“Can you compete in the international market?” It's a tough question for some, but one that needs to be asked.
A week from now, the Rutherford Innovation Showcase kicks off with the Canterbury Software Summit, packed with a lineup of prominent speakers from Google, Z Energy, VoucherMob, Serato, Sidhe, Connect2Field, Commonwealth Bank, Unlimited Realities, Movac, and GreenButton.
The RIS features a host of free events showcasing our hi-tech industry in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch throughout the Rugby World Cup, which we'll be previewing over the coming week.s
Beginning with keynote speaker Dr Craig Nevill-Manning, Google's engineering director, the issue of the day at the summit will be going global – the right way.
For entrepreneurs, developers and IT professionals, it's one of the largest events on the New Zealand tech calendar, featuring inspiring stories from business leaders as well as informative technical sessions.
And because connections are an integral part of succeeding on the world stage, there'll be plenty of time to schmooze, with time blocked out specifically for networking in the evening.
Light lunch, refreshments, drinks and nibbles and most importantly, wifi, will be provided.
When: September 8 from 11.45am
Where: Christchurch, Addington Raceway