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2016 NZ Hi-Tech awards finalists announced

2016 NZ Hi-Tech awards finalists announced

“The record number of entries demonstrates that our entire industry is in great shape for the future,” says Wayne Norrie, chair of the Hi-Tech Trust.

This year’s finalists span the full spectrum of the hi-tech sector and it’s great to see so many areas of the country represented, says Wayne Norrie, chair of the Hi-Tech Trust.

“This year’s finalists span the full spectrum of the hi-tech sector and it’s great to see so many areas of the country represented,” says Norrie, in a statement.

“It’s also exciting to see the strong interest in the new Callaghan Innovation Maori Innovation category. The fact that this new category received a record number of entries is very pleasing. It clearly demonstrates that our entire industry is in great shape for the future."

Winners in each category will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner to be held at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland on 20th May 2016.

It’s exciting to see the strong interest in the new Callaghan Innovation Maori Innovation category.

Wayne Norrie, Hi-Tech Trust


The 2016 Hi-Tech Awards finalists are:

PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year

ARANZ Geo

Orion Health

Serko

Vista Group

Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year

ARANZ Medical

Flick Energy

Outpost Central

Rocket Lab

The Mind Lab by Unitec

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) Hi-Tech Start-Up Company of the Year

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InsuredHQ

Linewize

IBM Most Innovative Company

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Flick Energy

Movio

SnapComms

Callaghan Innovation Maori Innovation Award

Code Avengers

Kiwa Digital

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Origins Software

Precision Seafood Harvesting

Straker Translations

Whanau Tahi

Duncan Cotterill Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product

Movio

Orion Health

Timely

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Vocus Hi-Tech Innovative Services Award

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Flick Energy

Revolution Fibres

Endace Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product

Aeroqual

Dynamic Controls

MAS Zengrange

Outpost Central

Quick Circuit Innovative Hi-Tech Mobile Product

FoundationFootprint

MEA

Serato

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Serko

NZTE Innovative Agritech Product

Encounter Solutions

Hivemind

Outpost Central

Texus Fibre

Ubco

Wine Grenade

Fronde Hi-Tech Young Achiever

Danushka Abeysuriya – CEO, Rush Digital

Scott Barrington – CEO, Modlar

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Jim Dowling – Director, Digital Stock

Breccan McLeod- Lundy – CEO, Rabid Technologies

ATEED Best technology for the Creative Sector

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Parrot Analytics

Shotover Camera Systems

Qual IT Best technology for the Public Sector

Critchlow

Intergen

Silverstripe

Water Outlook

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The local judges are joined by a world class line up of international judges - Wayne Norrie, Hi-Tech Trust
The local judges are joined by a world class line up of international judges - Wayne Norrie, Hi-Tech Trust


Norrie says the local judges are joined by a world class line up of international judges that include James Caan of Dragons’ Den fame; Pascal Finette, Head of Entrepreneurship at Singularity University; Linda Jenkinson, Chair of LesConcierges; Rohit Shukla, CEO of the Larta Institute; Savannah Peterson, Director of Innovation at Speck Design, and 2014 Flying Kiwi Dr Catherine Mohr. They join the existing international judges Claudia Batten, Michael Boustridge, Katherine Corich, Pat Kenealy, Richard Keyse and Nick Lambert.

“We are truly thankful to all our judges both here and around the world who give of their own time to assist us with judging. The Hi-Tech Awards continue to be the New Zealand technology industries most important celebration of success and a wonderful showcase for our innovation and talent,” he states.

Bennett Medary of the NZ Hi-Tech Trust announces the 2016 finalists.
Bennett Medary of the NZ Hi-Tech Trust announces the 2016 finalists.


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