Another Aotearoa New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards is done and dusted!
A massive congratulations to everyone involved in putting the event together, the finalists and award winners. We are incredibly proud to back a number of award-winning companies including Auror, UBCO and StretchSense, who picked up the below awards!
Most Innovative Hi-Tech Software Solution - Auror
Most Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product, Highly Commended - StretchSense
The NZ Hi-Tech Awards judges said "the calibre of this year’s entrants was at an all-time high, making the job of selecting winners exceedingly challenging for the more than 70 local and international judges. The judges assessed a record number of entries across 14 award categories. Commenting on the 2022 NZ Hi-Tech Awards, New Zealand Hi-Tech Trust chair David Downs said it was great to hit so many highs this year."
“Clearly, it’s still been a challenge for some of our tech companies to physically get in front of their customers, but this hasn’t stopped them from continuing to innovate and compete successfully on the global stage. The other key theme that comes through again from the finalists and winners is that New Zealand makes technology with purpose – caring for people, and the planet.” - David Downs
Auror’s Co-Founder Phil Thomson takes a second to reflect on LinkedIn after first being nominated in 2016.
“What an absolute privilege to be announced winners of the Most Innovative Software at the NZ HiTech Awards and a Highly Commended for Best Emerging Tech Company on Friday night (Thanks to Kirsti Grant for delivering the speech on my behalf!).
The first time we were finalists was way back in 2016, and it’s been amazing to reflect on our own journey alongside the growth of the sector since.
On behalf of my co-founders Tom Batterbury and James C., a massive shoutout to our global Auror Team who are executing and building on our vision for transforming crime prevention across the world and ultimately helping keep our communities safe.
We also want to acknowledge three of our longstanding senior Product Squad leaders - Tanya Johnson, Alister Coyne, and Robert Fonseca-Ensor. You continue to add touches of magic to the product, the culture, and the company.
It’s been a journey over the last 10 years to get here. We’re incredibly proud to have built a company that is inclusive, collaborative, and reflects our communities. We aspire to be the best place to do great work - somewhere that people love coming to work every day. We’ve achieved so much but know there’s always more we can do. We’re so excited for the future!” - Phil Thomson
For more information and a complete list of the finalists, winners and awards have a look at the links below.