New Zealand's body for software and IT professionals
The Institute of IT Professionals NZ (IITP) is New Zealand's leading body for those working or studying in Software and Information Technology (IT) related fields.
With thousands of members across the country and direct relationships with Government, academia and the industry, IITP is the authoritative voice of the Information Technology profession and the largest IT representative body in New Zealand.
IITP runs hundreds of presentations, events and courses for IT professionals alongside a suite of projects from school outreach to tertiary accreditation, mentoring, certification of IT Professionals and much more.
Previous IITP conferences have attracted a who's who of the IT sector, with speakers as diverse as Trademe founder Sam Morgan, Xero founder Rod Drury, Google's Craig Neville-Manning, Wynward CEO Craig Richardson, Microsoft's global Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch, Animation Research's Ian Taylor, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff, Silicon Valley-based Aptimize co-founder Ed Robinson, MIT Media Lab co-founder Barry Vercoe, Punakaiki Fund's Lance Wiggs, Web guru Nat Torkington, Orion Health founder Ian McCrae, plus a host of experts from every corner of IT.
The Institute has been representing the profession for 54 years and hosted the main IT conference for much of this time. After an extended hiatus, IITP (then the NZ Computer Society) began running regular conferences again with the major 50th Anniversary Conference in 2010, followed by a successful national conference in Tauranga in 2013.
The Institute has committed to running an annual conference, with the large collaborative ITx every second year in a main centre, with smaller IITP-focused conferences in regional centres on alternate years.