Sponsors

Behind every great conference stands great sponsors. A heart felt thank you to the following companies for supporting NZ’s biggest and best tech conference.

Gold Sponsors

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is the largest network cyber security vendor globally, providing industry-leading solutions and protecting customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of threats.

Check Point vSEC for Microsoft Azure extends security to the Azure cloud infrastructure with the full range of protections of the Check Point Software Blade architecture. vSEC Microsoft Azure cloud security prevents network attacks and data breaches while enabling secure connectivity to Azure public cloud environments.

Check Point SandBlast™ Cloud provides industry-leading security for Microsoft Office 365™ email to prevent known threats and unknown malware from reaching end-users.

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Dell EMC
Under the Dell EMC brand, we have combined EMC’s Information Infrastructure business and Dell’s Enterprise Solutions Group to create our Infrastructure Solutions Group, which includes RSA and Virtustream. Dell EMC will enable our enterprise customers’ digital transformation through our trusted hybrid cloud and big-data solutions, built upon a modern data center infrastructure that incorporates industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, and cyber security technologies.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise helps customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives.

Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both. Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed.

We make IT environments more efficient, productive and secure, enabling fast, flexible responses to a rapidly changing competitive landscape. We enable organisations to act quickly on ideas and provide the right tech solutions for your unique business goals.

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StorageCraft Technology Corporation is a provider of best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops.

The StorageCraft Recovery Solution is the bedrock of business continuity. Protect systems, data, and your peace of mind with verified backups and quick recovery options. Whether your environment is Windows or Linux, physical or virtual, we have you covered.

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Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility.

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Silver Sponsors

Citrix aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time.

Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform.

With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally.

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Lenovo is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps.

Over the past year, Lenovo has expanded its offerings in New Zealand, including the launch of the hyperconverged portfolio, the introduction of the Premier Support programme and an expansion of Lenovo’s PC mobility portfolio. As a channel-first organisation, more than 95 percent of the Lenovo New Zealand business is transacted through the channel.

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Bronze Sponsors

Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is the leader in predictive flash storage solutions. Nimble offers a Predictive Flash platform that combines flash performance with predictive analytics to predict and prevent barriers to data velocity caused by complex IT infrastructure.

Nimble customers experience absolute performance, non-stop availability and cloud-like agility that accelerate critical business processes. More than 8,500 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed the Nimble Predictive Flash Platform across more than 50 countries.

For more information visit www.nimblestorage.com
Also follow us on Twitter @nimblestorageAU

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Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyberthreat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization's most valuable assets.

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Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission-critical applications for those on the frontline.

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Founded in 2004, Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning, mentoring and assessment, serving professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest professional development platform for technology disciplines, Pluralsight offers on-demand access to more than 5,000 courses authored by nearly 1,000 top experts. With individual and enterprise customers in more than 150 countries, Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst, delivering hands-on, practical learning and professional services for the most in-demand and high-growth careers. For more information, visit pluralsight.com.

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Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives.

Polycom is the only Microsoft UC partner that provides direct integration with more than 40 voice, video, and content solutions that integrate with Skype for Business / Microsoft Lync, SharePoint, Exchange and Office

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Founded in 1998 in San Antonio,USA, Rackspace is the only company that provides businesses with expertise and exceptional customer service for the world’s leading cloud platforms, including AWS, Microsoft, and OpenStack (the open-source cloud platform that Rackspace co-founded in 2010, along with NASA). Rackspace serves business customers in more than 120 countries, from offices and data centers on four continents. Its customers include a majority of the enterprises on the Fortune 100 list.

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Epsom Sponsors

MVP Systems Software provides leading-edge batch job scheduling and workload automation solutions to more than 1,000 customers worldwide. 

Our flagship product JAMS runs, monitors and audits critical processes across a diverse array of servers and business applications.  Delivered as either an on-premise or hosted cloud solution, JAMS helps IT pros and business users alike automate smarter.

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NDC Sydney 2016 was a huge success with more than 550 attendees, 135 conferences sessions over 7 tracks, 12 workshops and 20 partners. NDC Sydney 2017 is set to happen on 14-18 August at the Hilton in Sydney. The conference agenda will be packed with top content for developers. Come by our booth for a chance to win an All Access Pass including the workshops and the conference.

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Progress is a global leader in application development, empowering the digital transformation organizations need to create and sustain engaging user experiences in today’s evolving marketplace. With offerings spanning web, mobile and data for on-premises and cloud environments, Progress powers startups and industry titans worldwide, helping each to solve their business challenges and seize opportunities. Progress enables customers to create superior digital experiences, mindful of driving business impact by first balancing the needs, risks and IT dynamics needed to quickly achieve value across the organization. And by fueling these sound digital journeys, Progress promotes success one customer at a time. www.progress.com
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Promenade Sponsors

BEarena is an ANZ owned company with its roots in the virtualisation practice of the United Kingdom’s first, and sole VMware Distributor. APAC based since 2006, but with a global reach, the focus of the Group is enabling technology, with ‘all things virtual’ playing a pivotal role, alongside best of breed products from vendors in the virtualisation space. We focus on solutions that bring true benefit to applications and their owners, bringing technology and business together as one team to deliver success.  

BEarena is a modern day technology centre of excellence. Our key differentiator starts with our ability to listen to your requirements, and match them to the most appropriate, yet simple and cost effective solution.

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Beca is one of the largest employee-owned professional services consultancies in the Asia Pacific with over 3,000 employees in 19 offices across the world including offices in Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and throughout all of New Zealand.

Beca consults on systems engineering, business solutions, IT project management, security and software services. This capability has earned Beca commissions across a number important clients such as NZDF, Ministry of Health and NZTA, providing solutions that have leveraged technology including Bluetooth tracking, augmented reality, big data, cloud computing and system integration.

Our vision is creative people striving together to transform our world.

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Crossware Mail Signature gives you complete control over your company email signatures. Design a beautiful, professional email signature that's included on every email leaving your company, even those sent from mobile devices! Free trial at www.crossware.co.nz

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Exclaimer is the recognized global market leader in on-premises and cloud-based email signature software and solutions for Office 365, Microsoft Exchange and Outlook. It has over 50 million users worldwide with some companies holding licenses for over 100,000 users. The company has been the recipient of multiple awards within the IT sphere, was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade and has successfully achieved the ISO 27001:2013 Certification for its cloud-based Office 365 signature management service.

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Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and security, enhancing the value they derive from their software. Our software licensing, compliance, cybersecurity and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments, and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. A marketplace leader for more than 25 years, 80,000+ customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source of knowledge and expertise, and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products.

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Honeywell Sensing & Productivity Solutions (S&PS) is a global leader providing custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls, and productivity solutions built around our high performance data collection solutions including rugged mobile computers, voice-enabled software, bar code scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) and workflow printing.
We serve customers in aerospace, automotive, field service, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, medical, retail, supply chain, test and measurement, and transportation and logistics markets. Our solutions provide unparalleled precision and durability that improves efficiency, increases operational productivity and enhances customer service capabilities.
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Pure Storage accelerates possible, transforming businesses in ways previously unimagined. The company’s disruptive, software-driven, all-flash storage technology combined with a customer-friendly business model drives business and IT transformation for customers through dramatic increases in performance and efficiency at lower costs. With Pure's industry leading Net Promoter Score score of 79, Pure customers are some of the happiest in the world, and include large and mid-size organizations across a range of industries. With Pure Storage, companies push the boundaries of what's possible to become faster, smarter and more innovative.

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SQL Services is a NZ company specialising in SQL Server database support for over 18 years and is one of the largest commercial Database Administration and Consulting teams in Australasia, dedicated to providing pro-active database administration services across various Microsoft SQL Server environments. Delivering peace of mind to CIO’s and IT Managers that their data is performing, secure, and recoverable.

Choose from our Managed, Professional and Business Intelligence offerings to meet your company’s needs either on premise or in the Cloud. SQL Services successfully support database requirements for all types of entities and across a broad range of industries. 

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Other Sponsors

INTERNET AND COFFEE SPONSOR
In 2015 2degrees acquired ISP Snap to become a full-service communications provider and now provides Fixed and Mobile services some of New Zealand’s largest organisations.

At a time when organisations are embracing data intensive mobile solutions and moving to fibre services, our expert team of National Sales Specialists can help you achieve greater business efficiencies through the delivery of enterprise grade cloud, data, voice and mobile solutions.

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NOTEBOOK AND PEN SPONSOR
Aspose are the market leader of .NET and Java APIs for file business formats – natively work with DOCX, XLSX, PPT, PDF, MSG, MPP, images formats and many more.

We offer a powerful set of file management APIs with which developers can create applications which can create, open, edit and save the majority of popular business file formats.

Aspose products support some of the most popular file formats in business, including: Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, PDF documents, Microsoft Visio diagrams and Microsoft Project files.

We also offer tools for OCR, OMR, image manipulation, email management, and barcode recognition and generation.

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WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR
Datacom is New Zealand’s largest professional IT services and business transformation company, with 23 offices across 16 cities in Asia Pacific. We are leaders in IT services, software development and application management, the operation of data centres, payroll and outsourcing. We have one purpose - to deliver enduring performance to each customer through fresh thinking

Datacom was awarded the 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand. This award recognises our leading role in the New Zealand IT services industry and our position among a global field of top international partners.

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LANYARD SPONSOR
Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and security, enhancing the value they derive from their software. Our software licensing, compliance, cybersecurity and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments, and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. A marketplace leader for more than 25 years, 80,000+ customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source of knowledge and expertise, and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products.

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WATER BOTTLE SPONSOR
Lexel Systems is one of NZ’s largest privately owned ICT infrastructure solutions companies with 28 years of history, over 160 staff and over $50 million in revenue. Lexel is big enough to provide the depth and certainty our customers require in IT solution consulting, design, implementation, support services, outsourcing, project management, business analysis, and procurement. Yet we’re not too big to offer dedicated one on one personal service that sets us apart and above the competition.

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SPEAKER GIFTS, MINI GUIDE, TRADE-IN SPONSOR
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission-critical applications for those on the frontline.

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BEER SPONSOR
Revera is New Zealand’s cloud services leader.

Clients depend on our Homeland® Cloud services platforms and data centre network to perform.
Our work is everywhere: workplace productivity tools on tablets, development environments where new software takes shape, platforms that run enterprise systems, virtual capacity that comes to life on command. When performance is everything, Revera keeps your business at its best.

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COFFEE SPONSOR
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cyber security solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints.
Optimised for leading environments, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft®, VMware®, and more, our solutions enable organisations to automate the protection of valuable information from today’s threats. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defence with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection.

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