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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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 […]

Tech Summit 2021 – Postponement and New Date Announced!

| Canterbury Tech

POSTPONEMENT & NEW DATE ANNOUNCED! Due to recent government restrictions, we have made the decision to postpone the 2021 Canterbury Tech Summit until Wednesday 26 January 2022! We hope you are all still able to join us for what is set to be a full day of thought provoking and […]

Phocas – Christchurch Talent Wins Over Global Software Company

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Not all of Christchurch’s success stories are “home grown.”  Phocas Software tells a slightly different story – of a successful Australian company being won over by the talent they found across the Tasman and the persuasiveness of a man who didn’t want to move! Phocas Software is a Sydney-headquartered company […]

Tackling the gender imbalance in Tech – Resource Library

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Bryn is on a one-man mission to tackle the gender imbalance in tech and generously donates his time and provides his own resources to do just that.   For the last six years, Bryn has run a weekly maker club for senior students at St Margaret’s College an independent girls’ school […]

Opmetrix – David Barley, the accidental tech CEO

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Photo: Opmetrix management team from left to right; Eion Robb – CTO, Jo Richardson – COO, Oliver Huggins – CIO and David Barley – CEO. The Accidental Tech CEO David Barley never set out to be the CEO of a growing tech company.  His background was in FMCG (fast moving consumer […]

Canterbury Tech Summit is back as a full-day in person conference for 2021!

| Canterbury Tech

After a successful, but down-sized conference in 2020 due to Covid-19, Tech Summit is back in growth mode this year, with Jade Software as our Platinum Sponsor. Thanks to Charlotte Walsh (Jade CEO) and the whole Jade team for taking on the mantle this year! We will be at Haere-roa, […]


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