1 May 2018

Pacific youth encouraged to get into tech industry

From , 3:01 pm on 1 May 2018

A Samoan tech innovator says Pacific youth can excel in the tech industry because their indigenous stories, creativity and talents stand out from the crowd.

Sulu Fiti works with Te Papa Museum's innovation hub Mahuki helping turn new ideas into global digital businesses for the cultural sector.

He told Sara Vui-Talitu at a recent tech summit that he was one of the first brown faces back in the days when technology was still emerging.

He says he noticed he stood out in more ways than one, but that's a good thing.

Mahuki's Outreach Coordinator, Sulu Fiti

Mahuki's Outreach Coordinator, Sulu Fiti Photo: RNZ Pacific Sara Vui-Talitu