AI deal biggest yet for University of Auckland/UniServices

AI deal biggest yet for University of Auckland/UniServices

Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland to become a commercial venture. Artificial Intelligence company Soul Machines was officially launched this week after it attracted US $7.5 million in its initial financing round from Hong Kong-based venture capital firm Horizons Ventures, making […]

Business confidence strong for 2017

Business confidence strong for 2017

Business is going into 2017 with a confident outlook, according to the most recent EMA Employers’ Survey. However, the skills shortage is a concern. Most businesses expected business conditions to improve over the next six month (49%), while slightly fewer (47%) expected conditions to stay the same. Significantly, 68% of respondents expected their own business […]

Delivering more for less – achieving New Zealand’s productivity potential

Delivering more for less – achieving New Zealand’s productivity potential

 -Paul Conway, Productivity Commission The New Zealand economy is currently doing well in some important ways – our public finances are relatively healthy, the labour market has been one of the most successful in the OECD at creating jobs, and incomes have improved over recent years. But despite this optimistic view, New Zealand’s productivity performance […]

Driving  business forward with Trade Shows

Driving  business forward with Trade Shows

How Trade Shows can thrive when combined with Digital Marketing: An XPO Exhibitions Observation For millennia, traders have showcased their products face to face in market squares around the world.  Trade Shows were the cornerstone of the business calendar. In more modern times, before the days of Google, Skype and in fact e-mail, trade shows […]

University increases presence in China

The University of Auckland’s new Innovation Institute China (UAIIC) will provide unprecedented access to an extensive range of networks, research and funding opportunities in China. The University of Auckland’s knowledge transfer company, UniServices, has established the institute in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. It is due to formally open in the first quarter of 2017 […]

Accord Precision leads the way in Kiwi manufacturing revival

Accord Precision leads the way in Kiwi manufacturing revival

Arising from the pessimistic view of New Zealand manufacturing reverberating around industry in the past decade, a new era of unique Kiwi capability is starting to emerge. Boutique and bespoke operations are finding new and exciting markets and products suited to our unique position, capabilities and attitude. The true picture of a modern New Zealand […]

Enabling employee productivity through technology

Enabling employee productivity through technology

Charlie Camphin, WorkForce Software Vice President of Sales, APJ Employee productivity, or how effectively employee time is managed, is key to ensuring a business can execute its overall strategy. In the competitive manufacturing industry, a sustained increase in employee productivity can give the business a competitive advantage. Manufacturing businesses that implement workforce management technology can […]