Visualising the NZ Digital and Technology sector a Comment

The recent report provides a fantastic source of insight into the New Zealand Digital and Technology sector, it’s contribution to the economy, impact on other sectors and contribution on a regional basis. In 2015 the Digital and Technology sector accounted for 8% of GDP and 7% of exports. The overall contribution to GDP was greater than that of the dairy sector due … Read More

Member showcase: Hunchbuzz

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Thomas Mitchell, who was recently named Young IT Professional of the Year at ITx2016, joins us to share a bit of info about Hunchbuzz. What does being a local NZ company mean to you? Being a local NZ company means we are an active player and supporter of all things New Zealand. We obviously want to improve and drive our … Read More

Support for Digital and Technology Interns via Summer of Tech Comment

NZRise member Summer of Tech offers a great programme connecting New Zealand Digital and Technology students with New Zealand companies for summer work placement opportunities. Our members support Summer of Tech and we think you should too. More information can be found below: Summer of Tech Can you support IT interns in your business this summer? The Summer of Tech … Read More

Take the Market measures survey

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This year NZRise is a supporter of Market Measures. Market Measures benchmarks the sales and marketing activity of New Zealand’s technology companies, providing you with useful information for planning your sales and marketing strategies. To find out more about Market Measures and to view past years’ reports and resources click here. By participating in the study you can compare your … Read More

How local government can support the digital economy a Comment

This opinion piece was written by Victoria MacLennan, Co-Chair NZRise and was published in the NBR on 5th July 2016.  We live in interesting times. Globalisation and increasing demand for digital and technology-based products have created a wonderful environment for companies to build their products or services anywhere. No longer bound by the tyranny of geography, we can easily export these products … Read More

Opportunities for Software Companies in South East Asia a Comment

Last week Mitchell Pham spoke at an NZRise meetup, we also invited NZTech and IITP members along. Thank you to Equinox for hosting us and providing pizza. The group enjoyed a great overview of how large the South East Asian market is and where opportunities lie for NZ software companies. Mitchell and his team at Augen have created a beachhead model establishing Kiwi … Read More

Member showcase: Draper Cormack Group

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What does being a local NZ company mean to you? Being a local NZ company means that while we have one eye on how we can improve our own business, we’re also looking at how we can improve New Zealand – be that by dealing with ethically strong clients, working on helping our clients tell their stories overseas or just … Read More

NZ Government ICT Marketplace briefing, August 2016 Comments

Last week Ron Stuart, Manager Government ICT Supply Strategy, GCIO’s office, DIA briefed audiences of NZRise, NZTech and IITP members in Auckland and Wellington. Both events drew large crowds with ~200 people braving a freezing wind in Wellington demonstrating the levels of interest and importance of this announcement. We also noted a strong contingent of Government employees from a broad range … Read More

Industry bodies unite to challenge the Marsden Fund support of Digital and Technology research a Comment

NZRise has added our voice to a joint industry submission to the Marsden Fund, to quote IITP’s press release “11 of the leading representative bodies from the tech sector have joined forces to raise serious concerns about apparent bias within New Zealand’s major Marsden research fund that has led to a significant under-investment in tech-related research over time.” The Marsden Fund … Read More

Member showcase: Givahoy

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Read all about our newest NZRise member, Jim Boutcher from Givahoy. What does being a local NZ company mean to you? Being a local NZ company means that any success is grounded in where I live. I’m not working in isolation, but in an ecosystem of committed and effective people. How has technology changed our relationships in your everyday world? … Read More