About ITx

Established in 2014, ITx is New Zealand's conference of IT

About ITx 2018

ITx 2018 is a collaboration of thirteen tech-focused conferences and bodies and as with previous years, will attract the absolute best innovators, leaders and experts in our sector.

ITx is where New Zealand’s digital technology sector comes together. Running at the TSB Bank Arena complex, right in the heart of Wellington, this conference will attract delegates from right across New Zealand and in some cases, the world.

ITx focuses on innovation, technology and education and brings IT professionals, decision-makers, leaders and academics together under one roof. This is where industry, academia and government come together to network, learn and engage.

ITx 2018 is a conference like no other, and you're invited.


About the ITx Partners

  • IT Professionals NZ is New Zealand’s leading body for those working or studying in Software and Information Technology (IT) related fields.

    With thousands of members throughout New Zealand and direct relationships with Government, academia and the industry, ITP is the authoritative voice of the Information Technology profession.

    Previous ITP conferences have attracted a who’s who of the IT sector, with a diverse range of speakers and a host of experts from every corner of IT.

  • The IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) is the only internationally recognised and independent organisation dedicated to IT Service Management.

    The itSMF is a major influence on, and contributor to, industry “best practice” and Standards worldwide, working in partnership with a wide range of governmental and standards bodies worldwide.

    In New Zealand, the itSMFnz Annual Conference, part of ITx 2018, attracts hundreds of service management professionals each year from New Zealand and abroad.

  • Computer and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ) is the representative body for the IT departments of New Zealand’s Polytech and Institute of Technology sector. CITRENZ (incorporating NACCQ) has been running successful annual conferences for 28 years.

    The CITRENZ Annual Conference serves as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on research, teaching and practice on all topics related to Computing and Information Technology research, education and practice.

  • NZTech is the voice of the New Zealand technology industry. Our vision is a prosperous New Zealand led by a vibrant technology industry.

    Growth and prosperity of the technology industry is critical to New Zealand’s economic performance – driving productivity, jobs and innovation across all sectors.

    NZTech’s 2018 conference at ITx will focus on equipping current and future entrepreneurs and exporters with the tools, knowledge and confidence to help grow and define the future of New Zealand’s technology industry.

  • NZRise exists to represent the interests of NZ-owned digital technology businesses.

    NZRise and its member companies are passionate about New Zealand technology and believe our IT industry can be a hotbed of innovation and growth. We believe NZ’s unique economic and cultural context provides ideal conditions for building an industry that can meet world demand for agility, rapid development, collaboration, and innovation.

    NZRise’s Tech Business Day, as part of ITx, will focus on leading the growth of NZ’s digital technology businesses.

  • Health informatics is about getting the right information to the right person at the right time. It is critical to the delivery of information to health professionals so they can deliver the most appropriate care.

    Founded in 2000, Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) is the national, not-for-profit organisation that supports the field of health informatics.

    The HiNZ Health Informatics Day at ITx will focus on the transformation of NZ’s health system, with insights into Government strategy and active programmes across the sector.

  • AgileDay is a new Agile software development-focussed day at ITx.

    Agile is now the default delivery approach for delivering software with the quality and speed organisations depend on to remain competitive. Agile helps organisations build software incrementally and deliver quality products to customers focusing on the right value at the right time, through high performing teams and a time-boxed, iterative approach.

    AgileDay at ITx 2018 is run by software development consultancy Assurity, organisers of New Zealand’s AgileNZ Conference.

  • The Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand exists to inform, educate and advocate. We don’t represent an industry, we represent those who use ICT services, which is just about every company, organisation and individual in New Zealand.

    TUANZ has over 29 years’ of history as a non-profit member association.

    The TUANZ 2018 conference, as part of ITx 2016, will focus on technology and communications, especially from a user’s perspective.

  • InternetNZ’s vision is for a better world through a better Internet. To achieve that, we promote the Internet’s benefits and uses and protect its potential. We are founded on the principle of advancing an open and uncaptureable Internet.

    InternetNZ’s two-day event, as part of ITx 2018, aims to bring together some of the culture of our NetHui events to ITx while exploring opportunities, concepts and ideas around the future of the Internet in New Zealand.

  • The Test Professionals Network is the leading forum for promoting excellence in systems and software testing. We promote the importance of software testing by holding regular meetings with presentations by local and international speakers to develop awareness of good industry practices in software testing.

    TPN’s 2-day Testing Conference, run by TPN’s Wellington chapter, will feature a relevant mix of speakers covering every aspect of testing, both for testing professionals and for others with a more periphery role in the testing community.

  • Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-forprofit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.

    In New Zealand, the PMI annual conference is a huge success, and this year, as part of ITx, PMINZ is pleased to launch a one-day conference focused on project management in an IT context.

  • The New Zealand Open Source Society exists to share the freedom of open source software, open standards, and open information for the benefit of New Zealand. The Society is a charity representing the open technology community to Government, business, and the education sector.

    The NZOSS Open Source Day, as part of ITx 2018, will look at the past, present and future role of open source in NZ’s software community and the latest trends and developments in FOSS here and across the world.

 

 

The New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards

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ITx 2018 also sees the return of the New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards, established in 2014, a sector-wide awards programme focusing on recognising those individuals and teams that have truly excelled in our sector. The Excellence in IT Awards will sit alongside other awards programmes in the sector but fill a much-needed gap in recognising individual excellence across software and IT.

The 2018 Excellence Awards categories will be announced in early 2018 and the awards are a collaboration of half a dozen IT industry representative bodies - a truly sector-wide celebration.

The Excellence in IT Awards will take place as part of ITx, on the night of Thursday 12th July 2018. Most 2-day and 3-day passes include entry to the Awards.

You can find out more at itp.nz/awards