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IBM Congratulates Finalists in New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards


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Auckland, New Zealand - 26 Mar 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM), a category sponsor of the 2014 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards, tonight hosted entrants to hear the finalists’ names announced.

Rob Lee, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand, congratulated the finalists in New Zealand’s premier acknowledgement of company and individual achievement in the technology sector.

"Our vibrant high tech industries contribute hugely to New Zealand and each of the finalists has been recognised by their peers for succeeding on the world stage,” says Mr Lee. “In addition to creating innovative products and services for use by local businesses and government, technology companies are rapidly building international business networks, increasing export revenues and attracting investment.”

IBM, an award recipient in 2012 for its contribution to the New Zealand industry, is this year sponsoring the ‘Exporters under $5M revenue’ category.

The 2014 Hi Tech Awards finalists are:

PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year 2014
• Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
• Orion Health
• Serko
• Xero

Cisco Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year 2014
• Aura Infosec
• Dairy Automation
• MarkerMetro
• Movio
• Vend

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) Hi-Tech Start-Up Company of the Year 2014
• RedSeed
• Smart Water Technology
• StretchSense
• Timely

Callaghan Innovation Hi-Tech Pre-Commercialisation Company of the Year 2014
• Clever Medkits
• Geozone
• Hunter Safety Labs
• Mars Bioimaging
• Mobotech
• Vigil Monitoring

Duncan Cotterill Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product 2014
• Carnival Mobile
• Intranel
• Mindscape
• Orion Health
• VMob
• Wynyard Group

Grow Wellington Hi-Tech Service Product 2014
• Carnival Mobile
• MindScape
• Snapper Services
• Vend
• VMob

Endace Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product 2014
• Dairy Automation
• Delta Strike International
• ikeGPS
• Mars Bioimaging
• Smart Water Technology

UK Trade & Investment Innovative Hi-Tech Mobile Product 2014
• Carnival Mobile
• ikeGPS
• MEA Mobile
• MindScape
• Serato
• VMob

Fronde Hi-Tech Young Achiever 2014
• Scott Barrington (Modlar)
• Reuben Bijl (Smudge Apps)
• Hannah Gray (Xero)
• Guy Horrocks (Carnival Mobile)
• Ben O’Brien (StretchSense)

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Best Contribution to the NZ Hi-Tech Sector by an internationally headquartered Company 2014
• Cisco
• Fujitsu
• Microsoft

NZMEA Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year over $5M 2014
• Orion Health
• Vista Entertainment
• Xero

IBM Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year under $5m 2014
• Animation Research
• Movio
• Snapcomms
• Vend

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