Working Alongside the Bots

Today I am presenting at the Environmental Compliance Conference in Auckland. My presentation introduces chatbot technology and looks at how this technology could assist our work as resource management practitioners. The details are here. Unfortunately I can't be there for the whole conference, but hope to see you this morning. If you have any follow … Continue reading Working Alongside the Bots

Drones avoid and mitigate effects

For May my posts are on specific technologies. NZ’s TechWeekNZ event starts 19 May, so I am also aiming to mention some Kiwi firms leading the way in the featured technology.  Drones,  are technically UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicle). The drone term comes from the early application in military work. Terms which include the vehicle plus the supporting … Continue reading Drones avoid and mitigate effects

How is a digital assistant different to a digital worker?

For May my posts are on specific technologies. NZ’s TechWeekNZ event is on later in the month, so I am also aiming to mention some Kiwi firms leading the way in the featured technology.  This week the tech news has featured an announcement on the next capability for Google's Assistant. It will soon be able to make … Continue reading How is a digital assistant different to a digital worker?

The power of big tech companies

This month my blog posts are around trending tech issues. We hear a lot in the news about technology and a few trends were mentioned briefly at the NZPI conference. It got me thinking about how we connect these big tech news stories with what is happening in our lives and professional practice. This post:  … Continue reading The power of big tech companies

Our Digital-First Census, look how far we have come

With the 2018 Census over, it is worth reflecting on just how far we have come to get to this digital-first census. BTW 'digital-first' just means that filling it in online was the primary and preferred way to complete it. Some of us may remember the Census before we had those questions about whether your household has … Continue reading Our Digital-First Census, look how far we have come

Tell it, don’t look around yourself

Hunting around in Word for the right menu or tool to format your text is so frustrating. It really interrupts your workflow. Did you know there is a much simpler way to get things done in Word and other Office programs? Forget about: knowing what the 'button' looks like remembering which tab/toolbar it's on and … Continue reading Tell it, don’t look around yourself