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Techweek TV: Indigenous Programmes: (Hikohiko te Uira)

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Monday 24 May
2:30pm - 3:00pm

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What's it all about?

Hikohiko te Uira has a vision to provide digital skills trainings to thousands of Māori & Pacific communities across Aotearoa, to help them achieve rewarding careers with technology. We will do this through a unique partnership between TupuToa, Microsoft and training providers Auldhouse and Zeducation. We know that our tech workforce comprises only 4 percent Māori and 2.8 percent Pacific peoples* (*NZ Tech Report 2021). Technology is all encompassing in all aspects of our lives today, and it is important that our workforce represents our society. This is more than a one off training, you will become part of the TupuToa movement and pipeline of emerging talent as well walk out with Globally recognised accreditations. To find out more about this exciting project, check out www.tuputoa.org.nz/hikohiko-te-uira

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Daniel Lund

Microsoft NZ - Customer Success Manager

Daniel is a Customer Success Manager for Microsoft New Zealand. He is a specialist in customer experience transformation, helping companies to drive performance across sales, service and marketing, through compelling strategies, technology innovations, and business transformation. Daniel is also the Co-Lead for Microsoft New Zealand’s Māori & Pasifika D&I pillar, and has led multiple initiatives to address social inequality, with a focus on the development of Māori and Pasifika youth.

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Dylan Apera

Microsoft NZ - Customer Engineer

Dylan was born and raised in the Cook Islands. In 2017, Dylan moved to Tamaki Makaurau to peruse a Network Engineering degree due to seeing the poor number of Cook Islanders represented in tech in his home country. Currently at Microsoft as a Customer Engineer helping customers automate development processes. Loves outdoor activities and flight simulators. Dylan is passionate about bridging the Digital Divid within Māori and Pacific communities through education.

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