The finalists have been announced for this year’s Hi-Tech Awards! Entries this year came from as far afield as Kaitaia and Invercargill which have resulted in a record number of entries being received, up 30% on last year says the Hi-Tech Awards. Wayne Norrie, Chair of the Hi-Tech Trust, says the standard of entries is the highest ever seen in the history of the Awards.
“This year’s finalists span the full spectrum of the hi-tech sector and the country. It’s great to see so many areas of the country represented. Some amazing new companies have made an appearance in the 2017 Awards and it’s so exciting to see so many entries in the Start-Up and Young Achiever categories – Our industry is truly in great shape” says Norrie.
The local judges are joined by a world class line up of international judges that include Gary Hamel, Pascal Finette, Linda Jenkinson, Rohit Shukla, Savannah Peterson, Dr Catherine Mohr, Claudia Batten, Michael Boustridge, Katherine Corich, Erik Dijkstra, Pat Kenealy, Richard Keyse, Nick Lambert and Andy Lark.
“We are truly thankful to all our judges both here in New Zealand and around the world who give of their own time to assist us with judging.” says Norrie.
The 2017 Hi-Tech Awards finalists can be found her on the HiTech Awards website.
About the NZ Hi-Tech Awards
Now in their 23rd year, the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards celebrate the success of our producers of goods and services from the software, electronics, telecommunications, mobile, agritech, creative and other high-tech industries. The Awards are run by the NZ Hi-Tech Trust, a not-for-profit organisation aimed at promoting and supporting the wider industry. The board is comprised of ten trustees: Victoria Crone, Bennett Medary and Erin Wansbrough in Auckland, Kirsty Godfrey-Billy, Chair Wayne Norrie, Jennifer Rutheford and John Fokerd from Wellington, and South Island-based trustees Owen Scott, Helen Shorthouse and Ian Taylor. For more information go to: www.hitech.org.nz