Future Ready: Is NZ future ready?
Do we have the skills and talent in place to drive future economic growth? New thinking between the tertiary education sector and business may provide some much-needed help.
The Director: Jon Mayson. Outspoken and unbowed
Jon Mayson has slipped seamlessly from successful chief executive to chairman of several boards. But he’s disappointed with the governance practices he’s found in many boardrooms. He talks to Reg Birchfield.
The Director: The path less travelled … the diversity ‘way forward’
New Zealand is a wonderful country. We are fair minded and embrace a multicultural society, doing pretty well at it for the most part. We’ve led the way on gay marriage, you might conclude equality is in our DNA. Yet the boardrooms of our nation remain, for the most part, very ‘unequal’, dominated by a narrow slice of a population: European males mostly 50 plus. And we do talk a lot about diversity.
Technology: Big data, big rewards
Turning bytes into dollars: technology writer Bill Bennett demystifies this year’s IT buzzwords – big data – and explains how fast moving companies are transforming terabytes and petabytes into business advantage.
Technology: Mega trouble, Mega opportunity
Our political masters and much of the business establishment would have us believe that Dotcom and his colleagues are trouble we can do without. But there’s no denying the Mega team’s ability to build a global-scale online business in fast-forward time. Aside from the obvious issues of getting offside with the US and powerful entertainment industry lobby groups, is this a case of judging on style over substance? NZ Management magazine goes behind the hype in a series of exclusive interviews with the Mega team.
Cyber Crime: Cyber threats and data privacy
Cyber threats and their associated data privacy issues pose multimillion-dollar risks for New Zealand enterprise. But, Reg Birchfield reports, neither local business nor some insurance providers and brokers are properly prepared for both the dangers and the demands presented by this global phenomenon.
The Money Issue: The CFO & Spotting Fraud - We’re not as safe as we think we are
The fraud investigator who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme eight years before it unravelled gives five tips to New Zealand CFOs on how to spot and stop massive fraud. Financial journalist Bernard Hickey reports.
The Money Issue: Asia – Our chance to advance
Asian institutions and perspectives are increasingly shaping the global financial landscape. Ruth Le Pla questions NZ business’ response to the opportunities.