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

NZRise members support for the Digital 5 Nation Charter and adoption of Open Standards

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NZRise members support Open Standards and New Zealand’s commitment to Open Standards as a member of the Digital 5 Nations (D5). We encourage NZ Government Agencies to take a proactive view and align with the goals of the D5 which will directly support strengthening the New Zealand economy through Digital Technology. Minister Dunne is actively involved with this initiative and … Read More

ThunderMaps: Member showcase

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Clint van Marrewijk, CEO of ThunderMaps fills us in on what they do. [By the way, did you know ThunderMaps recently won the Award for Export at the Geospatial Awards?! Congrats!] What does being a local NZ company mean to you? Being from New Zealand naturally orientates us towards the rest of the world – we’re so small, it’s hard … Read More

Blockchain technology symposium – Wellington 28 Nov

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Wellington ICT Graduate School is pleased to present the 2016 Blockchain Technology Symposium on 28 November 2016 at Macs Brewbar. The Symposium will serve as an introduction to this technology and investigate the issues and opportunities of blockchain (distributed ledger) technology. Whether you are a novice, a sceptic or evangelist – we can all agree that blockchain technology is definitely … Read More

What’s up: November

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Thank you! Huge thanks to Bianca and LawDownUnder for hosting our US election themed end of year ‘do on Wednesday. Wonderful to see you all, and best wishes for the silly season. US election Don Christie, our co-chair, posted this blog about what the US election results might mean for NZ businesses from an NZRise perspective. Upcoming events Christchurch – … Read More

NZRise Response To US Election Results

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NZRise members attended our end of year meeting in subdued mood on Wednesday. A mood that seems to be shared by many businesses and other organisations. The unfolding electoral map of the USA filled NZRise attendees with a feeling of impending doom. So, whilst it may be that Trump opposes things like TPP, he does so for very different reasons … Read More

The cost of Responding to NZ Government Tenders

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NZRise is considering the cost of engagement with NZ Government procurement processes from a business perspective and are initially interested in understanding the estimated cost to NZ Digital and Technology companies when responding to a NZ Government tenders – whether a Request for Information or Request for Proposal. This is just one of the many dimensions NZRise is forming a view … Read More

Member showcase: LawHawk

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Big welcome to our newest member, LawHawk. Gene Turner is the Managing Director and has kindly provided the following info for the member showcase. What does being a local NZ company mean to you? A lot. I was born and raised in New Zealand, and most of my friends and family are here. My kids (7 to 12 years old) … Read More

Christchurch DIA ICT Marketplace briefing

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The time has come for Christchurch’s briefing of the ICT Marketplace, thanks to DIA. Please join NZRise, NZTech, ITP and Canterbury Tech on 17 November at 12.15pm. 12.15pm November 17 EPIC – 76/106 Manchester St, Christchurch. The NZ Government ICT Strategy refresh 2015 observed several ‘game-changing’ trends including the accelerated pace of disruptive change. Key initiatives identified in the ICT … Read More

Open Source Awards – Congrats!

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NZRise wishes a huge congratulations to those award winners at last week’s Open Source Awards. The winners are: Government Digital NZ, an initiative that seeks to help people find, share, and use NZ digital content. Business Catalyst for the Catalyst Cloud, the only fully API-driven cloud infrastructure in New Zealand. Education, social services and youth Wellington City Council for City … Read More