We help advance the tech ecosystem by engaging with industry, stakeholders and Government to identify opportunities for advancement.

Written in partnership with a range of organisations including industry partners, professional bodies, research organisations and government, these reports provide insights and information to lead the debate about technology and its opportunities and potential impact on New Zealand’s future.

Digital Nation Report Series

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AI Shaping a Future New Zealand Report

Artificial Intelligence: Shaping a Future New Zealand

This report is the culmination of a one year research project led by the AI Forum with research partners IDC and Sapere. The research examined the New Zealand and international AI industry landscapes, investigating AI’s potential impacts on New Zealand’s economy and society. The report identifies key AI opportunities, in the public, private and education sectors, that New Zealand can invest in now to actively shape the effects on our collective future.

May 2018

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Digital Skills for a Digital Nation

An Analysis of the Digital Skills landscape of New Zealand

December 2017

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Virtual gets real – The Explosion of Cross Reality in New Zealand

Report One has been prepared to acknowledge the rapid rise of the cross-reality sector which comprises virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) in New Zealand and to explore the opportunities for New Zealand to exploit these novel technologies.

October 2017

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IoT Report – Accelerating a Connected New Zealand

An analysis of the New Zealand IoT Ecosystem.

June 2017

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From Tech Sector to Digital Nation

An analysis of the impact of the tech sector and technology on the New Zealand economy.

June 2016

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Other Reports

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NZTech Annual Report 2017

July 2017

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2017 Manifesto – New Zealand’s Digital Future

A collaboration by leading associations and professional bodies in New Zealand’s technology sector  to make a meaningful contribution to the agenda of political parties.

May 2017

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NZTech Annual Report 2016

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July 2016

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Briefing Papers

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Digital principles

Digital principles Briefing Paper – Jun 18

Paper prepared by the TechLeaders Executive

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Preparing for the Digital Disruption of Work

Preparing for the Digital Disruption of Work Briefing Paper – Feb 18

Briefing Paper prepared by the TechLeaders Executive

Tech industry, education and the workplace of tomorrow briefing paper

Education & Future Workplaces

Industry, education and the workplace of tomorrow briefing paper – Nov 17

Briefing Paper prepared by the TechLeaders Executive


NZTech GovTech Summit

Technology to Transform / Data.Citizen.Cloud – Mar 17

GovTech Summit Briefing Paper

Critical skills shortage in cyber security briefing paper

NZTech Security Summit Briefing Paper

Addressing a Critical Skills Shortage – Nov 16

Security Summit Briefing Paper


NZTech Education Technology Summit

Leading for 21st Century Learning – Aug 2016

EdTech Summit Briefing Paper

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Transforming Government Technology – innovation & partnership

Insights from the February 2016 NZTech Advance Government Technology Summit.

Government Technology Transformation Briefing Paper

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Securing the Nation: Creating cyber security, resilience and readiness

Insights from the November 2015 NZTech Advance Security Summit.

Cyber Security Briefing Paper

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Government Procurement – using technology to innovate

Insights on how the procurement of technology can be used to innovate and support the government’s transformational vision.

Government Technology Procurement Briefing Paper

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Advancing Women to provide needed tech sector skills

A summary of the skills and talent development initiatives available within the NZ technology sector ecosystem.

NZ Women in Technology Briefing Paper