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NZ firm Augen wins at Vietnam’s prestigious IT excellence awards

New Zealand firm Augen Software has just been recognised as one of the top performers in south east Asia by winning the Emerging Enterprise category at Vietnam’s prestigious IT Excellence Awards.

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Angel at my Table 2015

A great evening – a full house listened to, and along with our three ‘dragons’, judged five early-stage companies pitch for the judges investment money.

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UK visitor to NZ – James Blakemore of JMB Partnership

James Blakemore is Managing Director of JMB Partnership, a business that can help New Zealand companies to grow their sales in the UK market. They are part of UK Trade & Investment’s ‘UK Advisory Network’, which is a group of professional services companies approved by the UK government.

James will be in Auckland to talk about common steps to entering the UK market and explain the services he can offer to local companies. He can share his top tips for selling in the UK market, steps to getting started in the UK and examples of what has and hasn’t worked in the past. This would be a free consultation offer to companies, with no obligation.

James will be in Auckland Wed 17th – Fri 19th September. Contact Rachel at UK Trade & Investment for more information.

Download the JMB Partnership Presentation document
Download the JMB UK First Step document

Market Measures Survey 2014

WHAT DIRECTION DELIVERS GROWTH?

Find out by participating in Market Measures, the annual survey of tech companies’ sales and marketing. Market Measures is a national study supported by the NZSA that has been benchmarking the sales and marketing activity of New Zealand’s technology companies since 2009. The aim of this survey is to give Kiwi technology companies useful information for planning their sales and marketing strategies.

Visit www.marketmeasures.co.nz to complete the survey. Just by taking part you will receive a free copy of the survey results and insight report worth $250.

The survey will remain open until Friday 22 August and results made available by October 2014.

About Market Measures:
Thanks to our principal sponsors Deloitte and AJ Park. This survey is officially supported by Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards, New Zealand Technology Industry Association, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, Priority1, New Zealand Health IT, CSI, Grow Wellington, NZSA and Taranaki Technology.

Market Measures has been operating annually since 2009. The concept was developed by marketing consultancy Concentrate, which organises the survey along with technology marketing specialists Swaytech.

For more information please visit www.marketmeasures.co.nz or email survey@concentrate.co.nz

IBM SmartCamp Open for Entries

IBMIBM SmartCamps are exclusive events aimed at identifying early stage entrepreneurs who are developing business ventures that align with IBM’s strategy. They enable technical startups to take advantage of mentoring opportunities, learn from thought leaders, and network with other entrepreneurs, investment firms, academic leaders, and industry and technology experts. SmartCamps give selected startups the opportunity to connect with the venture community.

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New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards

The inaugural New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) are a joint venture between the spatial profession, business and government to recognise the industry’s top achievers.

NZ Spatial Excellence AwardsEntries are now open – get them in before 29 August. There are six organisation categories: export; people and community; innovation and commercialisation; environment and sustainability; spatial enablement; and technical excellence. And five individual categories: professional of the year; young professional of the year; undergraduate student of the year; postgraduate student of the year; and education and professional development.

The event will be held on 27 November. NZSEA winners will be eligible to enter the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) in Brisbane next March.

Visit www.nzspatialawards.org.nz for details or follow the NZSEA on Twitter @nzseawards and LinkedIn.

Is government keeping up with the pace of technological change?

Canterbury Software

Canterbury Software is hosting a special event for members and guests to hear the politicians’ ideas for the future of the technology sector.

Date: Tuesday 5 August, 2014 
Time: 5:30pm-7.30pm
Where: Jack Mann Auditorium, University of Canterbury’s
College of Education Campus, 
53 Solway Ave, Ilam
, Christchurch
Free Parking: Car Park 1 off Parkstone Avenue

Price: Canterbury Software Members – free; Guests – $10.00 incl GST

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NZSA Membership Drive: Referral Programme

The NZSA has launched a referral programme – there’s never been a better time to recommend NZSA networking events to a friend or colleague!

Event referral
NZSA Referral ProgrammeAny member who refers a guest to attend one of our monthly networking events will receive a free beverage. (Guest must not have attended an event in the last 12 months, register at non-member rates, and designate their referrer during the registration process.)

Every NZSA member that refers more than 2 guests during the year will be put into a draw for a grand prize at our end of year celebration in December.

Member Sign-up referral
If a referred guest signs up for NZSA membership on-site during one of our events, the referring member will receive an extra gift as our thanks.

So it pays to spread the word!

Nominations Open for the inaugural Excellence in IT Awards

IITP Excellence in IT Awards

We’re very pleased to announce that NZ Software Association is partnering with the Institute of IT Professionals and eight other IT associations to create the inaugural Excellence in IT Awards, kicking off in October this year.

The inaugural Excellence in IT Awards will be recognising individuals and teams that have truly excelled in IT.

Nominations are now open until Friday 18 July 2014

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NZSA News: June 2014

In this issue we put out a call for participants to the August Angel at my Table event – anyone running an early stage software company will be considered. We also introduce our newest sponsor, announce our partnership with IITP around their inaugural Excellence in IT awards and offer up some free passes to upcoming industry events. Read all about it here.