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Canterbury Software Summit 2013 - Chairman's opening remarks

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Short presentation welcoming over 500 attendees to the 2013 Canterbury Software Summit in Christchurch, New Zealand on October 3rd, overview of headline software industry news in 2013.

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Canterbury Software Summit 2013 - Chairman's opening remarks

  1. 1. Welcome Software Heroes! Celebration of our fast growing Software Industry here in Christchurch ● 25 speakers and panelists ● 500+ registered attendees ● New industry tradeshow exhibition for 2013 ● Building lasting networks ● Inspiring and supporting the next generation of Software Heroes to succeed
  2. 2. A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!
  3. 3. 2013 Speakers - Business ● Cilla Hegarty, NZ Tax Refunds ● Mark Bowman, Enable Services Ltd ● Ant Howard, Howard & Co ● Business Panel with Dave Ffowcs Williams - Blackbay, Scott Noakes - Adscale, Heather Kinghorn - SLI Systems, Craig George - Orion Health ● Dave Tinkler, McKesson ● Chris Boys, Katabolt ● Sandy Hollis, EngageU ● Phil Ohs, IBM
  4. 4. 2013 Speakers - Technical • Gareth Evans, Assurity • Gwyn Edwards, CerebralFix ● Kim Carter, Intergen • Lee Butts, MahiFX • Bry Ashman, Trineo • Phil de Joux, Block Scope • Peter Shaw, Trimble • Ian Wells, Telogis
  5. 5. Canterbury Software IPOs in 2013 Capitalisation: $116M Capitalisation: $120M
  6. 6. Other 2013 successes
  7. 7. Canterbury Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) NOW: ● Christchurch is NZ’s 2nd largest region for technology businesses ● Tech contributes approximately $880 million (around 6%) to Christchurch GDP ● Has around 6,000 employees 2031: “In 2031, 20% of the working age population is employed in current high-growth sectors: High value-Added manufacturing; Technology; Professional Services; AgriTech and Health Research and development”
  8. 8. Looking forward ● Next year’s IPOs - who’s next? ● Crowdfunding goes live in NZ ● Innovation Precinct ● CRIS ● Callaghan Innovation ● Startup Weekend ○ 14 Mar 2014 - #SWchch ● Hi-Tech Awards 2014 ○ 16 May 2014...
  9. 9. • Comprises 8,800+ companies • Employs 41,000+ people • Export value of $1.6 billion • Industry growth of 17% Fastest growing, highest per-capita earning industry New Zealand’s $23 billion technology sector
  10. 10. Hi-Tech Awards Categories • NZ Hi-Tech Company of the Year • Emerging Company of the Year • Start-up of the Year • Best Pre-commercialisation Company of the Year • Best Contribution to the Hi-Tech Sector • Innovative Software Product • Innovative Hardware Product • Innovative Service Product • Innovative Mobile Product • Young Achiever of the Year • Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year
  11. 11. Event dates November 2013 (Auckland) Flying Kiwi Awards Lunch Event Expected attendance 120+ November 2013 (Auckland) Hi-Tech Alumni Event Expected attendance 100 16 May 2014 (Christchurch ) Hi-Tech Awards Black tie Gala Dinner Expected attendance 600+ 26 March 2014 (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch) Hi-Tech Awards Entrants Event Cocktail party Expected attendance 320+
  12. 12. Enjoy your day Go on, be a hero!

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