by CIO New Zealand

Potentia picks New Zealand’s next top ICT talent

Jun 26, 2016
CareersCollaboration SoftwareEducation Industry

ICT recruiter Potentiacontinues its support of the next generation of tech talent by awarding Ena Sun the Potentia Undergraduate Scholarship for 2016.

This is the third year the scholarship has been awarded to a student in their final year of study at the University of Auckland.

“As a key contributor to tech-focused careers of many New Zealanders, Potentia was eager to ensure that this support extended all the way to the grassroots of the IDT( Innovation, Digital and Technology) industry. The undergraduate scholarship is one way we do this,” explains Nathan Bryant-Taukiri, managing director at Potentia. “It is our way of giving back to the community.”

“Each year we are impressed with the calibre of entrants and 2016 proved no different. Ena Sun is an exceptional student with a strong understanding of the New Zealand software development industry and a mature approach to her professional development.

Ena Sun says she will mentor young girls and encourage them to enter the computer science industry.

“We believe Ena has excellent potential to be a significant contributor to the IDT industry and we are delighted we can help with her journey,” says Bryant-Taukiri, at the awarding ceremony at the Potentia headquarters in Auckland.

Sun is in her final year of a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce Conjoint Degree with a Computer Science and Finance major.

She says she will mentor and encourage young girls to enter the computer science industry.

She was accompanied at the ceremony by University of Auckland faculty and officers: Professor John Hosking, Dean of the Faculty of Science; Professor Robert Amor, Head of Department of Computer Science; Dr Yun Sing Koh, Senior Lecturer Department of Computer Science; and Tim Pannabecker, business development manager, Faculty of Science.

Ena Sun with University of Auckland professors and Abinesh Krishan, client strategy director and Nathan Bryant-Taukiri, managing director of Potentia, during the awarding ceremonies.

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