Comet Backup – A scaling company from Christchurch is disrupting the global backup market with a deep focus on understanding customers’ needs

| Case Studies

A scaling company from Christchurch is disrupting the global backup market with a deep focus on understanding customers’ needs.  We’ve all become familiar with the idea of the “pivot”, but Comet Backup is more of an evolutionary story, says GM Josh Flores. It all started in the early 2000s when […]


| News

The need for transformative innovation in the food, fibre and agritech sector is at the core of the latest Supernode Challenge which is now open to applications. The Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge, presented by ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, AgResearch and the Canterbury Mayoral Forum, seeks to accelerate ideas for disruptive solutions […]

Help Shape New Zealand’s Tech and Innovation Story

| News

NZTech is working in collaboration with the tech industry and government partners to develop the New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story. New Zealand’s response to the global pandemic has positioned us as nimble and decisive – a country that thinks differently. Now is the perfect time to share our story with the […]

Software Firms Join to Drive Growth In Australian Energy Market

| Member Stories

Christchurch-based technology company, Webtools Energy, has been bought by the Auckland-based software company, Agility CIS.  The deal saw customers, products and staff of Webtools Energy transition to Agility CIS on 31 October. Both companies specialise in building software solutions for the energy retail market, helping companies enhance end-user customer experience, […]

Canterbury Tech 2020 AGM

| Canterbury Tech

Notice is given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Canterbury Software Incorporated (trading as Canterbury Tech) will be held on Tuesday 1 December 2020. Time: from 5:30pm – 8:30pm (AGM from 6pm – 6:45pm – followed by quiz) Cost: This is a free event for members only. Included: 2 drink tokens will be […]

Seequent named a tech company to watch for impressive global growth

| Member Stories

Christchurch-headquartered global software company on a talent hunt to support continued growth; Seequent increases investment in technology innovation to help customers in over 100 countries solve important earth, environment and energy challenges CHRISTCHURCH, NZ, 19 November 2020 – Global geoscience software company Seequent has been recognised for its impressive revenue increase in the annual Technology Investment Network (TIN) […]

Calling for 2021 Canterbury Tech Committee Nominations

| Canterbury Tech

Canterbury Tech is calling for nominations for the 2021 Canterbury Tech committee. There are two (2) positions to be elected.  Voting will take place from 16 – 24 November 2020 via an online voting platform. As per our constitution, 2 elected members must step down each year or stand for re-election.  This year we have […]

Seequent and Microsoft Partner in Global Water Sustainability Commitments

| Member Stories

Seequent and Microsoft Partner in Global Water Sustainability Commitments CHRISTCHURCH, NZ, 25 September 2020 – Global geoscience software company Seequent was this week highlighted as one of four global partners working with Microsoft and its customers to drive change for good around water quality and conservation. Microsoft President, Brad Smith, announced Microsoft’s commitment […]

Wonderful Response to Canterbury Tech Mentoring Programmes!

| Canterbury Tech

Article by Ian Wells – Canterbury mentoring programme volunteer Thanks again for everyone who volunteered their time to make our mentorship programmes a success. This is our second year of running the mentorship programme and this year we held two mentorship sessions. One was aimed at mid-career professionals based on […]

Here’s why more Aucklanders should move to Christchurch – opinion piece

| Opinion

This article was originally published in The Spinoff by Canterbury Tech member Steven Moe Opinion – Steven Moe They’re two cities with identical amenities, identical schools and equally beautiful hinterlands. So why don’t more people choose the one where houses are half the price? A friend with a young family […]

Tech Summit 2020 Postponed until 17th November

| Canterbury Tech

Due to the extension to current Covid Alert Level 2 announced by the government yesterday (Monday 14th September) Canterbury Tech Summit will be postponed from 24th September to 17th November still to be held at Rydges Hotel, Latimer Square.   Whilst the next government review on Monday 21st September may […]

Canterbury Tech Summit 2020 Update

| Canterbury Tech

Most of you will be aware that the current Covid 19 alert level for all of New Zealand (other than Auckland) is Level 2, and this will be reviewed by the government on Monday 14th September, with any changes taking effect from midnight on 16th September. We clearly don’t know […]


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