Who is IT Wellington #TWNZ17

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Yesterday 150 Wellington based people who identify themselves as working in the Information Technology space gathered at the Fork and Brewer pub. As part of TechWeek 2017 “Who is IT Wellington” was an awesome event to catch up with old connections, forge new ones, enjoy a drink and platters of food provided by NZRise member companies (please read the list below). There was … Read More

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

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

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