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Datacraft Celebrates 30 Years Of Innovation In NZ

Datacraft Celebrates 30 Years Of Innovation In New Zealand

Datacraft New Zealand hosted an executive client function on the 13th of November to celebrate its 30 years anniversary and innovation in New Zealand. The Datacraft Sales and Management team hosted a range of key clients including Accident, Compensation Corporation, Department of Internal Affairs, FX Networks, IAG, IRD, Telecom and Transpower.

The event was held at the Academy of Fine Arts on the Wellington waterfront amongst an exhibition of the Da Vinci Machines. Datacraft selected this environment that celebrates innovation to recognise their 30th year history in the NZ market.

The event was an opportunity for Datacraft to highlight their capabilities with a focus on showcasing Unified Communications. Cisco’s Webex collaboration software was used to connect with a graphic artist, Andrew Mamo, working remotely from Sydney. Guests were able to view him crafting images that related to the event. The collaboration tools also allowed guests to communicate with the artist directly. The artistic collaboration was part of a Unified Communications Imagine-if campaign by Cisco Systems. The final artwork (below) incorporates a range of images of Da Vinci machines with Wellington harbour as back drop.

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Secondly, Datacraft announced that they are working together with Cisco and TV3 on a Unified Communications Business Make-over. An Auckland based design company called PROcreate won a $50,000 makeover from Cisco. Datacraft will be designing and implementing the solution to enable PROcreate to collaborate and communicate with their suppliers, partners and customers.

At the end of the night, a USB TV tuner for Digital Freeview was gifted to each client to enable them to follow the Make-over progress.

For guests who were looking for something with a bit more fun, there was an interactive quiz station and a Nintendo gaming area. At the end of the night, a winner for the Datacraft Quiz won a night’s accommodation at the Martinborough Hotel and the winner of the interactive gaming took home a Nintendo wii.

Below are excerpts of thanks from some clients who attended:

“Please thank Robin for an excellent evening at an excellent venue.” – Edwin Bruce, State Services Commission

“We really enjoyed the function…pass on our appreciation to Robin.” – Marcel Van Den Assum

“Thank you for a very pleasant evening yesterday. Congratulations on 30 years. We appreciate the relationship we have with Datacraft and look forward to it continuing.” – Richard MacDonald, Telecom

“Could you please accept, and pass on, my thanks for what was a really enjoyable evening.” – Richard Pomstra, Telecom

“I enjoyed the function very much. Our thanks to Robin and Datacraft for the hospitality” – Tim Occleshaw, MSD

“I have attended a whole host of client events and activities, however this was one of the best. The whole evening exuded a fun, warm and relaxing atmosphere. Even the speeches were entertaining and short. Congratulations Datacraft, at not only turning 30, but for looking after both your clients, and The Datacraft team so well.” – Simon Woolf

“Had a great time. Thanks for the invite.” – Eric Thomson, NZData

“Most enjoyable” – Steve Lowe, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies

“Datacraft threw one heck of a good party. Thanks for including us! Congratulations!” – Suzanne Hansen, Cisco Systems

“What a great night! Thanks very much for the invite. A great time had by all.” – Shaun Maloney, Alleasing

“Thanks to Steve and Robin for the kind invitation to last evening’s function. It was really innovative and very relevant to your operations. A great evening” – Ian Marshall, Deloitte

Robin Hartendorp, Managing Director, Datacraft (NZ) Limited

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Managing director , Robin Hartendorp delivering his speech

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Mark Hansen, Leonardo Da Vinci actor, Suzanne Hansen

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Jim Burke, Neil Miranda, Sean Mills, Richard Mahoney, Carol Hocking, Nick Halikias

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Leonardo Da Vinci actor

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Phil Goodwin, Randal Jackson, Peter Bush, Terry Hall

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Anita Yee, Cliff Leong, Anna Sims, Andrew Sims

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Lisa Paraku, Maria Halikias

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Steve Whitehead, Lorenzo Demedici actor, Kellie Whitehead, Phil Goodwin

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David Spaziani, Andrew Sims, Neil Cran

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Paul Duxfield, Helen Duxfield, Robin Hartendorp

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Shaun Maloney, Tim Occleshaw, Grant Newport

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Nintendo Wii game

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Nintendo Wii game

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Touchscreen interactive quiz


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