TINWire Tech News Roundup: 30 June 20

29 June 2020

Kia ora koutou

As businesses continue to face market uncertainties, skills shortages, and the new world beyond lockdown, TIN hosted a virtual ‘Slingshot’ event for our Membership community to discuss how to drive tech sector growth in a world battling COVID-19. TIN companies haven’t escaped the impact of the pandemic, but they are incredibly pragmatic and positive in their views on how we can fast-track sector growth. Digital enablement, rapid adaptation of products, and partnership ecosystems were just some of the ways we discussed.

As I’ve said before, the tech export sector presents one of the most robust opportunities to sustain New Zealand’s economic momentum in this new world, and the need for data on the sector has never been more crucial.  On that note, I trust you’ve returned your annual TIN surveys – if not, please do complete them today! We've started the collation and analysis of surveys for the 2020 TIN Report, which will include early data on how New Zealand’s tech companies are responding to the business challenges presented by COVID-19.

Meanwhile, be sure to sign up for our virtual Techweek NZ event on Myth-Busting for Scale-ups, scheduled for Thursday 30 July, at which we’ll aim to de-mystify capital planning and the listing process. Considering that publicly listed companies made up 12.5% of the TIN200 in 2019 while accounting for nearly 50% of NZ tech sector growth, this event promises to generate a very interesting and informative discussion.

Finally congratulations to those TIN listed companies who have posted incredible results for the year just passed!

Ngā mihi

Greg & the TIN Team

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