Programme details

Working together to solve the skills crisis

Tuesday 10:00am - 10:50am, (CITRENZ venue 1)

he perfect storm has created a digital technology skills and talent crisis. Meanwhile 20% of our population are still on the other side of the digital divide. Students are harder to reach and engage than ever, employers need to be retrained so they can better absorb junior talent and the industry as a whole needs to mature so it can measure talent progression.
Vic’s keynote will focus on how we can work together to solve this crisis?


Victoria MacLennan

CEO, IT Professionals NZ

Victoria (Vic) believes that everyone in Aotearoa deserves the right to reach their potential and leverages her long history in the digital technology industry to try and make this happen.
As the CEO of IT Professionals Te Pou Hangarau Ngaio her focus is on changing the face of our industry, supporting organisations to embrace diversity, introduce manaakitanga into their culture while providing support for lifting the capability of the sector.
Vic is also involved in a range of Digital Equity initiatives, and is passionate about the role digital can play in lifting the productivity and prosperity of the nation. She also owns and invests in a range of business, holds governance and advisory roles and is an avid supporter of startups.