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Auckland ICT September Event will combine with Getting IT right our Main speaker will be Rod Drury, to set the scene the evening will be MC’ed by Scott Groomebridge

5.00pm Registration, drinks & finger food
5.40pm Offer & Seek
5:50pm MC Scott Groombridge Founder of Getting IT Right and Managing Director of Sead

Scott Groombridge is the founder of Getting IT Right, a non-profit initiative which aims to improve IT in New Zealand. Scott has over 20 years of IT industry experience working in a variety of roles including project and test management in New Zealand and abroad.

He has worked on projects across many industries, including telco, utility, manufacturing and banking. Currently Scott is the managing director of Seâd, an IT recruitment specialist. In this position he has the opportunity to talk to a large number of IT people and has recognised a general consensus that too many projects are failing.
He founded Getting IT Right in March 2011 to provide and promote best IT practices and has since been engaging with business leaders, IT professionals and industry groups to drive for positive change in New Zealand IT.

6.00pm Rod Drury
“Getting to 100,000 customers” Lessons learnt scaling a global tech company from New Zealand
Rod is CEO and founder of NZX-listed Xero an online accounting solution for small businesses. Xero recently announced 100,000 customers in 100 countries.

One of New Zealand’s leading technology entrepreneurs, Rod is a member of the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame, NZ Hi-Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2007, World Class New Zealander for ICT in 2008 and an Honorary Fellow of the NZ Computer Society.

Rod is a Director of the New Zealand Stock Exchange and is a member of Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Commerce Advisory Board.
6.45pm Prize draw and further networking
7.30pm Finish

You must register and pay through Eventbrite. Please enter what you “Offer & Seek” in the registration form this will be emailed on the day to all attendees.

The meeting will be held at the Unitech Campus, Carrington Road
Mt Albert, Auckland.
Date: Thursday, 20 September 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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