Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
New Zealand Computer Society nominates new president
Posted on 26-Nov-2007 07:35 | Tags Filed under: News


New Zealand Computer Society nominates new president
On Saturday 24th of November the National Council of the NZ Computer Society appointed Don Robertson the new NZCS President for a term of two years.

Robertson, a Wellington-based member with a history of involvement in the Society at Branch and National levels, says that he intends to build on the efforts of the previous Executive to bring international Certification to New Zealand.

"The ICT sector needs a benchmark to independently measure the skills and knowledge of individual IT Professionals in New Zealand against an Internationally-recognised framework," Robertson said today. "The NZ Computer Society continues to work with our International affiliate organisations to bring a robust Certification programme to New Zealand."

Robertson also believes that education and certification of IT Professionals will be an essential component of future efforts to successfully deal with the current ICT skills shortage in New Zealand. This has been the case in other countries where Vendor-neutral certification has been introduced on a wide scale by NZCSís international counterparts.

The new president noted that the Society will also continue to take an active role in representing ICT professionals in New Zealand. "The NZCS has a large number of professional members and several thousand others affiliated to the Society through our Corporate Partners," he said. "It is our job to advocate on behalf of ICT Professionals and professionalism across the ICT sector, and we're looking forward to continuing to build on a number of initiatives that will significantly benefit our membership and the ICT profession as a whole in New Zealand".

Robertson intends to continue the very successful work in these areas by his predecessor, Richard Donaldson. Donaldson's 2-year presidential term came to an end last week, however he will continue to be heavily involved in Society efforts as has been the case for many years. "Richard [Donaldson] has contributed immensely to the Society, and we thank both Richard and Miles Trent, the previous Deputy President, for the huge effort they have put in over the last two years as President and Deputy, and for the many years prior they have dedicated to the Society in different roles" Robertson concluded.

David Cowman (previously a National Councillor from Waikato) was also appointed as Deputy President of the Society over the weekend when Mr Trentís term also ended.






comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

New Vodafone Broadband Plans
Created by Naithin, last reply by antoniosk on 21-Oct-2017 17:15 (55 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Load bearing wall? Looking for builders opinions
Created by Louis1985, last reply by mattwnz on 23-Oct-2017 23:55 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Macrium Reflect backup software - anyone using it?
Created by geekIT, last reply by Dynamic on 23-Oct-2017 21:01 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Vodafone TV - Is this sky?
Created by wingbat45, last reply by richms on 20-Oct-2017 18:00 (84 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


KRACK - WPA2 essentially cracked.
Created by michaelmurfy, last reply by Paul1977 on 20-Oct-2017 09:28 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Amazing that some speciality shops in malls survive at all
Created by amiga500, last reply by richms on 20-Oct-2017 23:07 (14 replies)

Streaming of some All Blacks games on Allblacks.com for only $24.99!
Created by dazhann, last reply by vexxxboy on 22-Oct-2017 07:45 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


macbook macbook pro for school kid options?
Created by floydie, last reply by Yabanize on 23-Oct-2017 22:18 (9 replies)