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NZICT signs Community of Interest with SIBA

16 August, 2010
NZICT signs Community of Interest with SIBA

NZICT Group has increased its technology representation by signing a Community of Interest Charter with the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA).

The geo-spatial industry is an important part of New Zealand economy. According to a recent report, the use and re-use of spatial information is estimated to have added $1.2 billion in productivity-related benefits to the New Zealand economy in 2008 and that other benefits linked to this data could be worth much more to the economy.

With common interests and goals, SIBA and NZICT will collaborate to develop opportunities to work together.

NZICT represents a broad spectrum of technology organisations with combined annual revenues of around $10 billion and 10,000 staff.

NZICT now has 100 members, including nine Communities of Interest (COI).

“Our combined membership and COIs means that NZICT represents hundreds of technology companies and organisations,” says NZICT CEO Brett O’Riley.

“Our broad representation just shows how important the New Zealand information technology industry is becoming in our country’s economy.

“The Group’s burgeoning representation is also an indication of the interest we have garnered among the public and private sectors and the results that we have gained and continue to gain for the industry,” he says.

NZICT COIs include:

* Auckland ICT

* Consulate & Trade Office of Canada

* Computer Clubhouse

* The International Institute for Software Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Inc. (IISEIE)

* New Zealand HealthIT Cluster

* Spatial Industries Business Association of NZ (SIBA)

* Telecommunication Education & Skills Standards Organisation (TESSO)

* 20/20 Trust

* Wireless Forum

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