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ITP National Series: Developing skills and capability using SFIA

8 June 2017: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tauranga Club
Level 5,
72 Devonport Rd,

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One of the biggest challenges to growth and innovation in the tech sector is finding and building skills and talent. 

Only a few tech teams have a structured approach to measuring and developing skills in their IT staff, but this is changing rapidly with the growing adoption of SFIA*, the world's most widely-used competency framework for IT.

But where to start?

In this presentation, tech guru Gareth Cronin will outline how he developed a framework for measuring and building skills in some of New Zealand's best known tech teams, and what has evolved over a number of years to give technology leaders practical tools to objectively assess performance and help build skills in their teams.

(* SFIA = Skills Framework for the Information Age - an independently governed, internationally accepted way to describe skills in ICT).

ITP wishes to thank the Tauranga Club for providing the venue for this presentation.

Light refreshments will be provided. (Note that this is not a dinner event)


About The Speaker

As a people leader and technologist, Gareth Cronin has built, led, and grown teams in some of New Zealand's most challenging software companies: setting technology and architectural vision and strategy, designing and leading organisational change, motivating and promoting innovation in high skilled teams, and finding novel solutions to tough technical challenges in fast-paced, high-pressure environments.

Gareth is currently General Manager of Product Partner Projects at Xero, following roles as VP of Product Development at Orion Health, VP of Engineering at Wynyard Group, Development Manager at KiwiPlan, and recent consulting gigs at Air New Zealand and Vista Group.


ITP National Series event

This is one of a series of nationwide presentations where some of New Zealand's top tech thought leaders travel around New Zealand, presenting at ITP events nationwide.

2017 national series events include a look at skills development with SFIA, the future of projects, future of the Cloud, augmented and virtual reality and much more.


Registration Details:

You can register for this event via Credit Card online now by using the link below, or alternatively call 0800 252 255 with your Credit Card details.

IITP Corporate Partners and approved organisations can opt to pay by invoice by calling 0800 252 255 or emailing attendee and business details through to Credit criteria and other conditions apply.

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost

All ITP Financial MembersFREE
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$17.39 + GST / $20.00 incl GST
Non-Members$21.74 + GST / $25.00 incl GST

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