Christchurch fibre broadband provider, Enable, has become the inaugural foundation sponsor of the Christchurch chapter of Future Leaders in Technology (FLINT) — a national leadership programme run by the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ)) that provides networking development opportunities for the next generation of technology industry leaders.
Launch of the Christchurch chapter follows the opening of FLINT chapters in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton.
TUANZ CEO Craig Young described FLINT as a national programme with a local focus. “Each region has its own flavour and we work to establish regional leadership teams who can create their own events, initiatives and development opportunities that meet the needs of young technology professional in the region,” he said.
Young added: ““We have tremendous talent in all pockets on New Zealand, the FLINT programme is bringing that out so New Zealand can continue to be dynamic and relevant at the forefront of the digital revolution now and in the future.”
Enable CEO Steve Fuller said: “Our vision for Christchurch is for it to be a connected, innovative, and globally competitive city. … Helping innovative and smart minds working in our city to unlock new economic and social opportunities is absolutely an essential part [of that vision] …. We need to ensure we make Christchurch a place where this talent can flourish and achieve amazing things.”
The Christchurch chapter of FLINT will be launched on 21 February at the Dux Central bar and restaurant. Membership is free and open to individuals under 35 who are employed by TUANZ members or are involved in the technology space. Details are available online.