Global heavyweights to judge 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Bill Reichert, Dr Rosie Bosworth and Rebekah Campbell join international judging panel for 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Auckland, New Zealand, 29 January 2018 – The international judging panel for the 2018 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards has been boosted with the appointment ofGarage Technology Ventures managing director Bill Reichert, future food technologist and agritech specialist Dr Rosie Bosworth and Hey You founder Rebekah Campbell.

They will join established international judges Claudia Batten, Katherine Corich, Pascal Finette, Pat Kenealy, Richard Keyse, Nick Lambert, Andy Lark, Richard Mander, Dr Catherine Mohr, Savannah Peterson and Rohit Shukla.

Jennifer Rutherford, Chair of the Hi-Tech Trust says this is the best line up of international judges ever assembled to evaluate and judge the Hi-Tech Awards.

“Any business awards, domestic or international, would be lucky to have such a line-up of global stars. We are delighted to have Bill, Rosie and Rebekah join our existing panel of international judges.”

“These world class business leaders are busy people and it’s very encouraging that they are giving their own time to judge the Hi-Tech Awards. Their interest in New Zealand, our tech sector and the Awards is just amazing and a great reflection of the achievements of our tech companies on the global stage,” says Rutherford. 

Rutherford says the fact that the Hi-Tech Awards can secure judges of this calibre is testimony to the increasing recognition of the NZ Hi-Tech Awards, both domestically and internationally. The 2018 Awards will be judged by over 70 local and international judges.

“As an industry we compete on a global stage and contribute significantly to the New Zealand economy. The Hi-Tech Awards presents a great opportunity for New Zealand technology companies to gain recognition for their achievements and to get their company in front of a world-class group of local and international business leaders,” says Rutherford.

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