NZ Digital Technology Sector Procurement seminar findings

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In September 2015 NZRise co-hosted a Procurement Seminar with MBIE. In preparation for holding a followup event in 2017 it is worthy considering the report issued by NZRise highlighting key issues and opportunities for further development. The report below will be used to build the agenda for the 2017 event. The half day event was well supported with ~100 attendees evenly … Read More

The cost of Government Tenders

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This post is to share the results of a survey – the cost of responding to Government Tenders – run late in 2016. Overview A few things happened in 2016 leading to NZRise members questioning whether the NZ Government really understands how their preferred procurement method – via Tenders as Requests for Information and Requests for Proposals – impacts the … Read More

Notice of Annual General Meeting – 31 May 2017

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The Annual General Meeting of NZRise will be held on Wednesday 31 May from 3.30pm – 5.30pm in Wellington. The Board invite our members to attend both the AGM and the drinks afterward. The venue is still to be confirmed, but will be in the Wellington CBD. Agenda: 1. Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting 2. Report from the … Read More

Who is IT Wellington – Techweek – Weds 10 May

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NZRise welcomes the Wellington Tech Community to get together in the spirit of Techweek for a pint and a catchup at the Fork & Brewer on Bond Street in Wellington from 4.30pm on Wednesday 10 May. Come along, bring a fellow techie and join us to catch up with your colleagues from the coolest little capital. Please RSVP and share. … Read More

Supporting the Wellington ICT Graduate School

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The Wellington ICT Graduate School needs support from Wellington businesses. This is an important element in preparing New Zealand for the changing way we will be working in the future. You can read more about the school at https://www.wellingtonict.ac.nz/ or contact Karl (details below): The Wellington ICT School are seeking businesses who would be interested in taking on Master of Software … Read More

NZRise Position and Guidance on Internships

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NZRise members have observed an emerging trend in New Zealand of offering students or recent graduates work experience via an unpaid “internship”. Our research has clarified this style of work placement does not exist in New Zealand employment law, volunteering would be the closest description which is subject to a range of legislation in itself. Our members have discussed the … Read More

Selling to the Public Sector from the NZ owned Digital and Technology perspective

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NZRise members have recently been enthusiastically discussing “10 of my secrets on how to sell to the UK Public Sector” by Mary McKenna, a Tech Entrepreneur and Investor from Ireland. The article resonates strongly with New Zealand owned Digital and Technology businesses as the advice could be equally be written from a NZ owned SME’s perspective. Mary starts with a question … Read More

Multicore World 2017 – special discount for NZRise members

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The 6th consecutive Multicore World is coming to Wellington 20-22 February 2017 and because the organisers are NZRise members (Open Parallel), they’ve given a really good discount for fellow members to attend! 35% off! Regular 3-day tickets are $1,500… this discount gets you in the door for $975! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS DEAL NOW – LIMITED TIME ONLY! Or if … Read More

NZRise welcome Labour’s “Future of Work” paper

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NZRise is delighted to note Labour’s forward thinking, particularly within the Technology section of their “The Future of Work” Paper, encapsulating the results of 2 year’s work by their “Future of Work Commission”. “We admire and fully support their aspirational goal to make the ICT sector NZ’s second largest contributor to the economy by 2025, and their recognition that ICT … Read More