Seequent appoints new CEO

| Member Stories

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2 June 2021 – Geoscience software company Seequent has promoted Graham Grant to Chief Executive Officer, following six years as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. In a planned transition, Grant succeeds Shaun Maloney, who has retired after a decade in the role. “On behalf of the Seequent board, I’d like […]

Placing People at the Centre of Security by Melonie Cole – Mindshift

| Member Stories

Mindshift is a Nelson-based business focussed on the people part of cyber security. Helping organisations reduce cyber risk introduced through training and awareness since 2018, Mindshift are proud to call some of Aotearoa’s biggest brands their customers.  This article by Melonie Cole, Mindshift’s owner talks about putting people at centre of […]

Technology for all: Packed agenda planned for Techweek2021

| Events

The global phenomenon TEDx is officially coming to Techweek2021. “We are very excited to have TEDxAuckland launch Techweek2021, themed ‘Connecting for a Better Future’ – something TEDx is all about,” says Elliott Blade, producer of TEDxAuckland. In an exciting development, we are connecting TEDxAuckland to open things up with a […]

Canterbury Tech Mentor Programmes – Applications for Career Start now open!

| Canterbury Tech

Building on the success of the 2019 and 2020 Canterbury Tech Mentor Programme, this year we have expanded our programme and are excited to announce we will offer three separate mentor programmes being: Career Start Mid-Career Late Career The Late-stage career Mentoring Programme is a new addition to the series […]

Congratulations to NZ Hi-Tech Awards Christchurch finalists

| Awards

Congratulations to all finalists in the NZ Hi-Tech Awards 2021 and good luck to you all during the final stages of judging! Special congratulations go to Christchurch based finalists Seequent, Link Engine Management, Custom D Ltd and Medsalv. Winners will be announced at the Hi-Tech Awards 2021 Gala Dinner on Friday the 28th of May at […]

Orion Energy Accelerator competition calls for big ideas

| Member Opportunity

The Ministry of Awesome and Canterbury electricity lines company, Orion, today launched a national competition calling for new ideas to reduce New Zealand’s carbon emissions. The Orion Energy Accelerator offers two Start-up Grants worth a combined $25,000 for people and start-up companies with ground-breaking energy innovations to be guided through […]

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) […]


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