Subscription-only news service BusinessDesk has announced the launch of its business technology section, edited by former IDG UK journalist Henry Burrell.
The new, editorially independent section has Chorus as principal sponsor and additional advertising from Salesforce and AWS, with more advertisers to come.
Technology and startups will be a core component of BusinessDesk’s coverage going forward and Burrell will be joined by regular tech commentator Peter Griffin as well as BusinessDesk’s team of experienced journalists in its Auckland and Wellington newsrooms.
Burrell brings a wealth of technology journalism expertise from his time in the UK.
“I’m excited to join the team at this pivotal time for the tech sector in New Zealand and for BusinessDesk.
“The pandemic has accelerated the role of digital technology in so many parts of daily life, while the shift to ‘work anywhere’ bodes well for NZ’s smart tech sector innovators to take on the world from here – and attract talent to this safe, UFB-enabled part of the world.”
BusinessDesk CEO and editor Pattrick Smellie says: “We’ve been looking for a while at how to really up our commitment to reporting the tech sector, where there’s so much unsung NZ talent and which promises to be an even more significant economic contributor in the Covid era.
“This is a great opportunity to reinvigorate tech content with a pair of excellent, experienced journalists.”