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The Digital Download: 2023 – Tech Year in Review

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Published on: November 22, 2023


In Series 4 of the digital download: 2023 – Tech Year in Review, we recap some of the most significant technology trends and highlights of 2023 and the implications of these developments for New Zealand businesses, with insights from industry experts such as Meta's Courtenay Whitford, Associate General Counsel (APAC Privacy Legal).

Episode One: Series Overview

In Episode One, our Technology, Digital and Strategic Sourcing experts Liz BlytheLouise Taylor, Vaash Singh, Leah Pattison, and Angela Yang, provide an overview of the key technology themes coming out of 2023, including the cyber threat landscape, the rapid growth of AI, progress in quantum computing, Web3 and the metaverse, green tech, and more.

You can view a script version of Episode One here.

Episode Two: Green Tech

In Episode Two, our experts - including Russell McVeagh Head of Climate Change Hannah Bain - take a look at the green tech ecosystem of Aotearoa New Zealand, including how recent regulatory development is driving innovation in the green tech space.

You can view a script version of Episode Two here.

Episode Three: Web3 and the Metaverse

In Episode Three, our experts are joined by Courtenay Whitford, Associate General Counsel (APAC Privacy Legal) at Meta, to talk about two often less-well understood tech trends, Web3 and the metaverse. While AI has dominated headlines in 2023, large organisations around the globe have continued to invest in these two technologies, including Meta.

You can view a script version of Episode Three here.

Episode Four: Proliferation of Regulation

In our fourth and final episode, our experts discuss key regulatory developments in the tech space in 2023 both in New Zealand and around the world.

You can view a script version of Episode Four here.

This article is intended only to provide a summary of the subject covered. It does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. No person should act in reliance on any statement contained in this publication without first obtaining specific professional advice. If you require any advice or further information on the subject matter of this newsletter, please contact the partner/solicitor in the firm who normally advises you, or alternatively contact one of the partners listed below.

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