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Finalists named in 2018 Hi-Tech Awards

Finalists named in 2018 Hi-Tech Awards

​The number of finalists with women CEOs has doubled year-on-year

Pushpay was the big winner at the 2017 Hi-Tech Awards, held in Auckland.

Pushpay was the big winner at the 2017 Hi-Tech Awards, held in Auckland.

Diversity came to the fore after the finalists in the 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Awards were announced.

“For 2018 we have made a really big push to ensure even greater diversity across the board and it’s great to see so many areas of the country represented, as well as a huge increase in the number of finalists led by women," says Jen Rutherford, chair of the Hi-Tech Trust.

"The number of finalists with female CEOs has almost doubled year-on-year. Whilst we are not there yet, we are moving in the right direction. Our industry is truly in great shape.”

Vying to be the PwC Hi-Tech company of the year are:

  • Invenco
  • Pushpay
  • Serko
  • Straker Translations
  • Vend

The other finalists are:

Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year

  • Ask Nicely
  • Invert Robotics
  • Link Engine Management
  • Soul Machines
  • TracPlus

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) Hi-Tech Start-Up Company of the Year

  • Banqer
  • Code Avengers
  • SwipedOn
  • Wherewolf

 IBM Most Inspiring Individual  Award

  • Peter Beck
  • Katrina Clokie
  • Lillian Grace
  • Sue Suckling
  • Nathan Torkington

 Callaghan Innovation Maori Innovation Award

  • Code Avengers
  • Kiwa Digital
  • Nikora Ngaropo Motion & Design
  • Origins Sofware
  • Straker Translations
  • Takiwa 

Duncan Cotterill Innovative Hi-Tech Software Award

  • Dexibit
  • RedShield Security
  • Vensa Health
  • Wellington Drive Technologies

 Kiwibank Hi-Tech Innovative Services Award

  • Beca
  • Healthcare Applications
  • Invenco
  • Serko

 Endace Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product Award

  • Calibre Contracting Equipment 
  • Enatel 
  • MARS Bioimaging 
  • Ubco 

Quick Circuit Best Contribution to the NZ Tech Sector by an Internationally Headquartered Company

  • Dimension Data
  • Enghouse Interactive
  • IBM
  • Thinxtra 

NZTE Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Agritech Sector

  • Gallagher Group
  • Hivetech
  • Origins Software

Xero Hi-Tech Young Achiever

  • Aliesha Staples
  • Breccan McLeod-Lundy
  • Craig Piggot 

ATEED Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Creative Sector

  • Dexibit
  • Serato
  • Shuttlerock

 Visa Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good

  • Banqer
  • Collaborate
  • EROAD
  • Healthcare Applications

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