Advancing New Zealand's computational research capabilities and skills
presentationposted on 2020-03-10, 03:47 authored by Nick JonesNick Jones
Supporting research today and tomorrow requires an inclusive partnership with New Zealand researchers, communities, and Te Ao Māori, underpinned by a specialised and powerful technology ecosystem. Over the last year, New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) has advanced New Zealand’s computational research capabilities and skills through training programmes, consultancy in research software engineering, strategic partnerships, and recruitment of NeSI team members with stronger knowledge of and connection into research communities. This session will look at how those activities, combined with recent enhancements to NeSI’s existing platforms and services, are enabling New Zealand’s science sector to compete and excel globally.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nick Jones is NeSI’s founding Director, having established and led NeSI alongside a team of colleagues and peers since inception in mid-2011. Nick is responsible for NeSI’s strategic directions and performance overall, bringing together a talented and diverse array of people, and their institutions and interests. Nick has over 20 years’ experience in innovating in advanced information/computing technology in sectors including education, science and research. Nick established the eResearch NZ conference series in 2010 to support the sector coming together in the spirit of community to share experiences and explore directions in an area so critical to our future prosperity as a nation.