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Information and communication technology (ICT) in Wellington

Wellington is a smart capital. Information and communication technology is one of our smartest industries and the largest contributor to GDP in Wellington.

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Meet some of our world-renowned and award-winning companies

Wellington is home to ICT companies with international reputations for innovation and technical excellence. You may have heard about companies such as Intergen, Xero and Fronde. Look a little deeper and you’ll also find smaller companies with specialised technologies serving lucrative niche markets around the world – companies such as Mindscape and Silverstripe.

Whether they’re big or small firms servicing big or small clients, the common theme is that they’re successful companies that were born and have grown in Wellington. While some have even taken their clever technologies to the world many companies in Wellington’s ICT sector were born globally and are operating successfully here.

Wellington has sound infrastructure for experienced ICT professionals and a well-educated workforce. What sets the ICT industry in Wellington apart from the rest of the world is that the ICT community is creative and independent in their thinking, operating in a well-connected and collaborative business environment.

Wellington is home to ICT companies with world-renowned reputations for innovation and technical excellence.

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Key subsectors

The key subsectors experiencing growth are:

  • Computer system design and services
  • Web-based services
  • Software publishing
  • Motion picture and video activities


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