Events

ICT Government Procurement Seminar – 12 September 2018

NZRise is thrilled to be organising and sponsoring the ICT Government Procurement Seminar again this year.  The theme is: Working together to grow the NZ tech sector. The event is open to not only NZRise members and employees of NZ Government agencies but anyone who does/wants to/is/trying to engage with the government on ICT procurement, […] Read more»

It’s that time of year again! NZRise AGM Notice

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of NZRise will be held on the 16th of May at Equinox IT in Wellington. All members and employees of member organisations are welcome. In addition to the formalities and election of officers, there will be a Fireside Chat with our fantastic guest, John Edwards, the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner opening […] Read more»

April Startup Booster Breakfast

Being a small tech business can be really tricky in the current climate. As owners of tech businesses ourselves, we want to support the digital technology ecosystem, and that includes startups – the next generation of business leaders. We are running drop-in support sessions every couple of months throughout 2018 – offering free and frank advice […] Read more»

Members Social and Networking Event

Coming up in May we have another important opportunity for our members to get together, compare notes and discuss important issues. Victoria will lead a discussion on Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion and seek your feedback on the key levers we as an industry consider will enable our collective success. We would love to see […] Read more»

Member’s Event – MBIE ‘Review of the Rules of Sourcing’ Procurement Session

Government Procurement affects many of our members directly, and a great deal more indirectly through how it shapes the industry. As such a big buyer the public sector can make or break a smaller company when it chooses who to partner with. NZRise has always been engaged in this space, in an effort to encourage […] Read more»

Supporting the Startup Community

Being a small tech business owner is a difficult job. As owners of tech businesses ourselves, we want to support the tech ecosystem and the next generation of business leaders. We are planning to run drop-in support sessions throughout 2018 offering free and frank advice to help Startups run and grow their businesses. We’ll listen, […] Read more»

ITx – New Zealand’s Conference of IT

The Institute of IT Professionals is bringing together 13 industry groups into one brilliant event in 2018 that may be of interest to NZRise members – ITx. The theme remains the same, Innovation, Technology, Education, and there will be 9 streams running each day alongside workshops, masterclasses, unconferences, group sessions and heaps more. This really is […] Read more»

Digital Technology Community Christmas Party

Hi Everyone, We are sponsoring the combined community Christmas parties in early December. Our NZ Rise only Christmas party is on the 22nd of November – location and time tbd. Here is the information about the three parties in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. The Wellington event is at the Stadium and we are trying to […] Read more»

2017 NZRise Procurement Workshop

The third NZRise Government Procurement Seminar is on Thursday, July 13 at Te Wharewaka in Wellington. The theme of this year’s session is “Procuring the Future: Growing a Sustainable Digital Sector with Smart Procurement” This half day event is open to all NZRise members and will feature two workshops with officials from MBIE, DIA and […] Read more»

Notice of Annual General Meeting – 31 May 2017

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 […] Read more»

Who is IT Wellington – Techweek – Weds 10 May

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 […] Read more»

Multicore World 2017 – special discount for NZRise members

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 – […] Read more»

Blockchain technology symposium – Wellington 28 Nov

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 […] Read more»

Christchurch DIA ICT Marketplace briefing

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 […] Read more»

Register now for the DIA Marketplace briefing

NZRise, IITP and NZTech welcome Members to a briefing from the GCIO’s office on the proposed ICT Marketplace designed for New Zealand Government to procure Digital and Technology products. Wellington: Thursday August 4, The Ballroom at Foxglove bar, entry is by Cuckoo. Auckland: Wednesday August 3, Deloitte, 80 Queen St. Presentation starts at 12:30pm. Bring […] Read more»

Wellington Mayoral Candidates at ITx for tech focussed Q&A session

NZRise is hosting the Wellington City Council Mayoral Candidates in a Q&A session entirely focused on the technology and digital sectors on Monday July 11 as part of the ITx2016 conference at Shed6 and TSB. Often, the mayoral race focuses on city infrastructure like roads and runways, while completely missing the growing technology and digital […] Read more»

Techweek: 7 June, 9.30am

Techweek Future Skills:  Hutt’s People of Tech Tuesday 7 June, 9.30am-11am with Morning Tea! Showcasing local technology superstars, the companies and people who are innovating and growing. Hutt businesses and employers are invited to find out how to connect with top local talent, speed up their graduate and student hiring process, and invest in the […] Read more»

Are you part of the tech, creative, design community?

If you are part of the tech, creative, design community Verve are interested in your thoughts. Verve is an event agency and consultancy that is researching a new event opportunity in your knowledge area and they would love it if you’d help them understand the market opportunity by completing this short survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZX9Q2Q Read more»

Hear from a leading UK Open Data advocate – 24 May

UK based Public and Open Data advocate David Bolton leads the Qlik Public Sector and Healthcare portfolio in a global capacity. OptimalBI are excited to be hosting David who will talk about how he has recently used Open Data to build a US Federal spending analysis app showing $1.3 trillion of government spending, and Public […] Read more»

ITx conference – where NZ’s digital technology sector comes together

Where: TSB Bank Arena and Shed 6, Wellington waterfront. When: July 11-13, 2016. Tickets: Earlybird are available now Find out more here. NZRise are stream sponsors on Day One, so if you’re a member you get a discounted rate – make sure you register your affiliation on sign-up. We’re excited to announce that our Day […] Read more»

NZRise presents: An audience with Phil O’Reilly

NZRise are delighted to invite members of the Digital and Technology communities NZRise, IITP and NZTech to an audience with Phil O’Reilly. THURSDAY 30 JUNE, 2016, in Wellington. Attendance is free for staff of NZRise, IITP and NZTech member companies and their guests. RSVP here, places are limited. Thanks to our hosts NZX. Please report […] Read more»

Notice of NZRise AGM – June 2

The Annual General Meeting for NZRise will be held on Thursday 2 June from 3.30-5.30pm in Wellington. Venue is TBC. Agenda: 1. Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting 2. Report from the Co-Chairs 3. Financial report from the Treasurer including financial accounts 4. Plans for 2016/2017 5. Election of Officers 7. Any other business […] Read more»

6th Multicore World – 20-22 February 2017, Wellington NZ

The 6th Multicore World conference is happening in Wellington on February 20, 21 and 22, 2017 at Shed 6 on the waterfront. Multicore World brings together under one roof, business and technical knowledge of developing and deploying multicore based solutions. Visit www.multicoreworld.com for more information. This event is organised by Open Parallel Ltd. Read more»

February Monthly Meeting

First meeting of the year, a networking meeting to catch up with members. Location: API Talent Level 1, 166 Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand Thanks to Wyn Ackroyd for hosting the meeting. See you there. Read more»

25Th Nov – Christmas Social

Location – API Talent – 166 Featherston Street, Wellington 3pm-6pm RSVP – @NZRise on Twitter, Internal Discussion Board or email Karen We need to know your coming by Friday 20th (lest we run out of drinks or snacks!) It’s time for an end of year get together. The strength of NZRise has always been the connections between […] Read more»

NZRise Coffee Clinic

8am 30th October – Funicular, Cable Car Shopping Centre, Level 1, 282 Lambton Quay. Map The strength of NZRise is the people. We may all have different business with differing goals and objectives but we have a few things in common. We are Kiwi’s, our businesses are homegrown and we are facing similar challenges no matter our […] Read more»

Meet, Greet and Share

Wednesday 21st October 3.30pm-5pm Hosted kindly by Optimal BI Level 4, 139 The Terrace, Wellington, The Google Hangout for the meeting is here A chance to catch up with members, share some experiences and discuss current challenges. Take some time to spend with other homegrown Kiwi digital businesses. Read more»

NZRise Coffee Clinic

am 25th September – Funicular, Cable Car Shopping Centre, Level 1, 282 Lambton Quay. Map The strength of NZRise is the people. We may all have different business with differing goals and objectives but we have a few things in common. We are Kiwi’s, our businesses are homegrown and we are facing similar challenges no matter our […] Read more»

What Makes Health IT Different?

Wednesday 16th September 3.30pm-5pm Hosted kindly by Enspiral Dev Academy The Google Hangout for the meeting is here A discussion of data ownership, privacy, and the need to integrate with existing systems. Kevin is an ex-GP who has experience working with the NZ regulator (Medsafe) and the pharmaceutical industry. He is now consulting on diverse Health […] Read more»

NZRise Coffee Clinic

8am 28th August – Funicular, Cable Car Shopping Centre, Level 1, 282 Lambton Quay. Map The strength of NZRise is the people. We may all have different business with differing goals and objectives but we have a few things in common. We are Kiwi’s, our businesses are homegrown and we are facing similar challenges no matter our […] Read more»

Procuring the Future

The MBIE/NZRise 2015 workshop on public sector procurement Thursday, 27 August 2015. 08:00-13:00. Venue: Te Wharewaka o Poneke, Wellington waterfront (map). NZRise and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are holding a half-day session in Wellington on Thursday August 27 to explore how New Zealand’s digital sector can work with the Ministry to […] Read more»

Observations of market entry by NZ business

Wednesday 19th August 3.30pm – 5pm Hosted kindly by Rabid Tech The Google Hangout for the meeting is here “What came over the wall” Observations of market entry by NZ business. From Sam Lewis – GM International at Catalyst Sam has previously been the Trade Commissioner UK & Ireland for New Zealand. He was the senior trade representative for […] Read more»

DIA Coffee Meeting

Tuesday 12th August 11am – 12.30pm Kindly hosted by Equinox IT Equinox IT Level 12 Equinox House 111 The Terrace All members welcome, see the internal discussion board for the agenda and to RSVP. Read more»

NZRise Coffee Clinic

8am 24th July – Funicular, Cable Car Shopping Centre, Level 1, 282 Lambton Quay. Map The strength of NZRise is the people. We may all have different business with differing goals and objectives but we have a few things in common. We are Kiwi’s, our businesses are homegrown and we are facing similar challenges no matter […] Read more»

Lessons from the Tier One’s

Next Monthly Meeting Wednesday 15th July 3.30pm – 5pm Hosted kindly by Optimation in Wellington and in Auckland The Google Hangout for the meeting is here Lessons from the Tier One’s Peter will share some gold nuggets of experience with us on learnings from the Tier One companies. So how can NZ companies learn, compete, […] Read more»

NZRise Coffee Clinic

9am 26th June – Nikau Cafe, Wellington City Art Gallery, Civic Square. Map The strength of NZRise is the people. We may all have different business with differing goals and objectives but we have a few things in common. We are Kiwi’s, our businesses are homegrown and we are facing similar challenges no matter our […] Read more»

NZTE Coalitions – Roisin King

Location – Biz Dojo 115 Tory St, Wellington & Catalyst IT Auckland. 3.30pm – 5pm NZTE provide a lot of support to individual companies including funding but did you know they also work with coalitions and so there is more support and funding available?  Off the back of the positive gushing of thanks to NZTE and […] Read more»

NZRise Coffee Clinic

9am 29th May – Ti Kouka Cafe – 76 Willis St, Wellington. Map The strength of NZRise is the people. We may all have different business with differing goals and objectives but we have a few things in common. We are Kiwi’s, our businesses are homegrown and we are facing similar challenges no matter our […] Read more»

A great digital business get together

20th May 3pm-5pm Location – Catalyst IT Wellington and Auckland Wellington – 150 Willis Street Auckland – Level 5, Rabobank Tower, 2 Commerce Street Auckland – Walk, Bus, Train – In Auckland Catalyst are right near Britomart Train station Auckland Drive – Otherwise there is the Britomart Carpark which is just a few minutes walk: RSVP – @NZRise on Twitter, Internal […] Read more»

NZRise Coffee Clinic

9am 24th April – Ti Kouka Cafe – 76 Willis St, Wellington. Map The strength of NZRise is the people. We may all have different business with differing goals and objectives but we have a few things in common. We are Kiwi’s, our businesses are homegrown and we are facing similar challenges no matter our […] Read more»

Hackathons – Mike Riversdale

Wednesday 15th April 3.30pm – 5pm Hosted kindly by 3Months  Saatchi & Saatchi Building 101- 103 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 The Google Hangout for the meeting is here Saatchi & Saatchi Building 101- 103 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 The Google Hangout for the meeting is here With “hackathons” being the flavour of the month, […] Read more»

Our Speaker this month…

Last Minute Speaker Change – 18th March 3.30pm-5pm Our Speaker this month is now – Bill Farmer, Director of Mako Networks Limited The true tale straight from the horses mouth. Often it’s hard to look at a successful company and see how they got there. Well this month Bill Farmer is joining us from Mako […] Read more»

Going Global: IP Management in your export strategy

We’re back for 2015! Are you looking to take your business overseas but aren’t sure how to protect your intellectual property (IP) rights? Join legal expert, Bianca Mueller, for an entertaining and interactive presentation on the necessary tools you need to protect and leverage your intangible assets, and to grow your business internationally. Wednesday 18th […] Read more»

19Th Nov – Christmas Social

Location – Equinox IT – 12/111 The Terrace, Wellington, 6143 Time – 4pm – 6pm RSVP – @NZRise on Twitter, Internal Discussion Board or email Karen We need to know your coming by Friday 15th (lest we run out of drinks or snacks!) It’s time for an end of year get together. The strength of NZRise has always […] Read more»

Raising Capital

NZ Rise and NZ Trade & Enterprise invite you to spend two hours learning about the post-Angel growth funding environment. Location – NZTE Level 12, Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street Wellington Date and Time – 3:00-5:00pm Thursday 13 November 2014 RSVP – Karen Monks or @NZRise on Twitter or Internal Discussion Board Lance Wiggs, a Better by Capital […] Read more»

Winning More Work

Date and Time – Thursday 16th October, 2014 3pm to 4pm followed by Q&A Location –  NZTE, The Majestic Centre, L24, 100 Willis St, Wellington RSVP –  On internal discussion board, Twitter or email Michelle Malone at NZTE by Monday 13th October 2014 Three years ago, KPMG embarked on a journey to radically change their approach to winning […] Read more»

What the heck is PR Anyway?

Wednesday 15th October 3.30pm – 5pm Hosted kindly at Grow Wellington (Thanks Meredith Elley) Level 5, 50 Manners St Wellington New Zealand The Google Hangout for the meeting is here   The world of PR can be a confusing one – especially when trying to engage the media around b2b stories without a sensational angle. […] Read more»

Better APIs for Business

Wednesday 17th September 3.30pm – 5pm Hosted kindly by Boost Level 8, 75 Ghuznee Street, Wellington The Google Hangout for the meeting is here Better APIs for Business is one of the initiatives within the Better Public Services Result 9 programme. Result 9 is tasked to reduce the effort for businesses dealing with government by 25% […] Read more»

PledgeMe

3.30pm-5pm Wednesday the 20th of August. This month the meeting will be hosted by Catalyst – Level 6 Catalyst House, 150 Willis Street, Wellington. If you are not a member but are interested in joining, drop us a line on Twitter or contact us through the site and join us for the monthly meeting. This […] Read more»

Lightning Talks to MP’s on digital technology topics

Time and Venue: 29th July 6pm – 7pm at the Beehive In our continuing series of informational talks for MP’s we will be presenting to them this time on the following topics: Net Neutrality Big Data Why Big IT Projects Fail This session is open to all NZRise members to attend and we would encourage […] Read more»

A workshop with NZTE

Time and Venue – 3.30-5.00pm at the NZTE Wellington office in the Majestic Centre. Broad outline of the workshop:   This workshop is aiming to help show how NZTE can help NZ companies to export to the world. To provide an overview of NZTE (what they do / how they work with companies) What are […] Read more»

July 2014 Members Monthly Meeting

Speaker – Mark Lash Deloitte Wellington Date – Wednesday 16th July Time – 3.30pm – 5pm Location – OptimalBI OptimalHQ Level 4 139 The Terrace Wellington, 6011 Map Mark Lash is passionate about New Zealand business, he is keen to see Deloitte and the other consulting firms support our local economy particularly growth in the […] Read more»