NZ Hi-Tech Awards finalists announced
The awards recognise the leading entrepreneurs and innovators from the information and communications technology sector. Previous winners include Navman, Rakon, Endace Measurement Systems and Pulse Data.
CIO New Zealand editor Divina Paredes is a finalist in the Fronde Journalist Award. She was the winner in the 2006 award as editor of MIS Magazine, which has since merged with CIO.
Wayne Norrie, chief executive of Revera and chairman of the organising committee, said the judges had to select from some stunning entries showing an indepth coverage of business, with the Enatel Innovation Award being the category most keenly contested.
More details can be found in http://www.hitech.org.nz/home.
The finalists are:
Endace Young Achiever Award
Chris Auld, Intergen
Peter Hau, Vouchermate
Craig Walker, Xero
PR Marketing Campaign Award
Professional Advisor Award
Andrew Simmonds, Simmonds Stewart
Fronde Journalist Award
Anthony Doesburg, technology writer (freelance)
Divina Paredes, CIO magazine
Tom Pullar-Strecker, InfoTech, The Dominion Post
NZX Entrepreneur Award
Rod Drury, Xero
Darrin Grafton, Serko
Stuart Wilson, Modica Group
IRL Emerging Company Award
Wellington Drive Technologies
Company Leader Award
Bill Gallagher, Gallagher Group
Darrin Grafton, Serko
Richard Mander, HumanWare
K One W One High Growth Award
Enatel Innovation Award
Centre for Rapid Product Development, AUT University
Avnet Corporate Award
Rakon Deal Award
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