Vista Group International named winner of 'PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year' award at annual New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards Gala

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Vista Group Ltd, the world’s leading software provider to the global film industry delivering software solutions for studios, distributors, exhibitors, and moviegoers internationally, has won the prestigious ‘PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year’ award at the 2016 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards gala. The award was presented to Murray Holdaway, CEO of Vista Group.

Celebrating New Zealand’s most successful high-tech companies and individuals, the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards is the most prestigious technology sector competition in New Zealand and reflects the reputation, strength and the global success of New Zealand tech companies. Vista Group joins, et al, past winners Xero, Orion Health and Compac.

Vista Group was selected over significant competition from finalists ARANZ Geo, Orion Health, and Serko. In selecting Vista Group as the winner the judges said: "Vista Group demonstrated strong growth with an offering that truly has worldwide potential. They have a well thought out and tailored product, with vast market knowledge and a fantastic understanding of their target market. They have a great management team that hasn’t been afraid to go hard to secure deals around the world, while also forging key partnerships in China. Vista Group are a great example of a Kiwi company taking on the world and winning."

“We are so honored to be recognized as ‘PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year,’” said Vista Group CEO Murray Holdaway. "At Vista we offer a broad range of innovative, cutting edge film software solutions that deliver to our customers opportunities to better tailor their products and offerings to the moviegoer. We are particularly proud of the innovation contribution that our software is making to a demanding and growing global industry.”

An additional highlight to the evening’s award ceremony was the success of Vista Group company, Movio. Named the winner of the ‘Duncan Cotterill Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product’ category, Movio were presented the award over other high-caliber competition from finalists that included Orion Health, Timely, and Vend. Movio are recognised as the global leader in marketing data, analysis, insights, and campaign creation and management for theatrical exhibitors, studios and film distributors.

The cross-border global nature of the business of movies has resulted in Vista Group businesses enjoying customer relationships in multiple countries around the world. Vista Cinema software, developed by Vista Entertainment Solutions, is installed in more than 70 countries. Building on this leading position in the cinema exhibition sector, Vista Group is continuing to expand and offer solutions to other sectors of the film industry.


About Vista Group International:

Vista Group International (Vista Group) is a public company, listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges (NZX & ASX: VGL). Vista Group provides cinema management, film distribution and customer analytics software to companies across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Entertainment Solutions, the core business of the Group. Movio (data analytics), Veezi (cloud-based SaaS software for the Independent Circuit Market), MACCS International (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting software for film distributors and cinemas), Cinema Intelligence by Share Dimension (business intelligence solutions), Powster (creative studio and marketing platform for movie studios) and Flicks (moviegoer ‘go to’ portal for movie information), provide products that leverage the success of this platform into other parts of the film industry; from production and distribution, to cinema exhibition through to the moviegoer experience. Vista Group has over 400 staff across nine offices in New Zealand (Auckland headquarters), Sydney, Los Angeles, Dallas, London, the Netherlands, Romania and Shanghai.


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