IT companies have featured prominently in the list of 24 finalists for the 50th annual New Zealand International Business Awards, run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) in partnership with the ANZ Bank
Publicly listed Orion Health, which earns more than 90 percent of its $200-million-plus annual revenue outside New Zealand, is a finalist in the large business (over $50m revenue) category and in the Excellence in Innovation category.
Kiwi video technology developer 90 Seconds, described as the Uber and Airbnb of video production – it allows brands to purchase, plan, shoot, edit and review video anywhere in the world, online and on mobile – is a finalist in the ANZ Best Medium Business ($10-$50m), and the special category Excellence in Innovation categories.
The Auckland based company has a network of more than 6000 video creative professionals in over 87 countries. Through its cloud based platform, they can create video anywhere in the world.
Its technology has produced more than 10000 videos for over 100 clients including Uber, Barclays, Visa, Sony, Cisco and Cannon. It employs more than 90 staff in five countries.
Auckland-based Flux Animation Studios is a finalist in the special category Excellence in Design category. Over the past three years it has produced more than 180 television commercials, six television series and New Zealand’s first home-grown animated feature film, 25 April.
Auckland technology company Kiwa Digital, claimed to be the world’s leading production house for experiential digital books and a market leader in systemised software for post-production, is a finalist in the He kai kei aku ringa for Māori Excellence in Export award.
Wellington based med-tech company Volpara Health Technologies, whose technology digitally analyses mammograms to help detect early signs of breast cancer by measuring breast density, is a finalist in the ANZ Best Emerging Business (under $10m) category.
Auckland and Portland, Oregon based data warehouse automation software provider WhereScape develops the software for organisations to manage and analyse big sets of data.
It has customers in 26 countries and recently expanded into Asia where it has attracted some high profile brands including Chanel. It has opened an office in Singapore, and the team there also supports resellers in Malaysia and Hong Kong. It is a finalist in the Finalist in ANZ Best Medium Business ($10m-$50m) category
ARANZ Geo, developer of the Leapfrog 3D geological modelling software for the mining, environmental, renewable energy, and other geologically dependent industries, has been named a finalist in the Best Medium Business - $10M to $50M category.
The company has offices in Australia, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Canada, Denmark, South Africa and the UK. Ninety seven point five percent of its software is exported to more than 80 countries.