Launch of the ICT Research Forum – Jan 2010

Celebrate the launch of this new forum the ICT Research Forum, supported by NZICT Group, Auckland ICT, IISEIE and other stakeholders from government and the tertiary sector. Find out some of the latest trends and opportunities research in the ICT sector, as well as some of the international benchmarks that may be relevant to better understanding how to grow New Zealand’s ICT industry.

ICT industries are the most productive sectors of the European economy, contributing over 25% of productivity growth. ICT industries currently generate 8% of Europe’s GDP, and employ some 6% of its workforce;

The software segment is the fastest growing in the ICT sector, overall growth in the ICT sector in Europe was 2.4%, for the software segment just over 6% and 40% of all productivity gains expected among European businesses in the next year will derive from the application of software technologies to their own businesses.

We also know that there are many research projects underway in New Zealand aimed at increasing overall productivity in New Zealand through the use of ICT, and how to grow New Zealand’s ICT industry./br>

In addition, this event will also provide the opportunity for you to participate in setting possible directions for future research, as well as gaining access to relevant and contemporary research that can drive growth for your ICT business.

Vision: Fostering Innovation and Growth for Local Software Economies./

The objectives of the Institute is the advancement of research, knowledge creation and best practices for the disciplines of software economics, software innovation management and software entrepreneurship globally.
Set up as a not-for-profit organisation, The International Institute for Software Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Inc. (IISEIE), would have as its core focus the development and support of local software economies communities.
This will be achieved by conducting research, providing education and facilitating professional exchange opportunities designed to strengthen LSE communities via the agendas of local software economics, software innovation management and software entrepreneurship.

Launch of the ICT Research Forum
When – Thursday 28 January 2010
Where – Microsoft NZ Ltd, – 22 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland City

5.00 – Registration, drinks & finger food
5.45 – Welcome
5.50 – Five one-minute presentations by Auckland ICT members
6.00 – Presentation by Malcom Fraser
6.20 – Breakout groups
6.35 – Report back
6.45 – Comments from Malcom Fraser and discussion
7.00 – Member prize draw and further networking
7.30 – Finish

Event Cost
We have introduced two new rates. Payment is by Direct Credit or cheque in advance.
We do not accept payment by credit card.
Cluster Members – $15
Full-time students – $10
Members of NZICT Group – Nil, as the cost wil be covered by NZICT Group
Non-members – $25
Prepay Event Attendance
Instead of paying $15 for each event, all financial members can pay $100 at any time for one person to attend one event a month for the following 12 months. This is transferable to another person from the same member company.
If you have not already done so, you will need to register and add your Offer & Seek details on the new website. You will automatically be registered upon confirmation of your email address. You will then be able to register to attend events.

Please register for this event by 6 pm on Tuesday 26 January.
Contact Debbie Hassell at admin at aucklandict . org . nz if you have any problems or questions.

We will circulate the Offer & Seek list to all those who have registered before the event to help everyone make the right connections.
Auckland ICT wishes to thank Microsoft NZ Ltd for hosting this event.
Noticed posted by Kevin Andreassend - Auckland ICT President

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