Mā te huruhuru, ka kere te manu
Adorn the bird with feathers and it will fly
As technology leaders, we believe in the economic
and social benefits that Aotearoa’s fast-growing
technology sector can bring to all New Zealanders.
The sector’s contribution to our GDP growth is
now the highest in the OECD.
We strongly believe that our nation’s effort must
reflect the inclusiveness and diversity of its people
and their backgrounds. Our tech sector will never
reach its full potential if it doesn’t.
Elevating Aotearoa’s Future has teamed up
with some of New Zealand’s leading technology
companies and agencies to create a programme to
bootstrap people from currently underrepresented
communities in our industry, such as Māori and
Pacific Peoples, and especially wāhine, into careers
in the high demand, fast growth field of public
cloud technology, within the specific domain
of Data & Analytics.
Committed Business Leaders
How this works
Igniting the Great Kiwi Digital Revolution
We’ve teamed up with community leaders,a university and several major organisations to create a 12-month programme designed to fast-track careers specialising in the growing area of Public Cloud technologies with a focus on Data & Analytics.
Partnering across existing community networks to source Māori and Pacifika candidates. Providing an opportunity to those who may not have formal training at university but are passionate about an opportunity to start a tech career.
Candidates attend an intensive 3-month full time course run by Swineburne University of Technology. This bootcamp course, focuses on consulting engagement, business operations, design and cloud based technology delivery. Producing industry ready, junior data & analytics consultants.
Then follows a role in the ‘real world’. Candidates join their partnered tech organisation as a paid junior consultant. Working with teams on public cloud data & analytics related projects.
After 9 months experience working, the organisation can offer ongoing employment to the individual or set them free to continue growing their career with other organisations in a sector eager to sign up those with in demand skills in this domain.
IDC forecasts revenues for Big Data and
Business Analytics Solutions will reach $189.1 billion globally this year with double-digit growth through 2022
Businesses reported having difficulty filling their positions because of the lack of skilled candidates in the market
NZ Summer of Tech candidates identified as Māori or Pacifika. With a large under representation, the opportunity to grow talent to meet skill demands from within this group is huge
Average income for mid-level cloud, data specialists
The size of the New Zealand Māori economy
1: IDC (04 Apr 2019). IDC Forecasts Revenues for Big Data and Business Analytics Solutions Will Reach $189.1 Billion This Year with Double-Digit Annual Growth Through 2022. Retrieved from https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS44998419
2: ManpowerGroup. The Talent Shortage. Retrieved from https://go.manpowergroup.com/talent-shortage
3: Summer of Tech liaison Manager (2020). Personal interview.
4: Payscale (2020). Average business intelligence specialist salary in New Zealand. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/NZ/Job=Business_Intelligence_Specialist/Salary
5: Auckland Council (23 May 2019). Measuring the Māori economy. Retrieved from https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2019/05/measuring-maori-economy/