TUANZ Innovation Awards winners

M-Com takes top prize at ceremony last night

Mobile banking and payment services company M-Com won the top award at last night’s TUANZ Innovation Awards.

M-Com, whose banking, mobile proximity payment and mobile money transfer solutions have been sold to more than 180 banks in the world, was awarded the TUANZ Telecommunications Innovation Award and the TUANZ Initiative of the Year Award.

Gen-i also featured prominently, winning the TUANZ Healthcare Award with Alcatel-Lucent and the Auckland District Health Board. Gen-i CEO Chris Quin was given the Chairman’s Award.

The full list of Awards is as follows:

TUANZ Telecommunications Innovation Award sponsored by



TUANZ Initiative of the Year Award sponsored by Voco


TUANZ Mobile Application of the Year Award sponsored by Motorola

Winner: Run the Red and KHF Media

For: Run the Red and RedX Mobile Marketing Platform

TUANZ Education Award sponsored by Aurecon

Winner: Kiwibank and Social Capital

For: heaps!

TUANZ Healthcare Award

Winner: Gen-i, Alcatel-Lucent, Auckland District Health Board

For: Mobile Telehealth

TUANZ Rural Award

Winner: Gen by Harmonic

TUANZ Local & Central Government Services Award

Winner: North Shore City Council

For: Online Consenting Solution

TUANZ Commerce Award

Winner: Kiwibank and Social Capital

For: heaps!

TUANZ Telecommunications Journalist of the Year sponsored by

2degrees Mobile

Winner: Tom Pullar-Strecker

From: The Dominion Post

TUANZ ICT Innovator of the Year Award sponsored by Kelly Services

Winner: Steve Fuller

For: Open Access network for Schools

TUANZ Next Generation Fibre-Optic Network Award sponsored by

Northpower Fibre

Winner: FX Networks

For: The FX Next Generation Network

TUANZ Internet Service of the Year Award sponsored by Telecom


Winner: SNAP Internet

TUANZ Telecommunications Carrier of the Year Award sponsored by

the Telecommunications Carriers’ Forum

Winner: 2degrees Mobile

TUANZ Technology Media of the Year Award sponsored by Kordia

Winner: Computerworld

TUANZ Chairman’s Award

Winner: Chris Quin

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