Vista Group, which creates software and systems for cinema management, film distribution, and related analytics, took out the headline Hi-Tech Company of the Year award at Friday’s Hi-Tech Awards gala.
One of the companies Vista Group owns, Movio, took out the Software Product category for its data analytics and campaign management software. Movio was nominated last year, in the Emerging Company category.
Also a nominee last year and a winner this was Rush Digital’s Danu Abeysuriya, who took home the Young Achiever award he missed out on in 2015. Rush has worked with companies including TVNZ and PikPok (on Into the Dead).
Cloud video production platform 90 Seconds took two awards: Most Innovative Company and Best Technology Solution for the Creative Sector.
The Innovative Hi-Tech Mobile Product category was won by Serato, primarily a creator of DJ hardware/software but also the creators of Avid plugin Pitch ‘n Time.
The Hi-Tech Awards were presented on Friday 20 May in Auckland. Selected winners were:
Duncan Cotterill Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product
PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year
Fronde Hi-Tech Young Achiever
Danushka Abeysuriya – CEO, Rush Digital
QuickCircuit Innovative Hi-Tech Mobile Product
ATEED Best Technology Solution for the Creative Sector, and
IBM Most Innovative Company