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NZCID is an authority at the forefront of infrastructure development issue, promoting best practice in national infrastructure development through research, advocacy and public and private sector collaboration. Members come from diverse sectors across New Zealand, equity owners, service providers, public sector agencies, and major infrastructure users.

“New Zealand has a unique opportunity to create competitive advantage by fully exploiting early investment in UFB infrastructure. It’s now time to take off the blinkers and agree how best we take the step up to the future,” Stephen Selwood, Chief Executive NZCID.

The NZICT Group is an industry association made up of over 100 leading New Zealand technology companies. It was founded to provide a unified voice to address issues facing the industry as a whole.

“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,” Brett O’Reilly, CEO of NZICT.

The New Zealand Institute is a privately funded think-tank committed to generating ideas, solutions and debate that will improve economic prosperity, social well-being, environmental quality and environmental productivity.

“It is crucial that the people of New Zealand work together to plan for our collective future, and the direction and speed in which we develop our internet capabilities and reach is an important component of that.  NetHui is providing an opportunity to be embraced, for people from all sectors to get together to engage in productive debate and shape that future, Rick Boven, Director of The New Zealand Institute.

The New Zealand Maori Internet Society is an incorporated society that aims to promote Maori on the Internet.

“Te Wh?nau Ipurangi ? te Au (The Internet family of the World) support and endorse the NetHui 2011 conference being put together. Our goal has been to get M?ori onto the Internet and to help in profiling our culture to the world. The M?ori word Hui has many definitions which include convention, conference, cluster, meeting, assemble, band together, flock together, function and gathering, I am sure the NetHui will allow all of the above to happen and hopefully have some fun as well,” Richard Orzecki, Chair, M?ori Internet Society

The New Zealand Computer Society is New Zealand’s body for ICT Professionals and those interested in computers and technology, has been working to advance education and professionalism in ICT for the last 50 years.

“NZCS is excited about NetHui 2011 and strongly supports the event as a great way to bring together the Internet-related communities to discuss, plan, strategise, and collaborate. We’re looking forward to participating and strongly recommend others with an interest in all things Internet get involved and help make this a huge success,” Paul Matthews, Chief Executive, New Zealand Computer Society.

TUANZ (the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand) is a not-for-profit membership association with over 20 years of positive telecommunications change in our history.
The organisation comprises about 450 members, predominantly large organisations with a strong dependency on telecommunications technology as well as small enterprises.  TUANZ also serves a representative group of SMEs and individual members. These small businesses and residential users are the customers of the large corporate members, who are just as focused on the quality of their customers’ connectivity as their own. TUANZ is a not-for-profit membership association with over 20 years of positive telecommunications change in its history.

“TUANZ has been instrumental in getting the connectivity to the top of the political agenda. Now we must prepare our members and the wider community to take full advantage of this vast opportunity. We intend to play a leading role in creating and promoting the vision of a New Zealand transformed by ultra fast connectivity,” Paul Brislen, CEO, TUANZ

Crown Fibre Holdings Limited (CFH) has been established to manage the Government’s $1.5 billion investment in Ultra-Fast Broadband infrastructure.

“Crown Fibre Holdings believes open access, widely available ultra fast broadband will unleash a range of opportunities to make the Internet a more central part of our lives and businesses. We look forward to discussing the implications of this initiative at this important event,” Rohan MacMahon, Strategy Director, Crown Fibre Holdings.

Consumer NZ is an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to get New Zealand consumers a fairer deal. Consumer’s work covers a wide range of activities relating to consumer protection and information.

“The Internet has completely changed the way we conduct our lives – from buying and selling, and doing our banking, to instantly keeping up with the world and our friends. For Consumer NZ it is the most important way we talk to our members and supporters. And like many businesses it’s where our staff spend much of their working day. The Internet has brought huge social and economic benefits. NetHui 2011 will be a chance to discuss those and importantly the responsibilities that go with those benefits,” Sue Chetwin, Chief Executive, Consumer NZ.

NetSafe is New Zealand’s cybersafety organisation It aims to provide cyber safety, security and citizenry information for all of New Zealand by providing a range of tools to help keep you safer online.

“I’m looking forward to the NetHui. It’s a real step forward for New Zealand. The discussions will enable people to talk openly, develop partnerships and exchange information in ways that otherwise might not happen,” Martin Cocker, Executive Director, NetSafe.

REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd) is the Crown-owned company that owns and operates a high-speed, unrestricted broadband network for the New Zealand education, research and innovation communities – KAREN.

“REANNZ is right in behind NetHui 2011. This event is a fantastic opportunity to bring together all those involved in the wide world of the Internet in New Zealand – from Internet research, development and policy to content creation, and play,” Donald Clark, REANNZ CEO and InternetNZ Councillor.

The Ministry of Economic Development works to ensure New Zealand is one of the best places in the world to do business, and to make a real difference to the country’s economic performance.

“MED welcomes the opportunity provided by NetHui for community and business participation in helping ensure that the Internet is a safe an secure place for New Zealanders to work, learn and play and looks forward to taking part in the process,” Brad Ward, Manager Communications and IT Policy, MED.

CORE Education is a not-for-profit organisation that works with governments and educators, to provide effective research, consultancy, professional development, online management, and education events.

“At this critical time in the development of a national ICT infrastructure, the NetHui provides an ideal opportunity for representatives from across the sector groups to share experiences and contribute to the conversations moving forward,” Derek Wenmoth, CORE Education.

Creative Commons aims to establish a fair middle way between the extremes of copyright control and the uncontrolled uses of intellectual property. It provides a range of copyright licences, freely available to the public, which allow those creating intellectual property to mark their work with the freedoms they want it to carry.

“Knowledge is the most useful and renewable resource we have. The Internet is a means to mine and distribute it freely and to all, leading to the propagation, not exhaustion, of its stores. Commons Aotearoa New Zealand supports the initiative in shaping this future together. Commons Aotearoa New Zealand supports the initiative to maximise our Internet culture,” Jane Hornibrook, Public Lead, Creative Commons.

InternetNZ is the non-profit open membership organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the Internet in New Zealand and fostering a coordinated, cooperative approach to its ongoing development.

“We are enthusiastic about a conference which reflects the Internet itself – involving everyone in the community as an equal and valued participant. InternetNZ envisions a conference bringing together different perspectives on Internet-related issues leading to networked action,” InternetNZ Chief Executive Vikram Kumar.

The 2020 Communications Trust focuses on empowering people to use ICT as a pathway to engage more fully in the communities, their countries and in today’s global village. The ongoing aim of the Trust is to promote dialogue and understanding through local action.

“2020 Communications Trust is a strong supporter of the NetHui event. New Zealand’s future is critically dependent on information and communication technologies (ICTs), and the economic and social results that can be achieved through widespread use of the Internet,” Earl Mardle, Chair, 2020 Communications Trust.

The Privacy Commissioner’s Office works to develop and promote a culture in which personal information is protected and respected. The Privacy Commissioner administers the Privacy Act 1993. The Privacy Act applies to almost every person, business or organisation in New Zealand. The Act sets out 12 privacy principles that guide how personal information can be collected, used, stored and disclosed.

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