New Zealand: A world of hi tech innovation and leadership.

New Zealand is one of those unique countries in the world, that inspite of its remoteness from the rest of the world, has become a flourishing economy of innovation, leadership and entreprenurialship. There is probably no sector that its nationwide industries are not engaged in. Be it vodak manufacturing, freight systems, merino wool, electronics, robotics, GPS chips, health care devices, fruit handling machinery, mobile radio systems, 3d imaging, yacht construction, forestry, diary, sports, interactive software and hardware, vintage air craft, movie production, SMS systems and the list continues and all this from a population of 4 million.

The NZ culture, lifestyle, mannerism and thinking over the years has been a breeding ground that has inspired many to achieve their dreams.  One organisation that is working hard to increase this success and innovation has been the industry organisation known as NZICT. Recently, NZICT released a Youtube video that reflects on from where the high tech industry has come from and heading towards. With the largest sporting event to happen in the nations history, the 2011 Rugby World Cup has become the event that is pulling many of these NZ companies and industry sectors together to provide a show case but also a platform of co-operation and growth across industries sectors following on from the Rugby World Cup.

One documentary that features a number of these innovative companies and personalities is called Beyond the Farm and the Theme Park and show cases the excellence and innovation developed down under for the world market. At the same time it endeavours to delve into the mindset that has allowed the innovation to reach this stage, but more importantly what is required to take the NZ economy into the next phase of growth based around hi tech innovation.

Wellington University’s Professor Paul Callaghan outlines his vision for New Zealand’s future prosperity in this lecture at Auckland War Memorial Museum as part of The Royal Society of New Zealand 2007 Distinguished Speaker series. Our landscape is magnificent and helps define who we are. But Sir Paul argues we have the potential to be a great deal more besides, and that we must be if we are to build the society we want our children to thrive in. He puts forward the best way we can enhance our prosperity is through sensible investment in science and technology, coupled with culture change.

Beyond the Farm Gate

Beyond the Farm Gate and the Theme Park documentary on NZ's hi tech sector features an address and numerous interviews. 1hr 28min long

Posted by Kevin Andreassend, AucklandICT

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New Zealand Hi-Tech Economy Survey

Auckland ICT and Electronics Auckland invite you to partner with International Institute for Software Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incorporated (IISEIE) and Microsoft on the important initiative that will provide you with valuable benchmarking and insight into your strategic position in the marketplace.

This is a unique opportunity for your organization to better understand your innovation readiness and identify specific, actionable steps to increase your organization’s innovation capabilities.

You are invited to take a part in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Economy Survey, the results of which will be available for your use in a form of comparative benchmarking tool which will help you to:

  • Better understand your organizational capacity for innovation.
  • Identify your innovation strengths that can be leveraged for your competitive advantage.
  • Spot critical barriers and risks that may limit or block innovation in your organization.
  • Understand your relationship with the market place and gain insights on how your innovation capability compares to your competitors.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and improvement.

The Survey page can be accessed through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Hi-Tech-Economy-Survey

By following this link, you will get to the online survey page that provides information about the survey and instructions for its completion.

This survey is part of the High Tech Economy Study in New Zealand. The initiative is executed by The International Institute for Software Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incorporated (IISEIE).

All information will be kept confidential and results will be reported only in aggregate. Neither Microsoft nor other survey participants will be able to access or view your responses to these questions.

Thank you in advance for completing the survey. Do forward post this to hi-tech companies in your network and encourage them to take part too.

RWC 2011 brings together NZ’s hi tech industries to engage with the 1,000’s of visitors NZ will host.

Businesses and Government agencies in New Zealand are quietly behind the scenes preparing for the largest sporting event to be held in this hi-tech and and beautiful country in our life time. The Rugby World Cup 2011 is coming to the home of the world famous All Blacks and this is bringing 1,000’s of the fans, business leaders from around the world in September 2011. Some are billing it as NZ’s biggest party. So come on down we have alot to show and share!

Members of the Auckland ICT community and in particular members of this web site are keen to engage with visitors to NZ during this time to build relationships and show the remarkable scope, skill and capability that can be delivered. We welcome a casual hello, formal meetings, introductions or whatever level of engagement you are welcome with.

The following video from the agriculture industry and specifically the merino wool sector encapsulates what NZ industry is keen to show case in their respective fields.

Members of the AucklandICT Industry group and the Electronics Auckland members will be actively engaging thru the NZ2011 channel. Both visitors to New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup and local companies are strongly recommended to enroll (NO CHARGE) to begin the free and faciliated matching process. New Zealand has a dynamic hi tech industry that is leading edge. http://www.nz2011.govt.nz/business/real-nz-showcase/ict

So NOW is the time to enrol before the whisle blows on the largest sporting event ever to come to New Zealand.

Rugby World Cup 2011 presents an unpresidented opportunity for New Zealand to showcase it’s innovation and creativity in the ICT sector. But what can local businesses do to participate?

The NZ2011 Business Club  www.nz2011.govt.nz/business creates opportunities for businesses to host visitors in similar industries or with common interests and show them the real New Zealand. By hosting international business people, New Zealand businesses that take part in the programme will make valuable business connections. The programme will suit business looking to expand through capital investment, exports or innovation.
Membership is free and open to all www.nz2011.govt.nz/business/join-the-club/

ElectronicsAuckland Members will be attending Universities collaboration show case


High Tech networking event

Sir Ray Avery. New Zealander of the Year 2010 and CEO of Medicine Mondiale will be guest speaker.

NZ industry has an active relationship with universities at many levels, and this event. High Tech R & D helps to bring together the parties to engage and collaborate.

Seven universities showcasing their leading edge innovations and services in:

– Design
– Rapid Product Development
– Sensing, Control & Automation
– Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
– Technology & Innovation Management
– Electrical & Electronic Engineering
– Radio Astronomy and the SKA
– Sports and exercise science
– Digital Content

Potential opportunities and collaborations – Networking and one-on-one discussions with NZ’s top research talent.
What could your organisation achieve through partnering with New Zealand’s top researchers? Come and find out.

Click here to Register

Wednesday 9th February 2011, 5.30-8pm
AUT Conference Facility, 55 Wellesley St. East

Auckland ICT (now branded as HiTech Auckland members are strongly encouraged to particiapte in this event.

A project sponsored by the Tertiary Education Commission | Parking available – charge applies

Posted by Kevin Andreassend, President Auckland ICT,

Senztek plays important role at Smart Electricity World New Zealand

Auckland member Senztek is a sponsor and exhibitor at the Smart Electricity World New Zealand  conference and we will show casing our Energy Demand Solution.

Please find following is the link to the free 1 day seminar.

Smart Electricity World New Zealand is the country’s leading energy
meeting place will feature an exhibition showcase area with Free on-
floor technical seminars.

Led by industry experts on Thursday, 24 February 2011, the seminars
will cover technical issues on:
•       Smart Grid
•       Home area networking
•       Cloud technologies
•       Effective energy management
•       DSM
•       Data analytics
If you are an Engineering manager, Network manager, Project manager,
Safety officer/manager, in Policy & compliance, Fabrication, Network
performance, Metering, Field operations, Energy efficiency, Demand
manager or  Planning manager/engineer this is the event for you

FREE onfloor technical seminars and exhibition entry

We are open for business!

Thanks for visiting this website during your hectic day. We live in one of the most fortunate and idyllic countries in the world to create innovation and to work. Our remoteness from the trouble spots around the world actually means we can dream and plan hi-tech innovation without worrying about foreign industrial espionage, bomb blasts down the road, armies sitting on our door step or mass riots about to close us down.

New Zealand is the dream location for many to move to and set up business. Registering up a business is as about complicated as buying your groceries online. Many companies in NZ punch well above their weight on the international scene. We are a country that for over a 100 years relied on shipping routes to England, Americas and Asia to survive.

Today we are world leaders in many sectors such as forestry, milk and dairy, tourism destination and in a lesser way high technology. The diversity in NZ ranges from GPS chips, specialist manufacturing, aluminium casting for wheels in the USA market, model making and set construction for such films as the Lord of the Rings, King Kong. A NZ flower grower was responsible for all the flowers used in US President Barack Osama’s inauguration. The range is widely diverse and almost fair to say in every sector, though we don’t build submarines we build the best super yachts in the world and we even have our own fledging rocket industry. We make robots that fly and robots that can turn a cripple into 6 Million dollar man. 3D interactive stamps for British Post are developed and designed in NZ as are all the road maps for Australia.

The list is almost endless, but I think you get the idea.

Welcome to the Land of the Long White Cloud.
where dreams and innovation come alive and customers from around the world seek Kiwi technology to solve their problems.