Issue 32 – October 2011
2011 is a milestone year for New Zealand as it hosts the Rugby World Cup and welcomes a global audience of business leaders to the country during this landmark sporting, business, and cultural event. The name Rutherford exemplifies our history of innovation as it commemorates Ernest Rutherford who was the 'father of nuclear physics' and led the scientific team that first split the atom.
For the Hi-Tech and ICT sector, 2011 marks the beginning of growth phase, taking advantage of new free trade agreements, major domestic ICT infrastructure and services opportunities, local government reform, the rebuilding of Christchurch, and IT driven transformation of central government.
The intention of the Rutherford Innovation Showcase is to provide a collaboration and business development platform for Hi-Tech and ICT companies to engage with key national and international stakeholders, be it potential or existing partners, investors or customers
The New Zealand Information and Communication Technologies Group Inc, in conjunction with its key partners New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Ministry of Science and Innovation, and ATEED are running a series of Hi-Tech-based events around New Zealand. There are two remaining events in Auckland in October, the Technology Jobs Fair 11 to 13 October 2011, and the Schools Robotics World Cup 11 to 13 October 2011.
Read about the Technology Jobs Fair (http://rutherfordinnovationshowcase.co.nz/technology-jobs-fair/).
Read about the School Robotics World Cup (http://rutherfordinnovationshowcase.co.nz/schools-robotics-world-cup/).
Summarised from the New Zealand Information and Communication Technologies Group Inc's website.