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Techweek 2019: Are we innovating for the best or is it the Wild West?

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We recently hosted an event for Techweek 2019, where our expert panel discussed the role of standards in the digital economy under the topic, 'Are we innovating for the best or is it the Wild West?'

Read the key themes and 10 hot areas to keep an eye on for the rest of this year, and next.

Waiving of commissioning fee for joint AS/NZS IDTs – pilot extended for 12 months

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Standards Australia (SA) and Standards New Zealand have agreed to extend for a futher 12 months the pilot where the commissioning fees for joint Standards development projects for the Identical Adoption of ISO and IEC Standards would be waived. This means that if Australian and New Zealand stakeholders support the joint adoption of an ISO or IEC standard, the work can progress promptly.

International standards key for developing NZ’s digital economy

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Observers increasingly say we are on the edge of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, which will bring together digital, biological, and physical technologies in new and powerful combinations. This is prompting people to speak out about the need to make sure that we balance the opportunities and risks wisely.

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  • Forward focus for Standards New Zealand

    Standards New Zealand has recently undertaken a review to ensure we have the right capability and capacity to deliver on our business strategy. This has resulted in some changes to our structure and to some key roles in the team.

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  • NZ Inc. focus and fostering stronger strategic relationships

    A new core role for Standards New Zealand will be the focus on ‘NZ Inc.’ We will be working with industry and regulators to proactively develop medium-term standards work programmes for sectors that benefit the New Zealand economy. In order for us to do this, we need to work more closely with priority sectors and key stakeholders across the economy where standards can play a larger role.

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The business and ICT sector

The Business sector is a relatively new and growing sector for standards. Current documents cover topics such as risk management, continuity management, and information security, all of which take a general, non-prescriptive, yet highly effective approach that can be applied to any type of organisation of any size.

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