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Feb

A truly honourable occasion: attending John Key’s Australian Business Delegation

It’s not every day that you get an invitation to join the New Zealand Prime Minister on a trans-Tasman business delegation, so when the invite came through it was a no brainer answer. (Although I must admit I did question the validity of the invitation initially!) I was also not entirely sure what the trip would involve, nor the extent to which we would be looked after by the RNZAF.  ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  12 February 2014

Amy Adams, NZTE, Trade, Trans-Tasman


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10

Feb

Intergen takes on the world again – Signal goes global

Following on from several previous successful forays into the design, development and release of software solutions, Intergen is finalising its latest offering: Signal .  ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  10 February 2014

Signal, Public Safety and Emergency Management


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21

Dec

Time to bait the hooks, don the lifejackets and push the boat out…

The water’s warm, the fish are jumpin’ and holiday season is here at last. We’re swapping tweets and blogs for rods and reels and taking a break from our online activity for a couple of weeks – and hopefully you’re doing likewise. ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  21 December 2012


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21

Jun

Intergen at the National Agricultural Field Days

For the third year in a row I was lucky enough to attend the National Field Days at Mystery Creek that runs from the 15th to the 18th June. Why has this been such a regular feature for me? ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  21 June 2011

BHAG, Rural Sector


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15

Feb

SharePoint Elite - just what does that mean?

If you didn’t get the news, Intergen has become the first Microsoft SharePoint Elite partner . This is fantastic news for a number of reasons, not least of which is that it recognises our capability and experience with SharePoint. However it goes beyond that - the Elite initiative recognises the significance that SharePoint plays within the Microsoft (and our) world. Because SharePoint is so significant it is critical for Microsoft to ensure that the partner channel has the skills, experience and capability to deliver successful solutions using this technology. ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  15 February 2010

SharePoint, SharePoint Elite


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21

Jul

Final day of WPC09

Last day of WPC09 and while it has been a fantastic event, I must say that five days (and nights) is a long time. I am certainly looking forward to heading home. ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  21 July 2009

Worldwide Partner Conference


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17

Jul

Day 2: WPC09

Postcard #3 The second day of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference has ended. A few jaded looking faces this morning, but everyone seems to be out to see Steve Ballmer’s keynote. The keynote started with a video of the Day of Giving activities from the weekend, but unfortunately I wasn’t in it. ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  17 July 2009

Worldwide Partner Conference


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17

Jul

Day 3: WPC09

Postcard #4 Once again the keynote started with the band Playing for Change . Allison Watson came on and explained that Jack Welch, who was scheduled to speak, couldn’t make it which was a disappointment. Instead, they showed the Students to Business portal and had some ex-students on stage. Additionally, they showed the Mobile Marketplace and an impressive Surface-based health application. ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  17 July 2009

Worldwide Partner Conference, Surface


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15

Jul

Day 1: The first official day of WPC

I believe there are about 8000 attendees here (approximately 6000 delegates, plus 2000 Microsoft employees) and it looked like most of them attended the first keynote by Alison Watson, Bill Veghte and Stephen Elop. ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  15 July 2009

Worldwide Partner Conference


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13

Jul

Postcards from the Microsoft WPC09

Postcard #1 from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 #WPC09 is underway. The first leg of travel is under my belt and now it’s back-to-back meetings, keynotes, networking, networking and some more networking. In any given year WPC is a must-attend event. So in a year as significant as this one, it’s going to be action packed. ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  13 July 2009

Office 2010, Windows 7, Worldwide Partner Conference, BPOS, Azure, Services Ready, Windows Mobile


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05

Aug

Worldwide Partner Conference - an attendee's perspective

Having been to previous WPCs, I was looking forward to seeing how the conference had evolved in the four years since I last went. While good, the previous conferences for me were more about style than substance and on more than one occasion I left a keynote dazed and a little confused. ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  05 August 2008

Worldwide Partner Conference


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18

Jul

The Glazier Mafia?

Several comments in the media recently have referenced a ‘Glazier Systems mafia’, stemming from a recent article, ‘Silicon in the Blood’, by Peter Griffin in Start Up  magazine. ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  18 July 2008

Glazier, Wellington


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19

Feb

Webstock - a sponsor's view

Intergen was invited to once again be a sponsor of the Webstock conference held in Wellington Feb 13th & 14th. Webstock is not just another “web conference” but rather a web experience. The combination of a strong line-up of international speakers and an audience there to learn ensures interaction well beyond typical lecture style conferences. A number of attendees and speakers commented that the boutique style of Webstock made it far more enjoyable and interactive. One speaker in particular said that she was having more fun at Webstock than any of the other conferences she speaks at. ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  19 February 2008

Webstock


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13

Aug

Taking the pain out of procurement

One thing I have been considering for a while is the procurement process and how it could be made easier for all involved. Having been involved with hundreds of proposal submissions over the last 10 years, I must say that it is the most stressful aspect of what we do, often because you are running behind time and have minutes to go before cut-off (with the printer running out of paper/toner or just not working!). ... read full post

Posted by:  Wayne Forgesson ,  |  13 August 2007

Procurement


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