Canterbury’s industry group for software companies, Canterbury Tech, has undergone on a rebranding as it aims to broaden its community to include those companies who don’t identify as software.
Now known as Canterbury Tech, the organisation runs as an industry group providing monthly networking events and an annual summit, one of the largest tech conferences in New Zealand. Cluster members support each other with common matters including, exporting, attracting staff, growing from New Zealand, and others.
“Software, electronics, and communications are more intertwined than ever before. Smart phones, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) and other areas have changed the tech landscape,” says Michael Trengrove, chair, Canterbury Tech.
“We are broadening our membership base to include those tech companies who previously didn’t identify themselves as software," he says.
As well as a new name for the organisation, its annual industry conference has rebranded to Canterbury Tech Summit. The Summit will be held on Thursday September 15th at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand at Wigram.