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NZTech Inform – Emerging Tech Opportunities

Kia ora Readers,

Last week, I spent quite a bit of time with different members of the Tech Alliance. Working with more than 20 tech associations and over 800 members constantly reinforces how wide ranging New Zealand’s capability and success is across tech. 

I joined James Brown from FinTechNZ in a presentation to a Parliamentary select committee about FinTech and blockchain opportunities for New Zealand. I also attended a meeting with BIOTechNZ’s  Zahra Champion to discuss current research identifying New Zealand’s competitive advantages in biotech, such as our clinical trials environment.

This week includes Digital Identity, IoT, Data Science and getting cool New Zealand tech stories into a Netflix series. There’s never a dull moment!

Speaking of great New Zealand tech stories, watch the highlights from last month’s NZ Hi-Tech Awards Gala Dinner. It was the biggest and best celebration yet and next year the NZ Hi-Tech Awards will be hosted in Wellington.

Coming next week, is the release of the Government’s 2019 NZ Cyber Security Strategy followed by the launch of ‘From the Knowledge Wave to the Digital Age’, both on 2 July. 

Ngā mihi

Graeme Muller

PS:  Please register to attend our AGM and member event on 25 July in Auckland.


Join Canterbury Tech on 2 July for a discussion on Wellness and Wellbeing.  Talks include The Natural Flow of Busi-ness and The Science Behind Office Wellness.

Join the diversity discussion with EdTechNZ and TechWomen on Wednesday in Christchurch. This year’s final ShadowTech day is being held on Thursday in Hamilton.

Meet EROAD’s CTO, Jarred Clayton on 9 July at NZSA’s next event in Auckland.  Jarred will share their story of scaling the platform from 1 to 100,000 connections.


Be among the first to meet dynamic founders who are fuelling our startup ecosystem. Attend Massey’s ecentre Innovation Showcase2019 on 8 August in Auckland.

Register to attend Identity Conference 2019 – Identity as taonga: now and in the future, 26-27 August in Wellington, exploring digital identity. 

Save the date for the next Tech Alliance event series with Digital Identity NZ and FinTechNZ on 11 July in Wellington and 18 July in Auckland. 


Entries for the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) close 30 June.  Applications for the Callaghan Innovation R&D Experience Grants close 31 August.

Attend the Primary Industries New Zealand Summit and Awards, 1-2 July in Wellington.  The New Zealand Esri User Conference is 12-14 August in Auckland. 

Save the date for the 2019 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards on 23 August in Auckland.  Finalists announced on 4 July. 

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