Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Talent International, Branson and Wozniak to Target Techos

Talent International Team Up With Branson and Wozniak to Target Two Million Talented Techos

Globally expanding IT&T Recruitment Company, Talent International, has teamed up with Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak to search for leading technology superstars in the 2014 Talent Unleashed Awards.

The Talent Unleashed Awards will highlight the New Zealand technology sector by recognising the bravest, boldest and most brilliant individuals who are making a positive impact in business and the community.

While New Zealand’s economic growth is strong, it’s unwise to have long-term reliance on agrarian industries and the stimulus provided by the Christchurch rebuild. Talent International believes that more companies like Xero are needed to continue to transform the New Zealand technology industry.

Managing Director of Talent International Richard Earl said “It’s time to actively promote individuals who are making a positive impact in the technology sector not only in New Zealand but across the globe”.

“We know New Zealand has a great track record for producing innovators we need to ensure that we can continue to foster this innovative culture by rewarding those individuals changing New Zealand’s Technology industry.” Earl added.

INTERNATIONAL JUDGING PANEL
“We’re thrilled to have some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and business minds on board this year. It’s great to have Sir Richard Branson join us for the second year in a row, highlighting our passion to reward excellence in technology” Richard Earl said.

“Through the course of the program we will announce additional judges representing New Zealand technology and business industries” Earl added.

2014 Judges include:
Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder, Apple
Cliff Rosenberg, Managing Director, LinkedIn
Joel Neo, Head of Group Asia Pacific and founder of Youth in Asia
Patrick Grove, Co-Founder and CEO, Catcha Group

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Adding to last year’s Community Impact Award, the 2014 Talent Unleashed Awards Program has added four new categories including: Rising Star, Inspirational Leadership, Best Start Up, and Digital Content.

Regional winners will be selected and will travel to Sydney, Australia for the APAC Awards Ceremony where five category winners will be selected in addition to a People’s Choice Award winner.

Strong supporters of continual development, Talent International will reward the six category winners with a five-day business innovation workshop at the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in South Africa.

Images, video and information available: www.talentinternational.co

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half Empty: Fonterra's 2017 Opening Forecast Below Expectations

Fonterra Cooperative Group raised its forecast farmgate milk payout for next season by less than expected as the world's largest dairy exporter predicts lower prices will crimp production and supply will pick up. The New Zealand dollar fell. More>>

ALSO:

Pest Control: Mouse Blitz Team Leaves For Antipodes

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. More>>

Gongs Got: Canon Media Awards & NZ Radio Awards Happen

Radio NZ: RNZ website The Wireless, which is co-funded by NZ On Air, was named best website, while Toby Manhire and Toby Morris won the best opinion general writing section for their weekly column on rnz.co.nz and Tess McClure won the best junior feature writer section. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Budget: Debt Focus Risks Losing Opportunity To Stoke Economy

The Treasury is likely to upgrade its forecasts for economic growth in Budget 2016 next week but Finance Minister Bill English has already signalled that more of his focus is on debt repayment than on fiscal stimulus or tax cuts... More>>

ALSO:

Fulton Hogan's Heroes: Managing Director Nick Miller Resigns

Fulton Hogan managing director Nick Miller will leave the privately owned construction company after seven years in charge. The Dunedin-based company has kicked off a search for a replacement, and Miller will stay on at the helm until March next year, or until a successor has been appointed and a transition period completed. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Electricity, Executions, And Bob Dylan

The Electricity Authority has unveiled the final version of its pricing plan for electricity transmission. This will change the way transmission prices (which comprise about 10% of the average power bill) are computed, and will add hundreds of dollars a year to power bills for many ordinary consumers. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Fonterra NZ, Australia Milk Collection Drops In Season

Fonterra Cooperative Group says milk collection is down in New Zealand and Australia, its two largest markets, in the first 11 months of the season during a period of weak dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news