2021 Canterbury Tech Summit update

| Canterbury Tech

We are absolutely gutted, but Tech Summit will NOT be going ahead on Wednesday 26th January. We hope you are already all aware of this, and received the comms we sent out regarding this on Sunday night. We are unable to proceed as an in-person event, due to the government […]

Big Problems and Big Ambitions – The Onside story

| Case Studies

Big Problems and Big Ambitions A growing Christchurch agritech company has big ambitions to create a global rural network to revolutionise biosecurity. Working as the Innovation Manager of Synlait Farms gave Ryan Higgs the opportunity to see first-hand the challenges of tracking staff and contractors across their 13 farms.  They […]

Canterbury Tech’s event stance within the NZ Covid-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System) – 1.12.2021

| Canterbury Tech

The NZ government has signalled for some time that a transition to a new Covid 19 Protection Framework was on the cards (aka the traffic light system). Like many organisations, Canterbury Tech has been considering our stance on the matter of vaccination status with respect to our in-person events, not […]

Calling for Nominations – 2022 Canterbury Tech Committee

| Canterbury Tech

Canterbury Tech is calling for nominations for the 2022 Canterbury Tech committee. There are two (2) positions to be elected.  Voting will take place from 30 November – 5 December 2021 via an online voting platform. Our committee consists of six (6) elected committee members and in addition, can include up to 3 ex-officio members and associate […]


| Canterbury Tech

Notice is given that the 2021 Annual General Meeting of Canterbury Software Incorporated  (trading as Canterbury Tech) will be held on Tuesday 7 December 2021. Member-only event. Registration essential! Venue: Morrell & Co, 280 Lincoln Road, Addington, Christchurch Time: From 5:30pm – 8:30pm (AGM from 6pm – 6:30pm – followed by […]

Christchurch Tech Employer Discussion – A Gathering of Employers to Discuss Ideas to Tackle Talent Shortages

| Canterbury Tech

Over the last few months there have been a lot of conversations, plus chatter on social media, about the issues facing tech companies trying to hire new staff. The issues vary, but in the last 18 months, the situation has undoubtedly become much more acute due to Covid-19, with incoming […]

Christchurch’s Sixty Million User Secret – Lumin PDF

| Case Studies

Hands up if you’ve ever used Lumin PDF?  You’d be joining over 60 million users globally who are using it to annotate, share and review documents digitally. But did you know that this smart little tool was developed right here in Christchurch, by a University of Canterbury (UC) student? This […]

From Small Seeds – The EPIC RedSeed Story

| Case Studies

From Small Seeds You might think a training platform aimed at the retailers would have struggled during COVID, but RedSeed has continued to go from strength to strength. RedSeed was the brainchild of Co-Founder and CEO Anya Anderson who started the business in 2010, along with 3 other co-founders. Anya […]

Amazon Web Services announces planned NZD $7.5 billion investment to open data centres in Aotearoa New Zealand

| Member Stories

Article by Tim Dacombe-Bird Tim Dacombe-Bird is the Country Manager for Public Sector at Amazon Web Services in New Zealand   I’m a proud Kiwi and I love the way New Zealand constantly punches above its weight. We have an innate culture of pioneering, innovation, and invention, most recently in […]

Custom D – Award Winning Web & App Developer

| Case Studies

Custom D is a customised software development company working with clients to develop web & mobile apps, which often need complex, integrated workflows.  They are sector agnostic and work with start-ups through to established players; but what really spins their world is working with a partner who is looking to […]

What’s happening in Canterbury’s tech scene?

| Member Stories

Guest article by Canterbury Tech Sponsor and Crescent Consulting Principal Heidi Griffiths If you are working in the local tech industry you are most likely aware that, due to Covid19, the already desperate skills shortage in all technology areas has been worsened by closed borders and the government moving at a […]

UC Business School News and Events Update

| Events

The UC Business School has extensive connections with industry and our partner businesses benefit from having access to talented graduates for recruitment, postgraduate student projects and internships, tailored programmes for individual companies and professional development for busy executives. If you want to work with us contact Tim Winfield, Industry Engagement Manager. NEWS […]


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