OPINION: The great tradition of Kiwi innovation is part of our cultural heritage, but how does the world view our potential in technology innovation?
In my experience, as a board member of industry membership body NZTech and a bit of a global ambassador for the sector, not much – mainly because they don’t know about it.
And that’s a real shame, because there’s a great story to be told and the opportunity for cross-border partnerships that could help our home grown tech expand beyond even their wildest dreams.
Technology is a sector that is growing fast in New Zealand, representing 8 per cent of our economy. In 2014/15 tech contributed $26.2 billion GDP – tourism $10.6 bn.