Brett O’Riley
CEO of NZICT Group

Brett O’Riley is the CEO of the NZICT Group, which represents 300 companies in the Hi-Tech and Information Communications Technology industries.

Brett is passionate about the opportunity for ICT to transform New Zealand, and is a regular commentator on industry issues and trends.

He is Chairman of the Computer Clubhouse Network, Co-Chairman of the Square Kilometre Array Industry Consortium, a member of the Government’s Procurement Reform Strategy group and the Engineering Leadership Forum. Brett is a trustee of both the Hi-Tech Trust and the Harbour Sports Trust, and a Director of several private companies.

While there has been a lot of discussion recently about broadband, the very nature of the way the Internet functions is being seriously questioned globally – the NetHui will be where the industry debates those issues in a New Zealand context.
I am passionate about the development of the Internet of Things, particularly in the area of M2M (Machine to Machine), which I believe is crucial to our economic growth prospects.