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NZTech Update – Community connections, research and events

Hi Readers

A few years ago, after having three knee surgeries, I discovered the gym. What I love about my gym is how it fosters a strong community, inclusive of everyone’s strengths and abilities. It nurtures its community and doesn’t leave anyone behind. It reminds us that we are the same, that we are all on the same journey and regardless of our individual ability we all deserve the same respect.

When reflecting on this community, I can clearly draw parallels with NZTech, the voice of tech in New Zealand. At NZTech, each of our members has their own individual or organisational goals they are striving to achieve. Our members all share a passion for the opportunities that technology can bring to the local economy. As a member driven organisation, we connect, promote and advance the use of tech on your behalf through a range of initiatives. If you want to know more, check out the projects, research and events we have underway in our 2017 work programme. Each of these serves a purpose for you, our members. We want to best support you in realising your aspirations that help create a prosperous New Zealand, underpinned by technology.

If you haven’t been to one of our events in awhile, view our events calendar. There are a number of events across our communities in the coming weeks. We would love to see you connecting with other NZTech members.

Andrea Hancox
Member & Government Relations

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Read our Tech Manifesto


Join NZTech CEO Graeme Muller for NZTech Connect Wellington on 21 June for a discussion on the future of our people, economy and government as outlined in New Zealand’s Digital Future – Tech Manifesto 2017.

Connect with the @AIForumNZ, on Facebook and LinkedIn. Special thanks to Minister Goldsmith for launching the AI Forum in Wellington last week. Ministers have welcomed the limitless possibilities that AI can bring.

Registrations are now open for the Canterbury Tech Summit on 14 September. Check out the line up of local and international speakers sharing ideas on strategy, leadership, AI, cybersecurity, and Bitcoin.


The IT & Enterprise Architecture Forum is being hosted in Auckland this August. The 2017 NZ Insights and Analytics Forum is also scheduled for August. Use the NZTech member promo code: MSPL4N for a 10% discount.

View the highlights from Techweek’17. We are already gearing up for next year and dates have now been confirmed. Techweek’18 will run nationwide, 19-27 May 2018. Save the date!

NZTech Deputy Chair Rachel Kelly appeared on TVNZ 1’s What Next? discussing the future of technology with Nigel Latta and John Campbell. She says New Zealand needs to move faster to embrace technology.


NZTech Board Nominations close this week, 14 June. Considering a nomination? Everything you need to know is here! Also mark your diary for our AGM on 20 July in Auckland.

NZTech Chair Mitchell Pham has been named a finalist in the AUT Business School Excellence Awards. Congratulations to our members Parrot Analytics and MYOB, also finalists.

Help us help you! Please participate in the 2017 Tech Skills Demand Survey.  Data will help forecast in demand skills, inform education and immigration policy. The survey takes 15 minutes and is anonymous.

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