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World’s most influential business thinker to judge 2011 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Gary Hamel - recently ranked as the world's most influential business thinker by The Wall Street Journal - will join Michael Dell and Howard Charney as the leading international judges for the 2011 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. They will be joined by a line up of high-profile business leaders including: Andy Lark, Katherine Corich, Nick Lambert, Patrick Kenealy, Don Tennant, Richard Mander, Richard Keyse and Vernon Turner.

Wayne Norrie, Chairman of the Hi-Tech Trust believes that this is the best line up of international judges ever assembled to evaluate and judge the entries. “Any business awards internationally would be lucky to have such a line up. We are ecstatic to have Michael Dell and Howard Charney on board again and having a world class business guru like Gary Hamel join our judging panel is really exciting” says Norrie.

He believes the ability to secure judges of this calibre is testimony to the growth in recognition of the NZ Hi-Tech Awards. “As an industry we truly play on the global stage and contribute significantly to the New Zealand economy. The Awards present a great opportunity for New Zealand technology companies to gain recognition for their achievements and get their company in front of a truly world class group of business leaders,” says Norrie.

Entries for the 2011 NZ Hi-Tech Awards close on Monday, 7th March. Entry packs can be downloaded here.

The Awards will be also be judged by a prestigious line up of local judges who will also be involved in face-to-face interviews with the finalists.

More about Gary Hamel: www.garyhamel.com

Biographies of the international judges are available upon request.

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