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It has been incredibly exciting to see the technology sector become New Zealand’s 3rd largest exporter delivering unparalleled benefits in making our nation internationally competitive.
There is more work to be done with fragmentation still visible across the tech industry in our small nation. The advancement of a knowledge-based economy can only be achieved through the concerted efforts of important actors in a national innovation ecosystem. Only through unifying elements of education to funding and incentives to knowledge sharing across government, academia and industry can innovative technology companies really start to achieve amazing things.
As part of a New Zealand-grown hi-tech start-up, I have witnessed first-hand the benefits of a cohesive and supportive innovation ecosystem coming together to enable our ground-breaking technologies to make an impact on a global stage. It has been inspirational to be part of NZTech in its important mission to connect, promote and advance the industry in order to build an efficient innovation ecosystem. Through its industry-wide alliances, inclusive initiatives such as Techweek, NZTech Women and more, NZTech continues to lead the charge in providing much needed reinforcement and linkages across the industry in a bid to become even more internationally competitive as a nation than we already are.
Innovation expert Roberto Verganti is visiting New Zealand next month, with seminars scheduled in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Register for Finnotec 2016, November 10 in Auckland, bringing together FinTech thought leaders for debate on AI, digital currencies, robo-advice platforms and more. Read about the Coming of Age of FinTech.
NZTech Board member Rachel Kelly has launched the Hamilton NZTech Women community. Her aim is to help lift diversity and inclusion in the local tech sector.
NZTech and PAANZ have formed an alliance to help grow agri-tech. Join the 7th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture, to be hosted in Hamilton, next year.