Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018
Programme Director, Masters of Info Management, Victoria University of Wellington
Mary Ellen returned to academia after a long period working in applied research - and data-related roles, including:
Mary Ellen particularly enjoys connecting theory and practice and bridging the gap between decision makers and people who are deep in the weeds of an organisation’s data. She is a technology enthusiast, being an early adopter of Web surveys (starting in 1995), online education (starting teaching online in 2000), and conducting research in virtual worlds (starting in 2006, see: https://rwconnect.esomar.org/avatar-analytics/).
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.