NZSA News: April 2014

We’ve got a new look!

The New Zealand Software Association has rebranded and we hope you like our fresh new look. The logo represents the diversity of the software industry and the valuable connections members make through the association.

What else is new?

  • A membership ‘badge’ for our members to promote their status on email signatures or websites.
  • A new look to our website – to be unveiled at the event tomorrow!

Membership Drive

We have some more great reasons to spread the word about the NZSA:

  1. NZSA Networking EventsBring a Friend – refer a friend or colleague to an event and receive a free drink, on us! The guest must fill in your name as the referrer when registering. (Guest must must not have attended an event in the past 12 months.)
  2. New Member Sign-up – sign up as a new member on-site at our event and receive a free gift. (You must not have been a member during the past 12 months.) If the new member was referred by a current member, named on the event registration form, the referring member will also get a free gift.

NZSA Events

December NZSA EventApril 8 Scott Bradley of VMob: Building a cloud-based mobile marketing platform – register now!
Ben Casse of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare will be speaking on May 13
In March we heard from Hal Josephson, check out his slides or find out more about his latest project Digital Disruption.

Industry Events

masterclassConferenz’s 5th Annual Business Analyst Masterclass April 15-16 (NZSA discount)
For exporters: GO Global is happening on May 2
The Hi Tech Awards Gala Dinner will be in Christchurch on May 16


Legal Savings on Offer

NZSA members have access to discounted rates on a set of legal templates from Hudson Gavin Martin. Among them are contracts for software licencing, SaaS/ASP licencing, support agreements and much more – all for $850+GST. Contact

Procurement Survey

Our friends at IITP have launched a survey on the impact of software procurement on IT project failure. If you have been involved in software development or responding to IT-related procurement requests, they want to hear from you. We look forward to seeing their results.

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