2022 annual reportCovering the year from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022
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<h2><span style=”color: #2b4c66; text-transform: normal;” data-mce-style=”color: #2b4c66; text-transform: normal;”>We’re proud to release the 2022 Annual Report</span></h2>
<p>On behalf of the board of TUANZ it gives us great pleasure to release and make available the report covering the year up to 31st March 2022. This year we celebrated the 35th year of our association with the original date of registration being the 20th March 1987 – that makes us one of the longer lasting technology groups in Aotearoa New Zealand.If we thought that getting through 2020 would mean that Covid was behind us then we were sorely mistaken. The pandemic continued to significantly impact the way we worked and lived in 2021. With the early restrictions at the beginning of the year meaning a difficult start to the year, through to the restriction put in place in August when the Delta variant made its way to our shores. This bookmarking of the year with significant restrictions was felt all the more significantly in Auckland with the long period of travel restrictions out of the city to anywhere else in the country. Everyone had to be incredibly flexible to deal with changes in circumstances as different stains of the virus appeared in New Zealand.However we were able to host an online Rural Connectivity event and relaunched our TechUsers Day in Auckland on the 10th August which was hosted under Alert Level 1, two days before the country was returned to Level 4 to deal with the Delta outbreak.We continued to advocate on behalf of all users with key decision makers in industry and Government. We never shy away from sharing our views and thoughts with these groups.Finally, I want to thank our members, partners and sponsors for your ongoing involvement with TUANZ. In our 35th year we appreciate your loyalty and support.Tristan Ilich,<br />Chair, TUANZ<br />
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On behalf of the board of TUANZ it gives us great pleasure to release and make available the report covering the year up to 31 March 2023.
We celebrated the one year anniversary of the valuable initiative Digital
Boost which TUANZ supports through the Digital Boost Alliance. The Digital
Boost Alliance is a joint public-private initiative that supports the uptake of
digital tools for small businesses, communities, and individuals. Working together our members are helping drive digital acceleration in Aotearoa.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our events programme returned with
our flagship conferences Tech Users Day and the Rural Connectivity Symposium being held in person this year. Throughout New Zealand the Future Leaders in Technology (FLINT) teams hosted events to connect and empower those who aspire to be the leaders of New Zealand’s digital future.
Tech Users Day took place on 15 September in Auckland and was a day of
inspiring speakers, networking, table and panel discussions, challenging our
vision of New Zealand being in the top 10 digital ready nations by 2030.
We also published insights from the Rural Connectivity Symposium, held 14-15
June in Hamilton, highlighting current efforts, challenges, future solutions and
what’s next in a communique.
Throughout the year TUANZ continued its active engagement with government
and industry to help shape the regulatory and policy environment to ensure all
users of technology are getting the best service, at the most competitive price,
regardless of who you are or where you live. This is a vital component of our
annual work program and we thank everyone who has contributed to these
Looking ahead, TUANZ will continue to advocate on behalf of our members and
all New Zealand technology users. We have an active program of work looking
at how current and emerging technology trends such as artificial intelligence,
cyber security, satellite, and the cloud will impact users and our members.
This is an incredibly exciting period to be in the technology industry with TUANZ
playing an important role on behalf of all our members and users of technology
in New Zealand.
I would like to extend the Board’s thanks to all of our members for their continued support, and to recognise our many strategic partners and friends who support the work we do.