Umbrellar’s Development Team – Finalists in Excellence in IT Awards

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The New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards recognises individuals and teams who have excelled in the tech industry, celebrating not just the business as a whole but those unsung heroes who made it all happen, the people behind the company name.


Alex Basan, Head of Product & Commerce

Alex Basan, Head of Product & Commerce

Finalists are from across the tech sector and range from those who made a notable digital response to the Covid-19 pandemic to excellence in people leadership.

The development team at Umbrellar were nominated for their market disrupting and innovative product, leveraging Cloud first development practices. is an all in one business platform for Microsoft resellers,  which is delivering on a market need.



Congratulations to all of the finalists:

Excellence in Software

  • Umbrellar Development Team – Lead by Alex Basan
  • Gumboot Friday Team
  • Healthcare Compliance Solutions Ltd (HCSL) Aged Care Software team

Project Excellence Award

  • South Island Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting (MDM) System Implementation Team
  • Kylie Robinson (the AC36 RMS Team)
  • NZ Algorithm Hub Project

Excellence in Digital Health

  • COVID-19 laboratory digital response
  • Data and Digital Directorate, Ministry of Health
  • Pieta Brown

Excellence in Govtech

  • Road Efficiency Group and Company-X
  • Data and Digital Directorate, Ministry of Health
  • Te Ara Manaaki

Gerard MacManus Award for Excellence in IT Education

  • Rosalie Reiri
  • Sarah Washbrooke
  • Grant Newport

Excellence in Inclusion

  • Chandra Harrison – Access Advisors
  • Patrick Dowling – Techtorium
  • Tim Young – Smart Access

Excellence in People Leadership

  • Gillian Robinson
  • Kyle Forde
  • Kylie Reiri

Excellence in Tech Communications

  • Emma Harding – Streamliners people in NZ, Australia, and the UK.
  • Quentin Kelly -Spark

Young IT Professional of the Year

  • Alex Stewart
  • Eteroa Lafaele
  • Ning Hua

New Zealand IT Professional of the Year

  • Kevin Ross
  • Kylie Reiri
  • Kylie Robinson


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