We represent, connect, promote and advance the tech ecosystem in New Zealand.
As an association, NZTech has achieved significant success in promoting technology through a variety of programmes and services and is recognised as the leading voice of New Zealand’s technology ecosystem.
Our strategy of connecting, promoting and advancing all things tech continues to help us drive toward our purpose of creating a prosperous New Zealand underpinned by technology.
Our members share a common interest in ensuring critical issues and important opportunities are debated and heard by government, media, the public and our membership.
A summary of the main activities undertaken during 2017.
- Developed the Tech Alliance, comprising 12 associations that as at May 2017, collectively represent 423 organisations. Where possible, we leverage our scale and infrastructure to support these groups to help them grow and achieve their goals.
- Together, during the past year, we have delivered over 100 member events, 50 weekly newsletter updates, three briefing papers, flipped almost 500 news articles and tweeted more than 1,000 times.
- In May 2017, to further develop our international reputation, we produced Techweek’17, a national network of event hosts, city partners, government agencies and tech organisations, delivering 287 events across 24 towns and cities during the week.
- To help attract high quality tech talent to NZ we partnered with Workhere, WREDA and Immigration NZ to run the viral LookSee campaign. Offering 100 senior developer roles and free flights to job interviews attracted 1.8 million people with 48,000 applying for the roles.
- For local talent, we have been inspiring girls into tech, by partnering with the Ministry of Youth, to expand ShadowTech Day to eight cities. A day where women in tech roles have a year 10 girl shadow them to experience what it is like to work in the tech sector.
- We continue to proactively engage across a broad range of agencies and initiatives.
- Working with ITP, NZRise and key government agencies the Digital Skills Forum completed a survey to find out what tech skills are needed, now and in the future. The results will help inform education and immigration policy.
NZTech sits on advisory groups for Trade and Education, and have briefed Ministers of Finance, Tertiary Education, Science & Innovation, Education, Trade, Commerce, Small Business, Communications, Transport, Economic Development and Internal Affairs, as well as the Labour Caucus, over the past year on the importance of technology for New Zealand.
- NZTech has also partnered with the government to launch a national Internet of Things Alliance and a Forum on Artificial Intelligence, both critical for the future prosperity of New Zealand
Connecting tech people, tech leaders, tech firms, tech clusters and tech communities in New Zealand with each other and helping them connect to the world.
Promoting the benefits of technology and the successes of tech firms to the New Zealand public, the government and to the world.
Advancing the benefits of technology and the benefits of New Zealand being recognised internationally as a leading digital nation.