements of pop culture take this to a terribly literal extreme.
Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, both at home and in the workplace. And accountancy is no exception, where new technologies are challenging accountants to keep evolving. Clients are demanding increased accessibility, faster response times and advice over and above standard number-crunching.
As a husband and a father of three girls I understand the overwhelming responsibility we have to encourage young people into STEM education. We need them to not only have an interest in technology but be passionate about it.
Everyone knows the legend of the Silicon Valley developer. He’s a 20-something white guy who sits in a dark room, face barely lit by his black computer screen covered in code, empty packets of Cheetos and cans of Red Bull strewn across his desk, sometimes going for coding jaunts lasting longer than 24 hours.
My name is Kevin Hales and I lead a team called the Customer Experience Technical Specialists here at Xero (CX Techs for short). We sit within the wider Customer Experience team, but perform a critical link between support, and the Product (the people who build Xero) & Platform Services (the people who keep Xero up and running) teams at Xero.
You’d think we were approaching a sellout concert, the rock star drawing crowds of adoring fans, waiting in the rain to catch a glimpse of their hero. The concert, in this case, is F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference.
On this episode of Xero Gravity, we’re chatting with educational futurist Frances Valintine. She’s the founder of The Mind Lab, a tech-focused collaborative space for kids and the more recent Tech Futures Lab for professional tech development.