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Tēnā koutou. Thank you to everyone who applied.


The team are excited as so many wonderful people have applied. 

A stronger Aotearoa through fostering and growing careers with Māori & Pacific Island Peoples in New Zealand’s Technology Sector

Mā te huruhuru, ka rere 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.



3 months

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.



3 months

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.



9 months

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

2: ManpowerGroup.  The Talent Shortage.  Retrieved from

3: Summer of Tech liaison Manager (2020).  Personal interview.

4: Payscale (2020). Average business intelligence specialist salary in New Zealand.  Retrieved from

5: Auckland Council (23 May 2019).  Measuring the Māori economy.  Retrieved from

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