ITx 2018 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018

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Zlatko Kovačić

Associate Professor, Statistics and Research Methods, Open Polytechnic

Zlatko graduated from Belgrade University (Faculty of Economics) with an MSc. and Ph.D. in Statistics in 1980 and 1989 respectively. He has over 30 years experience as a University professor, international researcher, consultant and government advisor.

He emigrated to New Zealand in March 1995 and joined The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, where he is currently an Associate Professor in Statistics and Research Methods.

Zlatko was born and grew up in Zemun, Serbia (Europe). His name is pronounced Zlatko Covachich (which means Goldie Blacksmith).

NZ's IT Professionals Up Close - Results from the World IT Project

Friday 12:10pm - 12:40pm, ITP Conference (ITP 2 Room)

This talk outlines the results of the New Zealand part of the World IT Project, a 40 country survey of IT professionals.

What are the top organisational and individual issues faced by IT workers? How do different industries compare, and what part do factors such as career stage influence workers' satisfaction and perceptions?

We also consider the issue of staff turnover - one of the top issues facing organisations.