Entries by Craig Young

Media Release: Digital competitive slipping: NZ tech leaders raise concerns about cyber

June 18, 2024 Press Release – TUANZ New Zealand’s digital leaders are facing a technological tipping point, with generative artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity emerging as key priorities for 2024, according to a new report by TUANZ. However, in 2023, New Zealand’s ranking in the Portulans Network Readiness Index (NRI) fell by four positions, from 19th to […]

Auckland After5 – AI and the future of telecoms

Over the next decade we expect to see an acceleration of major cross-industry trends such as electrification, the green revolution, resilient supply chains and automation. A mobile-first world, powered by AI and cloud, will enable these transformations. Ericsson is excited to collaborate with TUANZ to bring the latest insights on the role of AI in […]

This months techbytes with Jonathan Waecker

Each month our CEO, Craig Young, sits down for a chat with people who are leaders in the digital technology and communications space. Some months we might be talking to them about new tech opportunities, or other weeks about developing as a leader in this fast changing environment. This month we are talking with Jonathan […]

TUANZ Media Release : NZ Tech Users Association welcomes renewed focus on improving outcomes for Kiwi broadband consumers

TUANZ MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 24th February 2022   TUANZ is welcoming the announcement yesterday from the Commerce Commission that they are continuing their focus on how broadband services are marketed in NZ through the release of their consultation paper on the Measuring Broadband NZ (MBNZ) programme. This follows on from the instruction issued to the […]

10th November 2021: Submission on the Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa – Discussion Document

On the 10th November 2021 we provided our feedback on the Government’s discussion document on “Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa”. The basis of our submission was the Digital Priorities for Aotearoa Report and the communique issued as part of the recent Techusers Day held in August 2021.   Our main point was that to lift our […]

Media Release : New marketing code to combat telco ‘confusopoly’ “a step in the right direction” according to consumer body

TUANZ MEDIA RELEASE Monday 8 November 2021 The Commerce Commission has instructed the telecommunications industry to develop a marketing code that ensures consumers receive all the information they need from telco providers to make informed choices about the technology options and plans that best suit their needs. The decision by the Commission comes after a […]

15th October 2021 : Submission on the Improving Retail Service Quality; Draft Baseline Report

On the 15th October 2021 we submitted to the Commerce Commission in relation to their draft baseline report as part of their worksteam on improving retail service quality. In our submission we agreed that the Commission had identified a strong list of retail service quality matters which need improving.  We participated in the consumer group […]

27th August 2021 : Submission to Commerce Commission on marketing of alternative services

On the 27th August 2021 we submitted to the Commerce Commission in relation to their open letter to stakeholders on the topic of the marketing of alterative services to consumers during copper and/or PSTN withdrawal. TUANZ has over time received anecdotal evidence that the information being provided to consumers facing the decision to switch services […]